Books & Literature

Bernie Krause

Warning SignsNature's Way: Naturalist Bernie Krause has released a collection of journal notes and field recordings.Photo by Eric...

Jonah Raskin

Free Radical Arrested Development: Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman usually got what he wanted from the police--which was attention...

Sonoma County Books

Printed MattersUPI/BettmanLand of Dreamy Dreams: Sebastopol author Megan McDonald's 'My House Has Stars,' illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, is...

Sex Anthology

Take It Lying Down Loving It: From the modern to the arcane to the just plain weird,...

Gary Snyder

Dharma SumsRaku MayersZen and the Art: Poet Gary Snyder laughed when asked if he could be seen as...

Richard Heinberg

Food & BabiesBy Gretchen GilesTHE YEAR 2050 dawns dully. The world's economy is in a shambles, China is eating...

Carolyn Baker

Dark Star By Gretchen GilesAIN'T IT GREAT to be a gal? Women, those fortunate creatures who start out as...

Sherman Alexie

Seeing Red MARION ETTLINGERPortrait of the artist: Poet, author, and standup comic Sherman Alexie doesn't smile...

Stephen Mitchell

Act of God Logos: Poet and translator Stephen Mitchell has given us vibrant readings of Rilke, Zen,...

Short Reviews

Book LeavesGretchen Giles, Liesel Hofmann, Sara Peyton, Zack Stentz, David Templeton, and Jenna Templeton (age 10).Theresa Sheppard AlexanderFacing the...

Eileen Drew

Into AfricaFar away, so close: Though she writes about the interactions between Africans and Westerners, these days author...

Mavis Jukes

Girl TalkBy David TempletonWHEN I WAS a kid in the late '50s, early '60s, most of the information we...

Night Reading

Well-Read BedBy Gretchen GilesPEOPLE DON'T READ anymore, television has taken over our minds with a mush-creating mediocrity that has...

Staff Night Reading

Good BooksThe Independent's editorial staff couldn't bear to be omitted from the I-list of personal bedtime favorites. Therefore we...
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