Arts + Culture
Yesterday, during an interview, a reporter asked me how many miles of streets there are in San Francisco.
“1088 miles,” I answered.
Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here. Please note: There will be no Reading Roundup next week; the column will return on October 29.
Elizabeth Gilbert (The Signature of All Things)
If you’re going to kill trees, you’d better make it spectacular,” says publishing veteran Richard Klein, who—against all apparent odds and a mercurial media landscape—launched his latest print venture out of his SoMa office this month.
HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.
As the tragic story of the Oscar Grant shooting at the Fruitvale BART station emerged, Ryan Coogler watched with bated breath.
Anyone who's ever been out on a Friday night knows that Soul Music is a big deal in San Francisco. Despite the fact (or perhaps because of it) that most of its major canon was recorded over 40 years ago, on any given night in the city you can hear all varieties of soul, from girl groups to boogaloo, from slow jams all the way to jitter-inducing Northern Soul.
Dear Parking Guru,
Today at 8 a.m. I parked in a spot with a sign posted nearby that stated, “2-Hour Limit, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.” I moved my car at 11 a.m. to another block. How far away do I have to park, and when am I safe to park on the original block again without fear of getting a ticket?