Paul Madonna needs no introduction in San Francisco's art and literary circles—he's the pen and voice behind the locally beloved and award-winning SF Chronicle series All Over Coffee (2004-2015; published as a book in 2011), and his murals and drawings can be seen from restaurants to museums. Now the artist-writer has released a stunning new illustrated novel, and is getting his due with a solo exhibition, his first in five years, at Union Street's Dryansky Gallery, opening tonight.
Enjoy the spring weather with a glass of rosé and a good book outdoors.
You might initially recognize her as "that girl from Portlandia," or as a recurring guest star on the dramedy series Transparent. But there is much more to Carrie Brownstein than just a resumé of great TV.
Ready to curl up with a good book and a large glass of wine? Here are five literary-themed bottles to finish before the bell rings.
Most of us would give an arm for the chance to live at and run a winery, but Ingrid, the protagonist of Katherine Taylor's Valley Fever, has always wanted to get away. When a breakup leaves her homeless, she's forced to return to her hometown of Fresno, where her aging parents are suffering from all kinds of financial woes, and not only the grapes need tending.
San Francisco is about to get a major literary visit: Karl Ove Knausgaard, the Norwegian author behind the massive and massively acclaimed multi-volume My Struggle, is headed to town for a busy few days of reading and signing.
K.M. Soehnlein, the award-winning author of The World of Normal Boys, sat down with Hollywood mega-producer Brian Grazer to talk about Grazer's new book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.
Re-reading your childhood diaries is usually cause for embarrassment (after all, the Mortified series wouldn't exist without them). But for Heidi Julavits, they served as the inspiration to keep a new diary, which chronicles her fortysomething life as a writer, mother, and wife. The result is The Folded Clock, an unusual take on a memoir that veers between past and present, encompassing everything from her love of The Bachelorette to the end of her first marriage. Equal parts funny, searching, and sad, it's the kind of book that prompts you to reexamine the simplest daily routines in your own life.