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How to Parent in the Digital Age

In her new book, ‘The New Adolescence,’ Christine Carter zooms in on adolescent discomfort, anxiety, social media and video game fixation, drinking and drugs, exposure to pornography, money management, and more.
March 25, 2020

Steve Wasserman Writes Heyday’s Second Chapter

A former Los Angeles Times Book Review editor, Steve Wasserman returns to his roots in Berkeley to leave his mark on independent California publishing.
March 25, 2020

Gene Yang’s Latest Defines Exhilaration and Exhaustion

Gene Yang’s ‘Dragon Hoops’ vividly captures a storied O’Dowd basketball season in graphic novel form.
March 11, 2020

Michelle Darby Offers Pointers on Oral Storytelling

The cofounder of oral storytelling program StoryCraft, Michelle Darby, thinks everybody has stories to tell.
March 5, 2020

Genre and Gender Bending Continues for Daniel Lavery

You might want to brush up on Dante, Twain, and Old Testament tales to get the most out of the feminist humorist’s latest memoir and essay collection.
February 27, 2020

New East Bay Nonfiction and Music

One book upends fires and one rethinks democracy while a new CD puts a kink in common sense.
February 27, 2020

Grifters, Pioneers, and Rowers

A little noir in Berkeley, tunes from Oakland, and mostly water sports in SF.
January 23, 2020

Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel Thinks of Poetry as Nourishment

The Oakland poet, editor, and publisher views publishing poetry as a community service.
January 14, 2020

Praise for Meng Jin’s Debut Novel

The books lays the foundation for a sweeping investigation of history, politics, class, physics, time, memory, dreams, ghosts, and parent-child relationships.
January 13, 2020

A Thank-You Letter to Oakland

An Oakland author shows gratitude for the city she loves.
January 2, 2020