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East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Festival Celebrates Indie Media

For the ninth year running, local zinesters have a reason to party.
December 7, 2018

Four New Books Offer Compelling Viewing

'Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists,' 'Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography,' Jason Mecier’s 'Pop Trash,' and Gordon Huether Studio’s 'Art Matters' catalogue say a lot about the Bay Area from a visual standpoint.
November 27, 2018

Pati Navalta Poblete Uses Grief to Create Art Against Gun Violence

In her new book, a mother shares her journey toward healing and forgiveness after her son was shot and killed in Vallejo. Part of the process includes removing guns from circulation and turning them into art.
November 26, 2018

Tiny Splendor ’Zines

The Berkeley-LA publisher bridges digital and analog technology to make printmaking accessible to all.
November 26, 2018

You Can Still Get to Provence This Year

Take a vicarious tour, courtesy new books by Juliet Blackwell and Georgeanne Brennan.
October 30, 2018

Saxophones, Suits, and Second Bests

Listen to modern Indian chamber music and read about corporate oil greed and resilient underdogs.
October 17, 2018

Lydia Kiesling’s Debut Novel Brings a Millennial Voice to California

In The Golden State, the author has concocted a book that’s thoughtful, funny, psychologically astute, and frequently harrowing.
October 2, 2018

Storytelling for Everyone

In year two, the Simpson Family Literary Project spreads the power of fiction.
September 17, 2018

Roxanne Gay Shares Complex Ideas

The acclaimed writer, professor, and editor, one of the greatest cultural critics of our times, talks identity and privilege at BAMPFA.
September 7, 2018

Radical Feminist Reads by Kate Schatz and Rebecca Solnit

Schatz’s Rad Girls Can, with Miriam Klein Stahl illustrating, and Solnit's Call Them by Their True Names urge all to get up and get out the vote.
September 4, 2018