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Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ Writes an Explosive First Novel

The Colombia-born, Bay Area author weaves a powerful narrative of sisterhood in the times of Pablo Escobar’s Colombia.
August 15, 2018

Music and Books for Summer

Take pedal steel guitars, tiki culture, and noir-themed stories to the beach this season.
July 19, 2018

What Would Walt Eat?

A new book points out his love for hotdogs, chili, and the mundane.
June 19, 2018

New Guidebook Series Makes the Pacific Coat Trail More Accessible

A new four-volume set on the PCT from Mountaineer Press appeals to all hikers, not just those wanting to hike through from Mexico to Canada.
June 12, 2018

The Berkeley Bowl Inspires a Cookbook

Oakland registered dietician Laura McLively pulls together recipes from the staples and oddities of the iconic market.
June 7, 2018

Webster Street Finds

Count music, arts, history, and delicious food among the offerings within a few short blocks on Alameda’s West End.
June 5, 2018

Studying the Aging Elite Athlete

Bercovici's new book looks at how athletes are defying peak-age performance.
May 29, 2018

YA Author Mac Barnett Releases Three Books This Year

The Oakland writer loves pranks, joking around with kids, and telling stories.
May 28, 2018

New Music From Henry Kaiser

May 15, 2018

Kelly Corrigan Spreads Words Coast to Coast

As Notes & Words approaches, the Piedmont fundraiser, podcaster, and New York Times best-selling author is learning how to say yes and no.
May 8, 2018