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Notable New York: 5/13-5/19

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Monday 05/13:
Emily Books presents “What is the Queer Novel?” featuring a reading and discussion with Sarah Schulman and Barbara Browning. Housing Works Bookstore, 7pm, free.

The Franklin Park Reading Series welcomes a killer line-up featuring The Rumpus’ Roxane Gay, Karen Russell, Elissa Schappell, Leigh Newman, and Michael Heald.

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Laughably Good Books

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

A Bad Idea I’m About to Do.

I Feel Bad About My Neck.

The titles of comedy books almost make a good blog post just by themselves. But if you want to learn more about books to laugh to, check out this Splitsider list, “The Ultimate Comedy Library.” It includes fiction, nonfiction, memoir, oral history, and an afterword by God.

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Steve Almond on Comedy and Politics

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“Why take to the streets when Stewart and Colbert are on the case? It’s a lot easier, and more fun, to experience the war as a passive form of entertainment than as a source of moral distress requiring citizen activism.”

At The Baffler, Rumpus columnist Steve Almond takes on comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, arguing that the comedians serve, largely, to mollify the public by staunching desire for active action against unjust power structures by engaging in acts of essentially harmless ridicule.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 3/7-3/13

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This week in San Francisco, Quiet Lightning moves to North Beach, Janine Brito and Emily Heller get hilarious at the Punchline, Andrew Sean Greer’s The Islanders takes to the stage, and Rumpus Managing Editor, Isaac Fitzgerald, gets his literary Casanova on at Fivepoints Arthouse’s Tales of Tail.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 2/7-2/13

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This week in San Francisco, get in bed with Quiet Lightning, Microscopic Giant at Space Gallery, Laughter Against The Machine, Andrew Foster Altschul’s book launch, Literary Death Match, Stephen Elliott reads at BANG OUT X: Tough Love, and the Anger Management Reading Series presents Hostile Takeover.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/17-1/23

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This week in San Francisco, Sketchfest continues, find out what happens when we become Overconnected, pitch your epic sci-fi murder-mystery memoir poem at Booksmith’s Pitchapalooza, and get de-virginized at Cell Space’s Rocky Horror Live!

Monday 1/17: See the comics that kicked off Sketchfest a decade ago at their 10 Year Reunion Show.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/10-1/16

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This week in San Francisco: Finally muster the courage to hit on that one cute chick/dude at this month’s Monthly Rumpus, decorate your pad like it’s 1982 and you just got Walk Among Us at Pops’ Cheap Art Show: Skull Edition, get your nerd on at Techshop’s Open House, and check out SF Sketchfest.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 12/27-1/2

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This week in San Francisco: Whether this is your adopted home or you’ve lived here all your life, re-discover the city as you begin another year of living here.  Let’s face it, you’re still tired from the holidays and you’re probably saving up your energy for New Year’s Eve, so why waste your time at New Year’s resolution themed singles mixers and monthly dance parties when you could be discovering the concrete slides on Steward Street or the fascinatingly creepy arcade games at Musée Mécanique?

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