Posts by: Stephen Elliott

I’ll Tell You In Person

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Sunday morning thought: Chloe Caldwell’s new essay collection, I’ll Tell You In Person, is a ray of light. (And, if you purchase an annual subscription to Letters in the Mail this month, you can get a signed copy free!)

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The Great Film Festival Swindle

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“Never pay an entry fee. If they won’t give you a waiver they aren’t interested in the film.”—Programmer for a major film festival

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The Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

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“She began to nod. She was holding onto a carton of milk. It would spill. Like diarrhea-in-the-bed all over again. Another mess. The daughter tried to take the carton of milk away. She… held on defiantly.” – From I Want To Live by Thom Jones

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My Little Brother Ruined My Life

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“Are you a masochist?” It’s the first thing Bosco asks me. He’s fourteen years old now, almost my height, 5′ 8″, creamy white skin, and a small, German nose from my stepmother’s side of the family.

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The San Francisco Coffee Wars

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The fight against Blue Bottle Coffee opening a trailer in Dolores Park, the heart of the Mission/Castro, is heating up. There’s now a website and NBC Local just ran a story. Wendy MacNaughton made thee beautiful art below.

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