Joy Lanzendorfer discusses her debut novel, RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM.
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I was told that I was “a good digger” if I was behaving as a young child, working hard, and not talking back. Like nursery rhymes, the rhythm of racism cannot be forgotten. ...more
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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir
Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience. ...more
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At the London Review of Books, Rebecca Solnit provides readers with historic and contemporary insight into the Bay Area’s long history of “booms and busts”–from the California gold rush to the dot-com bubble—and examines the positive, but mostly detrimental effects these economic changes had/have on Bay Area residents. Solnit’s claims: