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“Chronic” 2010

D.A. Powell brings love, longing, and lyricism back to poetic life

Pigs in Oakland

Novella Carpenter creates an urban homestead in Farm City

Point for point

Elif Batuman's Possessed charts a hidden map of Russia

From Beijing to Oakland

Writer Yiyun Li explores the language of creation and the memory of violence

Melissa Febos whips it good

March 15, 2010
Whip SmartBy Melissa Febos(Thomas Dunne Books)In her new memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos -- who'll be reading at Eros on April 4 -- examines,...

Dare you take offense at Steven Wolf Fine Arts?

March 11, 2010
Keith Boadwee is a fascinating artist. Known for his outrageous self-portraits -- which combine media that include but are not limited to photography, performance...

“Original Plumbing” reading

March 8, 2010
San Francisco's sexiest new magazine, Original Plumbing, will be hosting a reading at Books Inc. this Thursday for the official launch their much anticipated...

e.e.’s coming

March 2, 2010
When I was a young reader first discovering poetry -- and still very much under the thumb of my strict Asian parents -- I...

Let’s all read Sand Paper

February 26, 2010
Charmingly disheveled Adobe Books, strung as it is on the alcoholic's crucifix known as the cross-section of 16th and Valencia, has become a beloved...

Kevin Killian’s sex is unpretty

February 25, 2010
IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESSBy Kevin Killian(City Lights)Author Kevin Killian's relationship to sex is too complicated to be pinpointed as merely "homoerotic," but homoerotic encounters are a...

Philosophy, get hip: “The Examined Life” comes to the Herbst

February 22, 2010
In new documentary The Examined Life, eight of the most famous minds in contemporary philosophy -- Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony...

Oakland to be soaked in Moregasms

February 16, 2010
Heads up, fans of informative playfulness: Babeland co-founder Rachel Venning will be at Diesel Books in Oakland on Tues/16 to read from and sign...

A brief meditation on erotic comics (slightly NSFW)

February 12, 2010
The Kinky Comic Carnival was held at S&M cafe Wicked Grounds a couple Saturdays ago. Comic book fanatics, stimulated by both caffeine and visual...

This Saturday, give your Valentine the gift of … VD?

February 11, 2010
In honor of Valentine's Day, a series of parochial films called "Love, Sex, and Venereal Disease," presented by Oddball Film and Video, will premiere...

The Sexy Professor speaks at City Lights

February 8, 2010
Literary critic, Stanford professor, and sexy-brainy scholar Terry Castle will be speaking at City Lights Books on Tuesday, Feb. 9, about The Professor and...

Atlanta beats the pants off SF — again

January 29, 2010
Hot guys mostly not in their underwear at Atlanta's 2009 Pride Parade In general, San Franciscans deal with an existential crisis in...

“The Viagra Diaries”: sexy chick lit for the over-sixty set

January 25, 2010
If the idea that a mainstream San Francisco newspaper would publish a weekly sex/dating column called The Viagra Diaries -- targeted at...

10 sexy books published in 2009

January 5, 2010
As the aughts, a decade fondly described by many to be the worst decade ever, mercifully makes way to the grave, an uncharacteristically optimistic...

Grey’s anatomy: An interview with Sasha Grey

December 22, 2009
To state that hardcore porn nymphet Sasha Grey has mainstream appeal is like arguing a truism. Thrust onto billboards and magazine covers, written into...

Do it naturally

Local ecosexuals bring sustainability to the bedroom

Of human bondage

THE SEX ISSUE: The Bay's wonderful women of BDSM aren't bound by convention

Splurge and save

FEAST: 8 tips on eating out more cost-effectively

5 Great Sandwiches

FEAST: The best things between sliced bread

San Francisco style

Seven designers who are defining the way we dress