‘The California Field Atlas’ looks at the state’s natural beauty from every angle — and its popularity is soaring. Copies of the new book are almost impossible to keep in stock. Paul Saffo explains why.
Warren Hinckle's editor at the San Francisco Examiner takes us into the newsroom on a "wacko" night with the infamous muckraker — and reviews two Hinckle books in the process.
‘Sticky Fingers,’ a new biography of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone magazine, gets the sordid details right but misses the big picture.
Cari Beauchamp's "My First Time in Hollywood" is an anthology of annotated recollections culled from 42 pioneers in the early days of the movies.
It’s the sex-positive, queer-friendly, feminist atmosphere at Good Vibrations that's allowed the grandmother of vibrator shops to thrive in San Francisco for three decades.
It may seem like overstatement to call Gina Berriault’s “Women in Their Beds” a masterpiece, but that’s what it is.
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