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  • Armistead Maupin on Castro Street in San Francisco, one of the neighborhoods he’s chronicled for nearly four decades.
    CHRISTOPHER TURNER

    Tales of Armistead Maupin

    - What Armistead Maupin’s new memoir says about the state of gay literature — and his huge influence on the genre.
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BOOKS

California’s Island Heritage

A 16th century romantic tale of female warriors and a fearsome queen set on a mythical island named California eventually gave the state its name.