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Roy Scranton on Terror, Climate, Anthropocene and What They're Terrified of You Knowing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Like many angry teenage idiots, I read "Howl" and it turned me into a poet. When I saw it was published by City Lights, I made it my mission to someda...

City Lights Books At 60: An International Treasure

Steve Heilig | Posted 09.23.2013 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Started as a paperback bookshop by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and partners, it expanded to sell all manner of reading material and became a locus of the fledgling Beat literary movement and much more.

Ferlinghetti: Not All Beat Poets Are Beat

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day, the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was all the rage. Paperbacks of A Coney Island of the Mind could be seen stuffed in jean pockets on college campuses. Now 93, he is the subject of a valuable biopic by photographer and filmmaker Chris Felver

Poverty: The Most Common Crime?

Steve Heilig | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Steve Heilig

Contrary to some enduring American mythologies, Gray-Garcia shows that it is possible to be smart, work hard, avoid the perils of addiction, violence, HIV and so many other afflictions that beset the poor, and still get stuck in a lifetime of poverty.

PHOTOS: The World's Most Inspiring Bookstores | Megan Cytron, Trazzler | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

One of London's most beautiful shops of any kind, Daunt Books would be worth a visit just to soak up the streaming natural light emanating from the sk...

Subterranean San Francisco

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coggins

If you followed the instructions on the appointed evening, you would have found yourself in the catacombs among a capacity crowd of eighty or so hardboiled writing fans.