The great American poet, Adrienne Rich, died this week at her home in Santa Cruz. She was a brave and ardent writer, a gifted teacher and a powerful voice of conscience. There is no one quite like her in American letters.
Chronicle writer C.W. Nevius can't seem to make up his mind. In July, Nevius penned an ode to the Wiggle, the popular bike path. Unfortunately, Nevius' moment of clarity seems to have been particularly short-lived.
Manufacturing Hysteria is a political book, aimed at reminding those dedicated to civil liberties (especially the right to dissent) how fragile our freedoms are and how "close to a police state" we have come over the last century.
San Francisco is a writer's town. Songs, poetry and books have been written lustily and lyrically over the years by writers who feel the magnetism of this charismatic city's energy flowing through the tips of their fingers.
Posey was knocked out by a home-plate collision this week that resulted in a broken leg that will likely sideline him for the remainder of the season. Here's a roundup of what baseball bloggers and columnists have to say.
I didn't buy a newspaper because I wanted to find out more about the operation in Pakistan. I bought it because it was tangible representation of massively important historic event, and I wanted to save it.
Choosing not to endorse Boxer is a perfectly respectable statement -- or it would be, for a paper that actually disagreed with her in substantive ways. But the Chronicle's feeble rationalizations couldn't appear more desperate.