Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
"At times, the reader might mistake this work of nonfiction for a gripping crime novel, only to remember that everything in here is shockingly true. I ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
How to Grow Up
This is the memoir Lena Dunham wishes she wrote. Michelle Tea's adventures and exploits offer readers plenty to be entertained by, including the best ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
Poems Retrieved
"While the reputation of many mid-twentieth century poets has declined, Frank O'Hara's keeps rising and rising: today's readers cannot get enough of h ...more
Apr 16, 2013
Sep 13, 2012
The Scale of Maps
"It’s an ambitious novel, to be sure, made beautiful by Gopegui’s liquid prose, and made accessible by her ultimate refusal to answer her own question ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
The Bomb
"Though the great American historian Howard Zinn is no longer with us, his memory lives on with this excellent personal essay on the subject of the at ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Oct 20, 2009
Haiti Glass
"The year 2014 will be hard pressed to give us a more powerful debut poetry collection than Lenelle Moïse's Haiti Glass . . . This is the rare book of ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Oct 15, 2013
The End of San Francisco
"Mattilda is a dazzling writer of uncommon truths, a challenging writer who refuses to conform to conventionality. Her agitation is an inspiration." - ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
Impossible Princess
"'When pressed to account for her affinity to gay men, Moira always smiled and said, "I am a gay man, trapped in a woman’s body…This is San Francisco! ...more
May 17, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments, 1971-2007
City Lights Author Juan Felipe Herrera Receives PEN West Poetry Award!

For his collection of verse spanning over three decades, 187 Reasons Mexicanos C
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Dec 19, 2007
The Historic Unfulfilled Promise
"This posthumous collection of Zinn's passionate, iconoclastic, and wryly humorous articles from the Progressive magazine spans 30 years—from 1980 to ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Rising of the Ashes
"Although Jelloun composed these pieces in direct response to the atrocities of the Gulf War, the overarching message of his poetry soars beyond that. ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems
"Joron, far more so than any other of his contemporaries, is a magician, an alchemist of words; his work is modern, has a contemporary freshness to it ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties
"In her book 'The Awakener: A Memoir of Kerouac and the Fifties', the translator and writer Helen Weaver provides a lush picture of her short, turbule ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
Ring of Bone: Collected Poems
The Rumpus
"In the poet's own words, [Ring of Bone] is a spiritual autobiography . . . Lew Welch was many things; a scholar, a father, a drunk, a labor
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2012
Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire
"The authors portray policies of previous years (e.g., U.S. support of insurgents fighting the Soviet invasion) as now coming back to hurt us, part of ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Sep 22, 2010
A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust & Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the ...more
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Jul 30, 2008
Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media
"Rory O'Connor describes these pitfalls and highlights the importance of knowing what they are and why you should avoid them. He said that it is harde ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Beauty Salon
"In the Terminal, like the flashy fish that inhabit the aquariums, and the terminally ill that die around them, everything floats. There are no turns ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
Voices of the Chicago Eight: A Generation on Trial

Read the review in the New York Times!

The explosive protests and police riots outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the ensu
Oct 16, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War
"Gibler argues passionately to undercut this 'case study in failure.' The drug barons are only getting richer, the murders mount and the police and mi ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
So Many Ways to Sleep Badly
“Sycamore kicks mainstream literature in the teeth.”
—San Francisco Bay Guardian

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's exhilarating new novel is a gender-bendin
Aug 04, 2009
Jul 01, 2008
Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
"In a typical day 'your image is caught on surveillance cameras at least 200 times,' warns Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild ...more
Jun 19, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
Los Angeles Stories
"On his records, Ry Cooder specializes in the talking blues, modernizing the struggle and humanity in his source materials – folk and public-domain co ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 27, 2011
Arguing for Our Lives: Critical Thinking in Crisis Times
"At the moment, what passes for political debate is the bickering of two vociferous and wrong-headed parties. Robert Jensen reacquaints us with the po ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Sep 13, 2012
Advice for Lovers: City Lights Spotlight #7
"Truly, these poems—all those in the book—are great, the naughtiest ones just happen to also rank among the most superbly supple display of an embrace ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
In Danger: A Pasolini Anthology
"Pasolini writes with touching vulnerability of his youth, his mother, and his sex life, as well as the more universal themes of loneliness, aging, an ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Oct 20, 2009
"Prison/Culture is simultaneously a consolidation of achievement, a fortification of resources and celebration of resistance. This may be a book with ...more
Jul 12, 2010
Oct 20, 2009
Tau & Journey to the End
“You will probably be our greatest living poet since Whitman.”—Henry Miller, letter to Philip Lamantia, 1/26/55

The latest installment of the Pocket Po
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May 28, 2008
San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture
"Part history book and part tour guide, San Francisco Chinatown is definitely niche, but wonderfully so. In it, Choy quickly outlines the history of S ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 30, 2012
Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism
"Wolff, a Marxist economist, gives a deeper analysis of capitalism, so that the 'mysteries' of wealth accumulation become clear in all their exploitat ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 27, 2012
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