Books http://kalw.org en Your Call: What are you reading this summer? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-are-you-reading-summer <p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 46686 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What are you reading this summer? Deep Summer Reading on Philosophy Talk http://kalw.org/post/deep-summer-reading-philosophy-talk <p>What philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues would you like to read up on over the summer? John and Ken discuss one of this year's most talked-about books, <em>Capital in the 21st Century</em> by Thomas Piketty, with political scientist Shannon Stimson. They also get summer reading suggestions from author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, whose new book is <em>Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away</em>, and Yale University philosopher Jason Stanley, author of the forthcoming&nbsp;<em>Why Propaganda Matters</em>. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44688 at http://kalw.org Deep Summer Reading on Philosophy Talk Your Call: How are independent bookstores surviving and thriving? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-how-are-independent-bookstores-surviving-and-thriving <p><span class="s1"> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:04:28 +0000 Ali Budner 43150 at http://kalw.org Your Call: How are independent bookstores surviving and thriving? Lunada: Lit on the full moon http://kalw.org/post/lunada-lit-full-moon <p>The Lunada is one of the Bay Area’s only bilingual open mics.</p><p>Every month, on the full moon, writers, poets, musicians, and artists gather at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District to present their work in Spanish, English, or a mix of the two.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“In Latin America there is a history of gathering under the full moon, of families and communities gathering,” says </span>Lunda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> host and curator Sandra Garcia Rivera. “It stems from that tradition.”</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:06:36 +0000 Claire Mullen 42048 at http://kalw.org Lunada: Lit on the full moon Making a book from beginning to end, with one of San Francisco’s last remaining bookbinders http://kalw.org/post/making-book-beginning-end-one-san-francisco-s-last-remaining-bookbinders <p>Stepping inside the Taurus Bookbindery is kind of like stepping back in time. The wide open space is packed full of retro machines from the 1920s that could double as torture devices. There are electric paper cutters with long blades, sizzling hot, rusty knives, and eight-foot-tall cast iron weights. Rolls of cloth and leather line the walls, and their earthy smells mix with odors of oil, paper and hot glue.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Angela Johnston 40736 at http://kalw.org Making a book from beginning to end, with one of San Francisco’s last remaining bookbinders