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5:24pm

Wed May 27, 2015
The Litography Project

The Book Report: Cara Black

Cara Black
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The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Cara Black shared her pick - The Lover, by Marguerite Duras - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

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4:47pm

Wed May 27, 2015
The Litography Project

The Book Report: Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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For The Book Report we ask Bay Area authors to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from San Francisco writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall.

You'll be completely absorbed in this incredibly atmospheric book. Plus there's murder and kissing. So it's got all the good stuff.

Click the audio player above to hear about the book. 

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6:29pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Arts & Culture

A visit with the string whisperer

Note: This piece loses much of its music in written form. Click the audio player above to get the full effect. 

Roland Feller is responsible for the well-being of many of the city's stringed instruments. When you imagine him working on a violin, picture him seated at a tiny old fashioned desk littered with tools and wood shavings, in a room piled with sheet music, billing forms...and violins. Violins hanging on the walls and from the ceiling; violins leaning against the table legs on the floor.

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5:30pm

Mon April 20, 2015
Arts & Culture

The world’s fair that changed San Francisco

 

Imagine a tower more than 40 stories high, sparkling as the sun catches a hundred thousand pieces of colorful cut glass. Imagine this tower at night, lit by dozens of spotlights as its gown of glass shimmies in the wind for a gaping audience beneath -- an audience that was only just starting to have access to electricity. Imagine the promise this vision held, the way it pointed your city towards the future.

San Francisco’s merchant and civic leaders poured their hearts into the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition, or PPIE. This world’s fair was ostensibly celebrating the recent completion of the Panama Canal -- but really, this was the city’s chance to show the world that it was back.

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5:37pm

Wed March 11, 2015
The Litography Project

The Book Report: Colin Winnette

Cal Tabuena-Frolli

The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Today we hear about Barbara Comyns's Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead from Colin Winnette, a writer living in San Francisco. 

Click the audio player above to hear about the book. 

The Book Report is brought to you by KALW and the Litography Project, which is mapping the stories of the Bay Area’s literary scene. Find more Litography stories here

 

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