Weekender Picks

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Take a look at The California Sunday Magazine, a new artfully crafted weekend magazine from the creators of Pop Up Magazine. They say they are curious about everything, and the photography is stunning. I suggest reading this month’s cover story on virtual technology written by Carina Chocano.

Here’s an excerpt from her story:

“Finally, it was time for me to climb into the bed-dome contraption, affixed with a dozen speakers. I put the Oculus headset back on. The view through the headset looks just like the room around me. At first I think I’m looking through the goggles at the ceiling. Then, music begins to vibrate through my body, and the ceiling detaches and flies away, and I’m floating in space. Small fiery suns swirl around me and hover so close I have to stop myself from reaching out. As I soar around this vast, luminous, imaginary cosmos, I surrender completely to the experience.”

— Anya Schultz

UC Berkeley poet-in-residence Ed Roberson is doing a reading at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco on Saturday. Roberson, who has authored more than eight books of poetry, teaches a creative writing course at Berkeley and will be here through the fall.

Here’s an excerpt of his work, pulled from his website:

Picking Up the Tune, the Universe and Planets

this form is the lena
after my daughter
here she is I will have to
hold on a minute tell you her line.

a scribble
the universe and planets holes and scribbles
pure
interruption she gets her changing

she is the only music she gives
the intervals
in which it is written.
she is

back she only wanted me to pick her up to say so.

— Libby Rainey

Mostly, I’ve been watching Bojack Horseman on Netflix. If you haven’t done this already, you must.

Curan Mehra