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Eve Ensler promotes new memoir in Oakland

'The Vagina Monologues' author discusses rape, abuse and cancer in 'In the Body of the World'

({}) What does this look like to you? A vagina? Yes. Are you embarrassed? Maybe. An emblem of sorts for V-Day, a global movement to end worldwide violence against women and girls, the purpose of this symbol is not shock value. Eve Ensler, the founder of V-Day, instead aims to
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‘My Dirty Dumb Eyes’ puts a childlike spin on adult humor

Lisa Hanawalt’s got a downright dirty sense of humor. Her new book, “My Dirty Dumb Eyes,” delves into nether regions, the therapy sessions of anthropomorphic figures and a Manhattan Toy Fair “full of serious adults in business suits with corporate accounts.” The book, which is a collection of illustrations and
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‘The Blue Fox’ is a poetic masterpiece

Icelandic author Sjon’s modernist novel comes to the United States

“Poetic” may be one of the only words to concretely describe “The Blue Fox,” a novel written in Icelandic in 2004 but published in the United States for the first time this year. The novel is written by Sjon (pronounced Shee-yon), a poet, author and part-time lyricist for Bjork. Well-known
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Bun B creates hip-hop coloring book

Rapper Bun B teams up with Shea Serrano for rap activity book

Rap music tends to take itself a little too seriously. Even with plenty of playful personas in the genre, most parties involved are not necessarily allowed to show off their fun side. This fall, Houston rap legend Bun B, who stands as a flag bearer for the rap community as
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Mary Roach’s new book whets the palate

Adventure through the digestive tract in ‘Gulp’ by Mary Roach

What would happen if you decided to eat a page of Mary Roach’s new book “Gulp”? First, you would garner the befuddled stares of your peers, an onlooker would definitely question whether he was in fact dreaming or not, but then the rudimentary biological processes would begin. A potent cocktail
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Gourmet graphic novel whets palates

Lucy Knisley’s “Relish” is, at first glance, simply a graphic novel about food. However, just as food is far more than merely sustenance, her book is not just a graphic novel or a book about food.
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Leica book pays homage to cameras

The Leica is “a sensitive creature,” an optical extension of the eye, a weapon of war, a paintbrush in the hand of an artist. Leica “condensed time and recorded things that were inexpressible… Leica means seeing more.” Debuted in 1925, the Leica has always been known for its unobtrusiveness and
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Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair 2013

Hand-drawn posters, tables of pamphlets and one completely naked old man walking from booth to booth: This is the form anarchism took at the 2013 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, held on March 16 and 17. Fitting the worn-down warehouse in which it was held, the event appeared fragmented, a
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Angela Davis gives book talk in Oakland

What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Davis has devoted her life to the exploration of this question and to combating all forms of oppression that deny people their freedom based on race, gender, class or sexual orientation.
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