Jack Boulware, founder of Litquake, considers the demise of publishing and journalism

San Francisco literary festival prepares for its first ever conference dedicated to digital publishing

In the technology boom that was the ’90s, the Bay Area was buzzing with innovative start-ups, emerging IT companies and Silicon Valley excitement. Hidden in this expansive push toward the future of the tech world was a small community of San Francisco bookworms hungry for a city that had once
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Happy birthday, Mr. Nabkov

Vladimir Nabokov, a lepidopterist, composer of chess strategies, lecturer at Wellesley, professor at Cornell and Russian-American novelist, was born 114 years ago today. So imagine my disappointment when, upon receiving my copy of Nabokov’s “Lolita” in the mail, I found this:                  
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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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Plugging into literature

A torrent of words and information — PowerPoint slides, textbook pages, text messages, Tumblr posts — pervades every moment of a college student’s day. The act of reading consumes class and homework time, and perusing blog posts and Facebook messages fills leisure time. Understandably, this endless stream of letters has left
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