Novelist T.C. Boyle presents his new work When the Killing’s Done, in which the Channel Islands become the setting for a dramatic showdown between two factions of environmentalists, each utterly convinced of their beliefs in preserving the islands and the natural world.
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At 26, Conley transformed a 1950s “no-tell motel” into the Phoenix Hotel—a legendary rock’n’roll destination catering to the likes of David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt and Little Richard. Arguably the coolest hotel exec in the world, Conley is founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre—“the most delightfully schizophrenic collection of hotels in America” according to USA Today—and an inspiration to those seeking ideas for transformative enterprise.
In conversation with KGO’s John Rothmann
In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge rose high above the Bay Area, linking the urbanity of San Francisco with the wild headlands of Marin County. Join Kevin Starr, one of America’s most celebrated historians, as he provides a lyrical account of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of Oscar II, is a painter, writer and historian with an inside perspective on one of American musical theater’s most notable families. He delivers a multi-layered portrait of his family’s legacy—complete with professional highlights as well as scandal and tragedy.
on Hans Keilson
Damion Searls translated the book, Comedy in a Minor Key, by the 100-year old German-Jewish resistance writer Hans Keilson. First published in 1947 and never before translated into English, Comedy in a Minor Key, a penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation and a dark comedy of wartime manners, tells the story of a Dutch couple who hide a Jew during WWII. Searls is joined in conversation by Peter Stein, Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Mike Brown is a self-described scientist geek, an astronomy professor and the man who was determined to discover our tenth “planet,” Eris. Thanks to him, the solar system now has only eight, and Pluto has been demoted to a dwarf planet. This “planet killer” gives a hilarious perspective on the outrage that followed his discovery and introduces complex, scientific concepts, like “What’s a planet?”
Join Barbara Lane for a discussion with Myla Goldberg, author of the bestselling Bee Season and her latest, The False Friend; Joyce Maynard, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, At Home in the World; and Ayelet Waldman, author of Red Hook Road and the bestselling Bad Mother.
Simon Wiesenthal was a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to hunting down Nazis, and a hero in the eyes of many. Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev reveals the fascinating truth behind Wiesenthal’s life, including the capture of Adolf Eichmann, his controversial investigative techniques and his rivalry with Elie Wiesel.
San Francisco native Anne Lamott, author of Rosie, Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, continues the story of Rosie with Imperfect Birds. Through Rosie, a Marin student, athlete and serious substance abuser, Lamott exposes the teenage drug culture and creates a harrowing portrait of a family in crisis.
Novelist Joseph O’Neill talks to Judson True about his books, Neverland, which explores post-9/11 New York and London, and Blood-Dark Track, a compelling family history interwoven with the politics of World War II.