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Wichita Vortex Interview: Outtakes from My Conversation with Michael McClure

  On Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA, I’ll have the pleasure of reading from my new book, Power Ballads (Wave Books, 2016), alongside legendary poet Michael McClure, who is celebrating the release of … Continue reading

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Henry A. Giroux Talks President-Elect, Authoritarianism, and More on CTV News

Author Henry A. Giroux appeared on CTV News last week, to discuss American democracy in the shadow of our new President-Elect. Giroux published his book, America at War with Itself, in September through City Lights. Describing America’s radical division as … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Destiny Muhammad Reads “H Is for Hazel Scott”

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z’! This week, we welcomed Oakland-based jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad to our offices to read about Hazel Scott, an icon of jazz that also … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Elizabeth Percer, Author of All Stories Are Love Stories

Very excited for Elizabeth Percer to join us this Tuesday, March 22 to read from her new novel, All Stories Are Love Stories published by HarperCollins. Event: Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00PM. 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133. About … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Greg Jackson, Author of Prodigals

City Lights is proud to welcome author Greg Jackson to our bookstore on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He’ll be reading from his new book, Prodigals: Stories, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Greg answered a specially tailored version of our … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Namwali Serpell Reads “Z Is for Zora Neale Hurston”

For this week’s “Rad Women reading Rad American Women,” we had the pleasure of filming Namwali Serpell, a recent Caine Prize winner and English associate professor at UC Berkeley reading “Z is for Zora” at the City Lights offices. Namwali shares … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Anisse Gross Reads “P Is for Patti Smith”

This week on the “Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z” video series: we filmed Anisse Gross reading an entry about one of her longtime idols, Patti Smith. Anisse speaks about what kept her pursuing her dream of becoming a writer despite criticism … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Emily Schultz

We are proud to welcome this Wednesday to City Lights Bookstore Emily Schultz, author of the acclaimed The Blondes: A Novel (from Thomas Dunne Books). Schultz’s new work has been praised by the likes of Margaret Atwood and Stephen King … Continue reading

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Andrew Keen Discusses The Internet Is Not the Answer

Andrew Keen is currently the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast. He is also the host of a long-running show on TechCrunch, a columnist for CNN, and a regular commentator on all things digital. He is the author … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin’s Lipstick Traces

by Peter Maravelis Beginning on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 City Lights, in conjunction with numerous partner organizations, will be presenting a week-long symposium and tribute to the life and work of the late German philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin. … Continue reading

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