Tag Archives: Peter Maravelis

Not Walking Next to the Wall: An Interview with Rachel Aspden

Rachel Aspden is the author of Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East. She will be appearing at City Lights to discuss her work on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. City Lights’ … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Matt Bell, Author of Scrapper

We round out a big week of events at City Lights with the return of author Matt Bell to our bookstore. He’ll be reading from his new novel, Scrapper, published by Soho Press. Event: Thursday, October 22, 7:00PM at City … Continue reading

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Subterranean SF: Hard-boiled Writing with an Edge Turns Five

The Subterranean SF “speakeasy style” reading series turn 5 years old this year – City Lights interviewed Peter Maravelis, City Lights events director and founder of the series, about its mysterious origins. City Lights: Subterranean SF is one of those … Continue reading

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Bay Area Author, Joshua Mohr, reads from All This Life

Phoenix to SF Mission transplant Joshua Mohr has a bone to pick with tech. His book All This Life released 7/14/15 through Soft Skull, an imprint of Counterpoint Press, follows the trajectory of seven characters all connected through a mass … 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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Noir to the max…

“City Lights celebrated another installment of the Subterranean SF Hardboiled Reading series last Thursday night at The Lost Church. Those lucky enough to get their black envelopes got to hear Cara Black, Daphne Gottlieb, Monica Nolan, Kelli Stanley, and Alia … Continue reading

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods…

  Last Wednesday night City Lights celebrated the release of rising fiction star Matt Bell’s new SoHo press novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods. Matt read an especially prepared premutation of bits of … Continue reading

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