Category Archives: Books

Tonight! The Language of Food: A Bernal Heights Linguist Reads the Menu

Oh hey, did you catch that article in the dining section of yesterday’s New York Times about Bernal Neighbor Dan Jurafsky, and his new book on the linguistics of food? I read the article over my morning coffee, but I didn’t know Dan lived … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Combines His Words, His Photos in Beautiful Book About Daily Life in Uganda

From 2009 to 2012, Neighbor Douglas Cruickshank was a Peace Corps volunteer, living in a remote village in the mountains of western Uganda. Today, he lives on Gates Street in Bernal Heights, where he wrote a book about his experiences in … Continue reading

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New Book About Bernal Library Mural Is Required Reading for San Francisco

Bernal neighbor Beth Roy has written a short, must-read book about the challenges San Francisco faces as the city polarizes along the fault lines of new vs. old, Anglo vs. ethnic, progressive vs. centrist, forward-looking vs. backward-remembering, and high-tech vs. working class. Blessedly, that’s … Continue reading

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The New York Times Loves Bernal Author James Nestor’s New Book, and You’re Invited to His Party on Friday

Oh, by the way, did you catch that item  in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review? You know, the review of the brand-new book by Bernal Heights author (and anticool motorist) James Nestor? Neighbor James’s book is called Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, … Continue reading

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Badger Books on Cortland Will Close, Permanently

Last year, the bookstore long known as Red Hill Books was briefly shuttered, then refocused and reopened with a  new name: Badger Books. Alas, it seems the transformation did not succeed in reversing the store’s fortunes. Now there are For Rent … Continue reading

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Bernal Oenophile Kickstarting Book on “The Essence of Wine”

Neighbor Alder Yarrow is the founder and editor of the famous Vinography wine blog, and he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure pre-orders for a coffee table book called “The Essence of Wine”: This book is unlike any wine book ever … Continue reading

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Bernal Author Publishes New Science Fiction Story

Considering that the highest point in Bernal Heights is dominated by a Space Age antenna array used to transmit microwaves, it’s surprising that the Bernal Heights literary scene is not known for its homegrown science fiction. But Neighbor M. Luke McDonell of … Continue reading

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