Books & Writers

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Crime and Punishment

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Mon, Sep 14 2015 - 6:00pm

John Mindermann, Author, In Pursuit

Monday Night Philosophy arrests your attention with John Mindermann’s insights from his book In Pursuit (co-authored with Brian Solon). Gathered from nearly a decade on the SFPD and his career as an FBI agent, the book details his riveting experiences, including June 17, 1972, when Mindermann just happened to be called in to investigate a burglary at the Watergate complex. You cannot get any closer to history than this.

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Unity of Sacred Symbols and Words

Fri, Jul 31 2015 - 12:00pm

Salma Arastu, Artist

Salma Arastu will give a visual presentation of her latest works, which are an artistic endeavor to help people understand the threads of commonalities across cultural, national and religious lines. Her beautiful paintings reflect the interconnectedness of belief in our collective cultural memories.

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Ashlee Vance on Elon Musk, Tesla, Space-X and the Future

Tue, Jul 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Ashlee Vance, Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek; Author, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future; Twitter @valleyhack Read more »

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Gary Hart: The Republic of Conscience

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Tue, Jul 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Gary Hart, U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland; Former U.S. Senator; Author, The Republic of Conscience Read more »

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Working Stiff

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Wed, Jul 15 2015 - 6:00pm

Judy Melinek, Forensic Pathologist and Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Medical Center; Co-author, Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

T.J. Mitchell, Co-author, Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner Read more »

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San Francisco's Jewel City

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Tue, Jul 14 2015 - 6:00pm

Laura Ackley, Architectural Historian; Author, San Francisco's Jewel City Read more »

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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

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Mon, Jul 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve Read more »

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Chuck Palahniuk and Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night of Mayhem

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Thu, Jul 9 2015 - 6:30pm
Chuck Palahniuk, Author, Fight Club
Lidia Yuknavitch, Author, The Small Backs of Children
 
 In the words of Chuck Palahniuk…
 
“Join Chuck Palahniuk at the Castro Theater July 9th, where the air will be filled with color, noise and candy.
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Jessica Jackley: The Heart of Entrepreneurship

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:30pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

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Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Mon, Jul 6 2015 - 5:30pm

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of the locks. When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. Read more »

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