Beyond Books is based on the premise that “leading a literary life” is not only about reading and writing and editing and solitude; it’s about complete cultural immersion and exploring the language of every lived experience. San Francisco freaks and geeks who like to play dress-up and waltz beyond the midnight hour celebrated the macabre [...]

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It’s National Novel Writing Month and all across the country (ok, in maybe in studio apartments mostly in major cities) novelists are cranking away at the keys. But writing is difficult, often lonesome, work, and writing a novel is an endeavor that brings even the most experienced writers to the edge of surrender or worse. [...]

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Editor’s Note: Jesús Ángel García, author of Badbadbad, is blogging his book tour. This is his sixteenth installment. Love Letter to Chicago Known images in roughly sequential order (feel free to fill in the blanks): Slumber Party Massacre (Printers’ Ball After-Afterparty) at the Beauty Bar, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Jacob Knabb, Kelly Pearce, Quickies! at Innertown Pub, Jesús Ángel [...]

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badbadbad Jesus Angel Garcia New Pulp Press 240 pp / $14.95 Taking after the old pulp tradition, badbadbad starts off on a sharp note: A man has been left by his wife, taking their son along with her. The prose is as razor sharp as you’d expect in old hardboiled paperbacks, with the same juxtaposition [...]

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