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KNBR conversation: JaVale McGee

KNBR conversation: An edited transcript of an interview with Warriors center JaVale McGee. Did you get a lot of feedback on that? What are you gonna do? Are you gonna come back next year? What is your mind-set, [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, June 25

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Literary guide

7 p.m. City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. (415) 362-8193. www.citylights.com. 3 p.m. Mrs. Dalloway’s, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. Poetry Flash Andrena Zawinski and Cathleen Calbert. 3 p.m. Diesel, 5433 College [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, June 25

Italian Tom was a saucier until a Cadillac doing sixty hit him and knocked the recipes out of his head. “The Graybar Hotel,” stories by Curtis Dawkins [Read entire story]

Literary guide, June 18

Kassidat — Father’s Day Edition Poetry reading with James Ellis, Bear, Global Val, Tongo, Richard Sanderell, Kim Shuck, Windwong. 4 p.m. Adobe Books 3130 24th St., S.F. (415) 864-3936. www.adobebooks.com. Michael [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, June 18

In 1972 or 1973, or maybe in 1974, my mother and father hosted a dangerous New Year’s Eve party at our home in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. “You [Read entire story]

Gay Pride by the numbers

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Recommended reading, June 11

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Roy’s exquisite, furiously passionate novel — her first in 20 years — tells a complex saga of unconventional love among the marginalized and persecuted, society’s so-called [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, June 4

Wild Ride Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination In his thought-provoking book, Lashinsky delves into the moving parts of Uber — specifically, the independent contractors on whose micro-remunerated labor the [Read entire story]

Literary guide

5 p.m. Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F. www.borderlands-books.com. 3 p.m. Diesel, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. Nadine Nettmann, Marla Cooper Nettmann’s “Uncorking a Lie,” Cooper’s Dying on the Vine: A [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, June 4

On the seventh day, the boy broke the window. “Everybody’s Son,” a novel by Thrity Umrigar [Read entire story]

Memorial Day events around the Bay Area

Memorial Day Events Memorial Day Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade Mill Valley’s annual parade has a new route starting on Throckmorton and proceeding around downtown due to construction on Miller Avenue. 10:30 a.m. [Read entire story]

Corrections, May 21

Daily Briefing, Business Report, May 20, D1 In some editions, an item about a U2 concert at the Oakland Coliseum misstated the date. It was June 7, 2011. [Read entire story]

Corrections, May 18

Nuñez, Cain lead S.F. to 4th straight win, May 16, Sports, B5 The article about development in San Francisco’s Mission District incorrectly identified the appellant of a housing development at 2675 Folsom St. The [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, May 21

Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs Selected Prose, 2000-2016 Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 299 pages; $30 With his pellucid style, Kleinzahler is exceptionally good at tracking not only his often adamant thoughts [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, May 14

Remembering My Parents Ecco; 179 pages; $25.99 Ford’s first memoir is a powerful reckoning with the chemistry between two people — man and woman, parent and child — and the book’s profound, enduring pleasures [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, May 14

In the beginning, nearly fourteen billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of the period that ends this [Read entire story]

Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, May 10

“Opening Night”: John Cassavetes’ brilliant 1978 film about people involved in a theatrical production. 7 p.m. The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu. The company will perform “A Streetcar [Read entire story]

Date Lines

The New York company comes to Cal Performances for two shows, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, with works choreographed by Pascal Rioult and set to music by Bach. “Off-Site”: An evening of dance [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, May 7

Locking Up Our Own Crime and Punishment in Black America Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 306 pages; $27 When Police Kill Harvard University Press; 305 pages; $35 Discriminatory policing is an ongoing scandal that [Read entire story]