Anisse Gross on Being Ready, and Strange Enough

If there were one thing about the Bay Area that you would change, what would it be?

I would bring back the artists and the sense of possibility. I would bring back heterogeneity, and prevent ugly new condos from replacing all the lovely Victorian and Edwardian beauties. I’d also bring back more dive bars. Also, I would make it cheap. If a place is cheap and by the ocean, it’s a good place to be.

Derek Fenner on Being More than One Thing at a Time

If you got an all expenses paid life experience of your choice, what would it be?

I don’t want that. If you’ve got the cash, though, I can send you a list of young people who would be more than elated to take a trip outside the Bay Area. I can pay my own way and chaperone. Or perhaps we can fund their college education? We could also just use some Chromebooks; do you have Google’s number?

Matthew Zapruder on Language When it Starts to Get Liberated

When people ask what do you do, you tell them… ?

If in their eyes I detect the usual understandable flicker of disinterest about the conversation, in order to let us both go on our peaceful separate ways, I say “English professor.” If for some reason they seem to really want to talk, I will say “poet.” More often than not something weird happens after that.

wednesday at the lab!

Our incredible lineup for November 13th with The Center for the Art of Translation: Melissa Chandler Steven Westdahl Kristina Ten Emily Weinstein Caroline Kessler Gaston Yagmourian Amy K. Bell Julie Morse Curated by Katie Wheeler-Dubin, Lauren Traetto + Evan Karp, the first 100 people to The Lab receive a free copy of sparkle + blink. 7:30pm, Read More

as the tour comes to a close

today’s the last chance to submit to our november 13 show with the center for the art of translation. but you have through the 28th to enter the center’s portion of the show. then we come to the end of our yearlong tour through town: for our four year anniversary we’re going to rent chicken john’s bus Read More