Category Archives: Non-Fiction

In the News: Joseph Wambaugh on The Watts Riots (Op-Ed, LA Times, 2015)

By Joseph Wambaugh Commentary Opinion Crime Riots Law Enforcement Fires Los Angeles Police Department “At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1965, about 2,000 people gather at 116th and Avalon. Tension is still high after the mob violence of the previous night following the arrest of an alleged drunk driver, but the people are not […]
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“Serial” – a podcast from the creators of “This American Life”

If you get a chance, check out the recently completed season 1 of Serial – a spin-off of This American Life, a radio show and podcast. About Serial “Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story – a true story – over the […]
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In the News: San Francisco Noir and Dashiell Hammett

by DAN SALTZSTEIN, June 27, 2014 San Francisco is well known for its transformations, the most recent one fueled by tech money that has seemingly scrubbed much of the city clean. Evidence of it tends to be easy to mock: the $4 artisanal toast, the shuttle buses carrying workers from the city interior to Silicon […]
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