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Writing in Cafes

Remember writing in cafes? My own obsession began with Christine’s Cafe in Petaluma in the mid-’80s but quickly metastasized into San Anselmo’s Cafe Nuvo and finally into San Francisco’s North Beach.

This is where my cohorts and I vainly searched … Read on.

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Nietzsche Is Peachy

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The End Is Meh | Press Pass

Any other Gen Xers remember, back in the ’80s, when the Gipper was going to push the Button, causing the world to bloom with mushroom clouds? We didn’t know how good we had it. That atomic version of the apocalypse … Read on.

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Bastille Day: Revolution in the Err

Je dis ça, je dis rien is a French idiom that translates literally as, “I say that, I say nothing.” Its nearest English counterpart is the comparatively flip “just sayin,'” which is as close to a raison d’etre as I … Read on.

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Independence.

Avant-Garde, Issue 7, 1969.

It was browsing my parents’ old magazines as a child that turned me on to the possibilities of publishing. With its emphasis on graphic design and adventurous typography, Avant-Garde was an obvious favorite. More thoughts on … Read on.