“She tipped her head, and the world twisted on its axis.” (Zach Hauptman)

Four Trees for a Name by Zach Hauptman Firsts are powerful. They’re seeds devouring the last of their nutrients to grow towards sunlight. They follow patterns laid out by the lines of the universe--a riot of roots that grow into flowers, the first thorn on a blackberry bush precisely placed, even when the thorn pierces …

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Screenplay: Out With Italians [Excerpt] by Tony Bianco

OUT WITH ITALIANS FADE IN: EXT. SANTA REY - DAY - ESTABLISHING A small fishing town in the San Francisco Bay Area. December 7, 1941. INT. LINO'S APARTMENT - PARLOR - NIGHT A small, simple apartment. LINO NOCCI, 35, wiry, handsome, a scar along the left half of his jawline, stands staring at his radio. …

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Poetry: Under the Saffron Sun by Alexander Hudluman

Under the Saffron Sun by Alexander Hudluman Under the Saffron sun, to the east and west amidst its brilliance. A pair of unlikely sun burnt eyes strained forth. Played upon by the endless mirage trickery. Misery was surely the desert’s dealing with the devil. Suffering was its voice and the land told a tale of a …

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Nonfiction: Mary Szybist, Critically Acclaimed Poet, Graces City College’s Mission Campus by Adina Pernell

Critically Acclaimed Poet Graces City College’s Mission Campus By Adina Pernell Mary Szybist, the second guest in the City College Visiting Writers Series, is a critically acclaimed poet whose numerous awards and accolades include being a Pushcart Prize winner, and whose most recent book “Incarnadine” won the National Book Award for Poetry. “Incarnadine” is a …

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Nonfiction: The Almighty Dollar, by Howard Tharsing

The Almighty Dollar; an essay by Howard Tharsing Yesterday afternoon I walked a block or so to the Dollars and Cents store on Eddy Street between Leavenworth and Jones. I had passed it many times but had not gone in.  It looked small and dark, and the merchandise had been jammed onto the shelves, some …

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Photography: The Quarterback by Ted Herzberg

Ted Herzberg is the photographer of The Quarterback and St. Slim. He has had a long history with City College. In the late ’70’s Ted took life drawing classes at Fort Mason and in the mid-90’s an acrylic painting class there. He has taken ti chi classes at the main college and on 18th St. at various times. …

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