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LIVE! From City Lights

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Live! From City Lights broadcasts readings, interviews, and events from City Lights Booksellers and Publishers in San Francisco. Most of the bookstore events in the store (and some off-site) are recorded. We also feature interviews with City Lights authors.

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Live! From City Lights broadcasts readings, interviews, and events from City Lights Booksellers and Publishers in San Francisco. Most of the bookstore events in the store (and some off-site) are recorded. We also feature interviews with City Lights authors.

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LIVE! From City Lights

Updated 19 days ago

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Live! From City Lights broadcasts readings, interviews, and events from City Lights Booksellers and Publishers in San Francisco. Most of the bookstore events in the store (and some off-site) are recorded. We also feature interviews with City Lights authors.

Rank #1: Vegas Tenold

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Vegas Tenold discussing his new book Everything You Love Will Burn published by Nation Books. Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America’s most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups-the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, Read More ...

Dec 07 2018
50 mins
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Rank #2: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussing her new book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, from City Lights Publishers. Co-sponsored by Democratic Socialists of America. Loaded is a deeply researched—and deeply disturbing—history of guns and gun laws in the United States, Read More ...

Mar 09 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: David Harvey and Richard A. Walker

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David Harvey and Richard A. Walker discussing the subject of David Harvey’s new book Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason from Oxford University Press. In Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, David Harvey not only provides Read More ...

Sep 21 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #4: Michael Hardt and Joshua Clover

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Michael Hardt in conversation with Joshua Clover discussing Michael Hardt’s new book Assembly co-authored with Antonio Negri published Oxford University Press. Michael Hardt teaches in the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze: an Apprenticeship Read More ...

Oct 19 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #5: Alex Dimitrov and Randall Mann

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City Lights presents Alex Dimitrov reading from his new book of poetry, Together and by Ourselves from Copper Canyon Press and Randall Mann reading from his new book, Proprietary: Poems from Persea Press. About Together and by Ourselves and Proprietary: Read More ...

Dec 15 2017
40 mins
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Rank #6: sam sax and D.A. Powell

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A celebration of the release of sam sax’s poetry collection Madness published by Penguin Books. D.A. Powell opens the reading and then sam sax reads from Madness. In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, Read More ...

Sep 26 2018
46 mins
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Rank #7: John Nichols

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John Nichols discusses Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America from Nation Books, an essential examination of the the dirty dealers and defenders of the indefensible who are “making America great again.” John Read More ...

Feb 16 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #8: Melvin A. Goodman

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City Lights welcomes Melvin A. Goodman discussing Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence published by City Lights Books. Melvin Goodman’s long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, Read More ...

Jan 12 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #9: Walter Hopps & Bruce Conner Tribute Event

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Dream Colonies, Painterlands, and the Intersection of Curating with Creation: Bruce Conner meets Walter Hopps. Anastasia Aukeman, author of Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association meets Deborah Treisman, co-author with Walter Hopps and Anne Doran Read More ...

Feb 09 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun

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City Lights welcomes Jennifer L. Shaw in conversation with Kit Schluter discussing the subject of the new book published by Reaktion Books Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun by Jennifer L. Shaw. In the turmoil of the Read More ...

Dec 08 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #11: Daniel Kane

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Daniel Kane discusses his new book “Do You Have a Band?”: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City from Columbia University Press. In “Do You Have a Band?”, Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture Read More ...

Mar 02 2018
49 mins
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Rank #12: Tongo Eisen-Martin

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Tongo Eisen-Martin performs poems from his new book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, joined by Tanea Lunsford Lynx and Q.R. Hand. “The tesseraic language of Tongo Eisen Martin’s Heaven Is All Goodbyes brings a new, shared articulation to the intricacies and Read More ...

Mar 23 2018
57 mins
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Rank #13: Karen Tei Yamashita

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Karen Tei Yamashita celebrating the release of her new book Letters to Memory from Coffee House Press. Letters to Memory is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series of epistolary Read More ...

Mar 30 2018
48 mins
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Rank #14: China Miéville

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China Miéville discusses the subject of his new book, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, from Verso Books. China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, Read More ...

Nov 03 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #15: Brian “B+” Cross and Jeff Chang

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Brian “B+” Cross in conversation with Jeff Chang to celebrate the release of his new book Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed, published by University of Texas Press. A magnificent retrospective of the world’s preeminent hip-hop/rap photographer. Ghostnotes offers a unique Read More ...

Sep 14 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #16: Camille T. Dungy

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City Lights welcomes Camille T. Dungy discussing her new book Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, published by W.W. Norton. An award-winning poet debuts in prose with a stunningly graceful and honest exploration of race, motherhood, Read More ...

Feb 02 2018
57 mins
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Rank #17: David Brazil

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City Lights welcomes David Brazil as he celebrates the release of Holy Ghost (City Lights Spotlight No. 15), published by City Lights Books. David is joined by Julien Poirier. Garrett Caples, the Series editor, introduces the evening. The third full-length Read More ...

Nov 10 2017
38 mins
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Rank #18: Jenn Pelly and Greil Marcus Discussing The Raincoats

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Jenn Pelly in conversation with Greil Marcus about The Raincoats, presented in conjunction with City Lights and the Rock and Roll Book Club of San Francisco, celebrating a new edition in the 33 & 1/3 series, The Raincoats, by Jenn Read More ...

Nov 02 2018
51 mins
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Rank #19: Kit Schluter in Conversation with Garrett Caples

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    City Lights welcomes Kit Schluter in conversation with Garrett Caples exploring the work of Marcel Schwob on the occasion of the release of The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob, (translated by Kit Schluter) published by Read More ...

Dec 29 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #20: The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian by E.F. Granell

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City Lights celebrates the publication of The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian (published by City Lights) with translator David Coulter, editor Garrett Caples, and actor Robert Ernst. Written by Galician surrealist artist and communist revolutionary E.F. Granell, The Novel of Read More ...

Oct 12 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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