Adrian Lurssen lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife and two children. He's originally from South Africa, which might explain why he's always nattering on about tea. His is the publisher of Practice, a journal of literary arts.

The BBC Sessions - Jimi Hendrix 
The Writer's Almanac - Garrison Keillor 


Andrea Sandke lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, her piano, her cats, and her books.

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame 
Cry Me a River - T. R. Pearson 
Out of Sight - Steven Soderbergh 


Angela Gunn's cubicle is clean. Her home office is messy. Every so often, articles emerge from the messy place.

Tetris - Alexey Pajitnov 
Frankie and Johnny - various artists 
Heavy Metal - Ivan Reitman 




Bill Boggs lives with his wife, Jacey, and their son, Utah, in Baltimore, Maryland. His probelm has yet to be fully resolved.

Ill-Gotten Gains - Tanner 
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden 
Shakes the Clown - Bobcat Goldthwait 


Brian M. Thomas lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and dog. At last count he had 12 fishing rods - hardly what anyone would call enough.

Mao II - Don DeLillo 
The Essential Ray Price - Ray Price 


Caterina Fake was, at one time, the Creative Director for She also publishes Wench and She also did some cool stuff with photos recently. We can't recall the name of it.

Shleep - Robert Wyatt 
Featuring "Birds" - Quasi 
"Lost in Translation" - James Merrill 


Chris Hodgdon is a writer who lives in Tennessee. He is currently raising a young daughter and working for a full-service consultancy. He can bench-press you.

Full Metal Jacket - Stanley Kubrick 
The Palace Thief - Ethan Canin 
The Sweet Hereafter - Atom Egoyan 


David Lasky ain't nothin' but tired. He writes and draws post-modernist comic books, including Boom Boom, Urban Hipster, and a mini-comic version of Joyce's Ulysses.

Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings 
Wildwood Flower - The Carter Family 
The Dailies - Jorge Colombo 




Erik Gunther is a Bay Area native. He has no known hobbies. Everyday he thanks his lucky stars.

An Invitation to Planet Mace - The Untamed Youth 
Feelin' Kinda Lucky - Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys 


Gabe Weisert spent the Reagan years growing up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the director of the feature film, Fishing with Gandhi. Gabe lives in New York City with his wife, Claudia. His is currently a Senior Editor for Forbes Traveler.

Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson 
Repulsion - Roman Polanski 
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline - George Saunders 


Harold Check lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. Once upon a time, he worked at Yahoo! and Six Apart. He is the founder of the Media Nugget.

The Complete Far Side - Gary Larson 
Arrested Development - Mitchell Hurwitz 


Havi Hoffman loves that joke about the panda "that eats shoots and leaves." She'd like to register the domain laughingpomegranate, and find out what a tuba tree is.

The Man Who Tasted Shapes - Richard E. Cytowic 
Paradise Park - Allegra Goodman 
Wonder Boys - Curtis Hanson 


Jenny Check is a nurse, living and working in San Francisco. She loves knitting, spending time with her friends, and keeping alive the illusion that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still on the air.

Memoir from Antproof Case - Mark Helprin 


Joe Green graduated from Pioneer High School in San Jose, California. He lives with his wife and a Golden Doodle named Lily in San Francisco's Mission District.

Poison - Bell Biv Devoe 


Jon Brooks is a graduate of P.S. 41. His play, "The Button," was staged at Bloomington Playwrights Project in June, 2004. He is also the author of "Better Than Hitler" and cowrote the San Francisco Mime Troupe's 2006 presentation, "Godfellas."

Annie Hall - Woody Allen 
GoodFellas - Martin Scorsese 
So Alone - Johnny Thunders 


A while back, Judith Zissman moved from Brooklyn to San Francisco. The score so far: SF is ahead on coffee, weather and carne asada. NY on baseball, newsstands and Chinese takeout.

Plowing The Dark - Richard Powers 
Sou Ni Tile - Amadou et Mariam 


Kevin Tiernan lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his ever-expanding family.

Papa's Dream - Los Lobos and Papa Lalo 
Tell Me About It - Carolyn Hax 
Up in the Old Hotel - Joseph Mitchell 


Kim Colwell is a graduate of Brown University. She is a big fan of ex-San Francisco third baseman Bill Mueller.

The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham 
The New Basics Cookbook - Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins 
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy 


Laeleya Saludez lives in San Francisco and works in Silicon Valley. She does freelance writing and hula dancing in her spare time.

Desperado - Robert Rodriguez 


Michael Sippey is one of the founders of Quris. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. His sites, and Stating the Obvious, are updated when the need arises. He is currently the VP of Product at Six Apart.

Remember the Alimony - Joe Buck 


Mike McGonigal used to write about music for a bunch of publications, including NY Press, Raygun, Allstar, No Depression, Rhythm Music, Swing, Music, and ArtForum. Until recently, his day job was pimping music for Check him out at Yeti Publishing.

Wave Field - Rafael Toral 
Earliest Recordings - The Stanley Brothers 
To Run More Smoothly - Sue Garner 


Molly McCall lives in San Francisco in a blissful little room cramped with tin toys, old coats, records, and novels marked by hopelessly long sentences.

The Romance of American Communism - Vivian Gornick 
Atget Paris - Eugene Atget 


Nate Grover works at a big fat oil company. He lives in Oakland. He plays poker.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl 
Earth 2025 - Swirve Games 
Too Fast for Love - Mötley Crüe 


Peter Merholz is one of the consultants of Adaptive Path, and uses his spare time to abuse the Web's Low Barrier to Entry with

Fancies and Goodnights - John Collier 
Repo Man - Alex Cox 
Astral Astronauts - Spoozys 


Richard Bausch is the author of many award-winning novels and short-story collections. His most recent work is Thanksgiving Night.

Cloud of Witnesses - Allen Wier 


Roberta Marguerite Chavez has been dancing since she was five years old. She lives in San Francisco and enjoys attending lots of sketch comedy shows.

Sirens - John Duigan 
When the Cat's Away - Cédric Klapisch 
My Solo Project - Mates of State 


Steve Champeon is suspected of greatness, but previous acquittals on similar charges leave him feeling bleak of his hopes for future success. His most recent work is Building Dynamic HTML GUIs.

A Collaboration with Nature - Andy Goldsworthy 
The Cowboy Wally Show - Kyle Baker 
The Honesty Room - Dar Williams 


Susan Gale does whatever she can to make a living. Halloween is still her favorite holiday.

In the Night!!! - Famous Monsters 
I, Claudius - Derek Jacobi 
Stiff Records Box Set - Various Artists 


Thomas Rogers grew up in Texas, but he doesn't have much of an accent. He currently lives in San Francisco and works as a municipal employee for the city of Menlo Park.

Harlem Blues - Satan and Adam 
Road Atlas - Rand McNally 


Tom Nord writes about pop culture for The Courier-Journal in Louisville. Like most people raised in front of the television, he has a very short attention span.

Jesus' Son - Alison Maclean 
The King of Marvin Gardens - Bob Rafelson 
Paths of Glory - Stanley Kubrick 


Tony Peltier is a graduate of the Dramatic Writing Program at NYU where he learned that sometimes you have to cut your best line. He is married and lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Smitten - The Martinis 
The House of Sand and Fog - Vadim Perelman 
You Back the Attack! - Micah Ian Wright