Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin is the author of Beat Blues, San Francisco, 1955.

Cops on Campus are the Real Outside Agitators

Columbia Protests Now and in ‘68

San Francisco Weed Week: A Personal History

Peter Plate: San Francisco’s Now Noir Novelist

Joe Hill Finally Comes to San Francisco’s City Lights

Is Michael Gaylord James of Rising Up Angry Still Angry? 

Reimagining Birthing in the South Bronx

It’s Doppelgänger Time

Brenda Hillman’s Remarks at the Northern California Book Reviewers Ceremony

“I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been”:  Musings on Communism and Anti-Communism

Don’t Fence Me In: Musings on Space in the Golden State & Elsewhere

Turn Left: Starr Sutherland’s Unfinished Documentary About City Lights 

Mapping the Pandemic in San Francisco

Anoushka Shankar, Like Father Like Daughter

Carousel: Jeanne Powell’s Timeless Contrapuntal Essays on Racism, Jesse Jackson, and the Kindness of Strangers

COVID, Isolation and Loneliness: a Brief Report

Affirmative Action and Me: A Tale of an Old Boys’ Network, Teaching and Politics

Kate del Castillo: the Reigning Queen of the Telenovela

A Jubilant Juneteenth in San Francisco, 2023

In Opera Heaven: El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego

What’s Next for Native Americans?  A Report From the San Francisco Bay Area

Oh God, the Sun Goes: David Connor’s Mind-Expanding Novel 

It is Far Too Late: Ha Ha Ha.

Allen Ginsberg: Unsafe at any Speed

The Wilderness in Golden Gate Park: Notes of an 81-Year-Old Tree Hugger

Wavy at 87

Not the Last White Man In San Francisco: a Conversation with Artist Charles Albert

Daniel Ellsberg, the Bioneers and the New Language of Decolonization

Bioneers are Coming to Berkeley

Vietnam: The War That Rocked the World

Saving the San Francisco Past

Avedon at the Met: the Chicago Seven and the Sixties

Demon Copperhead: the American Protest Novel Revisited

Filling a Void: Charles Albert’s Christmas Carol

Bob Cannard Gives up the Ghost at Green String Farm

A Twenty-First Century Invisible Man?

Musings on Adam Hochschild at the Mechanics Institute

Cannabis Crop Report, 2022

George Washington: Father of His Country? Town Destroyer?  New Anti-Colonialist Documentary Asks Big Questions

Six Eastern European Women Bring the War to San Francisco

Back to Basics: Susan Matthews’ Afro-Cuban Beat

The Battle of the Books: The Waste Land, Ulysses and Howl

Another Day at People’s Park

Ronald Reagan, Redwoods and People’s Park

Diego Rivera Back in Town, Again

Che Guevara’s Brand of Marxism

The King and the Queen of the Endangered Monarch Butterfly: A Story of Proactive Environmentalism

The Power of San Francisco’s Stories and Storytellers: The Olive Hackett-Shaughnessy Saga 

You Can’t Go Back: the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2022 Show

A Forgotten White Reporter at The Battle of Little Bighorn