What the alternatives are running this week:

  • Grinding Justice (SF Weekly) – “Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn’t Work”
  • Mark Twain’s Last Stunt (East Bay Express) – “Suppressed for one hundred years, Autobiography of Mark Twain has become one of UC Berkeley’s biggest literary events of all time.”
  • Bridge to Nowhere (Silicon Valley Metro) – “Sarah Palin comes to San Jose and insults Michelle Obama as well as the memory of Pat Tillman”
  • The Soul of the City (San Francisco Bay Guardian) – Tim Redmond’s essay on the challenges for the “creative class” of settling in contemporary San Francisco


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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