Tuesday’s City Council meeting proved to be particularly heated. Opponents of the sit-lie ordinance filled the council chamber and their singing led Mayor Tom Bates to call for a vote without further discussion. Read both our account of the meeting and the mayor’s explanation of his actions. The hundreds of comments on the two posts (here and here) are worth perusing to get a sense of arguments on both sides of the issue.
By Kirsty Maurits
PREPARE TO BE BEWITCHED Thaisa Frank’s short fiction has been captivating readers for decades, even before the publication of her highly regarded and widely translated novel Heidegger’s Glasses. Now Frank has collected 61 old and new stories in Enchantment: New and Selected Stories, published this week by Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press. As Booklist puts it:”The title of this collection hints at its contents — delectable stories with touches of the surreal as well as many plot twists and surprises. From short-short story to novella, each narrative demonstrates mastery of the genre.” Frank will be reading from Enchantment at Mrs. Dalloway’s on College Avenue at 7:30 pm on Friday, July 13.