Over the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been publishing interviews with interesting authors and musicians at 48Hills.org. Thanks to Marke B. for publishing them!

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

  
Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

The Mekons’ Sally Timms twangs in to support Community Land Trust

  
Country-punk legend speaks out about musical politics, joins bandmate Jon Langford for special Thu/4 benefit.

Leticia del Toro grounds her ‘Cafe Colima’ in the lives of ‘everyday Latinas’

  
Short fiction award-winner speaks about growing up under Reagan in Crocket, Ca., and the pressing need for diversity in literature

Author Amanda Huron on housing and the power of urban ‘commoning’

  
New book explores DC’s equity housing cooperatives—and may offers some lessons for SF.

Ananda Esteva’s border-crossing, jazz-driven Califaztlan tale

  
New novel ‘The Wanderings of Chela Coatlícue: Touring Califaztlan’ from the Chilean author is a feminist, ‘choose your own adventure’-type quest.

‘Knucklehead’ author Adam Smyer takes on the turbulent ’90s

  
A new novel gives a tour of the dystopian Clinton years from a black protagonist’s point of view, with a wicked sense of humor.