‘The San Francisco Americans Pretend Does Not Exist’

Who says Twitter is useless? Although I find the ceaseless posting somewhat overwhelming, I have also come across some really interesting material there. Yesterday, for instance, I discovered (via Maud Newton’s feed) this incredible 1963 footage of James Baldwin visiting San Francisco. Because the sound quality is not perfect, the film has been subtitled (with a few typos). You can watch the clip here, on the website of San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive.


  • Fantastic season on ! It’s so rare to see such a great mix of writing, acting, and directing.
  • Cynicism trades hope for despair.
  • Imagine what Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders—and all their supporters—could accomplish if they worked together.
  • Imagine if we didn’t pay attention to what pundits have to say about which candidate is more electable.

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