Emily Wilson lives in San Francisco. She writes for radio, print and the web and teaches adults getting their high school diplomas at City College of San Francisco.


One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.


When Peter Sellars and John Adams conceived ‘Girls of the Golden West,’ their opera about the 1850s Gold Rush, they were inspired by the modern-day gold rush in Silicon Valley.