THE MURDERS THAT MADE US
How Vigilantes, Hoodlums, Mob Bosses, Serial Killers, and Cult Leaders Built the San Francisco Bay Area
Bob Calhoun is a San Francisco Bay Area author, journalist, and former punk wrestler and peepshow emcee. Since 2015, he has recounted his city’s most gruesome and lurid events in his regular SF Weekly column, “Yesterday’s Crimes.” His punk wrestling memoir, Beer, Blood & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling (ECW Press), is a national bestseller that Wired.com called “breezy and hilarious.” His follow-up, Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay and Conflict on the Expo Floor, was spun off into a long-running column and video feature for Meetings Today, the trade magazine of the meetings and conventions industry. Bob's work has also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, RogerEbert.com, Gawker and Bold Italic.
He and his wife Rosie live in a very suburban home in the East Bay with way too many cats, both feral and domesticated.
Photo: Teresa O'Brien Photography