Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland presents Dean Kuipers as he discusses and signs his new book, Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado's War to Save American Wilderness, an insider's look at the environmental movement's radical wing and its uneasy relationship with the mainstream.
Dean Kuipers is an editor at the Los Angeles Times. Burning Rainbow Farm, about the 2001 FBI shooting of two libertarian pot activists on a farm in Michigan, was published in 2006. His work has also recently appeared in the 2008 titles, The Contenders, in which he wrote on Al Gore, and Red State Rebels, where the Rainbow Farm book is excerpted. He is the co-author of I Am A Bullet, a collaboration with photographer Doug Aitken on the acceleration of global culture. As a former editor at Spin and Raygun magazines, he wrote extensively on radical movements and rock’n’roll, with cover stories on Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill, the Rolling Stones and many others. As author and editor of the 1997 graphics/pop culture book, Ray Gun Out Of Control, he worked with contributors David Bowie, REM's Michael Stipe, cyberpunk writer William Gibson and the world's foremost graphic designers. His work has appeared in Playboy, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Interview, Travel & Leisure, Outside, Spin, LA Weekly, and others. (booksense)