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Never-before-seen views of elk herds on an incredible journey

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:00:39 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley professor Arthur Middleton teamed up with a photographer and an artist to follow — and film — elk herds as they migrate over steep mountain passes and ford treacherous river crossings in Yellowstone

Like Polaroids come to life, dramatic snapshots of life on the street

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0000

(image) Inspired by Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses,' the play is made up of a series of vignettes, each a snapshot of a young runaway or sex worker learning the harsh lessons of adolescence through the transformative lens of myth

Dancing in drag, Trocks toe line between mastery, mockery

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:00 +0000

(image) The troupe first performed at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances 40 years ago. They return in March, this time with a new take on two works — 'Swan Lake' (Act II) and 'Don Quixote' — that they first presented at their Zellerbach Hall debut in 1976. They’ll also do a scene from 'La Esmeralda'

Front Row breaks barriers to performing arts for young millennials

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:25:20 +0000

(image) Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, headlines one of Cal Performances' innovations, aimed at bringing more young adults to the performing arts

Authority on ’60s countercultural design curates ‘Hippie Modernism’ exhibit

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:28 +0000

(image) The guest curator says adaptive reuse is among the most relevant lessons the 1960s counterculture holds for contemporary design

Ten lectures and readings you won’t want to miss this spring

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Highlighted lectures and readings in politics, literature and culture at UC Berkeley this spring

Ten art events at Berkeley you won’t want to miss this spring

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:11 +0000

(image) What's on tap in art, music, dance, theater and exhibitions at UC Berkeley this spring

The carefully crafted sound of Zellerbach Hall

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) In 2006, the concert hall got an upgrade when it installed Constellation — an acoustic system that allows you to digitally create multiple environments in one space.

Berkeley architect’s border ideas in MOMA exhibit on displacement, shelter

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:55:58 +0000

(image) Ideas about the U.S.-Mexico border from Ronald Rael's upcoming book, Borderwall as Architecture are on display through Jan. 22 and are part of the N.Y. museum's permanent collection.

Art and design students put their creativity on display

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:45:13 +0000

(image) The Berkeley Fall Arts and Design showcase presented student works from departments and programs across campus

History, museum and languages benefit from NEH awards for Berkeley projects

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:00:05 +0000

(image) Work on the history of American slavery, rehousing classical artifacts and translating hieroglyphs and other scripts into an international character-encoding standard get a boost

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Comedian Lewis Black on living at intersection of satire, reality

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Comedian Lewis Black says is turning to millennials post-Trump, and they "better not f--- up."

Fall arts and design showcase: bringing talent into focus

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:09:38 +0000

(image) For the next two weeks, students enrolled in arts and design courses all across the UC Berkeley campus will be showcasing the work they've created this semester in dozens of exhibits, presentations, performances and design reviews.

Lunch Poems prepares for shift in direction

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:37:21 +0000

(image) Robert Hass ready to hand over direction of the beloved reading series

Thomas Laqueur’s Work of the Dead wins historical literature prize

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:54:22 +0000

(image) A book dealing with customs and rituals around death has earned UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur a top literature prize.

Ramayana Translation Project turns its last page, after four decades of research

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:00:14 +0000

(image) Sanskrit professor Robert Goldman has dedicated more than four decades to studying and deciphering the epic story of the Ramayana. One chapter is closing and another begins.

Re-entry embodies Berkeley vets’ words as ‘verbatim theater’

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Trè Bunker, along with other veterans on campus, shared their stories of war as raw material for Re-entry: The process of resilience, the latest piece by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

Documentaries by two J-School alums make Oscar shortlist

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:50:50 +0000

(image) Two films by recent graduates of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism are on the shortlist of documentary contenders for Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts announced recently.

Cal Performances’ new program aims to delve deep into artistic inspiration

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:57:07 +0000

(image) A new program explores the journey from a literary work to a live performance

True stories of war, written in tattoos

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:10:00 +0000

(image) The War Ink project, co-founded by alumnus Jason Deitch, highlights stories of combat veterans through memorial tattoos. The exhibit is on display in the Doe Library on campus through November.