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Backstage at Le Temple de la Gloire, a master of wigs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:59:00 +0000

(image) Wig master Mazena Puksto and her assistant put hair on the heads of more than 30 performers for 1745 opera-ballet, the latest production from Cal Performances

C.V. Starr East Asian Library acquires massive and rare Chinese film studies collection

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:46:41 +0000

(image) Paul Foronoff filled two whole apartments with movie magazines, posters, stills, other periodicals and ephemera, much it from the pre-Mao era

Dothraki developer, invented-language leader to teach summer class

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:09:41 +0000

(image) David J. Peterson, who created the new language for HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' found his passion for linguistics as a Berkeley undergrad

Student dancers connect to four — make that five — elements

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) With Earth Day approaching, student dancers will take the stage to explore how humans interact with each other and the natural world in Berkeley Dance Project 2017, the last show of the season by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

Fighting for children’s rights in the high-tech fertility age

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Mary Ann Mason, a faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, discusses ideas from her new book Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child

Scientists join director at April 15 U.S. premiere of climate doc Tomorrow

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:49 +0000

(image) Climate tipping points inspired upbeat documentary about climate change and efforts to fight it

From a border wall to a cultural bridge

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Architecture professor Ronald Rael reimagines the U.S.-Mexico border wall as a place to convene in his new book, Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

Yosemite documentary features Berkeley sequoia researchers

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:54:21 +0000


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."