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Comedian Lewis Black on living at intersection of satire, reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A celebration of Native American heritage, Wednesday

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Members of the campus community and public are invited to a lunch and program celebrating Native American Heritage Month this Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Getting the U.S. election all mapped out

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 22:00:02 +0000

The Geography Library presents a pop-up display of U.S. election maps to show how votes for president have been depicted over the years.

Today only: ‘Vision & Light’ art exhibit

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:44:57 +0000

“Vision & Light: Extending the Senses,” an art exhibit featuring works of microscopy, multimedia, digital sound and sculpture created by artists and scientists, is on view today until 8:30 p.m. at the Energy Biosciences Building, 2151 Berkeley

Americans battle fascism in musical Heart of Spain

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In the latest performance from Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, student actors tell the harrowing story of a group of volunteers from the U.S. who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

BAMPFA to solicit ideas at Monday town hall

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:37 +0000

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is inviting suggestions from BAMPFA members, the community and its partners about goals to incorporate into its strategic plans through 2025.

An operatic Dream of the Red Chamber

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:04:46 +0000

UC Berkeley recently welcomed a distinguished alumnus, playwright and director Stan Lai, to campus for a series of special events in honor of his directorial work on the San Francisco Opera’s premiere of Dream of

Drawing new conclusions from comics and cartoons

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:43 +0000

A Doe Library exhibit and a new book show how comics offer much more than humor and can address global issues

Black Power, Black Panthers focus of North Gate photo exhibit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:40 +0000

The Graduate School of Journalism is hosting "Power to the People," a photographic tribute to the Black Panther Party and black power movement founded in the Bay Area 50 years ago.

BAMPFA’s Art Wall presents massive — but temporary — opportunities

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

At 60 feet wide and 25 feet high, and clearly visible by passersby on Center Street, the Art Wall at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is eye-catching if for no other

Adding music to politics can make for even stranger bedfellows

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Music and politics mix to excite or energize through campaign theme songs, anthems and more. But in many parts of the world, musicians who give voice to opposing views are taking risks.

Berkeley’s ’60s radical roots show in major UK exhibit

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:46:27 +0000

Campus's counterculture cameos at retrospective of 1960s revolutionary movements