Riffing on the myth of greedy King Midas — whose touch turned objects to gold — a new show explores the magical transmutation at the center of artistic practice.
The children of the McDonalds, Santiagos, and de Leons each absorbed Berkeley values from their parents and expressed them in their own unique ways.
A magisterial documentary screening Sunday at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater examines the influence of folklore on horror cinema.
The scion of an old Berkeley family, Alex Carlin comes off as a bit of a holy fool in his new documentary. The film shows the 64-year-old rock ‘n’ roller’s bacchanal by rail from Siberia to the Black Sea.
The musical of Avett Brothers songs is the work of a power-house, award-winning team and could be headed to New York.
His weekly KCSM show, ‘The Annals of Jazz,’ ran for over 60 years, one of the longest-running single-host shows in radio.
Andrea Scharff’s Art & Lit Gallery, opened in April 2021, rotates its selection every few weeks, showing miniature photographs, hand drawings, a Frida Kahlo exhibit and more.
Writer-director Skinner Myer’s ‘The Sleeping Negro’ — the title riffs on a famous James Baldwin quote — is the closest thing this year’s festival has to a must-see feature.
The concert this Sunday starts with a movement titled “Protest” and progresses, through cacophony, into the sounds of “rain and the cleansing of the land.”
The world premiere Berkeley Rep production, long delayed by the pandemic, is set to music by folk/rock band The Avett Brothers.
The Romanian film puts the relatively minor sin of consensual sex in its proper perspective.
The early 1970s comic is among those discussed in UC Berkeley Professor Darieck Scott’s new book, ‘Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics.’
A self-described “animal of the theater,” Medak will depart Berkeley Rep in August. She’ll pursue executive coaching.
With omicron cases on the rise, the local performing arts scene is once again experiencing a wave of cancelations and postponements.
‘Sunrise,’ a perfect film for the new year from the director of ‘Nosferatu,’ is screening at the Pacific Film Archive on Jan. 8 and Feb. 18.
Here are Berkeleyside movie writer John Seal’s 15 favorite films of the year. He makes no claims on picking the “best.”
Our annual selection of the books we enjoyed most in 2021.
The donor-supported training program at the nonprofit music venue on University Avenue has a high placement rate for its graduates.
Giving Trees are decorated with wishes from organizations that provide housing, food, and support to at-risk members of our community.
One book is written by Kamala Harris’ childhood best friend and explores how Berkeley shaped their Black consciousness.