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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Ubuntu Theater Project Ubuntu Theater Project UBUNTU THEATER PROJECT Oakland’s Ubuntu Theater Project is coming to Berkeley with the third show in its inaugural season, the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. The play opens on Saturday March 5 in a cozy, historic Berkeley home whose original ballroom has been converted into a theater space. The contemporary classic is […]

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Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press marks 20th anniversary

Counterpoint staff celebrate the news that Karen Bender’s book, Refund, has been nominated for the prestigious National Book Award. From left to right: Kelly Winton, Sharon Wu, Corinne Kalasky, Megan Fishmann, Dan Smetanka, Matthew Hoover, Joe Goodale. Photo: Counterpoint Press When author Karen Bender shopped around her 2013 novel, A Town of Empty Rooms, she initially […]

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Berkeley author Elizabeth Rosner’s ‘Electric City’ is a lyrical coming-of-age story

Elizabeth Rosner. Photo by Julia McNeal When Elizabeth Rosner was growing up near Schenectady New York, a company town dominated by the General Electric Corporation, she couldn’t wait to leave. Her parents, who were Holocaust survivors, had moved there after the end of the war and did not mind the provincial atmosphere. But Rosner found […]