Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
‘This feels cruel, that our sacred site is now imprisoned.’ Ohlones protest new fence around ancestral land
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. want to build housing and retail on the old Spenger’s parking lot, which sits in the middle of Berkeley’s shellmound district.
Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage
A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]
Heyday names Steve Wasserman as new publisher
Steve Wasserman will take over as publisher of Heyday in July. Photo: Yale University Press Heyday has selected Yale University Press editor and Berkeley High graduate Steve Wasserman to be the company’s new publisher and executive director. The selection of Wasserman, who is well respected in the book world, represents a monumental shift for the […]
Rent increase may force Poetry Flash to move
Richard Silberg and Joyce Jenkins stand in the offices of Poetry Flash on Fourth Street. The 43-year-old publication may have to find a new home because the landlord wants to raise the rent more than 27%. Photo: Francesca Paris By Francesca Paris Poetry Flash, a Berkeley-based poetry magazine established in 1972, faces a threat to […]
What are Berkeley’s values? What does the future hold?
It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow It proved so popular that many people had to stand at the Books Inc.”Why Berkeley?” event on Monday July 20, 2015. Photo: Alan Snitow On Monday July 20, the newly relocated […]
A panel explores the question, ‘Why Berkeley?’
Why Berkeley? On Monday July 20 at 7 p.m. at the new Books Inc. on Shattuck Avenue a group of people who should know will answer just that question. Photo: Daniel Parks The Berkeley that Malcolm Margolin settled in in 1970 is different than the Berkeley that exists today. That was a time when people […]
A Berkeley magazine celebrating native culture turns 25
It took Linda Yamane three years to make her intricate tribal Ohlone basket. Photo: Tim Thomas By Hannah Long Ohlone artist Linda Yamane has spent the last three years weaving 20,000 stitches and thousands of feathers and beads into a traditional tribal basket. Yamane is the first artist to follow the Ohlone basketweaving tradition in over […]
Book explores impact of Berkeley Art Museum’s Peter Selz
When Peter Selz arrived in Berkeley in 1965, the university only had a small art gallery to display its modest collection of art. Selz had been recruited from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to oversee the construction of a new, contemporary museum, the Berkeley Art Museum on Bancroft Way. He did […]
Snapshot: Malcolm Margolin, Founder, Heyday Books
Malcolm Margolin. Photos: Pete Rosos By Frances Dinkelspiel and Pete Rosos “Hierophantic,” was how the noted historian Kevin Starr described Malcolm Margolin, the publisher of the Berkeley-based Heyday Books, in a 2004 article in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Manifesting sacred power, a power larger than life, a savant. There’s something rabbinical about him.” When Berkeleyside […]
The night Pablo Picasso heard the UC Berkeley fight song
Alice B. Toklas and Harriet Lane Levy in Fiesole, Italy in 1909. Photo: Bancroft Library In 1908, a Jewish woman from San Francisco named Harriet Lane Levy was invited to a supper in Montmartre to honor the painter Henri Rousseau. This was no ordinary supper: its hosts were the painter Pablo Picasso and his lover, […]