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Local stars come out for the Berkeley Public Library

Mickey Hart and Joel Selvin at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors’ Dinner on Saturday Feb. 9. Photo: Richard Friedman Mickey Hart and Joel Selvin at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors’ Dinner on Saturday Feb. 9. Photo: Richard Friedman By Mal Warwick Who knew? Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart isn’t just a musician. It turns […]

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‘3 Michaels’ talk writing, inspiration and Berkeley quirks

Michael Lewis, Michael Pollan, Michael Chabon, and moderator Sedge Thomson on stage at Berkeleyside’s “The Three Michaels: A Berkeley Conversation,” at Berkeley Rep, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. Photo: Pete Rosos In an evening designed to focus on the “Berkeleyishness” of Berkeley, and raise money for a great cause, three of the city’s most renowned Michaels […]

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What is it with this new generation of Jewish writers?

Rebecca Spence If nothing else, Berkeley writer Rebecca Spence has chosen an irresistible title for her Sunday talk at Afikomen: Portnoy’s Restraint: How Jewish-American Writers Have Learned to Stop Kvetching (and Love Being Jewish) Spence, who has her MFA from Bennington College and worked as the West Coast correspondent for The Forward, is writing a […]