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Posted inArts, Business, Community

Michael Chabon: Does reverse psychology sell books?

We are all familiar with this photograph of Berkeley writer Michael Chabon. It’s hard to forget, as his bright blue-green eyes stare straight at the observer. They are arresting and captivating. Chabon is internationally acclaimed for his writing, but the subject of his appearance has gotten lots of ink, too, over the years. Rumor has […]

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Pixar’s Brad Bird in conversation with Jon Carroll

The Berkeley Rep, aglow with the success of its latest smash, American Idiot, and from the general recognition of its artistic prowess, is also holding what promises to be an entertaining series of “conversations” hosted by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. First up, on November 9, is Pixar’s Brad Bird (pictured left), the internationally acclaimed director of […]

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Mr Chabon is on the road

Berkeley author Michael Chabon has just embarked on one of those “If it’s Tuesday it must be Pittsburgh” type book tours that make you exhausted just reading about them. He is promoting his newly published collection of essays “Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son” and the media is lapping […]