Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
Michael Lewis: Why I live in Berkeley
In 1998, Michael Lewis wondered where in the world he and his wife could live where he would find things in driving distance worth writing books about. They landed in Berkeley.
The Berkeley Relief Fund kicks off with Michael Lewis hosting live launch
The Berkeley Relief Fund will pool $3 million in city funds and funds raised from private and corporate donations to provide emergency grants to local businesses, nonprofits and tenants.
Review: Michael Lewis’ ‘The Undoing Project’
Berkeley author Michael Lewis. Photo: Tabitha Soren The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis @@@@ (4 out of 5) Funny thing. Michael Lewis’ newest book, The Undoing Project, tells the story of two surpassingly brilliant Israeli psychologists whose work earned a Nobel prize in economics and, according to the subtitle, […]
New podcasts released: Masha Gessen, Alice Dreger, more
Masha Gessen at the Uncharted Ideas Festival in 2015. Listen to her conversation with Lance Knobel on the Uncharted:Berkeley podcast. Photo: Pete Rosos Looking for something good to listen to when driving, working out, walking the dog, or simply lounging on the couch? Berkeleyside has just released five more podcasts of the conversations that took place […]
Berkeley softball field named in honor of Jane Hammond
ABGSL community members in front of Berkeley City Hall on Tuesday June 23, 2015, after the vote to name the Jane Hammond softball field went through. Photo: ABGSL A once-nameless field in Berkeley will now honor one woman’s achievement in a local softball league, with the approval last week by the City Council to name the Codornices Park […]
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
Christina Seely’s “JUGIS, Helios Arcticus,” part of the exhibition, Speed of Light, at The Brower Center, during its first-ever Earth Day Festival on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy the artist EARTH DAY The Brower Center is hosting its first-ever Earth Day Festival, on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be hands-on workshops, live […]
Michael Lewis begs people to help boy who needs donor
On Friday last week, best-selling author Michael Lewis posted the two photos of Baylor Fredrickson shown above on his Facebook page. “I want for people to see two pictures of Baylor Fredrickson,” he wrote. “The first was taken before his latest round of chemotherapy, the second after — and just before he received a cord blood transplant. […]
Michael Lewis: 7-year-old Baylor needs help to survive
Twelve days ago Berkeleyside published a post that bestselling Berkeley author Michael Lewis had put on his Facebook page. It was about Baylor Fredrickson, a 7-year-old boy who has cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant, very soon, to survive. Lewis, who coached Baylor’s Little League team, has followed up with a visit to the boy and […]
Michael Lewis: Save a boy’s life, feel like a million dollars
Baylor Fredrickson, seen here when he was 6 and playing little league, needs to find a bone marrow donor in the next three months to survive. Photo: Fredrickson family Baylor Fredrickson, seen here when he was 6 and playing little league, needs to find a bone marrow donor in the next three months to survive. Photo: Fredrickson […]
Review: ‘Flash Boys’ by Michael Lewis
Score: ***** (5 out of 5) Bestselling Berkeley author Michael Lewis has been spending a lot of time back East lately. After researching and writing his blockbuster fifteenth nonfiction book, Flash Boys, currently the country’s #1 bestseller, he’s now juggling interviews and appearances triggered by the fallout. I can’t recall any book that has ever […]
Tabitha Soren: A career that keeps moving
Running by Tabitha Soren Tabitha Soren was driving down Sacramento Street near Stanford Avenue when she spotted a change in a huge tree jutting up in the air. For months Soren, a Berkeley photographer and former news correspondent for MTV and NBC, had been eyeing the tree. At 60 feet high, with a bifurcated trunk […]