Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
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 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.
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, “Changed Our Minds.” As always, Lewis writes […]
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 at Uncharted 2015. Every October, Berkeleyside’s annual Uncharted Berkeley Festival of Ideas draws together diverse thinkers and artists from around the country for […]
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 field the “Jane Hammond Field.” Bestselling Berkeley author Michael Lewis, whose daughter plays for the Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League (ABGSL), and who coaches one of its teams, is among the many who […]
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 music, family arts activities and organic food tastings, all focused on “protecting and honoring the planet we call home.” Three panels during the afternoon look at carbon farming, climate-friendly […]
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. […]
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 […]
By Michael Lewis Above is a picture of 6-year-old Baylor Fredrickson, from the little league team I coached last season — the Red Wings we were called. Our team stayed together this year, but without Baylor. Baylor just vanished, which was a mystery, because a) he played with such enthusiasm, and b) we loved him and we […]
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 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 completely covered with leaves […]