In the adolescent language of sarcasm and self-consciousness, ‘Heretics Anonymous’ follows teenage characters as they figure out what, and who, they really believe in.
Focusing on the immediate allowed the author to shed her feelings of isolation and to connect with the wider world. It turned out to be a good tool for writing as well.
Moe’s Books: serving Berkeley since 1959. Photo: Nacio Jan Brown This article is brought to you by the Bay Area Book Festival. Fill in the blank: B–k. Maybe you read “Book.” Or possibly your mind extrapolated a bit and thought “Berkeley.” Berkeley means books. There have been terrible losses: Cody’s (can it actually be eight years?), Shakespeare […]
A scene from East Bay Open Streets 2014. Photo: Love Our Neighborhood Day EAST BAY OPEN STREETS Thousands are expected to take to the streets of North Oakland and Southwest Berkeley this Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for car-free fun at the second annual Love Our Neighborhood Day, a production of Walk Oakland […]
Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Every kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District will soon have the opportunity to buy $100 worth of books, thanks to an offer made by […]
Wendy Lesser, who founded the arts journal The Threepenny Review in Berkeley 35 years ago. Photo: Threepenny Review Wendy Lesser started The Threepenny Review in 1980 in Berkeley with the intent of highlighting art, literature, and music, not just in the Bay Area, but around the country. Over the years, the quarterly journal has evolved […]
This week, the New York Times turned its attention to Berkeley for its regular “36 Hours in…” series. It’s not the first time the city has been viewed through this lens. It was also featured in 2003. This time, however, they also created a video to give readers a sense of life in the city (scroll down to […]
Photo: Jewel Lake Tilden Park, one of many of the EBRPD parks that is participating in Free 3rd Friday program, including on Friday Aug. 15. Photo: Nancy Rubin FREE PARK LIFE The East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering “free third Fridays” in its parks, including Tilden. From April to December, fees will be waived for a variety […]
Titian, Danaë (c. 1555), Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Richard Nagler For his new collection of images, Berkeley photographer Richard Nagler spent a lot of time in museums. He also spent a lot of time waiting. Stationed in front of a work of art, he would wait for someone to come along and complete it. The […]
People dressed up in Star Wars costumes for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014. (It was also Star Wars “May the Fourth Be With You” day on Sunday, May 4.) Photo: Ted Friedman Free Comic Book Day, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Associations’s spring home tour, the first ever California Bookstore Day, Hip Hop in […]
BAHA’s Spring House Tour on Sunday takes in hill houses along Rose Walk. Photo: Berkeley Path Wanderers Association BAHA SPRING HOUSE TOUR Maybeck, Morgan, Ratcliff… This Sunday is the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s annual who’s-who tour of Berkeley architecture. The 39th annual Spring Tour follows Rose Walk, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck 100 years ago. Participants will see the storybook […]
The holiday shopping season will kick off with a bang on Friday, and the possibilities for staying close to home and supporting the local economy are many. Read on… (and let us know if we’ve missed some options and we’ll add them to the story or the comments below). Local businesses are hoping residents will […]