Posted inArts, Events

Pliers and pixels: The case for manual work

Jim Rosenau is eager to hear author Matthew Crawford tomorrow night: With the city looking to reduce protection for industrial land use in West Berkeley, Mrs Dalloway’s hosts an appearance from Matthew Crawford (right) reading from Shop Class as Soulcraft (just released in paperback), the most articulate celebration of manual work in many years. Here’s what the publisher writes: “Today, shop class has all […]

Posted inArts, Business

Two Berkeley businesses honored

Two Berkeley businesses have won 2009 Women-Owned Business of the Year Awards in the Alameda County category. They are Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts bookstore, founded by Marion Abbott and Ann Layhe (pictured above), and BioFuel Oasis, run by Novella Carpenter, Margaret Farrow, Ace Anderson, Melissa Hardy and Jennifer Radtke. The awards are sponsored […]