Avram Gur Arye makes his assemblages/dioramas/art in his studio apartment on Derby Street.
How Quirky was Berkeley: R. Crumb, the underground comix artist, was here
For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Ask Ophelia and Drac on Virginia Street
Ophelia and Drac live on the front porch at 1616 Virginia St. They have seasonal outfits and often have conversations that are shown in cartoon-type balloon messages on the wall.
Many more quirky things at Alan Cohen estate sale, Part 2
The second part of an estate sale “for the quirky ages,” which kicks off Saturday, promises a treasure trove of collectibles for sale.
Quirky Berkeley: Large amounts of quirky things for sale
Alan Cohen’s obsession produced a collection that almost defies description and exceeds anything Quirky Berkeley’s Tom Dalzell has ever seen — and he’s seen a lot. The sale kicks off Friday.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Anachronisms, part 2
Berkeley is full of relics that harken back to an earlier time — such as a police telephone box, community bulletin boards, and storefronts that once held neighborhood grocery stores.
How Quirky is Berkeley? General Wastemoreland
In 1969, Tom Dunphy moved to Berkeley. His nickname and alternative persona was “General Wastemoreland,” alluding to and mocking General William Westmoreland who commanded United States Army forces in South Vietnam.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Elephants!
Join us on a brief exploration of the elephants of Berkeley, both three- and two-dimensional.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Anachronisms
Let us linger on objects in Berkeley belonging, or appropriate to, a period other than today, especially an object that is conspicuously old-fashioned. Know of others? Give us a shout.
How Quirky Is Berkeley? Second time around quirk at 2819 Prince
The family had created a quirky house on Russell Street. Fortunately, when they moved to Prince Street, they added some quirk to their new surroundings.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Susan Brooks and her objects of desire and mirth
To visit the Berkeley studio of Susan Brooks is to step into a world of whim and quirk.
Barbara Garson’s 7 years in Berkeley: From Cuba to ‘MacBird’
Tom Dalzell talks to the activist and writer who lived in Berkeley at an extraordinary time and was fully engaged in a series of history-changing movements.