At a dinner at Berkeley’s Covenant Wines, a new group of Jewish food professionals called the “Illuminoshi” sampled recipes from Joyce Goldstein’s new cookbook — they were impressed.
Proposal to convert, expand UC Press building for offices
A rendering of what the renovated UC Press building at 2120 Berkeley Way would look like as offices with three new stories. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board will consider a proposal Thursday that would see the UC Press building at 2120 Berkeley Way renovated into a modern 6-story office building with the […]
Why do people spend more than they can afford?
“Income inequality forces people of lower or middle income to spend more than they can afford on housing, clothing, and sometimes even food — “ In 2007, UC Press published a book by Robert H. Frank that challenged the conventional wisdom about the causes and effects of income inequality in the United States. Now UC […]
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
UC Press is moving out of Berkeley in the spring of 2014. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel UC PRESS After 30 years at 2120 Berkeley Way near Shattuck Avenue, the University of California Press is moving this spring to a new location near Lake Merritt in Oakland. One of the reasons for the move is that upcoming construction […]
Remembering Jim Clark, long-time head of UC Press
Jim Clark was director of the UC Press for 25 years James H. Clark, director of the University of California Press for 25 years (1977-2002), died on January 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. Jim Clark was born in Chicago on August 30, 1931, the son of James and Millie Clark. […]
Book explores importance of Berkeley painter David Park
David Park: Males Nudes at the Water, 1957 In the 1950s, the San Francisco Bay Area was an epicenter for new thinking and artistic exploration. At the center of this explosion was the painter David Park, whose bold colors and everyday subjects helped usher in a new modernism. In search of a form beyond the […]
With Twain a bestseller, UC Press’ Withey steps down
Lynne Withey has published many of Martin Luther King’s papers and brought the University of California Press into the digital era, but those achievements may be overlooked in favor of a man who has been dead for 100 years. As Withey, 62, prepares to step down from her post as director of UC Press at […]
Huge book sale at UC Press
UC Press, with its amazing selection of reference books, scholarly tomes, art books and fiction, held its annual sale today. (It continues until 5 pm.) It’s called “The Hurt Sale,” because some of the books have bent pages or torn covers. The staff cordoned off a section of Berkeley Way right outside UC Press’ headquarters […]
Newsweek jumps on Twain bandwagon
By Rachel Gross America’s irreverent literary sweetheart Mark Twain graced the cover of Newsweek magazine Monday, adding to a flurry of press hype surrounding the publication of his uncensored autobiography this fall. The Newsweek article, which includes a never-before-published excerpt, is not the first to add to the anticipation of the release. Last month, The New York Times ran an article on Twain’s political pointedness […]
Eagerly awaiting the Mark Twain tell-all
The entire world, it seems, is waiting for the unveiling of Mark Twain’s autobiography, which the Bancroft Library and UC Press will publish in November, 100 years after Twain’s death. Here PBS’s Spencer Michaels takes a tour of the vault holding the Twain papers.
Gastronomica: where food meets academia
Did you know that poet Sylvia Plath was passionate about food? Or that Lee Miller, a top 1920s model, fashion photographer, and war correspondent was an excellent cook? Or that there is a a Bengali cooking implement called a bonti? You would if you read the journal Gastronomica, which will be celebrating its 10th birthday […]
UC Press has new California initiative
Kim Robinson, regional publisher, UC Press Kim Robinson moved to Berkeley a year ago to take a job as regional publisher of UC Press. Her mandate: enhance the number and quality of books published on California and the West. That might seem obvious for a university press based in Berkeley. But it wasn’t. While UC […]