Archive

  • Meet the Berkeley icon who wrote the book on branding, visit a socialist topical paradise in search of a new identity, and take a hard look at how humans slur one another. Also a dishy dissertation on Chez Panisse; mind-blowing cat-and-mouse research; and a saga of love, war and Cal football.
  • How our digital universe exploded. Plus: Would Twain have tweeted? Does the library have a future? Will online courses ‘disrupt’ higher education? And more.
  • Featuring political economist (and film star) Robert Reich, Focus Features CEO James Schamus, documentary filmmaker Jesse Moss, the Pacific Film Archive, and more.
  • Berkeley gets a new chancellor, the Bay gets a new bridge, China goes looking for resources, extra innings for Cal Baseball, etc.
  • Stories of childhood, parenting, and old age with Ursula K. Le Guin, Paula Fass, Kenneth Brower, et al.
  • Four outsiders get grounded at Cal; Putin punked in gay Russia; a second generation scrapbook; and the truth behind Argo.
  • Brown’s Do-Over, California by the Numbers, One Nation Under God, Body Politics, Re-Play, Campus Spies, Your Vote Counts, and many more.
  • North/South Cultural One-Upmanship, The Upside of Attachment Theory, Downsizing California, The Downside of Vacationing in Guatemala, Berkeley 1912, Prison Reform, Cal Olympic Glory, and many more.
  • Alumnus of the Year Eric Schmidt, Computers Under Siege, Guarding the World’s Seas, Reich Sees the Problem, Turning Patents into C Notes, T Cells Fight the Big C, Warren Hellman Remembered, Venice Backstreets, Ginger Beer Plant, and many more.
  • The Return of Moden, Computer Connoisseur, Cowabunga, Something Old, Something New, The Language of Wine, Bus Stop and Start, Early Days of Chez Panisse, Tax the Rich?, Industrial Arts, Mayan Time, and many more.
  • Snaps of a Civil War, Your Body’s Battles, Israeli-Palestine Campus Clash, The Ecology of Conflict, China’s Greatest Admiral, Adventures in Tahrir Square, Joe Kapp v. the NFL, Frederick Wiseman, Nicolle Wallace, Richard Muller, and more.
  • Banker’s Bluegrass, Music Appreciation, This is Radio Kal, Marching Band Blues, Sproul Plaza (Live), The Greek Theatre, Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Ave., Joe Garrett’s True Rock n’ Roll Tales, Wendy Northcutt’s Darwin Awards
  • California Spirituality, Envisioning Faith, Atheism on Campus, What Voters Believe, The Tao of Ed White, and the CAA 2011 Alumnus of the Year, Steven Chu
  • The brain and the body in step, Bugging out at home, In love—until you go out, BAM in transition
  • Addicted to Prop. 13, Psychotropic Research’s Œdipal Complex, Undergraduate Anxiety, Obsessed with Moral Purity
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    Dusting off the works of Eugene Burdick, Beverly Cleary, Ina Coolbrith, Harriet Lane Levy, and George Stewart . Plus: Hyenas in the hills, rebranding public health, advertisers we have known, and more…
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    Truth & Lies, Rube Goldberg’s Last Laugh, Errol Morris and the Truth about Truth, Trevor Paglen Spies on Spies, Berkeley Crime-Stoppers, Moonlighting Blogademics, China’s News Black-Out, Can Cal Afford Athletics?, The Beauty of the Philippines, Richard Goldman named CAA’s Alumnus of the Year
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    Slicing up the pie. One way or another consumers will get their just desserts. Future fuels, super crops, drier wines…
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    Under Construction, A Bigger History, A Campus Crusade, A New J-School Model, When the lefty press was young, Get your news in the Alumni Gazette, The brilliance of babies, Life after football, Diversity and its discontents
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    The naked issue, Confidential, Vaccine for sick reporting, Curtain call for Robert Cole
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    The humor issue, New Mark Twain, New Yorker cartoonist Mike Twohy, Jon Carroll remember The Pelican, The other Last Suppers, Uber-modern hula, Pete Newell, Alan Dundes, and more.
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    Act Globally, 2009 Alumnus of the Year Robert D. Haas ’64
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    In Search of Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and The Theory of Everything, The problems with electronic voting, David Simon’s blues, Mimicking Mother Nature, Funding the Hybrid University, and Life on Mars
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    Designing [Green] California, Sweating in the Arctic, Art from the ashes, Sonoma’s radical experiment, California’s Central Park, Eco-neighborhoods, The world’s greenest building, Safer chemicals and slower foods
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    Gold rush, Cal Olympic hopefuls, Why gamblers really lose it, Funny, you don’t look Jewish, gridiron dancers, rugby wolves, and building the better body.
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    China games, The world’s largest nation races against the West—and itself
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    Meet your new brain, Sophisticated new tools are forcing us to rethink thinking, A Hangover Cure from Mars, Crazy or Just Sleepy?, John Searle on why artificial intelligence flunks out, Hubert Dreyfus on why Second Life is no life at all, Beyond DNA: What the genome can’t explain
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    25 brilliant California ideas, eureka!, The Worst Insult?, How To Get A Raise, Alumnus of the Year: Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, The unflappable Garrison Keillor Berkeley’s Hewlett Rocky & Bullwinkle’s dad, What’s in store, from e-clothes to cancer-eating germs
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    But is it art?, Architect Toyo Ito’s new Berkeley Art Museum defies all boundaries—virtual and real, public and private, Pity The Macho Man, A Better Forest Fire, A special report on new media, Marianne Weems’s digital world theater, Mexico’s racial legacy, Serbia’s secrets, Iran’s loss, and Shanghai’s golden years, In Sather Gate: The Play meets the Free Speech Movement
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    U Start-up, Berkeley’s energy venture will radically reshape the university, the Bay Area, and the world, Online Bank Fraud, The Next Freeway Collapse?, Can Ed Blakely revive New Orleans? Flying ants, Twyla Tharp, and Teri McKeever, the unconvential winner
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    is love still in the air?, New hippies and old dig the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love By Ben Fong-Torres, California Abroad, Pico Lyer: The Cuban’s miracle, Cynthia Gorney: A Chiapas reunion, Sarah Pollock: Wintering in Norway, Laurie Becklund: Romancing Chile, Why Teens Lie, Women, Men, & Carbs, Plus: Beautiful, nervous New Zealand, School’s out!, Berkeley teachers, students in the wind, & Why Tibetans aren’t a bumper sticker
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    Is Alice right?, From Chez Panisse, she transformed the way we eat. Now Alice Waters wants to revolutionize the way we teach out kids., Plus Andrew Lam on crossroads cuisine, Rick Wartzman on New Ruralism, Michael Pollan on the Farm Bill, Eric Gower on breaking culinary rules, and photographer Reagan Louie returns to his California roots and in Sather Gate Berkeley’s academic family tree
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    Featuring 100s of Berkeley Luminaries: Don Fisher, Natalie Coughlin, Scott Adams, Steven Chu, Ronald Dellums, Joan Didion, John Doar, Rupert Garcia, Robert Hass, Maxine Hong Kingston, Barbara Lee, Robert McNamara, Greil Marcus, Norman Mineta, Gregory Peck, James Schamus, Earl Warren, and more…
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    25 brilliant California ideas selected by the faculties of UCLA and UC Berkeley. Plus, is there new hope for American health care?
  • Will warrantless searches and the power to torture survive beyond this presidency? The man who wrote the memos insists they must.
  • Are you in danger from global warming? A map of California’s future.
  • 500 years after Columbus thought he’d discovered India, we are truly found.
  • Berkeley scientists find warning signs of massive and disturbing changes to the park.
  • Search engines are racing to put everything knowable online, and crack the secrets of artificial intelligence.
  • Our histories are interwoven. Business and cultural trade are exploding. So why is our future so tense?