Winter 2010 Inside Out
Berkeley isn’t often linked with the likes of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or Dubai in the press or public imagination. But for an evanescent, excitable moment earlier this decade, the University, its art museum, and the Berkeley community were caught up in a very Vegas-style moment.
It started during the economic flush years of the 1990s and continued into the irrationally exuberant dawn of a new millennium, when a $200 million bauble... Learn more »
« What's Eating You
Bugs have always been in our houses and on our persons.
Truly, the arthropods shall inherit the earth. Or they would inherit it, if they weren’t already running the show—insects outnumber us 200 million to 1. Ants alone may account for as much as one third of all animal biomass on earth, according to an estimate by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson. But in the summer of 2010 bed bugs seemed to be on our mind more than usual.... Learn more »
« The Heart of the Matter
She’s hurrying down a city street in an evening dress, high heels clicking. She’s nervous but excited—we know this because we’re watching her in an ad for an online dating site. Opening the door to a restaurant, she pauses, which can only mean …. Look, he’s there at the bar.
She halts there in the doorway. He turns. They smile. This is the moment, after all—the transition from online dating to... Learn more »
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