The Boy in the Library Who Wrote The Boys in the BoatBy Scott Ball
One of the most anticipated movies of the Holiday Season is due to hit cinemas on Christmas Day.
The Man Who Shot the Unabomber’s CabinBy Leah Worthington
The hideout was evidence, a symbol, and in Richard Barnes’s photos, art.
What’s on Your Berkeley-Inspired Playlist?By Pat Joseph
While music may not be the first thing most people think of when they think of Berkeley, both the campus and town have been home to an enormously influential and eclectic music scene across the years, one with deep roots in the folk and blues revivals of the mid-20th century.
6 Questions for Pulitzer Prizewinner Hua HsuBy Hayden Royster
The New Yorker writer and author on his memoir of Berkeley
Normal (Asian) LivesBy Esther Oh
Fans of comics wunderkind Adrian Tomine may have rested easy upon seeing the film adaptation of his 2007 graphic novel Shortcomings this past summer.
Hot and Getting HotterBy Pat Joseph
Goodell examines the most obvious effect of warming: Extreme heat.
Marshawn Lynch Acts Like an ActorBy the editors at California magazine
… and other Berkeley movies, books, and entertainment
Clearing a High BarBy Pat Joseph
It may not say so on the cover, but the organizing theme of this issue is creativity—what it is, how it works, what it says about us as human beings.
The Original Barbie Movie was Created by a Cal AlumBy Margie Cullen
Long before Margot Robbie entered the Barbie Dreamhouse, another Barbie movie had attempted to tackle the cultural phenomenon that is Mattel’s tip-toeing doll.
Coming to Zellerbach: Individual, Community and the Performing ArtsBy Emily Wilson
It’s a striking scene: Dozens of men and women, wearing simple dresses and pants, dance across a dirt-covered stage.
Mona Simpson’s Literary CommitmentBy Mary Flegler
Through her writing, Simpson explores characters and locales both ordinary and extraordinary, her novels probing the nooks and crannies of family dynamics, lingering in the details of how we choose to give and receive love.
The Working Poet: Catching Up with Matthew Zapruder on the Road in PortlandBy Geoff Koch
Sitting in the coffee shop at Portland’s famous Powell’s Books, his name on the marquee outside, Matthew Zapruder seems surprised when asked how it feels to be an emergent public figure in poetry.