Spying the Secrets of CreativityBy Coby McDonald
In late January of 1958, five of America’s most renowned writers converged in a repurposed frat house just off the Berkeley campus for what promised to be a long, strange weekend.
Marshawn Lynch Acts Like an ActorBy the editors at California magazine
… and other Berkeley movies, books, and entertainment
The Man Who Came to Class by PlaneBy Bill Zhou, M.Eng. ’23 As told to Margie Cullen, M.J. ’22
I really loved transportation growing up.
Stuck in the MiddleBy Glen Martin
Kevin Sawyer is a man of many parts. He's a certified commercial and residential electrician. A trained paralegal. A skilled guitarist and pianist. He's also an inmate at San Quentin State Prison serving an indeterminate life sentence for burglary and sexual assault.
Nakata’s Smile: Unlocking the Diaries of Jack London’s ValetBy Aleta George
The reference librarian slid the archival container across the counter. “This looks like a fun box to look through,” he said. I smiled behind my face mask.
This Iconic Berkeley Bookstore Lives On After ClosureBy Emily Wilson
Eastwind Books of Berkeley, which Beatrice and Harvey Dong took over in 1996 and ran until it closed at the end of April, had a mission to create a community.
Berkeley Bucks the Trend in HumanitiesBy Hayden Royster
Early into his tenure as chancellor, Clark Kerr had a realization: Berkeley’s humanities were in crisis.
What to Read, Watch, and Listen to this SummerBy The editors of California
Berkeley’s best entertainment offerings
Publisher Wants Your Thrutopian NovelBy Leah Worthington
Author and activist Aya de León talks about rewriting the climate narrative through pop fiction.
A Writer of Books Housed in LibrariesBy Aleta George
Dorothy Lazard’s first library—the one that cracked open her world and made her love libraries—was the Western Addition Branch in San Francisco.
Special Edition of “What to Read, Watch, and Listen To”By the editors of California magazine
Try one of these this summer
Notes to SelvesBy Margie Cullen
In high school, one of Nancy Rubin’s teachers had his students write a letter to themselves that he surprised them with at the end of the semester.