The Boy in the Library Who Wrote The Boys in the Boat
One of the most anticipated movies of the Holiday Season is due to hit cinemas on Christmas Day.
Ken Goldberg Isn’t Scared of Artificial IntelligenceBy Coby McDonald
Robots can do a great many things, but they can’t make art. That view, common even among AI boosters, has taken a hit.
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.
To Silicon Valley and Beyond!
Since its founding in 1930, Moffett Field has had multiple incarnations. Now, it’s poised for another role: the Berkeley Space Center.
Coming to Zellerbach: Individual, Community and the Performing Arts
It’s a striking scene: Dozens of men and women, wearing simple dresses and pants, dance across a dirt-covered stage.
The Original Barbie Movie was Created by a Cal Alum
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.
Good News Bear: Marcus Semien Wins it All in the World Series
On November 1, in the ninth inning of Game Five of the World Series at Chase Field in Phoenix, former Cal standout Marcus Semien planted an Arizona fastball deep into the left field bleachers for a two-run homer, sealing a 5-0 win and a series clincher for the Texas Rangers.
The Working Poet: Catching Up with Matthew Zapruder on the Road in Portland
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.
Stuck in the Middle
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.
Berkeley Will Burn Again
When 24-year-old Hildegarde Flanner and her mother first noticed the scent of smoke coming down from the eucalyptus groves on the hills above their home in Berkeley on September 17, 1923, they watched it with curiosity, rather than fear. But less than an hour later, the darkening plume pushed them to vacate.
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Berkeley’s Alum of the Year is a Steady Hand in Guiding the Webb Space Telescope
Two months before NASA unveiled the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope to the world last summer, some 50 astronomers and engineers anxiously gathered in the mission’s control room at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore for the moment of truth.
Dacher Keltner is Awe-Inspired, and You Should Be Too
What Dacher Keltner teaches isn’t likely to land you a job on Wall Street or even make you more hireable, but that’s not really the point.
The Man Who Loved DDT
Berkeley biochemist Tom Jukes was an ardent conservationist and life member of the Sierra Club, but he just didn’t get 1960s environmentalism. The thing that bugged him most about the movement was its “emotional binge” against the pesticide DDT.
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