The deadline on Wednesday for activists protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to leave their encampment on the banks of the Missouri river follows months of contentiousness. Journalists covering the Standing Rock resistance—which at one point drew around 14,000 people—have faced myriad challenges. Many of them are independent and freelance journalists, and at least ten have been caught up in mass arrests. Documentary filmmaker and UC Berkeley J-School alum Sara Lafleur-Vetter reveals what it’s been like for her to document Standing Rock.
WATCH: Documenting Standing Rock
Photojournalist Wesaam Al-Badry on the Dignity in Suffering
Bright, sherbet colors form the palate of Wesaam Al-Badry’s newest exhibit, a series of portraits that features Muslim women in traditional garb—with a twist. Instead of the usual neutral-toned veil, the women don designer scarves, made by brands like Gucci and Chanel, that have been repurposed as high-fashion niqabs. Al-Badry, who was only seven when […]
Losing Joan DidionBy Pat Joseph
Writer Joan Didion, who graduated from Berkeley in 1956, died on December 23, 2021, at age 87. She will be remembered as one of the most distinctive voices not only of her generation but in all of American letters.
On Deck in DC: The Night Politicos and Press Lob Softballs and Talk Smack for Good Cause
On a softball diamond near Capitol Hill tonight, the umpire will yell “Play ball!” and a bipartisan team of Congresswomen will take on their arch-rivals, the women of the DC press corps (aka The Bad News Babes), in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. “The first year, the members of Congress played against their […]