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Aug 7, 2013

Hook, Line, and Sinker

"Musicians are, like, natural storytellers right?" asks Kevin Thomson — excitable stagehand by day, guitarist by night. In June 2012, inspired by San Francisco's...
Jul 31, 2013

Bio Hackers

What if we used trees to light our streets, instead of streetlamps?" That was the simple yet ambitious question posed by an April campaign...
Jul 26, 2013

Weekender: This Weekend’s Top Five Events

Weekend! Huzzah! Berkeley Kite FestivalSometimes — on the perfect Berkeley day, with the perfect bay breeze — there is no simpler or better pleasure than...
Jul 24, 2013

A Festival in the Sky

Sometimes — on the perfect Berkeley day, with the perfect bay breeze — there is no simpler or better pleasure than flying a kite....
Jul 17, 2013

The Making of Thingamajigs

As it turns out, bamboo, tin cans, buckets, postage tape, pinecones, and soda straws are the stuff of great instruments. So say the folks...
Jul 17, 2013

Race in America, With Time Machines

Kiese Laymon's new novel, Long Division, is thoroughly with it: It incorporates contemporary pop-culture obsessions like twerking, hashtags, the Harlem Shake, and Kanye West's...
Jul 10, 2013

A Literary Salon for the 21st Century

Five years ago, Rebecca Grove, then an English teacher and fundraiser for Oakland public schools, started hosting small literary salons for her friends —...
Jul 3, 2013

Rebels With a Cause

In late 2008, Celeste Chan and her partner, Kali "KB" Boyce, got to talking about the Harlem Renaissance. "We were talking folks like...
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