Daily Archives: August 12, 2010
Halloween comes early: Hauntology at BAM [SF Chronicle]
Berkeley start-up Causes helps fulfil president Clinton’s birthday wish [LA Times]
How the scourge of “clicktivism” started in Berkeley [Guardian]
Phish concerts by the numbers — it isn’t pretty [Daily Cal]
Competitive races in Berkeley’s November elections [Daily Planet]
Photo of North Berkeley BART by Keoki Seu/Berkeleyside Flickr pool
UC Berkeley will go ahead with its controversial DNA testing program for freshmen, but with one key change: students won’t receive personal analyses of the three genes being tested. Instead, professors will lecture on the politics of personalized medicine and the results of the data as a whole.
The change was necessitated by a California Department of Health decision today mandating that the testing be done only in specific state-certified laboratories. But it’s too late in the game for … Continue reading »
A restaurant named “Slow” in Berkeley — if it didn’t exist someone would have to invent it. And that someone is Kyle Anderson with his new “California with a European twist” place on a section of University that is emerging as a dynamic, albeit micro, gourmet ghetto.
Anderson, 28, hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Daniel Boulud in New York and Charlie Trotter in Chicago — Michelin stars and Diamond ratings roll … Continue reading »