“Chinglish” translates well at Berkeley Rep (Chronicle)
Measure V seeks transparency in Berkeley finances (Mercury News)
Gary Peterson: Cal’s new Memorial Stadium passes muster (Coco Times)
“Chinglish” delivers hilarious look at cultures clashing (Mercury News)
Aquatic Park: Berkeley’s civic eyesore (Chronicle)
Measure T: Jobs and development or traffic and pollution? (Mercury News)
Barry McGee review: Outlaw to insider (Chronicle)
Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is a student at Cal (Mercury News)
Review: ‘Chinglish’ say “Yes, you don’t!” (Stark Insider)
Mixed emotions for former treesitters as Cal opens new stadium (Tribune)
WEAVE IT TOGETHER Master Weaver Judith Thomas will teach students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket at a workshop Saturday Sept. 1 at the UC Botanical Gardens. Weaver will show class participants how to work with pine needles to create a coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. The workshop runs from 9:30 to 2:30 pm and costs $50.
There’s simply no point playing Six Degrees of Lisa Mezzacappa. A prolific performer who collaborates with a vast array of filmmakers, poets and fellow musicians, the San Francisco jazz bassist is probably no more than three steps from just about any contemporary American artist who comes to mind.
Helping people avoid getting ticketed on street cleaning days was clearly a form of therapy for Dan Moja, co-creator of a series of city websites that pinpoint cleaning schedules down to specific streets. “I cannot tell you how absolutely angry I was when I got towed for the third time,” he says. “Each time we launch a new site, I slowly gain a little bit of satisfaction.”
The savage, often red-hued work of San Francisco artist Barry McGee, presented in a mid-career survey exhibition by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), threatens to take over.
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