Berkeley’s Uncharted ideas festival goes into year two (SF Examiner)
Longbranch saloon softly opens Tuesday in Berkeley (Inside Scoop SF)
Cal campus mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science (UCB)
Registration open for Berkeley’s only half-marathon (Berkeley Half)
Events to celebrate Heyday Books founder (CoCo Times)
UC Berkeley investigating at least 6 rapes at campus frats (Jezebel)
It’s the big 3-0 for the Berkeley Wellness Letter, and counting (UCB)
New post-Bac at UC Berkeley may be hottest ticket to grad school (UCB)
Berkeley: Wrong election dates on vote by mail envelopes (IBA)
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When Elizabeth Rosner was growing up near Schenectady New York, a company town dominated by the General Electric Corporation, she couldn’t wait to leave. Her parents, who were Holocaust survivors, had moved there after the end of the war and did not mind the provincial atmosphere. But Rosner found the town confining.
Last night’s performance of Berkeley-based composer John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York wasn’t a typical opera opening. Protesters, many in wheelchairs, lined Columbus Avenue in front of Lincoln Center, and police were stationed inside and outside the opera house.
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I spent a good portion of my teens and 20s playing the World War I-set board game ‘Diplomacy’. Though marketed to the war games crowd, ‘Diplomacy’ was much more than an opportunity to play ‘armchair general’: players had to negotiate agreements with other participants (each representing one of the European powers) in order to strategize, gain the upper hand, and win the game. Designed for two to seven players, ‘Diplomacy’ was always more fun with a larger crew, and was frequently an all-day affair.
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