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Podcast: The Three Michaels in conversation

Michael Chabon, Michael Pollan, and Michael Lewis appeared at a Berkeleyside event in December 2012.
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Two weeks ago, 600 Berkeleyside readers were treated to 90 minutes of conversation with The Three Michaels: Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan, moderated by Sedge Thomson. As a special holiday treat, here’s a podcast of the evening. To listen, either click on the link or right-click to save to your computer, tablet or phone. You can subscribe to Berkeleyside podcasts using our feed.

Among the highlights of the conversation:

  • How Pollan’s car crashed into Lewis’ studio
  • The professionals’ approach to Star Market’s annual pumpkin carving contest
  • The truth and fiction of Berkeley stereotypes
  • Balancing writing and family
  • The difference between Berkeley’s and “Republican” softball teams
  • How web browsing can lead you from spark plugs to the Partridge Family … Continue reading »
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Connections: Two Berkeley artists, one exhibition

Belzer work
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An exhibition of the work of Judith Belzer and Nina Zurier, two artists who live and work in Berkeley, opened this week at the George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco. While neither artist would necessarily say their art reflects the city they call home, in both cases their work has been directly influenced by where they live and how they spend their time here.

For Belzer, it was a move west which, she says, had an impact … Continue reading »

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Sedge Thomson brings West Coast (A) Live

Justin Maxon for The New York Times
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For the last 16 years, Berkeley resident Sedge Thomson has entertained hundreds of thousands of listeners on his radio show West Coast Live.

Broadcast on KALW 91.7 FM, usually from Freight and Salvage in Berkeley or the Ferry Building in San Francisco, West Coast Live features a broad array of musicians, artists, writers, and performers, all interviewed by Thomson in his distinctive baritone.

On one recent week, Thomson’s guests included the writers Scott Turow, Anna Quindlen, Roddy … Continue reading »

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