Forty theater companies around the Bay Area are presenting works written and directed by women. Half of the performers are women or identify as women or are non-binary.
Though the supernatural does eventually intrude, the French film is largely a deliberately paced examination of teenage tomfoolery, cultural appropriation, and elitist pedagogy.
The Berkeley show marks the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever presented of the work by this celebrated artist, one of the most inventive quilt makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
He founded Stanford University but he and his partners used the railroad monopoly they built as their private property, amassing huge fortunes.
The new children’s picture book is written by USC professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen and his son Ellison Nguyen, and illustrated by Berkeley cartoonist Thi Bui and her son, Hien Bui-Stafford.
The result is Katherine Ellison’s ninth book, ‘Mothers and Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession…and Second Chances.’
Escape the cumulative exhaustion of national and global politics and indulge in some good reads. What books did you enjoy this year?
A relationship between two old friends is challenged when they have differing opinions on whether an artist’s unsavory past means his art should be disregarded.
The oration and recreation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ takes six hours, but the performance is mesmerizing.
Everyone needs a good lawyer. But Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most historically fraught villains, is a special case. On Sunday, Berkeley Law takes over the Freight to give the old usurer another shot at justice.
A classically trained vocalist and former dancer who spent some time with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Moses is now exploring her Brazilian roots in a show at the Back Room on Feb. 20
From the stage to the classroom to the Cal Performances offices, the composer, bandleader and educator brings a bracing shot of improvisational energy to Berkeley.
Set in a veterans’ hospital in the Soviet Union after World War II, and directed by 28-year old Kantemir Balagov, the film eschews the sort of flag-waving patriotism too frequently exhibited by recent Russian cinema.
This Italian film is about a Cosa Nostra loyalist who willingly assassinates his enemies, only to turn on the Italian Mafia when his two young sons disappear.
This week’s movies encompasses everything from traditional arthouse fare to the ultra-outré.
For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is exhibiting seven decades of Chiura Obata’s work. The show, say experts, reflects how American modernism is finally beginning to recognize the expansiveness of “American art.”