Our 10 best books of the year range from an exposé of a Silicon Valley firm to a novel that takes readers into the heart of the refugee crisis in Europe.
The range of favorites includes the history of the FBI spying on Cal students, the danger from nuclear weapons, a biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt and more.
Randy Shaw argues more apartment complexes must be built in neighborhoods like the Elmwood and Thousand Oaks to ensure teachers and nurses can afford to live here. He will talk at Books Inc. on Thursday.
Investigative reporter and UC Berkeley journalism school lecturer Mark Schapiro explains why efforts to reclaim the global seed supply is more important than ever.
In reviewing this book for the NYT, Joe Klein notes that “‘The Fifth Risk’ raises the most important question of the moment: Have we grown too lazy and silly and poorly educated to sustain a working democracy?"
Jesse Kellerman, who lives in Berkeley, has written another novel with his father, Jonathan, about the former UC Berkeley basketball player turned deputy-coroner-cum-detective.
Don't miss a one-night-only documentary on the rocker, Joan Jett, playing Wednesday, or a documentary on an egregious 1917 crackdown on Arizona miners.
This novel by a Berkeley native takes readers to Cairo in three different points in time and explores the relationship of Muslims and Jews over three centuries.
In the adolescent language of sarcasm and self-consciousness, 'Heretics Anonymous' follows teenage characters as they figure out what, and who, they really believe in.
Gasp! Summer is almost gone. With Cal starting up in mid-August and BUSD starting Aug. 27, time is running out to get copious amounts of reading in.
Peter Rich, who opened Velo Sport on University Avenue, was instrumental in furthering the career of Greg LeMond, the only American to have won the Tour de France, and others.
In "Sprig the Rescue Pig," aimed at 4- to 8-year-old children, a young piglet escapes from a truck going to the slaughterhouse and finds happiness with a young girl.