In a new graphic nonfiction book, ‘Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy,’ Daniel Newman, founder of Maplight, says people can be the change.
Read a novel about an Irish-American clan or a memoir about growing up on a kibbutz, discover who “America’s Sherlock Holmes” was and his Berkeley connection, or savor a graphic novel to learn how to fix our democracy.
With bookstores closed, authors are holding numerous Zoom meetings, writing essays and articles, and getting the word out through Lockdown Literature.
Patrons will be able to return checked-out books starting today.
E. Kay Trimberger learned that nurture isn’t everything.
Rose Pastor Stokes was a Russian-Jewish émigré socialist who married one of the richest men in the U.S. Together they promoted socialism – until their divorce in 1917.
The annual festival, that usually takes place in Berkeley, debuts its virtual version this weekend and continues into summer; topics include voting, parenting, wellness, literature and children’s programs.
Reading with your kids is a way of saying ‘I love you,’ says the Berkeley author who has been hosting virtual book readings, including ‘cook-alongs.’
His new book, “The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It,” explains how systemic changes over the last 40 years have reallocated power upward to a tiny portion of the population — the 1%.
It was a scandal when James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York, married Rosa Pastor, a Russian-Jewish immigrant.
As the library prepared to close for an indefinite amount of time, people rushed to stock up. Some walked out with a tower of books
Thousands of people a day, including many poor and homeless people, use the library as a refuge. There is no set time when it will reopen.