For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
Ophelia and Drac live on the front porch at 1616 Virginia St. They have seasonal outfits and often have conversations that are shown in cartoon-type balloon messages on the wall.
The second part of an estate sale “for the quirky ages,” which kicks off Saturday, promises a treasure trove of collectibles for sale.
Alan Cohen’s obsession produced a collection that almost defies description and exceeds anything Quirky Berkeley’s Tom Dalzell has ever seen — and he’s seen a lot. The sale kicks off Friday.
Berkeley is full of relics that harken back to an earlier time — such as a police telephone box, community bulletin boards, and storefronts that once held neighborhood grocery stores.
In 1969, Tom Dunphy moved to Berkeley. His nickname and alternative persona was “General Wastemoreland,” alluding to and mocking General William Westmoreland who commanded United States Army forces in South Vietnam.
Join us on a brief exploration of the elephants of Berkeley, both three- and two-dimensional.
Let us linger on objects in Berkeley belonging, or appropriate to, a period other than today, especially an object that is conspicuously old-fashioned. Know of others? Give us a shout.
The family had created a quirky house on Russell Street. Fortunately, when they moved to Prince Street, they added some quirk to their new surroundings.
To visit the Berkeley studio of Susan Brooks is to step into a world of whim and quirk.
Tom Dalzell talks to the activist and writer who lived in Berkeley at an extraordinary time and was fully engaged in a series of history-changing movements.
Angel Jesus Perez, whose latest work, “Displacement of Beauty and Migration of Gentrification,” is on Alcatraz, is a bright addition to our city’s cadre of muralists.