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Tuesday September 26, 2006

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The Theater: Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ at City Club

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 26, 2006

“You’re going to talk to me! Another happy day!” Samuel Beckett’s heroine Winnie addresses her seldom-seen husband Willie after he’s finally emitted a syllable. -more-


Moving Pictures: ‘Milarepa’ Screening Benefits Tibetan Charities

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday September 26, 2006

Milarepa, a new film by Tibetan lama and actor/director Netken Chokling, will show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Wheeler Hall Auditorium on the UC campus. -more-


Moving Pictures: Taiwan Film Festival Comes to UC Campus

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday September 26, 2006

Another weekend, another film festival. -more-


Books: Burdick’s Lost ‘The Ninth Wave’ Deserves New Life

By Steve Tollefson, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 26, 2006

Resurrecting a book is probably like raising Lazarus. It can happen, but only with a little divine intervention. On the other hand, there are scientifically documented cases—like Their Eyes Were Watching God (and indeed all the works -more-


Things with Feathers: Looking Back at Dinosaur Days

By Joe Eaton, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 26, 2006

I’d like to be able to make some kind of Berkeley connection with the California Academy of Sciences’ new exhibit, “Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries.” But geology is against me. There was no there here during the dinosaur era: the coast of North America ended about where the Sierra Nevada is now. Westward, there were volcanic island arcs, ancient equivalents of Japan or the Philippines, then open ocean. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 26, 2006

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Arts Calendar

Friday September 22, 2006

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Moving Pictures: Two Early German Expressionist Classics Restored

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday September 22, 2006

Film was the dominant art form of the 1920s, an international cultural phenomenon which, in the days before sound, was considered a universal language. -more-


Moving Pictures: Dr. Mabuse: Lang's Masterpiece of Pulp on DVD

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday September 22, 2006

Fritz Lang is best known today for Metropolis, the 1927 science fiction classic that recently screened at Pacific Film Archive. The film has been tremendously popular throughout the decades, and the fact that much of the film has been lost, cut by censors and misguided studios, has only added to its allure. -more-


The Theater: A Really Big Show In the Forest of Arden

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday September 22, 2006

Ranging from a violent clash between brothers in a quiet orchard, to edgy life at court under the onus of a suspicious usurper, to philosophical exile in the Forest of Arden where the usurper’s own brother, the deposed duke, has fled with his retinue, CalShakes’ As You Like It, directed by artistic director Jonathan Moscone, spreads out from a series of situations and encounters into a big show (if not quite a spectacle), incorporating a gypsy band, vocal renditions of The Bard’s sublime songs, a rather modest drag act, a little Big Time Wrestling, a good deal of business and routines imported from cabaret, burlesque and sitcom ... in other words, something of an extravaganza, played out under an enormous moon waxing through the boughs of trees (all scenery) to the nighttime sound of crickets (very real), in the Bruns Amphitheatre, facing the hills over Siesta Valley near Orinda. -more-


The Best Guys in Town

By Phila Rogers, Special to the Planet
Friday September 22, 2006

At 10 a.m. every Friday, Mary Ann Broder opens the Friends of the Library Bookstore for business. She’s been doing that since 1998 when the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library first moved into their present location in the Sather Gate Mall housed in the public parking structure a half block below Telegraph Avenue, between Channing Way and Durant. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Spring Mansion Modeled After Empress’ Island Palace

By Daniella Thompson
Friday September 22, 2006

One of the largest residential parcels in the Berkeley, the John Hopkins Spring Estate, commonly known as the Spring Mansion, occupies 3.25 acres in the Southampton area of the north Berkeley Hills. The property is so large as to require three addresses: 1960 San Antonio Ave., 1984 San Antonio Ave., and 639 The Arlington. -more-


About the House: Home Inspection Confidential

By Matt Cantor
Friday September 22, 2006

Everyone has something particularly annoying about their job. I’m sure yours has at least one (I can see the heads nodding). O.K. It’s more than one. Me too. I’ve got a few and one of these serenity-busters that bugs me the most is being asked which building code justifies an item that I’ve called-out during an inspection. -more-


Garden Variety: Here Come the Fall Plant Sales — Native and Other

By Ron Sullivan
Friday September 22, 2006

When we start thinking good thoughts about rain, it must be the peak of fire season. That means fall planting season is coming soon, and it’s time to start looking for plants to fill in (or overcrowd) our gardens. Especially California natives, because this is a good time to plant them, to take advantage of the winter rains. Even drought-loving plants need a bit of watering help in their first year. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday September 22, 2006

How Much Food and Water? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday September 22, 2006

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 -more-