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Arts Calendar

Tuesday November 14, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 14 -more-


Arts and Entertainment: Around the East Bay

Tuesday November 14, 2006

THE MAGIC OF ANIMATION -more-


Theater: Azeem Brings ‘Rude Boy’ to The Marsh

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

The visitor from New York, who wandered into the Gaia Building lobby by mistake, caught a glimpse of the program for Azeem’s solo show at The Marsh, and said as he left, “I get enough ‘Rude Boy’ at home!” -more-


Step Back in Time at Ardenwood Historic Farm

By Marta Yamamoto, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

Down a tree-canopied lane bordered by lush fields of lettuce, corn and pumpkin. Through a filigreed iron gate and white picket fence. Past goldenrod Arden Station where Tucker waits to pull a visitor-laden rail car to Deer Park Station. Drop out of the frenzied pace of modern life. Get lost in the country estate of a wealthy 20th century farmer, a place caught in time. Visit Ardenwood Farm. -more-


Don’t Lose Your Head for St. John’s Bread

By Ron Sullivan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

Before it got drafted to be an allegedly “heathier” substitute for chocolate, carob was a dietary staple of poor folks and a treat even for the wealthy. Ceratonia siliqua is a handsome, tough, warm-climate tree that grows long, thick, flat brown pods to cradle its seeds. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 14, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 14 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday November 10, 2006

FRIDAY, NOV. 10 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday November 10, 2006

50 YEARS OF GREAT ARTHOUSE CINEMA -more-


Exhibit, Book Capture 100 Years of the Bancroft

By Dorothy Bryant, Special to the Planet
Friday November 10, 2006

“I did not stop to consider, I did not care, whether the book was of any value or not; it was easier and cheaper to buy it than to spend time in examining its value. The most worthless trash may prove some fact wherein the best book is deficient, and this makes the trash valuable.” -more-


Moving Pictures: Buster Keaton’s ‘General’ Pulls In To PFA

Friday November 10, 2006

In 1998, amid an orgy of end-of-the-millenium top 100 lists, the American Film Institute released its list of the 100 best American films, a list that included three Charlie Chaplin movies but inexplicably no Buster Keaton films, despite the fact that several of his works, most notably The General (1926), rank among the silent era’s best and frequently hover near the top of many critics’ lists of the best films ever made. -more-


Moving Pictures: Iraq Documentary is Stirring, Poetic

Friday November 10, 2006

Now that the election is over, with all its slogans and clichés and simplistic solutions for myriad complex problems, along comes a documentary that provides a solid, sobering dose of geopolitical reality. -more-


About the House: Ask Matt: Addressing House Foundations, Shingle Roofs

By Matt Cantor
Friday November 10, 2006

Dear Matt, -more-


Garden Variety: Get Your Supplemental Sunshine on University Avenue

By Ron Sullivan
Friday November 10, 2006

I just had to ask. The charming young salesperson at Berkeley Indoor Garden did have list of what, other than the obvious, customers grow using B.I.G.’s wares: orchids and other tropicals, carnivorous plants, some rare and picky succulents, sometimes lettuce and herbs and baby greens just to have them handy. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday November 10, 2006

Have You Met Your Neighbors? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday November 10, 2006

FRIDAY, NOV. 10 -more-