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Friday April 27, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday April 27, 2007

POETRY READING TO HONOR GINSBERG -more-


Moving Pictures: A Portrait of the Artist as a Bad Father

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday April 27, 2007

Architect Glen Small, feeling unappreciated, with no books or significant critical studies of his work in print, drafted his will and testament with a special request: He bequeathed to his middle daughter Lucia the task of writing his biography. His hope was that she would document his achievements and thus firmly establish his professional reputation once and for all. He wasn’t sick; he was just bitter, and wanted the story to be finally told. -more-


‘Savage War of Peace’ Author Alistair Horne at The Hillside Club

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday April 27, 2007

Noted historian and author Alistair Horne, whose book A Savage War of Peace (1977), on the French war against Algerian rebels (1954-62), has been reprinted by the New York Review with a new preface that draws parallels with the War in Iraq, will lecture and be interviewed Monday, 8 p.m., at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., in a coproduction with Moe’s Books. -more-


Garden Variety: Use Your Garden Water Wisely and For Pleasure

By Ron Sullivan
Friday April 27, 2007

After driving past for months and months, I noticed an opportune parking space and misbehaved badly enough to get it, and so I finally got inside the Sahara Import shop on Ashby just east of Shattuck. -more-


About the House: The Question of Capping to Keep Pests Away

By Matt Cantor
Friday April 27, 2007

I guess I have to remember to stay off of my horse else be in danger of falling off and damaging my backside. The industry (if you can call it that) that I’m employed in is fairly new and often mistaken for other adjacent trades (e.g. a friend referred to me as an appraiser the other day) including, not surprisingly, the structural pest control industry (often referred to as termite inspectors). -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday April 27, 2007

Can You Stem the Water Tide? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday April 27, 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 -more-


Arts Calendar

Tuesday April 24, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday April 24, 2007

A TRIBUTE TO -more-


Marian McPartland Embodies Jazz History

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

If you’ve seen the film A Great Day in Harlem, you may have noticed that of the 57 jazz legends who showed up to be photographed by Art Kane standing on the stoop of a Harlem brownstone at 17 East 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues on an August morning in 1958, only three of them were women and only one of the three was white. -more-


The Theater: Aurora Production Satirizes Contemporary Architecture

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

A young Asian woman in a fashionable, low-cut black dress and high heels busies herself with last minute fussing over the white bulk of an architectural model, positioned on a table elevated enough so that she needs to climb above it on a high tech stepladder to reach down into its interior. -more-


‘Price of Fire’ Spotlights Unknown History of Latin America

By Conn Hallinan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday April 24, 2007

There was a time in history when travel diaries were the way people in London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam found out about the countries they had yoked to their imperial ambitions. India, Sumatra, and rural Donegal—the places that funneled raw materials and gold into the great imperial centers—came alive in journals and long letters to leading newspapers. Most of the diarists focused on the exotic, but not a few accurately predicted that no matter how many dragoons were sent to terrorize the Irish countryside, insurrectionary groups like the “Whiteboys” would appear in their wake to burn down a landlord’s house. Or divined that all the “khaki boys” in the British Army would never quell the fierce Pushtin tribesmen of the Northern Frontier. -more-


Green Neighbors: Welcome the Flowers That Bloom in the Spring

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday April 24, 2007

Having ranted about the allergenic pollen from certain flowering trees—the sorts one might not even think of as “flowering” except in the taxonomic sense—allow me to spend a few inches on thanks and praise for their more conspicuous brethren. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 24, 2007

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 -more-


Corrections

Tuesday April 24, 2007

In an April 13 story on labor relations in the Berkeley schools, a school employee’s name was misspelled. Her name is Anita Thomson. -more-