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Tuesday November 27, 2007

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Vincent, Reed Talk Poetry at Pegasus

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 27, 2007

Poets Stephen Vincent (author of the newly published Junction Press collection, Walking Theory) and Pat Reed, both Bay Area poets noted for close observation of landscapes, will read 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pegasus Books, at 2349 Shattuck Ave. -more-


Around the East Bay

Tuesday November 27, 2007

WRIGHT CENTENNIAL -more-


Books: Looking Beyond Ken Burns’ ‘The War’

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Tuesday November 27, 2007

Ken Burns’ latest monumental television production is currently being shown on PBS channels. The War follows more than 40 people from 1941 to 1945, focusing on the citizens of Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Mobile, Alabama. The book companion to the series, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945, is available in public libraries. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Thanksgiving with the Grebes and Scoters

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday November 27, 2007

Chopped fish and mealworms: not your classic Thanksgiving menu. But that’s what the eared and horned grebes at the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRCC) were getting. The larger birds—surf scoters, greater scaup, western grebes, common murres—were fed whole fish. The coots, according to a whiteboard notation, got a side of bloodworms “if we have any bloodworms.” -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 27, 2007

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Correction

Tuesday November 27, 2007

Arts Calendar

Friday November 23, 2007

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 -more-


Childhood Memories: ‘The Red Balloon’

By JUSTIN DeFREITAS
Friday November 23, 2007

There’s a magical time in childhood when the fiction of film is nearly indistinguishable from the reality of life, a time when a child still has a willingness and an ability to believe that magic is possible, and that maybe, just maybe, he can be its agent. -more-


La Val’s Very Special Holiday Special

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday November 23, 2007

Down under at La Val’s Subterranean, the Impact theater company has already geared up for the season with their brand-new Very Special Money & Run Winter Season Holiday Special, complete with Xmas lights and a lit-up “Season’s Greetings” sign in red and green on the usual set, resembling a basement rec room. -more-


Garden Variety: Conditional Love for a Local Wonder: The Wooden Duck

By Ron Sullivan
Friday November 23, 2007

I was hoping to pass along a wholehearted endorsement of one of my favorites in the odd category of “stores where I pretty much can’t afford anything but it’s all nice to look at”—I think of such a place as a museum if the staff is welcoming enough. -more-


About the House: The Skill of Visualization and Getting into Trouble

By Matt Cantor
Friday November 23, 2007

I’m learning the guitar at the advanced age of 49 (don’t laugh, it feels old to me) and it’s mighty slow going. My friend and teacher, Scott, plays like the Almighty and it’s unimaginable to me that I’ll ever be able to play well enough to be heard in public. It seems an awfully steep slope between the novice and the expert, filled with layers of past experience and the gradual honing of our senses and practices. Further, there seem to be inherent advantages that some have over others. Gifts, we might call them, and it’s damn sure that the gift of guitar isn’t in me. Oh well, I’m having a good time and it’s an excuse to belt out a song. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday November 23, 2007

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