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Tuesday January 29, 2008

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‘Angel Street’ at the Masquers Playhouse

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday January 29, 2008

In a Victorian parlor, a querulous wife (Michelle Pond as Bella Manningham) feels things are slipping away from her grasp, though she’s unable to explain how or why, while her prepossessing husband (David Shirk as Jack Manningham), in quiet, gentle tones or with impatience, treats her as a child, whether a naughty one or a child unaware of the import of what she’s doing. -more-


Around the East Bay: McSweeny’s at Moe’s

Tuesday January 29, 2008

McSweeney’s, the San Francisco Mission District publishing concern founded by author Dave Eggers, is coming to Berkeley with a pizza party (they will provide the pizza) at Moe’s Books at 2476 Telegraph Ave. to celebrate the 50th issue of their monthly magazine, The Believer, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Moe’s is one of 20 stores nationally where McSweeney’s is planning a celebration this week. “Any magazine today producing 50 issues is remarkable,” said Owen Hill of Moe’s. “McSweeney’s has a list of young, clever writers. The Believer is a good, open-ended interview/review magazine. We’ve hosted a pizza party before for their video magazine, and they're good at getting enough veggies for the vegetarians, enough meat for the carnivores!” -more-


Books: Oakland Duo Seek Breakthrough in Environmental Policy

By Michael Howerton
Tuesday January 29, 2008

A pair of Oakland writers have offered a compelling blueprint for the world’s energy ministers as they debate how best to address global warming and replace the Kyoto Protocol when it expires in 2012. -more-


Wild Neighbors: Running on Honeydew: Diet Secrets of the Argentine Ant

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday January 29, 2008

Not that I miss them, but I haven’t found any Argentine ants in the house this winter. I hesitate to consider this a permanent victory, though. They’re out there somewhere, biding their time. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday January 29, 2008

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Arts Calendar

Friday January 25, 2008

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Moving Pictures: Noir City Fest Celebrates Dark Side of American Film

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday January 25, 2008

There is no shortage of great film festivals in the Bay Area, celebrating the cinematic heritage of every corner of the globe. -more-


Around the East Bay:

Friday January 25, 2008

‘APPARITION OF THE ETERNAL CHURCH’ -more-


The Theater: Actors Ensemble’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’ at Live Oak

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday January 25, 2008

A door on-stage is thrown open, and a vivacious young woman (Wendy Welch as Corie Bratter) surveys the room before her, and heaves a happy sigh. The room is a bare, freshly-painted fifth-floor walkup apartment, with only a ladder and paint cans for adornment. -more-


Midsummer Mozart Benefit Concert at City Club Sunday

By Ira Steingroot, Special to the Planet
Friday January 25, 2008

This Sunday at the Berkeley City Club, world-renowned pianist Seymour Lipkin will join music director George Cleve and the Midsummer Mozart Orchestra to initiate the 34th season of the Midsummer Mozart Festival. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: Knitwear Magnate Looked to Europe for Building Inspiration

By Daniella Thompson
Friday January 25, 2008

The settlement of the residential blocks south of the UC campus began, naturally, on the streets closest to the university and progressed southward. In 1903, the area now known as the Willard neighborhood, comprising the Hillegass and Berry-Bangs tracts and bounded, clockwise, by Dwight Way, College, Ashby, and Telegraph Avenues, was most densely built along Benvenue and Hillegass Avenues north of Derby Street. -more-


About the House: Little Visitors in the House

By Matt Cantor
Friday January 25, 2008

When you crawl around under houses every day, you see some odd things. It’s part archaeology, a little zoology and, of course, all that construction stuff. It doesn’t take too long doing this to realize that you’re not always alone down under the house (or up in the attic). There are little neighbors that like to share the space. They’re not trying to get inside your house, per se. It’s just that they want a safe warm space and you happen to be right there. Termites use the same logic. They don’t know that they’re eating a house. What’s a house to a termite. They’re just eating some fallen trees that happen be in their path. -more-


Garden Variety: A Walk in the Inimitable Woods

By Ron Sulivan
Friday January 25, 2008

Woodland gardening takes on a new aspect when one is practicing it here in coastal northern California. There are considerations one must take with regard to natural resources and scarcity—as much a product of time as of place, as everything living here gets more squeezed by human overpopulation, including us humans who are doing the overpopulating. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday January 25, 2008

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 -more-