‘Night Vale’ stays weird with debut novel, pleases fans

If you’re no stranger to Night Vale, then Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s debut novel, titled after their science-fiction podcast “Welcome to Night Vale,” may feel a bit like coming home. The show’s wildly imaginative yet comfortably familiar landscape is the backdrop for a funny and touching coming-of-age story. On
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20th annual Watershed Poetry Festival celebrates nature, poetry

Several voices roared from Downtown Berkeley’s Civic Center Park on Saturday — not only to celebrate watersheds around the world, but also to celebrate nature, poetry and community. The 20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival was lively. Towering handmade silks with designs of watersheds and basins hung near the poplar
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An interview with award-winning poet Ronaldo V. Wilson

The first visiting poet in this fall’s series of Holloway Readings and this semester’s Mixed Blood Project reader, Ronaldo V. Wilson sports several other titles: award-winning poet, professor of English and co-founder of the critically lauded performance group Black Took Collective. His most recent book, “Farther Traveler,” exhibits his thoughtful
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‘Wind/Pinball’ offers lucid, expansive look at life

Today a household name on both sides of the Pacific, Japanese literary giant Haruki Murakami launched his smooth ascent to global renown with two novels — “Hear the Wind Sing” and “Pinball, 1973” — written on a whim. In an introduction to “Wind/Pinball,” Knopf’s new English translation of his first
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