Professors on Love

My senior year of high school, I stumbled upon edge.org, a comment thread that poses questions to the world’s greatest minds. The website annually posts a broad question –– such as “What should we be worried about?” and “What will change everything?” and “What do you believe is true even
Read More…

The 21-year-old Valentine Virgin

At age 18, in Long Beach, California, I made some goals for me — most prominent being to turn 20 in Berkeley. Truthfully, I was very unsure what my next goal would be, but with Berkeley being Berkeley, finding goals to set for oneself is never too much of something
Read More…

Picks of the Week

The brief online description declares: Feathers will fly! It’s still unclear who, exactly, has the means to destroy a real down-filled pillow. But why not find out? San Francisco’s recurring Valentine’s Day pillow fight is scheduled for Saturday at the Justin Herman Plaza around dusk. No charge — just bring
Read More…

Remembering Ted Agu

Editor’s Note: Feb. 7 marks the one year anniversary of the death of UC Berkeley student and Cal football player Ted Agu. To honor his memory, teammate and friend Brennan Scarlett wrote the following piece:  I am only one of the many lives that Ted Agu touched — but I
Read More…

Interview: Co-founders of ‘Radical Brownies’

Radical Brownies, a twist on the traditional Girl Scouts organization, hit the Oakland scene in 2014. The organization, according to its mission statement, aims to create a safe space for young girls of color “so that they step into their collective power, brilliance and leadership in order to make the
Read More…

Fiction: Comfort Food

Flora sat at a window booth in a 24-hour diner and sipped her coffee, inhaling the rich aroma and trying not to let the liquid burn her tongue. She perused the menu in front of her. It made a lot of promises. Hashbrowns, best in town. Belgian waffles, big as
Read More…

Poem: Fontana, for as Far as we can Go

A city of working faucets. My parents took me to the foot of the mountain and fed me until the hills took me in. In the dream, TV shows freeze over completely, and whatever happens happens around them. You’re not going to grow up unless I say, the loving father
Read More…

Snapshots After Dark

After Dark at the Exploratorium — where twee San Franciscans meet yuppie San Franciscans meet techie San Franciscans in one magnetic potpourri of Bay Area whippersnappers. Self-described as “not a theater, cabaret, or gallery,” the event is troubling for the simple reason that science, generally, is not cool. So why do
Read More…

Picks of the Week

The new exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery, entitled “We Could Be Heroes,” presents the excitement of being young. Focusing on the postwar era, the exhibit captures the mix of optimism and defiance that defined a generation. If you’re lucky enough to be in London any time from now until April
Read More…