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Welcome to The Weekender

The Weekender is a creative outlet for Berkeley stories of all kinds. We aim to curate reported features, profiles and commentary pieces on relevant issues and people in our community — transforming everyday stories into larger discussions about the forces that drive Berkeley. We also feature creative writing, poetry, personal essays, photography and video. This magazine serves as a platform for both staff writers and one-time contributors from all backgrounds.
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In Prose and Poetry: Berkeley literature then and now

In Allen Ginsberg’s 1955 poem “A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley,” he writes, “All afternoon cutting bramble blackberries off a tottering brown fence under a low branch with its rotten old apricots miscellaneous under the leaves, fixing the drip in the intricate gut machinery of a new toilet; found a
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