Weekender Picks

A still from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
A still from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita

The Berkeley World Music Festival is this weekend. On Saturday stop by cafe venues along Telegraph Avenue and hear music in People’s Park. On Sunday Telegraph Avenue between Dwight Way and Durant Avenue will turn into a street festival and beer garden. Both days are free! —Anya Schultz   Stanley
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‘White Girls’ can’t be judged by its cover

Hilton Als reverses expectations with the title of his newly released work, “White Girls,” in which he portrays no version of what would instinctively be considered a “white girl.” The book’s title evokes images either of blond kids in pigtails playing with Barbies or those who mirror the outrageous cast
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The Mysterious Timothy McSweeney: if you haven’t heard

When I picked up the 38th edition of “Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,” it wasn’t because I had any prior knowledge of a publisher named Timothy McSweeney. It also wasn’t because the book was perched under a best-seller shelf with a paper screaming “read me” tucked between the pages. I had
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