Oakland Museum of California

What to do if bored, lonely in Berkeley

Whether you’re in Berkeley taking classes or working at the perfect internship, chances are that most of your friends are back home and you’re close to falling into a cycle of boredom and Netflix. In order to conquer that boredom and subsequent loneliness, we suggest getting to better know the
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Nate Silver

Weekender Picks

1. Nate Silver, “wunderkind” (pronounced: “brand”) and statistics whiz who left the New York Times last year to launch his own site under ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, is speaking at Zellerbach Hall on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. More information about the event (and tickets) are available here. 2. In case
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Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

‘Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay’ showcases intersection of engineering and artistic vision

New technology allowed Stackpole to take stunning shots of bridge construction and the Bay

At first, the construction workers would reflexively pose as photojournalist Peter Stackpole would raise his camera to capture photographs of them at work. Eventually, Stackpole bonded with the crew, and he became just another one of the boys on The Bridge, at which point the workers wouldn’t even notice the
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This Week in Arts

VISUAL ART As a center for innovation, renewable energy solutions, art and communal education, Oakland seems like the perfect home base for nonprofit organization Kinetic Steam Works. Since 2005, it has worked to preserve steam power heritage, presenting art and performance pieces to the public, highlighting the merits of this
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