Culture

A Doll’s House Divided Cannot Stand, at Berkeley Rep

My favorite interpretation of Nora, the heroine of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s…

 

The Pressure Cooker: Shiva Ahmadi’s Animation of the Syrian War

After artist Shiva Ahmadi made her first animation, Lotus, in 2014, she…

 

Was the Prophet Muhammad Tripping on DMT?

British artist Haroon Mirza and the Asian Art Museum go out of…

 

Dreams Deferred in Detroit ’67

When the white cast in The Big Chill (1983) reminisces about their…

Sharon Meadow Has Been Renamed Robin Williams Meadow

There was no drive-by fruiting, but there were a few affable groaners.…

Highly Scientific Study Confirms California Is a Dog State

For some peculiar reason, the House of Representatives voted this week to…

Pregnancy Porn Is a Growing Niche

The old internet maxim of Rule 34 flatly states, “If it exists,…

A Refugee in America, Exiled from Lake Success

The relationship between personal wealth and personal wellbeing is a tenuous one.…

Kiss Me Once, at Shotgun Players

Guillermo Calderón’s Kiss bears more than a passing resemblance to Sarah Kane’s Blasted (which…

Johanna Pfaelzer Is Berkeley Rep’s New Artistic Director

Some 20 months after Tony Taccone announced his departure from the Berkeley…