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Visualize This: Project Shows U.S. Magazine Evolution

A new project will tap funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to collect a century’s worth of hard-to-access circulation data to document the histories of major American magazines such as the New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Life and Black Mask, then present it with compelling, open-source digital tools.

Asian Youth Orchestra Educates, Exhilarates at Zellerbach Hall

The Asian Youth Orchestra pounced on Zellerbach Hall last Saturday night — one stop of 20 on a worldwide tour for the Hong Kong-based orchestra — with both the drive of a professional symphony and a good-natured excitement that reflected the youth of the players.

Picks and Highlights from the New Cal Performances Season

Single-ticket sales for the 2017-18 season of Cal Performances go on sale at noon today (and there are season packages to consider as well). Overwhelmed by choice? Berkeleyside has pored over the program and chosen our favorite performances in each of the season’s principal categories.

J-School Alums Loom Large in ‘17 Emmy Nominations

A UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturer and 10 other alums have been honored in the latest round of News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, some with multiple nominations.

One of the most influential artists of seventeenth-century imperial China is the subject of a major museum survey, the artist’s first in North America, when the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen

“Storytelling is the foundation of a literate society.”

U.C. Berkeley visiting professor David Peterson is in the Bay Area this summer teaching students all about how to speak and write like characters in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. He assigns each of his students one language to build from the Game of Thrones universe.

Surrealism, Indian Art Feature in BAMPFA Summer Exhibits

This summer, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is featuring three distinct visual art exhibits — works from contemporary mixed-media artist Ugo Rondinone, early surrealist Charles Howard and a collection of five centuries of Indian painting.

UC Berkeley Latino Exhibit Examines Central American Migration

BERKELEY — The exhibit “MONTARlaBestia” (“Riding the Beast”) will open July 11 at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch St.

Prestigious Fellowships for 11

Ten UC Berkeley professors and doctoral candidates and a visiting scholar are being honored with 2017 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.