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Name: Bishal Dutta

Age: 21

Who he is: A Sam Raimi stan and recent graduate who missed UC Berkeley’s film and media commencement ceremony to screen his short film, “Life in Color,” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Berkeley art patrons celebrate 10 years with Larry Rinder

At the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive gala in honor of its director, Larry Rinder, on May 17, a few little-known facts were gleaned: He loves dabbling in haiku and he loves his regular weekend rustication in Ukiah.

Bearing Light exhibit illustrates 150 years of history at Berkeley

Listen closely to the quiet walls outside The Bancroft Library, and you can almost hear it: the chants of protesters, the march of a band, the famous holler of a football announcer.

Or, in other words, a brilliant birthday song.

For the Berkeley Rep revival of 'Angels in America,' the play is the thing

Students - get tickets to 'Angels in America' by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through the student arts access app!

Summer reading, Berkeley style

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the dystopian novel about a dark time in America’s future and those who resist, leads this year’s summer reading list at UC Berkeley.

SAN FRANCISCO — What’s the best way to diversify our galleries and museums, considering art by white men takes up so much space, crowding out works by people of color and women? Monica Westin, an art writer and fine arts professor at the California College

Longtime Friends and Bay Area Locals Team Up for a New BAM Exhibit

At first glance, the work of Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri couldn’t be more different. McCarthy’s intersecting swaths of color, “weaves” as she calls them, are hypnotizing and prismatic, calling to mind 1960s Op Art.

Michael Pollan, on science, psychedelics and the human mind

“Your book is a trip!” says Deirdre English, lecturer in the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, as she opens a conversation with Michael Pollan about his new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

Hidden Treasures: Take Home a Masterpiece from Doe Library

Compared to the opulent and tranquil UC Berkeley Morrison Library, the modest adjoining art storage room, at first glance, isn’t much to write home about.

Hearst Museum opens digital portal to its entire collections

UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, whose world-class collections range from Egyptian mummy sarcophagi to Peruvian textiles to Native American baskets, has opened a digital portal to expand public access to its collections of more than 3 million objects, photographs, films and sound recordings.