Journalist Franklin Foer was ousted as the head of The New Republic when a Facebook co-founder bought the magazine and shifted the focus away from longform journalism. Foer says this is just one of many changes that signal a seismic shift to a media focused on “clickbait” and web traffic.

Inside Rainbow Sign, a vibrant hub for black cultural arts

From the outside, Rainbow Sign didn’t look like much. Housed in a modest building — previously a mortuary — it sat on the corner of Grove (now MLK Jr. Way) and Derby in Berkeley, a quiet, beige house with a tasteful, arched doorway.

Although we live in the supposed land of freedom and liberty, it is difficult in the current political climate to ignore the overarching systems of authority that guide many of the decisions we are allowed make, the social norms to which we are pushed to conform and the way our world is constructed by those in power.

Fall brings a brimming arts cornucopia to campus

Fall at UC Berkeley always arrives with an air of anticipation and this year follows suit, with an exhilarating lineup of events ranging from readings by award-winning poets, a student art exhibition on authority, chats with cartoonists, an adaptation of a classical play complete with a cloud structure and the holiday favorite, The Hard Nut.

Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide

Longtime UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Russell Hochschild has centered her work on understanding how those in the majority culture discuss and perceive minority groups.

Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

Renowned Sanskrit scholar Robert P.

The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley next week open its doors to an exhibit of work by some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading photographers that document Bay Area protests, starting with the Free Speech Movement and resistance to the draft in the 1960s and continuing to the multi-city Women’s March last January.

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

Exhibit opens: Migrants riding La Bestia up through Mexico

An art exhibition focusing on the train that carries up to half a million Central American migrants across Mexico toward the United States every year opens today at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).

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.