About Me

Credit: David Lance Goines

I've lived in Berkeley for over 20 years: I'm the girl in shabby black clothes who is always carrying a book. Hmm, that could describe half of Berkeley.


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Neil Marcus: Playwright, Performance Artist, and Disability Culture Activist

Neil Marcus is an artist and an activist: his performance art is a political act and he lives his life as ongoing performance art. He describes himself as being “creatively endowed with disability”. If the power to change perceptions is what makes art important, Neil Marcus is one of the most important artists living today. [...]

Michael Parenti: Author and Public Intellectual

Michael Parenti is a well-known Berkeley author and man-about-town. I often spot him at Crixa Cafe, holding an impromptu salon. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad, and he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. Parenti’s work has been [...]

David Lance Goines, Celebrated Artist and Writer

David Lance Goines is a celebrated Berkeley artist and writer. His artwork has appeared in numerous professional publications, including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, How, Print, and Step-By-Step Graphics. His writing and artwork have garnered many awards, most notably the 1983 American Book Award for his book, A Constructed Roman Alphabet. His artwork is represented [...]

David Weinstein, Author of 'It Came from Berkeley'

David Weinstein writes a popular series about Bay Area architects for the San Francisco Chronicle section, and he also writes about modern architecture for CA-Modern Magazine. He spearheaded the effort to preserve the long-abandoned Art Deco movie palace, the Cerrito Theater, and he is chairman of the Friends of the Cerrito Theater. His most recent [...]

Elizabeth Wagele, Enneagram Expert

Elizabeth Wagele is the author and cartoonist of The Enneagram of Death – Helpful Insights by the 9 Types of People on Grief, Fear, and Dying, The Enneagram of Parenting, Finding the Birthday Cake – Helping Children Raise Their Self-Esteem, and The Happy Introvert – a Wild and Crazy Guide to Celebrating Your True Self. [...]