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Hilton Als Named as Recipient of 2022 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing

May 19, 2022

Hilton Als, celebrated writer, theater critic, and Teaching Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, has been announced as a recipient of the 2022 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing.

Als is a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer and a theater critic for The New Yorker magazine. He is the curator of the recent exhibition, Toni Morrison's Black Book, at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York, and is the author of several books including The Women (1996), White Girls (2013), and Alice Neel, Uptown (2017). Based in New York, Als is a teaching professor at the University...

Documentary "Borderlands" Featuring Ronald Rael (The New Yorker)

“Isn’t it so fascinating that the simple act of drawing a line on a map can transform the way we see and experience the world?” Ronald Rael observes in the opening of the documentary film “Borderlands,” which looks at communities in San Diego and Tijuana, Brownsville and Matamoros, and El Paso and Juárez. Rael, an architect, explores the area near the border fence outside El Paso with an eye tuned to reimagining the space around him and plotting ways to transgress it. He is accompanied by his nine-year-old son, Mattias, and he teaches the boy how to interpret a wall that has come to...

Students build earthen ovens using inflatable molds, learn about colonialism, food studies, sustainability

June 6, 2022

The course was part of the program New Strategies for the Humanities at Berkeley, a Mellon Foundation grant housed in the Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry (CICI) under the Division of Arts & Humanities. It was also designated as a course in the Course Threads program under the Environment and Humanities.

This Spring, Students in the collaborative research seminar Tres Hornos: Earthen Ovens and Foodways of the Southwest experimented with design and construction techniques to build and use earthen ovens, also...