The Moor's Account

UC Riverside author's book nominated for Man Booker Prize

“The Moor’s Account” by creative writing professor Laila Lalami, long-listed for prestigious international award.
'Inside Out'

Oh Joy! Berkeley consults on 'Inside Out' emotions

Emotion expert helps guide Pixar movie on uprooted tween's rush of feelings.
Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. poet laureate

Former California poet laureate will embrace hope as a theme during his term.
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was not a plagiarist

Joseph Bristow delves into Wilde’s obsession with obscure poet Thomas Chatterton, deems 'notebook' his original work.
'City Life' mural

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

UC Berkeley-based project is dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings and more produced during 1933-1943.
Madison Scott and Blake Morris rehearse Macbeth

Get ready to be 'Shakespeared'

UCI Shakespeare Center aims to become the premier institution in California for the integrated production, study and enjoyment of the Bard's works.
David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay

True colors: Hollywood’s diversity dilemma

The country has never been so diverse — but not so in Hollywood. The numbers of nonwhite and female actors and others in the entertainment industry remain distressingly low.
wax cylinder (early audio recording)

Speaking in the vernacular

Library of Congress adds Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings collection to the National Recording Registry.
UCSD Gospel Choir

Singing their hearts out

UC San Diego Gospel Choir tops the charts among students.
Adanna Duru

Freshman crooner makes top 11 on 'American Idol'

Adanna Duru performed the Bruno Mars song 'Runaway Baby' last week, and ran away with some nice compliments from the judges.