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COVER | Jim Dine

Night and Martha Broderick (oil and charcoal on linen canvas). Exhibited and sold by Heather James Fine Art ( Gallery notes on pop artist Jim Dine explain he is known for incorporating images of familiar and personally significant objects such as tools, robes, and hearts, in his art. His repeated use of these objects is a signature of his paintings. The robes represent the male counterpart of his Venus, the maternal figure and symbol of fertility, and seek to realize an identity, both personal and existential. In fact, Dine identified many of the robe paintings as "self-portraits," because he visualized them as an extension of himself. Night and Martha Broderick, which was painted in 2005, represents a later iteration of this long-standing theme.

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August 2018 Issue:

FEATURE |  An Innovative Approach to Firefighter Health
The Berkeley Fire Department pilots a wellness program to improve the diet and stress levels of new recruits in order to prevent problems down the line.
By Elly Schmidt-Hopper

EDUCATION |  Improving Equity After School
Berkeley aims to remake its after-school programs to be more equitable, accessible, and robust. By Joyce Tsai

PARENTING |  Keeping Birthdays Simple
Should you get a petting zoo? No way. Tips on celebrating and keeping your sanity. By Lisa Fernandez

ART |   Going Feral With Fabric
Two Bay Area artists knit together political movements through textiles.
By Lou Fancher

RETAIL |  Goodbye La Loba, and Hello
Prism Jewels explodes with vintage sequins, and the Fourth Street Maker's Row introduces live music and food trucks.
By Annie Crawford

|  Henry's
Burgers, bar bites, and elegant entrées give the Berkeley hotel restaurant a second life with a Chris Kronner twist.
By Janelle Bitker

The Kilduff File |  Rob Skate
A skateboard education revolution is underway. 
By Paul Kilduff


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