Reviews From BAMPFA Summer 2024

Posted July 15, 2024 by

The Summer 2024 film offerings at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (hereafter “BAMPFA”) offers a highly satisfying mix of film series devoted to popular subjects and film series focusing on more obscure auteurs. The probable BAMPFA summer hit
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President Biden

Biden Remains Democrats’ Best Choice

Posted July 8, 2024 by

A Misguided Electoral Panic Joe Biden has been the best president of my lifetime. He’s unquestionably the most progressive president since FDR. But now many see him as incapable of again defeating Donald Trump. A bad debate performance has led
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Have National Politics Eclipsed Local?

Posted July 8, 2024 by

With Democracy at Risk, Local Candidates Fight for Attention Last Monday the SF Standard released a front page story claiming mayoral candidate Mark Farrell “lived large on campaign cash while mayor, supervisor.” Josh Koehn’s article was filled with juicy facts
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$20 Billion Housing Bond Gets Greenlight

Posted July 1, 2024 by

Huge Breakthrough for Bay Area Something truly amazing happened in the Bay Area last week. Counties unable to collaborate on a range of regional issues came together to place a $20 billion affordable housing bond on the November ballot. That’s
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