Featured Writing

Feminism and the Common Good: The California Health Care Case,” Dissent, Winter 1997

Mime Troupe Show Lacks Essential Ingredient: Politics,” Review of San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Veronique of the Mounties, Berkeley Daily Planet, July 18, 2003

Nowhere Woman,” Review of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy, edited by Arlie Russell Hochschild and Barbara Ehrenreich, Dissent, Spring 2004

Jane Jacobs, Democrat With a Small ‘D’,” Berkeley Daily Planet, May 25, 2004

Governing Berkeley by Questionnaire and Fiat,” Berkeley Daily Planet, April 12, 2005

Planners’ Alchemy,” Berkeley Daily Planet, July 19, 2005

Mao Spelled Backwards,” Berkeley Daily Planet, August 16, 2005

Why Bother With Environmental Impact Reports?,” Berkeley Daily Planet, November 8, 2005

The University of California and the Walmart Effect,” Berkeley Daily Planet, December 6, 2005

Is Berkeley on the Verge of a Civic Identity Crisis?“, Berkeley Daily Planet, February 7, 2006

A Pro-Business, Pro-Berkeley Agenda,” Berkeley Daily Planet, June 30, 2006

Welcome to Animal Farm,” Berkeley Daily Planet, June 26, 2007

The Theater of Gentrification,” Review of Danny Hoch’s solo show at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley Daily Planet, February 12, 2008

Mayor Bates: Raise City Manager Salary to $232,020 (And Counting),” Berkeley Daily Planet, January 22, 2009

The City Manager’s Raise: Fact and Fiction,” Berkeley Daily Planet, February 11, 2009

East Bay Green Corridor: Green for All?,” Part One, BeyondChron, July 7, 2009

East Bay Green Corridor: Green for All?,” Part Two, BeyondChron, July 13, 2009

Politics’ Fatal Therapeutic Turn,” Dissent, Summer 2011

Berkeley’s ‘New’ Downtown: Behind the Brand,” BeyondChron, April 30, 2012

Cooperation and Cunning,” Review of Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation, by Richard Sennett, Dissent, Summer 2012

The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951,” Review of exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, BeyondChron, November 28, 2012