Jan Nederveen Pieterse to UC Berkeley: Pre-Interview

I know I've been blogging here lately about the things I'm doing and the many ways wildfires can start, but this week, things will be a tad different.

With all my spare time, I've been offered the opportunity to interview Jan Nederveen Pieterse, a Dutch author and sociology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He's giving a lecture at UC Berkeley tomorrow called "How European is Europe?"

After reading up on him and thumbing through one of his books, I realize that keeping up with the news is no match for actually studying the impact of world events.

I do discuss what goes on in the world and I care, but the world is big, man, and I've got a lot of work to do.

In any case, the interview is in about twelve hours. I've got class in 14 hours and a show in about 20 hours, so chances are I won't get to post it for a day or two. Nevertheless, it'll be posted here.

Update: By "day or two," I really meant week or two. Should be up soon, I promise.


Shameless Self-Promotion

Come see Wintertime!

I'm stage managing this wild ride of a show, which is partially why I haven't been posting here or at the Clog recently, and though that means I'm not onstage, it's still a great show. Academically speaking, it's the non-cliche version of a romantic comedy with postmodern undertones and classical influences.

Realistically speaking, it's just plain fun.

The family's coming tonight, though it might be a bit racy for some of their tastes...

In any case, see the Facebook event (or group) or visit theater.berkeley.edu.

Show times are November 10, 16, 17 at 8pm and 11th and 18th at 2pm. The 11th has a talkback discussion following the performance.

Ah, public conferences...

I was encouraged to attend a blogging conference today, as a result of which I've started a "new" blog.

Check out my dismay with the minimal intelligence of the general public here.