Poet Gary Snyder made his fame as an associate of the Beat Generation, set apart by his years in Japan (1956-68) and his involvement in Zen Buddhism. He grew up on the West Coast and went to school? American commanderDied: January 14, 2008 (Berkeley, California) Best Known as: last commander of the American volunteers who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War? Ben Affleckactor, writerBorn: 8/15/1972Birthplace: Berkeley, California Oscar and Golden Globe-winning co-screenwriter and co-star of Good Will Hunting (1997) (with longtime friend Matt Damon). His? The granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, Patricia "Patty" Hearst was a college student in Berkeley, California when she was kidnapped in February of 1974 by a neo-? Pat Morita
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This Japanese-American actor, who lived in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, programmed computers? Michael ChabonwriterBorn: 1964Birthplace: Columbia, MD Voted one of the 20 Best American Writers under 40 by The New Yorker in 1999, Chabon has been compared to Nabokov, Philip Roth and Don? The Grateful Deadpsychedelic, country rock band Groundbreaking band that was an innovator in psychedelic and country rock. The group is best known for its cult-like following, trance-inducing? The Templeton Prize, an award to encourage progress in religion, was established in 1972 by Sir John Templeton, a Tennessee-born financial analyst and? Top of Page
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There's always something going on in the United States, and trying to keep track of it all can be a nightmare. Luckily,? Ben AffleckBorn 8/12/72 in Berkeley, California.Golden Globe-winning co-screenwriter and co-star of Good Will Hunting (1997) (with longtime friend Matt Damon). His acting career also includes roles?