Fashion Fridays: Rain today, Spring tomorrow

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  By now, Berkeley has been dreary weathered and rainy for what feels like ages. However, that didn’t stop these Cal students from adding some personal color to their looks this week. From the women’s warm-weather fabrics to the men’s rugged, sporty looks, you can tell that these students are Read More…

Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel

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In what will no doubt be picked up by Fox News as “forcing a diversity quota,” Marvel Comics editors Sana Amanat and Steve Whacker recently announced a new Ms. Marvel character: Kamala Khan, a Pakistani Muslim American teen with shape-shifting powers who takes up the mantle of her personal hero, Read More…

The Daily Cal catches up with “Divergent” stars

At the San Francisco premiere of Lionsgate’s “Divergent” on March 5, the Daily Cal caught up with a few of the film’s stars on the red carpet. Maggie Q, who starred as Nikita in the Emmy-nominated television series, plays a character of a similar type in “Divergent” — save for Read More…

Who to listen to now: Nick Waterhouse

The singer-songwriter-guitarist Nick Waterhouse has revamped the charm of sweet-flowing jazz music and brought it to the current era with his second LP, Holly. He takes the essential aura of jazz and soul and twists it into his own style that is complemented perfectly by his ’50s-sounding voice and look. Read More…

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Tunesday: Under the Covers

It’s November, and we are neck-deep in pumpkin-spice season (and that’s a wonderful thing).  The weather is gradually getting chillier, and you’re getting lazier (and that’s an even more wonderful thing).  You’re probably having a harder time finding the motivation to leave your bed — perhaps because you don’t want to Read More…

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M.I.A. in action

M.IA., the initials and stage name of artist Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasm, are far from ‘missing in action.’ On the contrary, the singer, filmmaker, visual artist, recognized philanthropist and overall “beautiful person,” according to People magazine (she refused to accept the offer, responding that “Mother Teresa was never on the most Read More…

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Zellerbach Hall embraces Mariachi

UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, a venue for cultural representation and expression, will pay tribute to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead with the music of world-renowned folk ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. The 13-piece ensemble will grace audiences on Sunday, Nov 3rd at 7 p.m. (arrive at 5 p.m. Read More…

Noise Pop 2014 Initial Lineup Announced

With the 2014 edition of Noise Pop, the annual bay area festival will be ringing in its twenty-first year at the end of next February. Granted, this is much more of a milestone in human years than it is in concert series years, but all the same, the start of Read More…