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Onstage: The Art World in Theater

As I talked about in This Week in Theater, John Logan’s “Red” is currently showing at the Berkeley Rep today. “Red” is a two-character drama about the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko and his apprentice. As many of you probably know, Rothko is the influential artist most famous for his
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Daily Cal Street Style: Gearing Up For Spring Break

Howdy y’all, It’s springtime, break has officially started, and summer is just around the bend. My fellow scholars, things are lookin’ up. And if you thought things couldn’t get any better, here are some more great shots from your trusted and aromatic style-photographers (who are also in the market for
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This Week in Sound: Rancid Returns and Disco Days

This week, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s will release Rot Gut, Domestic. Although the band was initially categorized as chamber pop, they have been gravitating in an alternative rock direction, so it’ll be interesting to see if they decide to continue this route with their latest release. Aural
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The Mysterious Timothy McSweeney: if you haven’t heard

When I picked up the 38th edition of “Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,” it wasn’t because I had any prior knowledge of a publisher named Timothy McSweeney. It also wasn’t because the book was perched under a best-seller shelf with a paper screaming “read me” tucked between the pages. I had
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Sample Sundays: Ghostdini is…Cool Breeze

“Hey yo, this (post) is like ziti!” What does that mean? I’m not really sure. It sounds cool though, and it’s a quote from the hip-hop track on this edition of Sample Sundays (minus the ‘post’ of course). So, without delay (or anymore slang that only a select number of
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Daily Cal Street Style: Singin’ in the Rain

Greetings, Earthlings. Let’s be honest, the weather this week has sucked. And as a result of the rain, it’s been kind of hard for us, your dedicated and dapper (and single) fashion photographers, to get any shots. However, we persevered through hardship to present some more great looks for your
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Pills and Pandemonium: “Nurse Jackie” Season Four

Edie Falco returns for a forth season in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” as the dazzling, pill-popping, sociopathic nurse. Throughout the first three seasons, Jackie has found creative ways to hide her addictions – burying her stash in old boxes in her garage, stealing anti-anxiety medication from her tween daughter and faking
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Onstage: Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” Performance on Campus

The weather in Berkeley has been terrible: gray clouds and constant rain. Luckily, the kind of ennui and existential frustration stormy weather brings out is just the right setting to see Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic play written in 1890 on housewives, destruction and boredom, “Hedda Gabler.” A local production
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