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A Better Life: Director Chris Weitz Talks Immigration

Poignancy can be found in the most unexpected places, including Cal’s very own Dwinelle Hall, where the Center for Latin American Studies screened “A Better Life” on February 23rd. The film depicts undocumented gardener Carlos Galindo’s struggle to recover his newly purchased work truck, which serves as his only hope to
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Post-Punk Band Cloud Nothings to Attack SF

If you’ve heard nothing of Cloud Nothings, it’s time to take a listen. The Cleveland post-punk band’s latest record, Attack on Memory, is heavy and introspective, the kind of album that holds one in suspense and then surprises with its heavy guitars. Dylan Baldi’s grainy, plaintive vocals shout and crackle
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State of the Art: Hotel Murals, Rick Santorum, and Happy Hour

Abroad: Matt W. Moore at Vincci Bit Hotel in Barcelona Vivid geometric graphics now cover the hallway of Vincci Bit Hotel’s fourth floor in Barcelona. The creator behind this massive multi-colored optical illusion is Maine-based artist Matt W. Moore, who used 14 gallons of paint to complete the 50-foot mural.
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Will Ferrell coming to UC Berkeley

Your favorite anchorman and elf has changed his ethnicity for his newest role. Will Ferrell will be coming to Wheeler Auditorium at 8 p.m. Monday for a free advanced screening of his newest film, “Casa De Mi Padre.” Directed by Matt Piedmont and featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna
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Sample Sundays: Da Byrd Enta’s Da Stage

It’s Sunday my friends. And I’m back to ‘catch wreck’ (acquire props or obtain recognition) with y’all by indulging in some samples and taking it back to hip-hop’s “Golden Era” – the ’90s.   The song I’ve chosen for this week’s sample comes from a man with a trumpet in
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Fashion Fridays: First edition

Welcome to the first in a series of the Daily Cal’s Fashion Fridays, where your intrepid, handsome, intelligent (and single) fashion photographers will bring you samples of the best street style Berkeley has to offer. Check in every Friday for more shots of your very own UC Berkeley students who
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Fashion Week Wackiness

It’s fashion week season again, and in New York, Milan, London and Paris, designers are showing their new collections for 2012. Although high fashion, especially couture, often has a reputation for bordering ridiculous, it doesn’t hurt to dream a little. So, instead of drooling over the pieces that everyone is
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Best Actress: The two frontrunners are also very close friends

So we’ve covered three of the four acting categories over the past three days. Today, let’s talk about Best Actress. After last year’s banner Oscar lineup, this year was bound to disappoint; and though this year’s lineup does not contain considerably less substantial performances, it leaves us with something more
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