Sounds of Berkeley

An exploration of public music

Berkeley attracts a variety of public musicians. Student groups, indigenous communities, and seasoned musicians triumph in the open air. They play for their community, for their fans, or simply for fun.
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Office Hours with David Wetzel

For the Office Hours series, The Daily Californian sits down with notable professors to discuss their life and work. David Wetzel is a professor of history. A past article from The Daily Californian describes his voice as “at once assertive and fascinating, commanding attention.” He has written several, well-received books,
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Songs of Sproul: The Soundtrack of Berkeley

What is Berkeley listening to? The Daily Cal captures the soundtrack of Berkeley by asking students on Sproul to show us a song from their playlist. Songs featured: The Love Club – Lorde Where The Story Ends – The Fray Psycho Killer – Talking Heads International (Skrillex Remix) – Chase
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The Daily Cal’s Guide to Acing Your Midterms

While this video won’t teach you how to memorize your organic chemistry textbook or solve differential equations in your sleep, it can help you in your quest to find the perfect study spot on campus. Tired of walking all the way to Main Stacks, only to find all the seats
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The wood-burning oven gets so hot that pizzas only need to spend a few minutes in there to cook, giving them a subtly charred flavor without burning them.

A tour of Berkeley’s new Downtown Berkeley pizzeria

Watch a tour of BUILD Pizzeria Roma, a new Downtown Berkeley pizzeria that opens Tuesday. The restaurant – which is located at 2286 Shattuck Avenue – has a full bar and will serve custom Roman-style pizzas. Read more here.

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Eating Berkeley: How to Make an Omelette

Andrew Steinsapir of the Daily Cal Food Blog demonstrates how to make an omelette. You’ll need: –eggs –non-stick spray –spices (optional) An appropriately sized pan helps.

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Eating Berkeley: caramelizing onions

Andrew Steinsapir of the Daily Cal Food Blog demonstrates how to caramelize onions. Ingredients include: –sliced or chopped white onion –canola oil –vinegar or lemon juice –seasoning (optional)

Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations

Interview with Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations

Watch a video interview with the founder of the sex toy shop Good Vibrations. Joani Blank, who opened the first location in San Francisco 1977, advertised the store as sex-positive and women-oriented. Click here to read more about the history of Good Vibrations and how the chain is doing today.

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How to Brew Beer: Wheat IPA

Watch an instructional video on brewing beer. Here is the recipe Derek Remsburg used: Grain Bill 9 lbs 2-Row 5 lbs Wheat Malt 1 lb Vienna Malt 0.5 lb Crystal 60 Hops 0.4 oz chinook at 60 min. 1 oz cascade at 20 min. 0.5 oz columbus at 20 min.
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Cafes in Berkeley

Watch a video with reviews of coffee shops in Berkeley by Fiona Hannigan. The coffee shops featured are Peet’s, Philz Coffee, Milano, Strada, Free Speech Movement, and Espresso Roma.