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Ed Roberson, UC Berkeley’s poet-in-residence

Ed Roberson’s poems come to him in fits and bursts, from images of years past and experiences that happened only moments ago. The Chicago-based poet has had a long and fruitful career weaving memory and imagination into verse, and he’s in Berkeley for the semester to instruct students on how
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Interview: Head brewer of Triple Rock, Jeff Kimpe

Jeff Kimpe is the head brewer at Triple Rock, a popular local brewery known for its delicious homemade brews and for serving liter bottles of 8 percent “Monkey Head” on Thursday nights. The Weekender sat down with Jeff to discuss how he got into the craft, what he likes about working at a small, family-owned brewery and the backstory behind Monkey Head night. 
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Back and Forth with Professor John Yoo

John Yoo is a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He has served on the faculty since 1993, with leaves of absence to work for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Department of Justice under president George W. Bush. As
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Interview: Sammy Obeid

After graduating from UC Berkeley with degrees in applied mathematics and business administration, Sammy Obeid turned down a lucrative offer from Google to pursue a career in comedy. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. Obeid has a long list of achievements including performing 1000 nights straight of comedy, being featured on Conan
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Is the “hot hand” real?

Brett Green is an assistant professor at the Haas Business School who, in tandem with Stanford University’s Jeff Zweibel, recently wrote a paper in the controversial field of “hot hand” literature. The “hot hand” is a concept in sports that states a player can become “hot” and temporarily increase his
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