Robert Hass

A poet in motion

It was like any other poetry reading — Robert Hass had attended hundreds at this point. But after he finished reciting poems from a recent book, someone from the audience approached him and pointed out to the Pulitzer Prize winner something that had never crossed his mind. All the poems
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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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Confessions of a hopeless romantic

Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy. Love struck unexpectedly during my freshman year of college. As I waited in line outside of my dorm to receive my room number on the first day of school, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It
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Easter vs. 4/20

Venn Diagram: Easter vs 4/20

With Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day this year, things can certainly get a bit hazy. So, we offer up this convenient little Venn diagram in the hope that it will help you distinguish between the two.   Curan Mehra is the editor of the Weekender. Contact him at
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tech.danielle

A tale of two mornings

I’ve often thought of taking after Charles Baudelaire, engaging solely in the art of flanerie: strolling through cities, spending hours drinking cafe au lait and reading newspapers at various rustic cafes. But then I realized that Baudelaire never would have been able to Uber home, and he likely would have
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Adventure Time: Finn and Jake eat some pie

What We’re Reading

On Wednesday morning, the New York Times dropped its bombshell report on the Tallahassee Police Department’s heavily flawed investigation into rape accusations leveled against star Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. A sleek interactive layout and innovative storytelling tools add to the dramatic effect of the story, one of this year’s
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Muir Woods National Park

Weekender Picks

1. Midterm season got you down? Burned out by the quickly approaching end of the semester? If you’re looking to take a break from Berkeley and civilization in general, Yosemite and Muir Woods National Parks are participating in the National Parks Service’s free entrance day weekend. With reduced (and some
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