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Weekender Picks

A selection for the week ahead from the Feb. 21-23 weekend.

SUPERB presents a screening of “Bad Words” at Shattuck Cinemas, followed by a Q&A with star and director Jason Bateman. RSVP here for the showing Monday evening. Rap artist Schoolboy Q is performing and signing autographs at Rasputin Records on Telegraph Avenue. If you purchase his new album, Oxymoron, you
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Editors’ Note

One hundred and forty-three years ago, The Daily Californian was founded. That was a less obvious development than it may seem. In 1871, the New York Times was only 20 years old, Harvard and Yale had yet to establish papers and the Wall Street Journal was nearly two decades from
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Foxes on Bridges

The following is a work of fiction. After walking so many times around the quaint college campus, farms and parks, I feel that Lund is an empty city. Most Friday nights are spent drinking watered-down beer on the balcony during the summer I study in Sweden. My drinking buddy is
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A Facebook recruiter is surrounded by UC Berkeley students eager to join the tech industry primarily clustered around Silicon Valley.

Breeding the tech elite

In a time of growing uneasiness between local residents and tech employees within the Bay Area, UC Berkeley students are increasingly drawn to the riches of Silicon Valley

Earlier this week, I found myself at a Facebook recruitment meeting in Dwinelle Hall, filing into a lecture hall with other undergraduates gathered eagerly at the prospect of working for one of the Silicon Valley’s most lucrative companies. As tech hopefuls lined up, resumes in hand, to talk with recruiters,
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Entering the World of Warcraft

On Oct. 8 to 9 of 2013, I attended the Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, an event that celebrates the pedigree of loyal gamers worldwide who forgo girlfriends, vitamin-D-rich skin and career advancement to attend to their computer monitors.
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The Oscar-nominated documentary feature “The Square,” a masterful documentation of the Egyptian revolution following the sit-ins at Tahrir Square in 2011.

What We’re Reading

A weekly selection

I’ve been thinking about New York Magazine’s recently published profile on Ezra Klein all week. Although the tale is somewhat tired — Klein from Daily Bruin reject to popular blogger to Washington Post superstar — the piece is a nice reminder about the robustness of modern journalism. “The column inches devoted
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#HowToBeAlone

An interview

Leah Reich is a researcher, writer and occasional photographer in the East Bay. She works at Automatic, a startup based in San Francisco, conducting research about consumer behavior.
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Skrillex has been either blasting eardrums and causing earthquake panics or eliciting eargasms to screaming/sweaty/smiling fans this past week during his six shows in the Bay Area. The streak culminates Saturday night as Skrillex and A$AP Rocky get “wild for the night” at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Weekender Picks

A selection for the week ahead

1. Sochi, Russia, is hilariously ill-equipped to host a massive international congregation. Read Drew Magary’s primer on how to properly hate on the crazy-pants Russian infrastructure and the TV event that will shortly take over your life. 2. Be the most cultured person at your Oscar party! Impress your friends
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Getting baked in the Bay

Going to the grocery store is a mundane process. I head out to Berkeley Bowl or Trader Joe’s, I wend my way through the aisles and I get the things I usually get. Ho hum.
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