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Berkeley immortalized through numerous cultural showcases

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then it could be argued that the greatest service that could be rendered to a city is for it to be interpreted through art. Although most might be familiar with the ways in which neighboring metropolis San Francisco has been captured through such means, Berkeley has left its own admirable legacy across a wide spectrum of artistic mediums.
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Coming right up

A preview of the amazing lineup of artists coming to Berkeley this fall

I remember sitting in the back of the 1 bus, riding down Telegraph to my first ever show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Dressed in a totally impractical outfit, watching the little dot on my iPhone venture down Telegraph Avenue to make sure that we didn’t miss our stop,
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All the City’s a Stage!

Berkeley smacks you in the face with culture. Everywhere you turn, there’s someone peddling hand-crafted works of art, showcasing their own breed of eccentricity or, if you are anywhere near the post office on Durant Avenue,  spraying the wall with color — a vivid and visceral yellow, to be specific.
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Up in flames

CAMPUS ISSUES: We are outraged and saddened by the October date of the Big Game and the consequent cancellation of the historic bonfire.

In January, the Pac-12 sent an idiot wind chilling back to the Bay Area, reverberating as it struck down history and tradition. The scheduling decision to pit the Big Game on Oct. 20, instead of the traditional matchup in late November or early December, is unbefitting of one of college sports’ greatest rivalries.
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A cultural connoisseur’s guide to Tele-Bears

The dawning of Tele-Bears can be something like the lead-up to Black Friday. When the powers decide to open the doors to the site, students bust in; sometimes we crash server. It’s important to pick wisely, because there are only so many classes you can fit in your cart and
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TV Land: Community of fans, unite!

I was going to write about Thanksgiving this week. I was going to write about how glorious it is that once a year (more than once in my case), we can sit down as proud Americans and engorge ourselves with genetically-modified organisms while I sit at the kids’ table. But,
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