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Every semester in The Daily Californian’s arts & entertainment department, we welcome a new batch of beat reporters. While they will spend the semester reporting on a multitude of different projects and exhibits specific to their expertise, they rarely have the opportunity to focus on their topics on a small scale.
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How to be a rulebreaker

Sure, for a research paper it’s probably ideal to have correct punctuation and complete sentences. In contexts such as art, however, rule-breaking and lack of structure can greatly add to the overall effect of writing.
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The author is absent

Reading life closely

This mindset creates dangerous misunderstandings about the value of literature and of the realities of mental illness.
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In translation

Reading life closely

My own culture often feels clumsily translated to my language, like a foreign novel written for an audience I cannot fully join.
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The sky out here

Reading life closely

The rich literary history of this city weaves a web around me that I wonder if I’m experiencing my surroundings directly or rereading someone else’s thoughts.
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Nobel Prizes for the unaccomplished

Theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions, ending a 50-year-long civil war, the synthesis of molecular machines — these are the accomplishments that garnered Nobel Prizes in 2016. Their achievements are truly modern miracles of thought. While this year’s winners showcase their world-changing achievements, we at UC Berkeley continue to toil
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The best part of Paris

One Saturday in mid-June, after months of begging, I found myself standing in the security line at San Francisco International Airport, clutching my passport and a boarding pass for a flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. I had an orientation in Paris the next day for my month-long summer abroad course and more books than were entirely necessary stuffed into my backpack.
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Bay Area Book Fest

Berkeley book festival explores beyond the bookish

You can capture, to some degree, any human experience with the written word. It was only appropriate, then, that the Bay Area Book Festival covered an array of topics that extended far beyond the bookish. On June 4 and 5, white tents lined Allston Way and Milvia St. from 10
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