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Born Ruffians has charm, energy at Slim’s performance

The unspoken rule of concerts is that there will always be duds. In exchange for fan-favorite bangers, the audience will sway tolerantly through some new album sleepers and generic filler songs they can’t quite place. On Sunday night at Slim’s, the underrated Canadian band Born Ruffians delivered the stuff of
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Preparing for Big Game: red things you already dislike

It’s a big week for us here at UC Berkeley, and as UC Berkeley students, we should be readily preparing. The Big Game against Stanford University is Saturday, and what better way to prepare than become impassioned Bears, ready to tear through the flesh that is the Stanford Cardinal? Sorry —
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Taylor Swift: Red

Swifties everywhere have been lamenting the starlet’s move from a distinctly country sound to a broader pop appeal. Others are hailing a new pop sound that is more relevant than ever before. The fact is, neither characterization is quite correct. Rather, with the release of her new album, Red, Taylor
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre fictionalizes renowned painter

“What do you see?,” grunted an artist in paint-splattered clothing. The question, repeated several times in the first moments of Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s “Red,” was directed to his young assistant. There’s clearly an imbalance in the dynamic. The older man’s severe glasses channeled the sheer force of his personality, whereas
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This Week in Arts

Film  A festival of short films made on smart phones,  web cams and Flip cameras? There really is such a thing, and it is The Disposable Film Festival, which makes its San Francisco debut this Thursday at the Castro Theatre. Executive director Carlton Evans and his staff are kicking off their
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