The specter of Casey Affleck’s past ruined ‘A Ghost Story’ for me

We cannot separate abusive artists from the art they create — in order to hold them accountable, we must condemn their actions and acknowledge their impact

Ghost from a ghost story looms, lonely and alone, in a dark corner
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Content warning: sexual violence When watching movies, we bring much more than popcorn and M&M’s — we bring our experiences, both consciously and subconsciously, and they inform our perception of each film we watch. David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” is built on the premise of this intimate cinematic exchange that
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An open letter to my freshman-year self

I want to welcome you, freshman me, to UC Berkeley, just as I, graduate me, leave. I’m here to offer some advice to you, based on my reflection on the experience you will have here at UC Berkeley. Your journey here will not be particularly special, uniquely profound or spectacular. But it’s yours, nonetheless.
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Peace be upon you

How to Muslim for Dummies

My typical week writing for The Daily Californian has pretty much followed the same basic routine this summer. When the day sneaks up for me to submit another article to my editor, I spend a good 80 percent of my time racking my brain for what part of my religion
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The final stop

Undeclared

I like the anonymity of city living, the feeling that I could stay holed up in my apartment or walk six miles throughout the city.
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