Ghost Ghost Teeth

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The Weekender spoke to local artist and UC Berkeley student Simon Tran, who goes by the pseudonym “Ghost Ghost Teeth”, about his work in abstract paintings and colorful three-dimensional installations. As a Vietnamese-American, never feeling fully Vietnamese or fully American, his work responds to a cultural duality that emphasizes ambiguity
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Studio Visit: Mandy Aftel, perfumer and author

Tucked away in a wooden house on a quaint Berkeley street, Mandy Aftel hand crafts perfumes for her 17 year old perfume company, Aftelier Perfumes. The Weekender visited Mandy in her studio to talk about what inspires her perfumes, how she finds scents from around the world and the history
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Video camera registry raises more questions than it answers

We are not opposed to the creation of what is, after all, a voluntary registry. But the language describing such an undertaking is vague thus far. It must be determined whether those registered would be asked to waive their rights of self-incrimination or whether police would be able to bypass the need for a warrant or subpoena in order to obtain footage from registered devices. Live feed should not be supplied to law enforcement, as there can be no expectation of privacy or control of the footage in that circumstance.
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A fun.-filled night at the Hearst Greek Theatre

Last Friday and Sunday, crowds flooded the Hearst Greek Theatre to see arguably one of the most successful groups in popular music right now. You’ve probably heard their songs on the radio upwards of a thousand times, but what exactly has made fun. so successful?
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Krowswork exhibit ‘Headspace’ reflects on relationships within the black community in the Bay Area

Oakland-based artist Sasha Kelley attempts to capture moments of intimacy in her photography

Coinciding with this month’s edition of Art Murmur was the opening of “Headspace,” a solo exhibition at the Krowswork Gallery featuring the work of Oakland-based artist Sasha Kelley. On view through July 13, Kelley’s work depicts relationships within the black community in the Bay Area through the use of photographs,
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Harlem shake: ATΩ vs. AXΩ

The Harlem Shake had made a comeback, but with a 2013 twist. Videos have been sweeping Youtube set to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” During the video, a single person dances until the bass drops and then the video cuts to a group of people wearing silly costumes and dancing like crazy.
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