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Read Aloud: Dirty Limericks

A bit less than 200 years ago, Edward Lear sat down somewhere in England and wrote a particular series of poems in a particular style that eventually was dubbed “limerick style.” As an isolated event, this was not particularly revolutionary. But the effect was big! After Lear published his compilation
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Ghost Ghost Teeth

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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Mandy

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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