‘Explosions in the Sky’ make emotion audible at Palace of Fine Arts

Ever since Tupac Shakur graced us mortals with a visit from hip-hop heaven last Sunday night, the possibility of holograms replacing actual live performances surfaced, virally reaching far beyond the concerns of Coachella’s tripped-out crowd. The following evening at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Explosions in the Sky executed
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San Francisco International Film Festival Preview

On the caboose of the spring train of Bay Area film festivals rides the San Francisco International Film Festival, which is the biggest of them all. Curated by the San Francisco Film Society, the festival is hosted by your favorite local film venues, from the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown to
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Best of Berkeley — Editor’s Note

We curse it for its high cost of living and high-density traffic. We celebrate it for its free speech ideals, influential history and colorful array of socially-conscious residents that strive to make it a better place everyday. This is Berkeley, and this is our city. Every spring, The Daily Californian
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Best of Berkeley: Best of the City

Best Place to People Watch: Sproul Plaza There is nothing like lying on the grass by Sproul Plaza when it’s a sunny day, sipping some Jamba and watching that guy in the shades juggling, while off in the near distance you can hear Yoshua yell, “Kinder, your days are numbered.”
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Best of Berkeley: Best of Campus

Best Place to Party: Frat Row Love it: I ought to preface this with the warning that I was the only person willing to take this case. That’s right, Frat Row. In an office of more than 200 capable writers, I am your only proponent. But you know what? I truly don’t
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Best of Berkeley: Best Shopping

Best Bookstore: Moe’s Books Located on Telegraph, just four blocks from campus, Moe’s Books has so much going for it besides its convenient location. Beyond its unique selection of rare and used books, the storefront itself is chock-full of history. It was even captured briefly in the film “The Graduate,”
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Best of Berkeley: Best Restaurants

Best Restaurant: Chez Panisse Whether you’re climbing the wooden steps to the treehouselike cafe, or stepping into the elegant yet modest dining room below, Chez Panisse will provide you a meal to remember. With a constantly changing menu of organic, locally-grown ingredients, the historical restaurant tucked inside the Gourmet Ghetto
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Best of Berkeley: Best Dishes

Best Pizza, Best Meal Under $5 and Best Bakery: Cheese Board Collective It’s a Saturday afternoon. You’re hungry. You have little to no cash and you love cheese. Where do you go? You know the answer. It’s known by two glorious syllables: Cheese Board (formally, The Cheese Board Collective). Every
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TV Land: The young and the restless

There’s no use avoiding the main television event of this week. Clay Aiken had his hand up a puppet’s ass on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and everybody was talking about it. No they weren’t. Who am I kidding? Everybody was (is) talking, texting, telegraphing and carrier pigeon messaging about Lena Dunham’s
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