Crimp play breaks from tradition

She’s an artist, a writer, a mother and a terrorist. These are but a few descriptions of the elusive main character Anna, who never appears on stage, in Martin Crimp’s experimental play “Attempts on Her Life” performed by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance studies at the Zellerbach Playhouse.
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Will Sessions: The Elmatic Instrumentals

“Life’s a Bitch,” but hey, just remember, “The World is Yours.” These are two of the tracks from Nas’s classic platinum LP Illmatic. The songs also appear on the recently released The Elmatic Instrumentals by the funk/jazz/soul/hip-hop-inspired Detroit band known as Will Sessions. Will Sessions are led by twenty-six year
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We Were Promised Jetpacks: In the Pit of the Stomach

Scottish quartet We Were Promised Jetpacks have the intriguing ability to simultaneously pound your eardrums with a massive, speaker-shattering fury while still retaining an air of playful ambiance. The band’s second studio album, In the Pit of the Stomach, is no exception. Filled with rapid-fire drums and deep guitar swells,
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Clooney film attacks political corruption

“The Ides of March” is a thorough examination of the blemishes on the face of politics that lie beneath hastily applied stage makeup. It is a film that reveals the flaws of the American political system, presents a portrait of shattered ideals and refuses to take a black or white
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With Great Force

A medium simultaneously obscure and ubiquitous, the comic book is often dismissed as reading material for nerds, children and nerdy children. After all, famous characters like the X-Men and Batman constantly find their way on screen in the latest special effects-ridden blockbuster du jour, searing themselves onto the mainstream public’s
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TV Land: In a state of ‘Arrested Development’

It is a truth universally acknowledged that middle school is the scourge of all human experience. This is probably how Jane Austen would’ve begun “Pride and Prejudice” had she, like myself and countless other victims, been subject to the constant drudgery of junior high life. It’s a tragic tale told
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In Memoriam: Andrew Latherow

“Wise.” “Incredibly talented.” “Genuine.” “Determined.”  “Best hugger ever.” This was Andrew Latherow, as his friends saw him. Andrew was that goof who would just bust a move on the dance floor. He was the undercover guitar virtuoso. He was the one with the eyebrows of a god and could use
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Cal Shakes sexes up Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

With ticket in hand, I approached the showing of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Drawing closer to Cal Shake’s amphitheater, the unexpected thud of club music echoed around the courtyard. The front of the press packet read “Reimagining The Classics” in bold lettering. And a reimagining it was.
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Feist: Metals

Anticipating Feist’s latest album, four years since the release of her last, has been relatively frustrating. It took patience to wait for some more of those smooth, synthy jazz tracks heard on Let It Die, or the lighter lyrical pop that colored The Reminder. Granted, Feist and crew did release
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