This Week in Sound: Rancid Returns and Disco Days

This week, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s will release Rot Gut, Domestic. Although the band was initially categorized as chamber pop, they have been gravitating in an alternative rock direction, so it’ll be interesting to see if they decide to continue this route with their latest release. Aural
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The Mysterious Timothy McSweeney: if you haven’t heard

When I picked up the 38th edition of “Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,” it wasn’t because I had any prior knowledge of a publisher named Timothy McSweeney. It also wasn’t because the book was perched under a best-seller shelf with a paper screaming “read me” tucked between the pages. I had
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Sample Sundays: Ghostdini is…Cool Breeze

“Hey yo, this (post) is like ziti!” What does that mean? I’m not really sure. It sounds cool though, and it’s a quote from the hip-hop track on this edition of Sample Sundays (minus the ‘post’ of course). So, without delay (or anymore slang that only a select number of
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Daily Cal Street Style: Singin’ in the Rain

Greetings, Earthlings. Let’s be honest, the weather this week has sucked. And as a result of the rain, it’s been kind of hard for us, your dedicated and dapper (and single) fashion photographers, to get any shots. However, we persevered through hardship to present some more great looks for your
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Pills and Pandemonium: “Nurse Jackie” Season Four

Edie Falco returns for a forth season in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” as the dazzling, pill-popping, sociopathic nurse. Throughout the first three seasons, Jackie has found creative ways to hide her addictions – burying her stash in old boxes in her garage, stealing anti-anxiety medication from her tween daughter and faking
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Onstage: Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” Performance on Campus

The weather in Berkeley has been terrible: gray clouds and constant rain. Luckily, the kind of ennui and existential frustration stormy weather brings out is just the right setting to see Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic play written in 1890 on housewives, destruction and boredom, “Hedda Gabler.” A local production
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State of the Art: Guacamole, Drawing Party and More Weirdo

Abroad: “LE SILENCE Une fiction” in Monaco Our post-apocalyptic world is actualized in the multimedia exhibition, “LE SILENCE Une fiction” currently on view at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Featuring works from 25 daring artists, the show presents a visual prophecy of what our modern civilization might leave behind. (Nouveau
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Summer Exhibition Preview: Cindy Sherman at SFMOMA

The final show that I want to draw attention to is a Cindy Sherman retrospective that opens at the SFMOMA on July 14. Simply called “Cindy Sherman” (I suppose because Sherman requires only the briefest of introductions), it will open at the SFMOMA in the summer after having spent the
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Q&A with “Gods Without Men” author tomorrow

For some reason, on a nice day I always imagine myself  on Memorial Glade with some bad-ass sunglasses and a good read, casually flaunting the cover to whoever happens to be walking past. However, when a nice day actually sneaks up on me, I find myself in a classroom, tired
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This Week in Sound: Relationships and Gypsys

British pop-rock group The Ting Tings will release Sounds from Nowheresville — their 2nd studio album — this week. Their first album in four years, it’ll be interesting to see if the group can overcome the sophomore slump. DashGo/Courtesy Weezer guitarist Brian Bell, along with Nate Shaw from The Hunns,
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