The Oscars are Coming! The Oscars are Coming!

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, a lot of film-related conversations of late have revolved around the event. Most award bodies, such as the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, have already revealed their picks for 2011. Oscar pundits across the internet are taking final stabs
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Chatting with Daniel Handler, A.K.A “Lemony Snicket”

Daniel Handler is the author of the children’s books known as, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. Recently, he collaborated with artist Maira Kalman on a new book entitled “Why We Broke Up,” a story about the end of a relationship between two high school students from very different worlds. I
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This Week in Sound: Noise Pop Extravaganza!

Starting this Tuesday through Sunday, San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop festival comes back for its 20th year! One of the biggest indie music, art and film events in the Bay Area, Noise Pop will span across venues throughout SF, as well as the Fox Theater in Oakland as well. Headliners
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State of the Art: First Edition

Whether thousands of miles away or right in our backyards, the art world is constantly abuzz with news, events, openings and innovations. Each week I will bring you some of the week’s highlights from Abroad, US, San Francisco, East Bay and the Campus Area. Welcome to State of the Art.

This Week in Sound: 2012 Grammys Edition

So guys, about last night… Yup, the Grammys have come and gone once again this year. We got to see everything from the dance party led by David Guetta and Deadmau5 to the Beach Boys reunion performance, to Chris Brown dancing around on stage with some flying squirrels — I
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Sample Sundays: Punk Paper Planes

What’s up people? Last Sunday was the Super Bowl, and that means that last weeks edition of Sample Sundays should have been more topical, so I’ll try to keep myself abreast of anything that might be significant to a large group of people in this nation (I doubt it though).
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What’s Onstage: The Vagina Monologues

The middle of February at Cal can mean a lot of things: Valentine’s Day, rainy days, and looming Add/Drop deadlines. But few things in February have as many far-reaching implications for women around the world than V-DAY at UC Berkeley. The official mission statement of V-DAY is a global movement
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This Week in Sound: Rearmed, Remixed, and Revamped

Welcome back to your favorite neighborhood music blog! I know, it must have been hard without it, but This Week in Sound is back and with a new local focus. You’ll still get all your general news on CD releases, concerts and special events as well, so don’t worry, you’re
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