A liar, a scammer

Fake Out

“What is your column about, exactly?” I was quite literally asked this question on a date last week. He, like an assortment of other people in my life this semester, was mildly curious about my column’s intentions. People seemed to like my work, but clearly the larger whole of my
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Mea culpa manifesto

Fake Out

Don’t ask me what kind of music I like. Don’t ask me what I’m into. Just ask me who I am, and I’ll give you a list of songs and artists and movies and shows and books that built a personality. I like art to defy category or definition. I
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Tunesday: Shower with Frank, Nina, Bobby and Amy

Midterm season and California’s drought may seem like valid reasons to skimp out on showers. But when the stream of tests finally ends and you start to attract flies, we have the perfect playlist for you. Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra Ol’ Frank is a suave gentleman
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Picks of the week: In the city

It’s the fourth week of school, and while workloads aren’t too heavy yet, you may already find yourself falling into a predictable routine that spans no more than a 10-block radius. Don’t get trapped in the Berkeley bubble just yet — there’s a great, big city just a BART ride
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Anya Kvitka sells her soul music but never sells out

There’s a reason San Jose’s Anya Kvitka has received numerous awards recently, including Best Breakout Musical Act from CBS. Combining hip-hop, jazz, R&B, rock and even a hint of reggae, Kvitka is a multidisciplinary artist with a powerful yet soothing voice that commands attention. While Kvitka has only one EP
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Playlist of the week: songs for a rainy day

If you are in or around Berkeley, you may have noticed that it’s been raining — a lot. Even though it’s summertime, nothing beats a cozy day in with tea, something to read and the perfect soothing rainy-day soundtrack. Here are 14 songs that we guarantee will make you cross
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Joss Stone: LP1

Don’t be fooled by the nose ring on the cover of Joss Stone’s fifth studio release, LP1. There’s nothing remotely rebellious about the soulful singer’s new album. All the rebellion of the British neo-soul niche seems to have passed along with Amy Winehouse. That’s not to say there’s no life
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