Brain like Berkeley: The campus in popular culture

Let’s get down to the facts: Going to a school so well-recognized that it’s casually mentioned in the media is really cool. Who among us hasn’t felt a little rush of excitement upon watching Frank Abagnale lie to his girlfriend’s parents about obtaining a degree from the UC Berkeley School
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Musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’ catches a lucky break

Across a backdrop of oranges and Pan Am blues, the cast of “Catch Me If You Can” spun and sang their way onto the outdoor stage at Oakland’s Woodminster Amphitheatre this weekend. Though the night was chilly and the script a bit weak, the largely upbeat cast boogied through the
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Tom Hanks Tuesday: A Hirsute History

When Tom Hanks is written into the history books (and if my grad school career goes anywhere near well, it’ll probably be by me), two things will be highlighted: 1. How sexy he is. Duh. 2. His hair. That luscious lob of follicles. It’s dynamic, it’s lush, it’s often brown.
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