A Case of Mistaken Identity

A fog of dreams and delusions, light and dark, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a movie to go mad by. It is a decidedly anti-narrative mood piece, frustrating to navigate and, like the title, easy to trip up on. The first viewing, the pure experience, is hazy and tantalizing, and
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Bears appear bowl-bound, but not blue-ribbon

Get ready for a December road trip, ladies and gentlemen — Cal is going bowling again. This is not a shocking projection, as the Bears are not going to a high-level bowl. No, this team is shaping up to be a sliver above average, which is enough for the players
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Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay’s latest album, was supposed to be a new name, two undefined words pieced together. But it seems like a gross misrepresentation to give a new name to an album that is simply a rehashing of old music. Mylo Xyloto is not that much different from the albums
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Fire’s legacy seared into memory 20 years later

If you ask Howard Matis what he was wearing 20 years ago Thursday, he will answer without a trace of doubt or hesitation — a soccer uniform. For Matis, the day started off like any other Sunday: He drove home from a canceled soccer game in San Lorenzo, not knowing
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Land of Plenty: 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival

While October generally means frights, candy, Halloween raves, there’s one show that stands out from the standard fall festivals. The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the newer annual music festivals to arrive in the Bay Area. Since 2007, the festival has been quietly gaining attention. Now in its
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San Francisco Documentary Film Festival 2011

“Scenes of a Crime” Scenes of a Crime” is a portrait of the grotesque underbelly of the American justice system.  Wait.  That is inaccurate. The film takes the stance that it is hardly a “just” system if innocent citizens are sent to jail on the basis of false confessions, extracted
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Demonstrators remain resolute in Occupy Berkeley protest

Ghostchaser, silver hair flowing from her rhinestone-adorned black cap, took long sips of her coffee while sitting among cardboard signs and sleeping bags in front of the Bank of America in Downtown Berkeley Monday morning. She does not get much sleep anymore since she has to worry about thieves breaking
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Berkeley Lab open house draws in curious crowds

A mad scientist on stilts was spotted Saturday morning roaming between the booths at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s annual open house to answer questions from the community. The Berkeley Lab hosted its annual open house Cirque des Sciences on Saturday, where scientists and researchers from the lab displayed their
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