Public transportation promises

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Last semester’s bus pass expired Tuesday, which means that there’s a heightened sense of urgency around going to the Cal 1 Card office and getting your Class Pass. Once you have a bus pass, it seems as though the places you can go are endless. The Bay Area becomes easily
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Picks of the Week: Get Cultured

We all like to culture ourselves, but after awhile, watching low-fi YouTube videos of Fleetwood Mac live just doesn’t cut it. This week, challenge yourself to broaden your artistic horizons. Explore the wonderfully cultural Bay Area, and hopefully find an experience that affects you. This week’s Top Picks will help
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Week in events: Feb. 2 – Feb. 7

We heard that some classes have midterms in a few weeks. For your sake, we’re hoping that you’re not in them and can enjoy the plethora of events that are happening in and around Berkeley this week. Monday, Feb. 2 Spring service fair 2015, 5–8 p.m., Anna Head Hall. Learn
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Picks of the Week: Fun on Friday

Check these Friday events out for something to cure that postbreak sadness. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ The next movie in the Marvel universe sees Chris Evans reprise his role as the star-spangled Avenger who now works for spy agency SHIELD in the modern day. Captain America faces a new
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Don’t hate on modern art

We were looking at a painting that was really a painting of nothing. It had swirls, it had colors, it had, in my mind, a blob that looked like the outline of Jennifer Lawrence drinking tea — but that could just be because the man next to me was talking
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A glance at Oakland Art Murmur galleries

Warehouse 416 Warehouse 416 brings together Oakland artists and entrepreneurs in an open, creative space. At Friday’s opening party for “Town Business,” be on the lookout for photographer Lauren Crew, who specializes in gorgeous, intimate portraits, and Doug Rhodes, whose acrylic and mixed-media surrealist pieces draw inspiration from humanity’s ability to
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Ian Birnam’s Picks of the Week

WHY? at the Great Amerian Music Hall Originating in Berkeley, the experimental group WHY? will be playing this Wednesday at the Great American Music Hall in SF with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger as support. The band juxtaposes folk, indie, hip-hop and electronic music styles that make for a bizarre yet
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Photo Essay: Oakland’s First Friday returns

Oakland’s First Friday and Art Murmur returned this past week after February’s street festival ended in tragedy when 18-year-old Kiante Campbell was shot and killed at 20th Street and Telegraph Avenue. That First Friday could have been the city’s last. The monthly night gathering attracts thousands for its food, music
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This Week in Arts

Film Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” (1989) is not a movie that calls for popcorn, not only because of its twisted antics — running the gamut of blood, shit and piss — but because it is a bold, serious film. Michael Gambon plays Albert
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