The Book Nook: reading Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’

The book: “Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin Suggested for: Anyone who hasn’t already started the show or wants more clarity in the plot and characters. Or anyone who likes medieval fantasy stories — complete with duels for honor and dragons. Clog rating: As with the majority of
Read More…

Why Chancellor Birgeneau is ready to step down

After nine years atop one of the world’s best universities, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will be ending his reign in just about a month. His resignation, largely overshadowed by the now-infamous and now-nonexistent unibrow of Chancellor-Elect Nicholas Dirks, is now a looming inevitability. Yet, the physics professor appears to be intent
Read More…

10 ways to avoid Cal Day

For all of us who shrink from the premise of human contact, Cal Day isn’t necessarily the most exciting time of year. The massive number of people jammed into the normally vast Sproul can bring out that inner sense of claustrophobia you held in as a child, and if you’re
Read More…

TV Land: Pilot season prostitution

As with courting a new relationship or selecting your first prostitute, watching a new television show can be a delicate and tricky business. There’s hopefully less chance of contracting the clap (unless you’re watching “Jersey Shore”), but the risk remains the same. Television is one duplicitous temptress and, come every
Read More…