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Issue #1417 :: Monday, November 27, 2006

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Live Forever
If you’re a ‘Requiem For A Dream’ fan, leave now," the deep-voiced, scruffy, thirty-something Brooklynite commanded an anxious audience of admirers at Superb’s Wheeler screening of "The Fountain” last month. This may not have been the most appropriate or expected thing to say coming from the Harvard grad, considering that his new film, “The Fountain,” is only his third, and while he has garnered the respect and acclaim from selected critics for his first two projects, the name Darren Aronofsky remains, for the most part, foreign.

Two Shot In South Berkeley
Two men were shot in South Berkeley in unclear circumstances last week but are expected to recover, police said.

Bears Ice Victory With Balanced Attack in Alaska
Cal men’s basketball coach Ben Braun isn’t looking ahead to the conference schedule, let alone the postseason. But it’s never too early to start forming winning habits.

See You on YouTube
I love YouTube, and not just because it allows me to watch cartoons. It’s become a powerful tool for information and accountability. But there may be unintended consequences of the recent explosion in the ability to record and monitor politicians and political figures. YouTube might just make the problems of mindless talking-points and partisan spin worse rather than better.

News

Two Shot In South Berkeley
Two men were shot in South Berkeley in unclear circumstances last week but are expected to recover, police said.

'No Boss' Businesses a Thriving Berkeley Presence
At the Cheeseboard Collective on Shattuck Avenue, there are nearly 50 workers who do everything from clean toilets to sign paychecks. And almost every worker is also an owner.

International Students Get Taste of Thanksgiving
On the day before Thanksgiving, when many students were rushing to go home, senior Fatma Hassan and graduate student Ernesto Tejeda-Yeomans could be found having a casual conversation on a bench in front of the International House.

Council to Vote On Telegraph Plan Funding
Berkeley’s City Council will decide next month whether to fund a project to revitalize Telegraph Avenue before the plan’s guaranteed funding is available.

Campus Faculty Named To Science Association
Seven UC Berkeley faculty members from a diverse range of disciplines were recently elected fellows of a prestigious science organization.

Calendar
Monday, November 27


Sports

Carter's Injury Spoils Cal's Upset Bid Against Washington
It could have been a Cinderella weekend, a perfect way to end an otherwise fairly predictable season for the No. 14 Cal volleyball team.

Bears Ice Victory With Balanced Attack in Alaska
Cal men’s basketball coach Ben Braun isn’t looking ahead to the conference schedule, let alone the postseason. But it’s never too early to start forming winning habits.

Commodores Sink Cal in Finals
All season, the No. 16 Cal women’s basketball team has relied on its dominant post play to create mismatches for opponents.

Win Over USC Gives Cal Spot In NCAAs
Before Sunday, the last time the Cal men’s water polo team beat USC was Oct. 5, 2003 in the semifinals of the Norcal Tournament.


Arts & Entertainment

Live Forever
If you’re a ‘Requiem For A Dream’ fan, leave now," the deep-voiced, scruffy, thirty-something Brooklynite commanded an anxious audience of admirers at Superb’s Wheeler screening of "The Fountain” last month. This may not have been the most appropriate or expected thing to say coming from the Harvard grad, considering that his new film, “The Fountain,” is only his third, and while he has garnered the respect and acclaim from selected critics for his first two projects, the name Darren Aronofsky remains, for the most part, foreign.

Thumb Wars
An occasional forum for silly quarrels.

Im Shaken!

CD Review
In the decades after their demise, the Beatles and Apple Corps Ltd., the group’s corporate apparatus, have fought a well-documented battle to preserve the integrity of the band’s catalogue. From the crackdown on Apple Computer to legal pressure aimed at the likes of DJ Danger Mouse (thanks to his ultra-influential Jay-Z-Beatles mash-up The Grey Album), it’s been hard for anyone to put their stamp on the Beatles’ legacy who aren’t the Beatles.

Interview with Darren Aronofsky
Daily Californian: I was at the Q & A last night on campus, and you seemed very hesitant to call yourself an artist. Could you possibly elaborate on that?

White Space