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Issue #1700 :: Monday, September 24, 2007

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Forging Disparate Identities
As every good postmodern postcolonial museumgoer ought to know, there isn’t such thing as a single Asian American identity and thus, no single Asian American art. “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” at the Berkeley Art Museum, is dedicated to confirming this observation with a gleeful vengeance.

A Forsett to Be Reckoned With
On Saturday morning, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford showed his team highlights of last year’s gut-wrenching loss to Arizona, which ended with the Wildcats fans flooding the field and Bears players hanging their heads in dismay.

Police Investigating Two Weekend Homicides
Detectives are investigating two separate homicides that took place fewer than 12 hours apart on Saturday in West and South Berkeley.

Supercapitalism, Part One
Robert Reich was secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton and currently is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy. As secretary, he implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act, led a national fight against U.S. sweatshops and illegal child labor worldwide and headed the administration’s successful effort to raise the minimum wage. The recipient of the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize, he is also a highly regarded public intellectual. His new book is “Supercapitalism.” Today is the first half of a two-part interview.

News

Police Investigating Two Weekend Homicides
Detectives are investigating two separate homicides that took place fewer than 12 hours apart on Saturday in West and South Berkeley.

City Official Arrested in Residency Dispute
A Berkeley elected official was arrested in Oakland Friday morning and charged with five felony counts after an investigation determined his residence to be in that city rather than in Berkeley.

UC Adjusts Pay Scale For Faculty Salaries
The UC Board of Regents approved a plan last week to adjust faculty salary scales in an effort to restore them to market levels and address retention and recruitment problems across the system.

In 50th Year, Center Reflects on Changing U.S.-China Relations
Current and past chairs of the UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies reunited this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the center, established on campus during the peak of the Cold War to study contemporary China.

Athletic Center Lawsuit
Plaintiffs Attack University Planners on Public Disclosure

HAYWARD—The oak trees near Memorial Stadium got their day in court on Friday, as one lawyer put it, along with the archeological remains that may be buried underneath the grove.

Greek Multicultural Council Struggles With Funding Issues
Despite the recent unification of the four Greek councils under the CalGreeks banner, members of the recently formed multicultural council said they continue to face difficulties in establishing their presence on campus.

Exhibits Showcase Ideas in Push to Transform Parking Space to Public Space
From Berkeley to Berlin, students, environmental designers and conservationists held events Friday to promote alternative uses for parking spaces that would benefit the entire community rather than just drivers.

News in Brief
Fight Outside Club Leads to Street Closure


Sports

A Forsett to Be Reckoned With
On Saturday morning, Cal football coach Jeff Tedford showed his team highlights of last year’s gut-wrenching loss to Arizona, which ended with the Wildcats fans flooding the field and Bears players hanging their heads in dismay.

Four for Four, But Far From Perfect
One-third of the season is over and the No. 6 Cal football team has to its credit two blowout victories and a win over what used to be an SEC power.

Line Seizes Control at Crucial Time
As tailback Justin Forsett rumbled into the end zone for his second touchdown of the No. 6 Cal football team’s 45-27 win over Arizona on Saturday afternoon, left tackle Mike Gibson triumphantly raised his hands in the air.

Game Three Letdown Thwarts Bears’ Upset Bid in Big Spike
In the end, one rally determined the outcome of the No. 11 Cal volleyball team’s game again Stanford at Haas Pavilion on Friday night.

Field Hockey
Bears Roll On Against Cardinal

A 16-game winning steak against one opponent usually symbolizes total dominence. For the Cal field hockey team, it’s not quite the case when it comes to Stanford.

Men's Soccer
Bears Finally Hit Their Stride in Weekend Wins

After opening its season scoring less than one goal per game, the No. 24 Cal men’s soccer team finally displayed the fluid execution it had previously lacked at the Cal Legacy and Bay Area Classics.

Women’s Soccer
Tigers Bury Bears in Shutout

Sometimes when a team finds itself in a hole, the harder it tries to claw its way out, the deeper it digs itself under.

Men’s Polo
Bears Fall to Predecessors in Annual Alumni Game

At one point in Saturday’s Alumni Match at Spieker Aquatics Complex, the announcer had to remind fans new to water polo what kind of game they were witnessing.

Football Photo Gallery
Cal vs. Arizona

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Arts & Entertainment

Diplo and Switch Bring Global Sounds to San Francisco's Mezzanine
Philadelphia-based DJ/producer Wes Diplo played the musical diplomat on Saturday, rocking the Mezzanine until well past three in the morning. Not only did he rock it, he packed it, sealed, put it in a box with those little nonbiodegradable Styrofoam strips and sent it on a transnational journey that made too many stops to count.

Interview: Diplo Talks about Clearing Samples, Fifty vs Kanye and Hot Tubs
In 2004, Diplo assembled the M.I.A. mixtape “Piracy Funds Terrorism” from a catalogue of vocal tracks she gave him after meeting in a club. The album blew up, and since then, the rest of the world has paid attention to both producer and MC. In the three years that have passed, Diplo has been one of the most prolific importers of foreign sound to American hip-hop. The Daily Californian caught up with Diplo before he played the Mezzanine on Saturday night.

Forging Disparate Identities
As every good postmodern postcolonial museumgoer ought to know, there isn’t such thing as a single Asian American identity and thus, no single Asian American art. “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” at the Berkeley Art Museum, is dedicated to confirming this observation with a gleeful vengeance.

CD Reviews
SMOKEY ROLLS DOWN THUNDER CANYON

Recycled Jokes and Nudity Drive the Half-Baked 'Good Luck Chuck'
Mark Helfrich is the king of threequels, the editor behind such cinematic masterpieces as “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Rush Hour 3.” He's accustomed to working with secondhand material. So in “Good Luck Chuck,” his directorial debut, he naturally copies plot points and gimmicks from every romantic comedy in the last 10 years. Even the tagline “There's something funny about Dane” causes a double take. It's also far from true.

White Space