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Issue #1764 :: Monday, November 26, 2007

Top Headlines

Dylan in the Movies
I’m Not There,” the new film from director Todd Haynes explores the myth of Bob Dylan through a number of Dylanesque figures woven together into a complex web of politics, art, history, myth and intersecting identities.

Wiedeman Golden in Win Over Aggies
After the No. 20 Cal men’s soccer team’s 1-0 loss at Stanford in its regular season finale, Bears coach Kevin Grimes spoke about a golden opportunity to tie the match that Andrew Wiedeman had missed in the game’s waning moments.

Thanksgiving Hangover
Pessimism is easy. The war grinds on. Our president resembles nothing so much as a glassy-eyed junkie at a roulette wheel—in a last-ditch, 3 a.m., double-down effort to stave off bankruptcy, he’s going to end up losing his mortgage. Locally, if you’re a bit of a tree-hugger, the university’s recent court victory allowing the removal of the protesters can’t be the good news for which you were waiting. Or, if you’re in favor of the stadium project, the mere fact that the delays have gone on this long is easily a cause for frustration.

Critics Say Deal Gives BP Too Much Power
Stipulations over the governance of the new Energy Biosciences Institute and intellectual property agreements are raising concerns among many who opposed the contract between energy giant BP and the campus, which was signed two weeks ago.

News

Critics Say Deal Gives BP Too Much Power
Stipulations over the governance of the new Energy Biosciences Institute and intellectual property agreements are raising concerns among many who opposed the contract between energy giant BP and the campus, which was signed two weeks ago.

AT&T Grant Looks to Boost Minority Enrollment
A nonprofit that encourages minority students to apply to UC Berkeley is set to receive a $200,000 donation as part of a slew of funds given by AT&T last week to Bay Area technology and education organizations.

Research & Ideas
Venturing Beyond the Lecture Hall

Last year, a typical school day for senior Maggie Groff might have included a stunning island sunrise, an exhilarating hike past waterfalls and a comprehensive survey of tropical wildlife.

Tree-Sit Supporters Bring Thanksgiving to Oak Grove
The tree-sitters in the oak grove next to Memorial Stadium had a Thanksgiving meal after all.

Celtic Studies Database Looks To Ease Access to Rare Texts
UC Berkeley researchers are working to design a new type of search engine that will help students access the online equivalent of a top-notch reference library long after campus libraries have closed for the night.


Sports

Wiedeman Golden in Win Over Aggies
After the No. 20 Cal men’s soccer team’s 1-0 loss at Stanford in its regular season finale, Bears coach Kevin Grimes spoke about a golden opportunity to tie the match that Andrew Wiedeman had missed in the game’s waning moments.

Cal Takes New Road Into NCAAs
The No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team is back in the hunt for an NCAA championship, but not the way it expected.

Cardinal Blocks Bears’ Upset Bid in Thriller at Maples
STANFORD—As her final swing was redirected straight down toward her feet, Angie Pressey could only turn away and glance at the roof of Maples Pavilion with a mixture of disbelief and resignation.

Randle Comes Back to Lead Comeback Win
To say that Jerome Randle was eager to get back in the lineup against San Diego State on Saturday would probably be an understatement.

Baylor Barrage in Second Half Sinks Bears
Hanging in the rafters of the Ferrell Center is the 2005 NCAA championship banner that belongs to the Baylor women’s basketball team.


Arts & Entertainment

Dylan in the Movies
I’m Not There,” the new film from director Todd Haynes explores the myth of Bob Dylan through a number of Dylanesque figures woven together into a complex web of politics, art, history, myth and intersecting identities.

‘Runway’ Returns to Familiar Turf, Characters
For “Project Runway” fans, the wait for the show’s fourth season was agonizing. Without Tim Gunn’s poised commentary, Heidi Klum’s double-kiss-of-death “Auf Wiedersehen” or Michael Kors’ overly-tanned skin, what did devotees have to look forward to on Wednesday nights?

‘Alive 2007’ Album Finds Daft Punk in Top Form
Daft Punk never completely disappeared from public consciousness, but after the endlessly repetitive robot rock of 2005’s Human After All was met with a lukewarm reception from critics and fans, it seemed that the infallible poster boys of French dance pop were beginning to lose their luster.

CD Review
James Taylor’s voice, like the scratch of an old LP marks nostalgic time past, and he knows it. Taylor minted One Man Band at a concert in an old Massachusetts community theatre, photos from the good ol’ days projected behind him. The best songs on the album are old tracks like, “Carolina In My Mind” and “Fire and Rain,” both played by his lonesome, Taylor’s voice still evocative of the early ’70s as bell-bottoms and paisley.

Coens Score With ‘No Country For Old Men’
There are movies that exist to entertain, and there are movies that exist to deliver a message. “No Country for Old Men” is one of those rare, wonderful films that does both, keeping us captivated on the surface while also functioning on many levels beneath. Like “Fargo” and “Raising Arizona,” also directed by the Coen Brothers, it revolves around a botched crime and the aftermath, but there is much more going on here than in your average heist-gone-wrong caper flick.

Coens Score With ‘No Country For Old Men’
There are movies that exist to entertain, and there are movies that exist to deliver a message. “No Country for Old Men” is one of those rare, wonderful films that does both, keeping us captivated on the surface while also functioning on many levels beneath. Like “Fargo” and “Raising Arizona,” also directed by the Coen Brothers, it revolves around a botched crime and the aftermath, but there is much more going on here than in your average heist-gone-wrong caper flick.

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