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Issue #587 :: Thursday, September 19, 2002

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Guilty Pleasures
It's late at night. No one is around. I make sure that my door is locked, and I turn the volume down on my TV. I do this every night. It's like an addiction; I can't stop, and I would never tell any of my family members or friends I do it. I get under the covers and grab the remote.

Vintage Tennis Ready to be Corked
Like a fine wine that gets better with age, the Cal men's tennis team returns to competition this year with a full bottle of returning players.

Movie Review: Teen hearthrob. Glamorous battle. Revisionist history. Banal ending.
Epic: A film that spans a vast journey, including many great challenges and usually woes that ultimately result in either the protagonist's gruesome death or personal growth. Example: Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca. After watching "The Four Feathers," I found it difficult to define it as an "epic."

State Budget Leaves UC in Need of Funds
UC should brace itself for further cuts in state funding and may have to increase student fees to make up for the deficit, said a top UC official yesterday.

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Feature Photo: Don't Look Down


State Budget Leaves UC in Need of Funds
UC should brace itself for further cuts in state funding and may have to increase student fees to make up for the deficit, said a top UC official yesterday.

ASUC Senator Resigns From Post
Awkward silence filled senate chambers last night when a letter of resignation from Independent Senator Sunny Lu was read at the ASUC senate meeting.

Hearst Mining Building Reopens After Retrofitting
UC Berkeley's Hearst Memorial Mining Building will reopen Sunday after four years of seismic retrofitting and renovation.

Winter Will Be Kind for Patrons of West Campus Swim Center
Over 100 senior citizens and young swimmers packed the City Council chambers Tuesday, wearing beach towels, swimwear and goggles. They lifted their swimming caps to the City Council after its unanimous decision Tuesday to keep the West Campus Swim Center open during the winter months.

Council Supports ASUC Proposal for Kosher, Halal Food
The Berkeley City Council passed a resolution in support of a proposed housing and dining program that will meet the religious dietary needs of Jewish and Muslim UC Berkeley students.

Golden State Warriors Player Speaks to UC Berkeley Class
A Golden State Warriors player called a foul against campaign finance practices in a speech to UC Berkeley students yesterday.

Correction
Tuesday's article "Union Members Say UC Punished Clerical Workers For Striking" should have stated that UC Office of the President officials were unable to comment, not that they declined to comment.


Sports

Vintage Tennis Ready to be Corked
Like a fine wine that gets better with age, the Cal men's tennis team returns to competition this year with a full bottle of returning players.

Rested Bears Host Hawkeyes in New Home
Odysseus has nothing on the Cal field hockey team.

Water Polo Wages War Against Pacific
With in-state pennant chases gripping the Bay Area, even the Cal water polo team seems to have gotten into the spirit, setting up an improvised three-game series with Pacific.

Sports in Brief
Cal's Coughlin Awarded Again


Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: Teen hearthrob. Glamorous battle. Revisionist history. Banal ending.
Epic: A film that spans a vast journey, including many great challenges and usually woes that ultimately result in either the protagonist's gruesome death or personal growth. Example: Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca. After watching "The Four Feathers," I found it difficult to define it as an "epic."

Cinema Review: Traditional Eastern Film, Superlative Sonic Source
It's one of those things film scholars read about but never get to experience, let alone experience two in three days.

Theater Review: 'Fifteen Minutes' for Some, Endless Replay for the Masses
The Berkeley Repetory Theater has offered up a scathing critique of the cult of the celebrity in John Guare's dark comedy "The House of Blue Leaves."

Poverty, Italian-Style, Comes Home to Berkeley: ‘We Won't Pay'
On the corner of Eighth and Parker in the western end of Berkeley, a couple of dusty bookshelves sit out on the sidewalk. The shelves are loaded down with paperbacks authored by everyone from Shakespeare to V.C. Andrews. Propped up nearby is a chalkboard with a message printed neatly across it: "Pay what you think is fair."

Music Review: Of Montreal


Music Review: Joshua Redman
Jazz is shrouded by mythology about its intellectual inaccessibility. Listeners mustn't retain hundreds of bits of esoteric detritus to enjoy jazz. Jazz, predominantly, is an emotional art. The riffs created by its practitioners are mostly based on excesses of the heart rather than head. In his latest auditory excursion Elastic, Joshua Redman understands this and exceeds expectations.

Music Review: Mark Copely
On his album, Limited Lifetime Guarantee singer-songwriter Marc Copely sings that he's "listening for a new found frequency," (from Magic Box.) Ironically, such a "newfound frequency" seems to be what's lacking in Copely's debut album. Although Copely demonstrates his skill as both an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, the album lacks a definitive sound and is plagued by empty lyrics.

Music Review: Eve
Eve is one of a small handful of female rappers who can truly hang. She spits tough love on the mic, and maintains her status without bragging that she's an OG from the streets.

Music Review: Drums & Tuba
Why bother with a clumsy, inconvenient bass guitar when you could do the same thing with a lightweight, compact tuba? It's a question that every band asks to itself at some point, but the members of this eclectic New York trio have not only done something about it, they've made it part of their name.

Culkin Delivers as the Narcissist Nihilist in "Igby Goes Down'
With his mother's bewildered expression peering through the translucent shopping bag, Igby Slocumb and his brother double their effort to put the whip-tongued matriarch out of her misery.

The ‘Classic' Is Subjective, but ‘Spirited Away' Has Proven Itself
Critics tend to use the words "unforgettable" or "modern classic" quite liberally, even for movies they've seen only once, probably at a press screening a few days before their deadline. I'll admit, most of the time we're exaggerating, making sensational predictions of the future because nobody will remember a review for a movie that is easily forgotten anyway.

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