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Issue #476 :: Friday, February 8, 2002

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A Persisting Vision of Pain, and Hope
Sebastio Salgado's photo exhibit, "Migrations," is a study in contrasts. The exhibit, currently on view at Berkeley Art Museum through March 24th, features over 300 black and white photographs of refugees and displaced peoples from across the globe against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. The painful, desperate nature of the subject matter contrasts strikingly with the careful composition and artistry of the photographs. Here Salgado's photographs are at once pieces of art and historical records of tragedy and desolation.

Cal's Hot Hands Bury Beavers
In a battle of the top-two defensive teams in the Pac-10, points figured to be a scarcity. For Oregon State, they were.

Local Ties
"My name is Isaac Clemens, and I am the sixth generation of my family to attend services at this church."

Assembly Candidates Voice Similar Viewpoints
Candidates for the local state Assembly seat found themselves with little to argue about at a debate Thursday night at UC Berkeley.

News

Middle East Leader Says United States Should Mediate Arab-Israeli Violence
In a speech Wednesday, Secretary General of the League of Arab States Amre Moussa implored the United States to intervene in the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict.

School Board's New Transfer Policy Restricts Other Districts' Students
Students from outside Berkeley schools will likely find it more challenging to get into the district next year, thanks to a policy unanimously passed by the Berkeley Board of Education Wednesday.

ASUC Bill Seeks To Increase Accessibility of City CarShare
The ASUC senate decided Wednesday to spend $11,500 on a program that may not even benefit most UC Berkeley students.

News in Brief: Two Suspects Charged In Alleged Rape
Charges have been filed against two Berkeley residents after their DNA was found at the site of an alleged rape.

Assembly Candidates Voice Similar Viewpoints
Candidates for the local state Assembly seat found themselves with little to argue about at a debate Thursday night at UC Berkeley.

ASUC Senate Withdraws Executives' Finance Committee Voting Privileges
After months of research, tabling and debate, the ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday stripping executives of their votes on the powerful senate finance committee.


Sports

Cal's Hot Hands Bury Beavers
In a battle of the top-two defensive teams in the Pac-10, points figured to be a scarcity. For Oregon State, they were.

Bears Fall in Overtime to OSU
At the outset of last night's game against Oregon State, the Cal women's basketball team was primed for a repeat performance.

Bears Head to Davis for Tougher Test
The Cal rugby team is a lot like Albert Einstein. Not just because they're good at what they do, but because in the Bears' somewhat jilted universe, everything is relative.

Sports In Brief: Prized Recruit O'Keith Signs on Dotted Line Day After Signing Day
Marcus O'Keith, a running back from Narbonne High School in Carson, Calif., signed a National Letter of Intent yesterday to play football at Cal next season.


Arts & Entertainment

A Persisting Vision of Pain, and Hope
Sebastio Salgado's photo exhibit, "Migrations," is a study in contrasts. The exhibit, currently on view at Berkeley Art Museum through March 24th, features over 300 black and white photographs of refugees and displaced peoples from across the globe against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. The painful, desperate nature of the subject matter contrasts strikingly with the careful composition and artistry of the photographs. Here Salgado's photographs are at once pieces of art and historical records of tragedy and desolation.

Make-Believe ‘Storytelling' Ponders the Cruelty of Art
You know you're watching a strange movie when the first thing you see is a naked, pink-haired college student having sex with a guy with cerebral palsy. You know you're in a Todd Solondz movie when the guy with cerebral palsy disappointedly turns to the girl after love-making and complains that she no longer treats him as a curious sex oddity. "The kinkiness is gone. You've become kind." Then he breaks up with her.

Deconstructing the Standard of Perfection
Art in the form of video installations captures us in the same way trailers excite the appetite for a mesmerizing movie. By creating a space where disbelief is suspended, Sowon Kwon's video installation of "average female (Perfect)" at the Berkeley Art Museum transports her 'exhibition-goers' to a dimension where the binary of perfection and averages is blurred.

Queercore: A Musical Declaration of Queer Pride
Insult, compliment, or declaration of pride?

Valentine's Day Calendar
"Let's go out for a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day," he said. "Just you and me. It'll be fun."

White Space