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Issue #544 :: Friday, June 7, 2002

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Performing Necropolis Lost
At once heartfelt and sinister, the Joe Goode Performance Group brought to light a full range of characters and emotions during their current engagement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In two separate works dancers explored human relationships and the various neuroses that prevent us from the interactions we desire and also addressed the issue of love and its many problems and possibilities. Both endearing and disturbing, the works were performed through the combination of song, text, video, and dance.

Telescope Images Bring Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Into Focus
From atop a dormant volcano on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, astronomers have obtained the highest resolution global images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.

Off the Beat: Fasten Your Seat Belt
You see the moonlight reflect off its shiny white exterior. When you step inside, you admire the burgundy interior and you notice the fuzzy dice dangling below the rear view mirror. Such is the 1993 Plymouth Voyager that you are about to experience.

Lawrence Livermore Lab Could Play Role in Counterterrorism
UC-run Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may be placed under a new cabinet division called the Homeland Security Department, as a part of a major reorganizing proposal suggested by President George Bush last night.

News

Armed Robbers Take Over Medical Marijuana Club
A central Berkeley medical cannabis club was robbed Wednesday afternoon after armed assailants held those inside hostage and made off with marijuana and cash.

Lawrence Livermore Lab Could Play Role in Counterterrorism
UC-run Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory may be placed under a new cabinet division called the Homeland Security Department, as a part of a major reorganizing proposal suggested by President George Bush last night.

UC Regents Name New Director of Livermore Lab
Ending a prolonged search, the UC Board of Regents has named an in-house candidate to head Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Professor Tapped to Head Division of Biological Sciences
A UC Berkeley neurobiologist was announced as the next dean of biological sciences in the College of Letter and Sciences.

Telescope Images Bring Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Into Focus
From atop a dormant volcano on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, astronomers have obtained the highest resolution global images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.

Student Loans See Decrease in Interest Rates
Some UC Berkeley students may be able to take advantage of recently lowered student loan interest rates.

UC Sees Rise In Transfer Admits Again
More former community college students will attend UC campuses this fall, as transfer student admissions increased through out the university system for the fourth consecutive year.

News in Brief: Cottage Project Earns Accolades
This week the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association recognized the merits of UC Berkeley's project to relocate and renovate the Fox Cottage.

Feature Photo: School Daze



Arts & Entertainment

Performing Necropolis Lost
At once heartfelt and sinister, the Joe Goode Performance Group brought to light a full range of characters and emotions during their current engagement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In two separate works dancers explored human relationships and the various neuroses that prevent us from the interactions we desire and also addressed the issue of love and its many problems and possibilities. Both endearing and disturbing, the works were performed through the combination of song, text, video, and dance.

Movie Review: Melville adaption, Bartleby, Marks Glover's Return to Top-Billing
I'm tempted to call Crispin Glover the ultimate all-purpose weirdo of modern American movies. But when I think about it, he's not all-purpose. For example, I can't see his brand of looniness fitting in the offbeat, often vulgar Coen films, nor can I see Spike Jones pulling off Being Crispin Glover. He has a definite persona being played each time - grotesquely vulnerable, unsettlingly adorable. What makes him such an exciting actor is how he can adapt this persona to such a range of films, from his portrayal of George McFly in the Back to the Future movies, to the quirky "heroic" reporter in Nurse Betty. And then there's his fascinating, haunting cameo in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, my favorite Glover incarnation.

Movie Review: A Rock-Hopkins Feature
Bad Company. Hmm. I can't even remember it anymore. Allow me to try, though.

Movie Review: House Arrest Cum Lonely House Party
Imagine a PG -13 version of Home Alone with a wall-to-wall AM radio soundtrack, and you've got yourself Cherish, Finn Taylor's inroad into bubblegum cinema. In Cherish the part of Macaulay Culkin is played by an equally peppy, equally pouty Zoe Adler (Robin Tunney), who spends the film swooning over pop songs and priggish men when she's not busy kicking her own ass.

Music Reviews



Opinion

Off the Beat: Fasten Your Seat Belt
You see the moonlight reflect off its shiny white exterior. When you step inside, you admire the burgundy interior and you notice the fuzzy dice dangling below the rear view mirror. Such is the 1993 Plymouth Voyager that you are about to experience.

White Space