Spring 2021

I, Robot, Poet, Muse




The Mechanical Muse

Will AI write the next Great American Novel?
By Laura Smith
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The Park and the Paper

Remembering the editorial that sparked the Daily Cal’s independence
By David Dozier
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“A Day Unlike Any Other”

Rep. Linda Sánchez, (D-Calif.) and Colin Allred, (D-Tex.) on the Capitol siege
As told to Katherine Blesie and Leah Worthington
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What’s So Funny About Pure Mathematics, Søren Kierkegaard, and Computer Programming?

Three Berkeley alumni, writers for The Simpsons and Futurama, discuss the nerdier side of comedy.
By Dano Nissen
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Life and Death in the Colonies

Professor Neil Tsutsui on what we can learn from how social insects deal with disease
By Leah Worthington
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Earthly Delight

Spring has sprung, and the UC Botanical Garden awaits your visit.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Now This: The Alt-Meat Menagerie

These plant-based creations are bringing alt-meat to the mainstream.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Fascism, Nationalism, and Trumpism

A Q&A with Lawrence Rosenthal of the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies
By Fischer Davis
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Kroeber Hall Loses Its Name

Berkeley reckons with famed anthropologist Alfred Kroeber’s fraught legacy.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Big Data to the Rescue in Togo

How deep learning algorithms are being used to identify high-risk populations
By Katherine Blesie
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First Lady of Physics Gets Stamp of Approval

Nuclear physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu is getting national recognition—from the USPS.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Mixed Media

Editors’ Picks: What to read, watch, and listen to this spring
By Editorial Staff
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The Gate


Changemaker in Chief

Q&A with UC Berkeley’s Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, Rich Lyons
By Pat Joseph
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From Berkeley to the Biden Administration
By Katherine Blesie and Fischer Davis
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Snapp Chats

Our columnist speaks with a lawyer-turned-author, a selfless entrepreneur, and the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board’s newest member.
By Martin Snapp
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Chancellor’s Letter

COVID and the arts
By Carol T. Christ
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Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

Nothing writes itself, yet.
By Pat Joseph
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