Summer 2011

The Soundtrack of Berkeley



Most people make mixtapes. Warren Hellman throws a music festival. By Sylvie Simmons
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The Sound of Musicology

The Department of Music goes beyond performance. By Pat Joseph
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Off the Charts

How the forced eclecticism of KALX has forged a culture. By Jaan Uhelszki
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Spirit on a Shoestring

They may be poor, but the Cal Band is still the pride of California. By Ezra Carlsen
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Rockin’ the Plaza

In Lower Sproul, free concerts are a long (and loud) tradition. By Nate Seltenrich
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Plus: Rewind

Lab + Field

All Work and All Play

Berkeley graduate students discover a true calling for two orphaned dogs. By Sally Schilling
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Counting the Days

How estrogen changes the way we think. By Anne Pinckard
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Getting the Picture

A Berkeley rhetorician investigates a group of infamous photographs from the Cambodian Genocide. By David Holmberg
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Arts + Letters

Stepping Up

The AileyCamp summer program teaches kids more than dance. By Katherine Luce
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Mix and Map

By M.R. Fall
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Far Flung

Lonesome Road

Highway 50 through Nevada provides more than breathing room. By Glen Martin
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The Play

Extra Innings

Thanks to donors, five Cal Athletics teams have a new lease on life. By Pat Joseph
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Sather Gate

Way to Go

Once a Cal alum’s idle pastime, the Darwin Awards have become a perennial Internet hit. By Vicki Haddock
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5 Questions for Michael Chabon

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning novelist gives us a tour of Telegraph Ave.
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Out of the Gate

Flying Back to the Cuckoo’s Nest By Katie Goldsmith ’10
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