Nosaj ThingWell, a fairly popular artist who goes by the moniker “Nosaj Thing” performed on Lower Sproul last Friday. Truth be told, we only learned of his existence on Thursday afternoon, but upon learning that he’s an “ambient DJ who makes his own cool light shows,” we were reasonably intrigued.

Nosaj Thing was supposed to go on at 10 p.m. but when we got there, some tiny girl with a pixie cut was warming up the stereo system. There were only about six people there, and all of them were showing off their awkward and bizarre repertoire of rhythmical dance moves. However, a pitcher of beer at the Bear’s Lair later, the crowd had grown considerably, and ambient music had already started to emanate from the standing speakers. Nosaj Thing was about to go on. read more »


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This just in — rich folks are more likely to cheat, lie, drive poorly, steal candy from children, sip champagne to mock those poorer than they, order the most expensive thing on the menu and reject a three year, $21 million contract because it just isn’t enough to feed their family (Note: the last three weren’t part of the study we’re about to speak of, but are probably still true).

According to Bloomberg, UC Berkeley scientists conducted a study which has found that individuals of higher social class are more likely to perform in unethical behavior than their lower class counterparts.

Seven different experiments were performed on hundreds of people (many of who were recruited off Craigslist), including traffic related experiments done at San Francisco interactions. The results found that read more »


MONEY

Although it is easy to lose track of things in the deluge of midterms and essays, remember to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2012 to 2013 academic year by Friday, March 2. While you can still turn in your FAFSA after the  March 2 deadline, you will be ineligible for certain financial aid programs such as the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan in which families who have gross annual incomes under $80,000 will have their tuition covered by scholarships and grants.

If you complete the FAFSA by the deadline, you will also be considered for read more »


running shoes

Hey, you. Yeah, you, just sitting all slumped in front of the comp, most likely consistently glancing at your Facebook tab when taking breaks from reading. Go out and exercise. ‘Ey, now don’t tell me you’re too busy for it, or that exercise is boring as f*** and your time could be utilized in a better manner. Don’t want to hear it because this week’s PLAYgreen 2012 is making those excuses from sweating and physically pushing yourself totally inapplicable.

Care to hear more? Forget giving you an option, you should keep reading on (Facebook can wait).

From February 27 to March 3, the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) is hosting an event, read more »


Amer AparLooking around the Berkeley campus we find them everywhere.  Hanging out in a coffee shop with their MacBooks, on Memorial Glade with a pair of aviators and shoes off, on the steps of Wheeler hall reading or walking in exactly 10 minutes after the hour to their Literature / Art History / Film classes.  Hipsters.  Well, the population may be increasing due to hipster clothing being discounted to a fraction of the price.  We may see Berkeley inching our way closer to the top of the “Most Hipster Campus”  list. Feeling edgy? read more »


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Okay, maybe not galore … but many a free things can be yours if you look carefully enough!

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In the midst of midterm season, it’s a good idea to take advantage of a weekend and just de-stress yourself. What’s a better way to relax than to watch a movie in one of many of the local theaters? Last week, if you recall, we at the Clog wrote about “The Secret World of Arrietty,” a gorgeous animated film from Studio Ghibli currently showing at the California Theater on 2113 Kittredge. This week, we took another movie break (you can never have too many) and watched “Chronicle”, a different kind of super-hero film currently showing at United Artists Berkeley 7 on 2274 Shattuck Avenue. Released earlier in the month under the radar, the movie has been slowly gathering momentum due to positive reception from film critics and enthusiast communities. read more »


Ah, the Academy Awards … or as we plebians say, “the Oscars.” The Clog doesn’t get out the fancy gown from Ross and $4 champagne for just any awards show. But the Oscars are not just any awards show. Yes, over the years they’ve doubled the Best Movie nominations, and this year Kung Fu Panda 2 is up for Best Animated Feature – but the Academy Awards are still that one night of the year we choose to care about famous people and can be proud of liking pretentious movies films. When else can we show off our limited knowledge of film score and pretend we recognize the Art Direction nominees? And despite the selling out, people are still making great films. And tonight we celebrate those people. And the special effects guys.

Follow our live blog, detailing the ups and downs, the fashion faux pas, the decisions that seem so life-changing (until the credits roll). Put on your tux, sip on that André, and enjoy the ride:

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photoshop

Photoshop: an invention that alters things ranging from deleting a single strand of flyaway hair to creating unrealistically perfect facial features with mere clicks and clever dragging of the mouse. Who wouldn’t like to learn how to use it? It can’t hurt to, you know, maybe temporarily shave off a few pounds for your Facebook profile picture *cough cough*. No judging.

Well, whatever you decide to use it for, an opportunity to learn how to lies at your feet, ripe for the taking.

The Student Technology Council (STC) exclusively invites Cal students to attend Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator training sessions as well as enter the chance to win $2,500 in a Cal-themed T-shirt design contest. Since the Adobe Creative Suite was released for free earlier this year read more »


Such a mystery.

Such mystery

If you recently enjoyed Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of “The Adventures of Tintin”, or are simply a lover of the original comic book series by Hergé, take note of the Pacific Film Archive’s upcoming showing of Julien Duvivier’s movie, “The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower.” read more »


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