Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is, if you don’t know already, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious film festivals. One of our very own, former Daily Cal arts and entertainment writer and UC Berkeley graduate Ryan Lattanzio, was able to land the coveted position of a jury member and critic for the movie fest this year.

The Clog sat down for an exclusive interview with him to dissect the adventures of a Cannes jurist — we learned a few things, including the process of getting there (which involves many brutal battles of bravery), the crazy Disneyland-like lines to get into film screenings, and Bill Murray’s camouflaging tendencies. Here’s his take on it: read more »

So it occurred to us while we were out frolicking in the California sunshine, bare-legged and generally without cold-weather garb, that today is, in fact, Groundhog Day. And unfortunately, folks, Punxsutawney Phil–that rodent wonder, that ever-accurate “prognosticator of all prognosticators” –has predicted six more weeks of harsh, grueling, stormy, wintery winter ahead.

Well, that’s it. We’re going home right this second to board up our windows and get the fire going.  Maybe–just maybe–with the right preparation and mental fortitude, we’ll be able to endure the seasonal struggles to come.  Now that whole “economic winter” thing, on the other hand …

Groundhog Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter [YouTube]