Arts & Culture

Amaluna is the fusion of the words ama, meaning mother, and luna, which means moon. The story unfolds on a mysterious island that is governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Music has an extraordinary ability to heal — it enriches the lives of both physicians and their patients. There is a large community of musicians at UCSF, but the opportunity to share their talents and love for music has been limited.

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Book Review: Nobody’s Boy: An Old Doctor and a New Science    
by Mike Denney

Words escape me as I try to express how impressed I am with Vienna Teng, who performed two back-to-back concerts with multi-instrumentalists Alex Wong and Jordan Hamlin at The Independent on November 16. 

You might remember Porgy and Bess from that violin piece you performed in your high school orchestra. You would probably recognize the jubilant lines of “Summertime.”

For many San Franciscans, Halloween is that special time of year when inhibitions are tossed out the window and good times are allowed to roll.

A lintel is the horizontal beam that spans an opening, such as a doorway, the quixotic old librarian explains to the audience in one of his many digressions. You feel as if it’s story time with Grandpa.

“You know what it is? It’s a golden handcuff with the key thrown away,” wrote John Steinbeck of San Francisco. Oscar Wilde echoed this sentiment, noting, “Anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.

Every year since 2007, Campus Life Services has put on a big, memorable party at UCSF Mission Bay. People from every campus come out to connect with the whole UCSF community.

Last Tuesday, I found myself at Bazaar Café, a cozy venue in the Richmond that provides a welcoming environment for performers to play all-original music, and I was lucky enough to meet and listen to a fantastic pianist, vocalist, composer and vis