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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 30-Nov 5, 2002

News & Opinion

  • Confessions of the Beirut Bandit
  • Confessions of the Beirut Bandit

    Joe Loya ripped off dozens of banks in the late '80s, netting $250,000. Now he has a book deal and a starring role in his own show. Who says crime doesn't pay?
  • <u>News & Notes</u>
  • News & Notes

    Joel's on Earth, Nancy's on Jupiter; Marking up the competition; 22 Kidoo; it's not city time, it's Jerry time.
  • The Muckraker  of Martinez
  • The Muckraker of Martinez

    His fans say John Foley has enlivened a dull newspaper. His foes say he's irresponsible and cannot be trusted.
  • Short Buildings, Vast Subdivisions

    Backers of height caps want to preserve Berkeley's character. Critics say they're sacrificing the city's environmental integrity.
  • Follow the Money in Castro Valley

    Incorporation supporters are tired of sending their dollars out of town. Opponents worry about the out-of-town dollars coming their way.

Arts & Culture

  • Crossing Over
  • Crossing Over

    Supernatural memoirs chart strange sojourns.
  • In High Spirits
  • In High Spirits

    A unique musical Day of the Dead celebration with the Kronos Quartet.
  • Mystery Sister
  • Mystery Sister

    The case of the nun, the crime novel, and the homeless shelter turns out to have a beneficial ending.
  • A Damned Fine Time
  • A Damned Fine Time

    Audiotaping the dead, philosophizing about the undead -- it's all in a day's work for Katherine Ramsland.
  • Golden Deals with Demons

    Buffy screenwriter also writes vampire-slayer novels, comics.

Movies

Food & Drink

Music

  • Fatal Vision
  • Fatal Vision

    Ex-Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood on God, drugs, JonBenét, and his new band, Eyes Adrift.
  • Safety Dance
  • Safety Dance

    DJ Tiesto puts Israel in a trance.
  • Some Things Considered
  • Some Things Considered

    NPR has been a key player in stifling community broadcasting.
  • Critic's Choice for the week of October 30-November 5, 2002
  • Critic's Choice for the week of October 30-November 5, 2002

    Halloween scientists go mad, a gay singer makes Archie Bunker cry, a blues-harp ace blows the roof off the Ivy Room, Project X plays the Oakland Museum, and the Kronos Quartet plays Zellerbach.
  • Rhett Miller
  • Rhett Miller

    The Instigator
  • Ani DiFranco

    So Much Shouting/So Much Laughter

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