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Issue Archive for the Week of Jun 1-7, 2005

News & Opinion

  • The Next Sweet Thing
  • The Next Sweet Thing

    High-end chocolate makers such as Scharffen Berger are revolutionizing how Americans view cacao.
  • KPFA Mayhem
  • KPFA Mayhem

    Flying chairs, brain-dead protocol, abusive radio hosts -- and you thought the left of the dial was safe again; plus, Oaktown's top lobbyist is back at it.
  • Casting Swine Before Pearl Jam
  • Casting Swine Before Pearl Jam

    The Central Coast's iconoclastic KPIG makes a go for it in the Bay Area, but can the beloved country-fried station survive in a cutthroat radio market?
  • The Game Within
  • The Game Within

    Our May 18 issue contained a complex riddle. The hive mind cracked it in less than 24 hours.
  • Letters for the week of June 1-7, 2005

    Patrick McCullough takes on Uhuru House; readers muse on race and jury selection; a Chateau resident disparages the bourgeois; and Randy Ward's detractors have more to say.

Arts & Culture

  • The Life of Riley
  • The Life of Riley

    You can call composer-keyboardist Terry Riley a lot of things, but don't call him a minimalist.
  • On Stage
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • On The Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Diva 2 Diva
  • Diva 2 Diva

    Leslie Hassberg breaks down the operatic arts for ladies who love ladies, and those who love them.
  • Black Nobility
  • Black Nobility

    Afro-intellectuals convene
  • Double Down
  • Double Down

    Who will take the crown?
  • Anime You
  • Anime You

    Do the Ghibli at the PFA
  • Mind Sex
  • Mind Sex

    Punany comes to BRT

Movies

  • Bad Education

    Kids at Paul Green's rock school are learning some serious riffs, but at what price?

Food & Drink

Music

  • Scions of Scion
  • Scions of Scion

    DJs extraordinaire Platurn and Spair, aka the Oakland Faders, revel in old-school hip-hop and a little love from Toyota.
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Hold Steady

    Separation Sunday
  • Four Tet

    Everything Ecstatic
  • A Frames

    Black Forest
  • Charlie Poole

    You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music
  • Caribou

    The Milk of Human Kindness

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