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Issue Archive for the Week of Feb 18-24, 2009

News & Opinion

  • The Marriage-Industrial Complex

    While California's State Government is on the brink of going the way of Bear Stearns, the so-called leaders of the Golden State's gay and lesbian ...
  • Cheap Eats

    I made fondue a few weeks back. The gruyere and emmentaler cheeses cost $9.00 and $6.00 respectively for a half pound of each. I used ...
  • The Same Old PETA

    Prior to taking on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) apparently had some time on its hands ...
  • Scrutinizing Obama's Stimulus

    Just three weeks in to his Presidency, Barack Obama's era as a post-partisan president is pretty much gone as he attacks Republicans for questioning the ...
  • St. Valentine Prep: Aphrodisia

    Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me. ~ Sarah Bernhardt It's nearly St. Valentine's Day when a young ...
  • Silence Villainizes Octouplet Mom

    Because they are so rare, multiple births are bound to cause a media sensation. Pop out six, seven, or eight children and you're news, whether ...
  • Enabling Multiple Mommy

    Just when I think we can't get any stupider as a culture, along comes a story that has me embarrassed to be human. A woman ...
  • Eating Dirt and Staying Healthy

    Last summer I spent a week in the hospital after developing a severe staph infection on my lower belly. I drove myself to the emergency ...
  • Define "Ethical"

    It's that time of year again. You know - that special Sunday when you get all your snacks together and get all comfortable in front ...
  • Beware the Sugardaddy State

    It's not uncommon for people to use family metaphors for the government's role in our lives. We have all heard of "Big Brother" and criticized ...
  • Letters for February 18
  • Letters for February 18

    Readers sound off on Sunday brunch at Thai Temple and plug-in hybrids.
  • Should We Pamper Multiple Mom?

    Just when I think we can't get any stupider as a culture, along comes a story that has me embarrassed to be human. A woman...

Arts & Culture

  • News Buffs on NPR
  • News Buffs on NPR

    Popular quiz show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! comes to Berkeley.
  • A Critic's Life
  • A Critic's Life

    David Thomson's memoir invokes '50s London, favorite films, and an absent father.
  • Modern Times
  • Modern Times

    Five artists analyze the Urban Matrix.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of February 18-24, 2009.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for February 19-25, 2009.

Food & Drink

  • Flesh and Izakaya at Ozumo Oakland
  • Flesh and Izakaya at Ozumo Oakland

    In just two months, Ozumo Oakland has become the East Bay's de facto power center.



Most Popular Stories

  • Goodbye, Mr. Magnus

    Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus is leaving a legacy of departmental reform, officer accountability, and reduced violent crime.
  • Oakland Eyes Affordable Housing Plan in Secret

    The city has yet to release details of a plan that would establish a fee on market-rate housing in order to finance more affordable housing.
  • A Guide to Giving Back in the East Bay

    The region is home to many organizations and charities that fight for the most vulnerable communities. Here are some groups that are worthy of your support this holiday season.
  • The Best Nonfiction Books of 2015

    From racism in America to mp3s, mushrooms, charter schools, surveillance, and climate change, here are our picks for the best works of nonfiction this year.
  • It's Plaid or Nature

    Why you should either shop local or spend time in the great outdoors on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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