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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.



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