Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tomorrow's News: A Preview of Our Print Edition

By Michael Mechanic
Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 3:23 PM

* In Letters this week, Oakland Councilwoman Nancy Nadel takes issue with Chris Thompson's column on redevelopment from the October 4 print edition. And both sides chime in on the gays-versus-Buju Banton fracas.

* As Bottom Feeder reports, right-wing radio talk hostess Melanie Morgan is livid. Why?

Well, she's mad partly because angry liberals are calling her a bitch and a prostitute, but mostly because those liberal swine, she claims, are trying to sabotage Amazon rankings for her new book. Feeder also chimes in on a nasty feud between B-town council rivals Kriss Worthington and George Beier.

* In Water Cooler, we flog this here blog, and also document the bitter death of Black Diamond Living, the glossy lifestyle magazine that targeted eastern Contra Costa County.

* Hey, remember the campaign to Save Mono Lake? Well, a local judge has ruled that the legal precedent used to save the lake can't be applied to stop the slaughter of golden eagles by Altamont wind turbines. In fact, as Robert Gammon explains in Cityside this week, enviros are now stricken from using either that so-called public-trust doctrine or the state's unfair business-competition laws to prevent the killing of wildlife by private companies. Thank you, Proposition 64.

* Our feature story, "Addicted to Sex," looks at an escalating social problem that tears families apart.

* As usual, This Week features weird, fun, and raucous things to do and see around the East Bay. Film reviewer J. Hoberman tackles Death of a President. Theater critic Lisa Drostova attempts to sum up the twisted plot of a CentralWorks adaptation of Greek classic Andromache, which of course leaves those of us who aren't mythology buffs hopelessly confused.

* In Books this week, readings on how we indoctrinate our youth.

* Hungry? Food guy John Birdsall takes a liking to Bui, a new, upscale Vietnamese joint on upper Solano, and omnivorous cartoonist Thien Pham visits Norikonoko for his strip, I Like Eating.

* In Music, we fill you in on the Two Gallants fiasco, and Press Play competes with Dan the Automator in a new hoops game Dan just soundtracked. Sorry to say, PP gets his skinny ass spanked.

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