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Issue Archive for the Week of Jul 31-Aug 6, 2002

News & Opinion

  • Homeland Insecurity

    With his home in Fremont but his heart in Kabul, Waheed Momand wants to help rebuild Afghanistan. Why don't some of his neighbors trust his motives?
  • News & Notes

    Questionable ethics, illicit affairs, sex, greed, nudity, lawsuits, incompetence, sudden resignations: Sounds just like Congress.
  • Chief Was Last Word on Riders

    One of the four Oakland cops accused of rampant brutality was demoted by the prior chief but reinstated by his successor.

Arts & Culture

  • Brazilian? Cuban? Yoruban!

    Percussionist Michael Spiro and an international band make the African rhythmic connection at La Pena.
  • Comedy Tonight

    Playhouse West's New Playwrights Festival brings a new generation to the Walnut Creek stage.
  • Fresh from the Morgue

    Raymond Chandler's classic noir novels are being reissued this year, not once but twice.
  • Killer Across the Carquinez

    The New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch brought new life to an old - and no longer cold - murder case.
  • Throw the Book at Us

    The "Happy Face Killer" and his kind.
  • Suspended Sentences

    This month's East Bay book news.
  • Straight Outta Uniform

    Randall Sullivan speculates on who killed two of hip-hop's brightest stars.
  • An Inside Job

    Editor works hard to keep true-crime fans supplied with gory details.
  • East Bay Best-Sellers

    What's on your neighbor's nightstand this month.


Food & Drink


  • Extra Cheese

    Twenty minutes with the Flipsides.
  • From Cradle to the Stage

    Dues paid up, local punk trio the Enemies is ready to rumble.
  • I'll Flyer Away

    At 63, Jack McDonough reflects on a life spent stapling.
  • Critic's Choice for the week of July 31-August 6, 2002

    A hot Hammond in Oakland, a striking soprano from Mali, mucho Mozart, assorted accordions, and a Locust landing at Gilman.
  • Fleshies

    The Game of Futbol
  • The Flaming Lips

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • RJD2

    Dead Ringer

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