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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 23-29, 2002

News & Opinion

  • Revolution at Oakland Unified

    Life Academy and the School of Social Justice are radically different high schools. But are they different enough to reverse Oakland Unified's decades-long slide into failure?
  • Letters for the week of October 23-29, 2002.

    We don't need cab regulations, we already have a film festival, we shouldn't have lost The City, and we should fight teen drug tests.
  • News & Notes

    Slowing down for Emeryville shoppers; Jon Romano's prodigious binder; and Yusuf Bey's judge comes with baggage.
  • Requiem for a Dream Wall

    At Oakland's world-famous 23rd Avenue tracks, it's the bittersweet finale to a graffiti era.

Arts & Culture

  • Eternal Roma

    Turkish percussionist-singer Burhan Öçal feels the Gypsy soul in his music. You will too.
  • Media Savvy

    Sex columnist Dan Savage hits the road on a populist crusade -- and also to flog his book.


Food & Drink

  • Genes, Glorious Genes

    It looks and tastes like corn, but its effects are still to be determined.
  • Selling Sauvignon

    Wine labels walk a straight line.


  • Turbocharged Freaks

    Manipulating the media in the name of coochie rap.
  • Collective Conscience

    East Bay band Fojimoto ain't afraid of being political.
  • Dances with Elves

    Exploring hallucinogenic metaphysics with rock artists and religious ravers.
  • Critic's Choice for the week of October 23-29, 2002

    The Donnas rock, Bonfire Madigan freaks out, the SF Jazz Festival turns 20, a Bavarian accordionist accompanies Nosferatu, and Day of the Dead coagulates.

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