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Issue Archive for the Week of Dec 11-17, 2002

News & Opinion

  • We're a Happy Family

    If the Ramones proved that you don't have to play an instrument to start a band, then the spazzy computer geeks behind Oakland's Tigerbeat6 prove you don't even need an instrument.
  • It's a Small Town After All

    With one petulant move Mayor Tom Bates shows that Berkeley is not yet ready for mature politics.
  • Bearing Witness to a Tragedy

    When someone is slain in East Oakland, Larry Reid often drives to the scene. The councilman has logged a lot of miles.
  • 7 Days

    Peralta's chancellor can't get no love, but maybe Judge Dread isn't so bad; Piedmont kids quaff cider and get wild with a pooper-scooper.
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  • Letters for the week of December 11-17, 2002

    Yusuf Bey gets his just deserts and the taxi cabal awaits its reckoning; but Slow Wave dodges a bullet and New Age Academy gets some credit.

Arts & Culture

  • From Donegal with Cheer

    Irish folk band Altan blasts the banal out of Christmas.

  • Read This Now

    blackdotcafe magazine is not just another zine.
  • Jackass, the Play

    The line between office equipment and theater becomes nebulous in Berkeley.


  • Moonlight Matinee

    Iranian Film Society's drama Under the Moonlight sneaks up on social issues.
  • Richter's Scale

    Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him

Food & Drink

  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    'Tis the season for restaurant openings and mutations.


  • Puff Pieces

    What's wrong with American music magazines -- and how to fix them.
  • Tracking the Def Leppard

    Admit it. Pyromania was the best pop record of the '80s, bar none.
  • Grant Green

    Retrospective 1961-66
  • Bob Dylan

    Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue (The Bootleg Series, Volume 5)

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