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Issue Archive for the Week of Mar 12-18, 2003

News & Opinion

  • Showing Their Side

    As local media demonized East Oakland's now-infamous "sideshows," capturing the real story fell to amateur videographers like Yakpasua Zazaboi and Dallas Lopes.
  • Attack of the Phantom Street Kids

    Wherein Telegraph Avenue merchants brace for an invasion of the same drug-addled street kids who shut down business on the strip four years ago.
  • Where Tough Cops Go to Retire

    Runaway pets? Lost jackets? Helping old ladies? All in a day's work for Kensington's finest.
  • 7 Days

    If Ed Rosenthal were a port worker ... ; the puppy was the last straw; riding that train, high on nothin'; and Temple, the Teflon chancellor.
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  • Letters for the week of March 12-18, 2003

    Doing a grave disservice to the community it purports to support; presupposing that spiritual seekers are nothing but simple-minded anachronisms.

Arts & Culture

  • The Fashion-Plate State

    New museum exhibition questions California's rep as a fashion backwater.
  • Billboard

    This week's day-by-day picks
  • Soul Stax

    You've only got two chances to see Soulsville without going to Memphis.
  • Ultra-Sheen

    Activists hold benefit talk
  • Pound Ground

    Rugged ruggers in WC
  • Neo-Enigma

    Weird new films from Japan
  • Magic Bus

    Now boarding
  • Gotcha-Cha

    Two cultures, one fun show


Food & Drink

  • Beetz in tha Hood

    Nonprofit peddles cheap, fresh organics where supermarkets fear to tread.


  • Outer Child

    How a girl who plays the harp became an overnight sensation.
  • Heartaches by the Number

    Bringing on the heartaches: David Cantwell has country's number.
  • Twistin' in His Grave

    Annie's Big Daddy, Hank Ballard, kicked the bucket.
  • Critic's Choice for the week of March 12-18, 2003

    Driving Jews, a band of bones, a bad-ass bluesman, a Finnish soprano, Latin horns, bongos on the beach, and a pack of well-read musicians.
  • The Aislers Set

    How I Learned to Write Backwards
  • Otto Von Schirach

    Chopped Zombie Fungus

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