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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 22-28, 2003

News & Opinion

  • The Afghan Connection

    The fate of thousands in the Middle East rests in the hands of one Fremont businessman. Unfortunately, his fate rests in the hands of the federal government.
  • Gain in Alameda to Bring Pain in San Leandro?

    Alameda will need more power once it develops the old Naval Air Station. But is waste incineration truly the best source of electricity for the city's needs?
  • Fear Food Nation

    Buffet terrorists and restaurant biocops; Chron thinks Norr doth protest too much; Longtime Berkeley Pub Crawl flops -- the answer's as simple as ABC.
  • Letters for the week of October 22-28, 2003

    Two and a half pages of letters praising our cult story but bashing our coverage of the Berkeley Bowl, Bertolt Brecht, Berkeley's shellmounds, and more.

Arts & Culture

  • Turning Tighter

    Portland collective spins a psychedelic web.
  • Rights Bites

    GLOBE honors in Hayward.
  • Al's Pals

    Making fools of Rush, Rupert
  • Diggin' It

    Serious volleyball players are made, not born
  • Turn It Off!

    Get up, get out, get fit
  • High Spirits

    Dead, and grateful
  • Preemies?

    ... at the Butoh Bazaar


  • The Boss

    In David Brent's The Office, it's better to be popular than competent.

Food & Drink

  • Great Pumpkin's Digs

    From a few big orange squash, Joan's Farm stand in Livermore has evolved into a veritable Halloween theme park.


  • Hip-Hop for Nerds

    Turntablism never set the world on fire, but the art still burns underground.
  • The Seduction of Ani's Army

    Who'd have thought a bald, straight, obnoxious New York male would go over with the DiFranco crowd? Ed Hamell, that's who.
  • That's One Funky-Ass Flautist

    The soulful Hendrix of woodwinds, Kymberly Jackson wants to get your sorry behind on the dance floor.
  • The Prodigal Bluesman

    Carlos Guitarlos: From big-shot LA asshole to broke BART busker and back. Well, sort of.
  • Critic's Choice for the week of October 22-28, 2003

    A big-time benefit, a hip-hop birthday, post-indie-rock ghoul-ash, and a fourth wave of ska. See for yourself.
  • The Shins

    Chutes Too Narrow
  • Various

    Drop the Debt

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