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Issue Archive for the Week of Jan 7-13, 2004

News & Opinion

  • 2003: A Year That Trembled

    From the grindhouse to the art house, movies in 2003 made us shake with sadness and fear.
    The first of four articles.
  • She's Gonna Have It

    In 2003, women continued to claim and transform the cinema.
    The second of four articles.
  • The Best Films of 2003

    In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed.
    The third of four articles.
  • A Second Opinion

    Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked.
    The fourth of four articles.
  • How to Retry the Riders: Quickly.

    The prosecutor who lost the case in the first police misconduct trial has some advice for his successor on how to keep the jury diverse.
  • Letters for the week of January 7-13, 2004

    Get to know your local fat person. Get to know your local bookseller. Get to know your local clown. Get to know your local mycologist.

Arts & Culture

  • She, Too, Has a Dream

    Africa Williams follows Dr. King's example in her West Oakland neighborhood.
  • Yadda-Yadda

    Jerry Seinfeld plays Oakland. Don't hate yourself for not knowing what the big deal is.
  • Can We Talk?

    Step right up to the Box
  • Hard 'n' Soft

    It's all in the mind
  • Bookleggers

    Listen to this
  • Twangeriffic

    Saturday Strum
  • No Book

    Show tunes without the show


Food & Drink


  • I, Pod: A Portable Identity

    Judge not our children by the color of their skin, but by the contents of their MP3 players.
  • Major Threat

    Vallejo punks Eskapo are speaking your language, even when they aren't.
  • When War Makes You Ill

    Bay Area hip-hop's startling run of antiwar comps continues, Saddam's capture be damned.
  • Feenom Circle

    The Pawn Shop

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