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Issue Archive for the Week of May 19-25, 2004

News & Opinion

  • Berkeley Intifada

    As students embrace the Palestinian cause, UC Berkeley has lost whatever reputation it may once have had for tolerance.
  • Subordinate Claws

    EBX After-School Special: Popular teacher's dismissal leads to intrigue and ugliness at prestigious local prep school.
  • Oakland's Choice: Cops or Caseworkers

    Even as Oakland's murder rate finally seems to be leveling off, city leaders grapple with how to sell voters crime prevention.
  • Letters for the week of May 19-25, 2004

    Praise for our recent look at Bay Area practitioners of tantra and "sacred sexuality." Quarrels with our Nexus item.

Arts & Culture

  • Hitting the Bars

    Meet Steve Almond, Candyfreak.
  • She's So Money

    Impact ends its season with a pitch-perfect parody of schlock TV.
  • The Spirit Moves You

    Traveling Jewish Theatre turns to Dybbuk to commemorate its first quarter century.
  • Disco This Way

    London style in Oakland.
  • World Groovin'

    Get international at La Peña
  • She-Tripping

    Adventure travel for women
  • Screen Play

    Shaking it up at Town Hall
  • In-Sourcing

    Malcolm X would approve


Food & Drink

  • Raw Deal

    There's nothing wrong with eating uncooked veggies, but you shouldn't believe the hype, either.


  • Chewbacca Would Approve

    At Bottom of the Hill, spacey music for people who don't take drugs to not take drugs by.
  • Pitchfork's Progress

    Does the influential e-zine represent the New Rock Critic Order?
  • Taste Error in Your Favor

    The reviled Monopoly spoof Ghettopoly delivers crass, cheap laughs. That's more than you can say for some gangsta rappers we could mention.
  • The Reputation

    To Force a Fate
  • Diana Krall

    The Girl in the Other Room

Most Popular Stories

  • Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

    Mark Davis’ head-scratching decision to move the team to Las Vegas has proven to be a major distraction for the team.
  • The Wrong Path?

    Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.
  • Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

    The county's main hospital in Oakland has a camera that reads license plates and shares that information with federal law enforcement, including ICE.
  • Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

    California's greenhouse gas emissions declined last year. But it was primarily due to the rainy weather — not the governor's climate policies.
  • Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

    Federal immigration officials say they've been investigating "human trafficking" in the city. But in the past decade, they have not imprisoned anyone from Oakland for that crime.

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