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Issue Archive for the Week of Jun 23-29, 2004

Special Sections

  • A Taste of Retro Vertigo

    Need a timeless dose of humility? The sheer, 1,500-foot Yosemite Point Buttress will provide.
  • Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Recreation

    From leisurely walking tours to a brisk swim from Alcatraz, the highlights of the season's recreational sports calendar.
  • Setting the Stage for a Sale

    Michael Friedes is the artist. His props are the medium. Your house is the canvas.
  • When You Can't Grow, Barter

    Eggplant in Richmond? Peas in Pinole? Dude, stick with what works!
  • At Least the View Is Nice

    Gourmet backpacking is no picnic, but we're here to help.
  • Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Dining

    There are few better ways to enjoy the long evenings of summer than with a meal or a drink out under the sun, moon, or stars.
  • Decaphonic Summersonic

    From Muppets dressed as leather boys to dudes dressed as knights, ten must-see summer acts.
  • Shotgun's Got a Brand-New Shack

    After thirteen years, Patrick Dooley's nomadic theater group has found its dream home.
  • Festivals, Fairs, and Road Trips

    From accordions to zucchini, a guide to the summer's biggest and best special events.

News & Opinion

  • Under the UV Sun

    Base tans are the new teen fashion must. Well, that and melanoma.
  • Five Seconds That Changed Everything

    James Robinson's life was shattered by a police altercation that gave him bad nightmares and ended his 45-year marriage.
  • Letters for the week of June 23-29, 2004

    Thoughts about the El Cerrito mural, Boots Riley sets the record straight, victims of traffic court compare notes, and more on anti-Semitism at Cal.

Arts & Culture

  • A Burning Desire

    Zac Unger enters in a blaze of words.
  • My Oh My

    Shotgun returns to old themes in Quills.
  • Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • What War's Good For

    Fuck the muckety-mucks in West Oakland.
  • True Confessions

    Summer heat makes us want to sit perfectly still and read about other people's wild, wild lives.
  • Zoned In

    Forbidden? In Berkeley?!
  • Getting Hot in Here

    For Alison Tyler, writing smut is serious business.
  • Wiz Biz

    Wake up, Quakes
  • Wedding Cake and Siphoned Bile

    Gay wedding photography, naked bookworms, anthropology's Red Scare, and other stories.
  • Destined

    DREAM again in Emeryville
  • Express Reviews

    Hot new books for your delectation.
  • Real Hoofers

    Stallions prance into Oakland
  • East Bay Best-Sellers

    What you're reading this month.


Food & Drink


  • Hipsters in the Sun

    Everyone hates radio station megaconcerts, but Live 105's BFD may have been the exception to the rule.
  • Pickin' Machine

    Meet Scott Hatteberg, A's phenom, amateur guitarist, and professional music obsessive.
  • Spreading the Jams

    There'll never be another MC5, but Wayne Kramer will settle for 3.
  • Wilco

    A Ghost Is Born

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