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Issue Archive for the Week of Nov 24-30, 2004

Special Sections

  • The Best Records of 2004

    From "indie rock" to mix tapes to y'alternative country.
  • Best Music of the East Bay

    Our critics select the best local albums of 2004.
  • Buy, Buy, Baby

    When gift shopping for books, consider the collector.
  • It Was This Big

    Wrapping this season's elephantine novels requires an extra roll of paper.
  • Holiday Roundups

    Books for writers, humor, and lit sluts, among others.
  • Wanna Get Away?

    Nothing provides an escape quite like this selection of better DVD releases from the year.
  • Start Your Engines

    Ten interesting gift options for people who'd prefer not to wind up at the mall.
  • Casual Holiday Hosting

    Tasty treats and drinks you can whip up in minutes for your guests.
  • Good to Go

    What you should be buying next month.

News & Opinion

  • Grease Flunky

    A Corvette owner accuses the grease monkeys who work at Jiffy Lube of ruining his engine. The truth may be more complex.
  • Stalking the Senator

    As Don Perata snuck in and out through the kitchen door of the Oakland Airport Hilton, his stature seemed diminished.
  • Letters for the week of November 24-30, 2004

    Nancy Sinatra -- yes, Nancy Sinatra -- takes us to task for neglecting her considerable post-1971 recorded output. Plus gay marriage and Jethro Tull.

Arts & Culture

  • Nuts Run Wild

    Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! makes for a naughty Nativity.
  • Cine-Maniac

    Film nut's heaven this Turkey Weekend -- a tribute to Henri Langlois.
  • Weird Weather

    Greek out at the Mile High
  • Soup 'n' Hawks

    Autumn at Coyote Hills
  • Dating Game

    Don't be a bimbo. Or a jerk.
  • Let Us Spray

    Get Wigged Out! in Danville
  • East Bay Best-Sellers

    What you're buying this month.
  • Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.


  • Call Him Al

    An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander.

Food & Drink


  • A Grudge Is Born

    Jeff Tweedy and Wilco thoroughly own the Paramount, even as they leave their finest hour behind.
  • Bands Uniting

    MySpace Music turns fledgling rockers into socialites, and fledgling socialites into fans.
  • Mos Def/Talib Kweli

    The New Danger/The Beautiful Struggle
  • Mark Sandman

    Sandbox -- Mark Sandman Original Music
  • Various

    Hard-Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson
  • Miles Davis

    Seven Steps: The Complete Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964

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