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Issue Archive for the Week of May 4-10, 2005

News & Opinion

  • Jury Rigged?

    Recent charges of ethnic bias in picking death penalty juries have not only scandalized Alameda County prosecutors: They've put the entire system on trial.
  • Tale of Two Animal Houses

    A notoriously confrontational fraternity fights for its life after a hazing mishap, while a rowdy co-op quietly succumbs following a long struggle with its neighbors.
  • The Brink of Failure

    No Child Left Behind has Allendale Elementary on the hotplate. And now the worse news: There are about to be a lot more Allendales.
  • Letters for the week of May 4 - 10, 2005

    Bono was the better choice; give us the Berkeley Bowl, please; someone soiled Thompson's cornflakes; and enviros can't be all to everyone.

Arts & Culture

  • Suavecito de Mayo

    Richard Bean and Sapo headline downtown Oakland's Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater
  • The Big Score

    Film noir meets cool-school jazz at three workshops.
  • On The Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Star Trip

    From fire dancing to fashions
  • They Might Be Giants

    How 'bout that J.T. Snow!
  • Herms' Way

    Pillars of integrity
  • Avon Calling

    Play it again, Will


  • Club Life

    Korean director Kim Ki-duk returns with the dreamlike, inscrutable 3-Iron.
  • Wax Off

    Dependent on horror clichés, House of Wax can't hold a candle to the original.
  • Another Brick in the Wall

    Writer and director Björn Runge shows some promise with Daybreak -- but somebody, please, tell this interior-dwelling depressive to go outside and get some sun.

Food & Drink

  • Bad Table

    Where waiters and diners tell tales.


  • Trent Reznor, Supersize

    Nine Inch Nails at the Warfield: Hilarity. Guilt. Nostalgia. BALCO.
  • Mr. Mistah

    Another white-hot Oakland freestyler pimps his father's pimping past.
  • Fat Boys

    A gang of seedy, elderly Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's new documentary.
  • The Ponys

    Celebration Castle
  • Aimee Mann

    The Forgotten Arm
  • Spoon

    Gimme Fiction

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