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Issue Archive for the Week of Jun 29-Jul 5, 2005

News & Opinion

  • The Land That Politics Forgot

    Welcome to Yowza Dave Smith's Newark, where no one votes, no one runs for office, and no one dissents. Has democracy failed? Or has it been perfected?
  • Will Ron Run?

    The smart money says Dellums won't. Shock jock Stern praises Babs Lee, in his own extremely tasteful way. Plus BART bickers and Hooters hisses.
  • Banking on Tainted Ground

    The Navy balks at cleaning up its old Alameda base, but if it accepts the city's latest plan, houses may bloom there yet.
  • Mud on the Tracks

    Horse racing is still a boys' club, but local rookie Kate Repp is proving she can run on anybody's turf.

Arts & Culture

  • Free Spirit

    Meshell Ndegeocello goes jazzy on us.
  • The Substitute

    Local comic Brent Weinbach mines racial quirks and elementary school classrooms for his sidesplitting material.
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • Cork-Popper

    Sideways finds its natural audience at Wente Vineyards' outdoor movie series.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Sexy & Spooky

    Ouija believe it?
  • Textual Healing

    They lived to tell the tale, but it cost them.
  • Heat Wave

    Sluggers ain't everything
  • Hi, I'm Bionic

    With a computer inside his skull, Michael Chorost can hear again.
  • Nites of Rage

    Not all hardcore is alike
  • Put on Your Training Bra

    Women freed Poland, and an author is unwelcome at CSU East Bay.
  • Where Y'At?

    Firecrackers and hot zydeco
  • East Bay Best-Sellers

    What you're buying this month.
  • Pretty, Vacant

    They're the literary equivalent of Hallmark cards.
  • Express Reviews

    Bear eats man, girl kills mom, and Robert Crumb draws big-legged women.
  • Please Please Read These

    If you don't, you're missing out.


  • You So Lazy

    Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?

Food & Drink

  • Ceviche and Papas

    Chola's humbly serves the same Peruvian comfort food that folks in the big city are dressing up for.


  • Queen of the Plough

    With Girl George emceeing the Berkeley venue's open mic, who needs performers?
  • Warped Minds

    A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina.
  • Oasis

    Don't Believe the Truth
  • Can

    Future Days
    Soon over Babaluma
    Unlimited Edition
  • Bruce Dickinson

    Tyranny of Souls
  • Vivian Green

  • Dropkick Murphys

    Singles Collection Volume 2: 1998-2004


  • Bad Habits

    Bad Habits
  • Slow Wave

    Slow Wave

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