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Issue Archive for the Week of Jul 20-26, 2005

News & Opinion

  • Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Americans worship at the altar of recreation, but are downright clueless about leisure.
  • Fun Through the Ages

    A timeline of fun, from gladiator fights to disco mania.
  • Weekend Warriors

    Click here to see how people take their fun out on the road.
  • Working for the Weekend

    The Bay Area bohemian generation that so valued leisure and creativity became the generation that created the balls-to-the-wall, sleep-is-for-the-weak work ethic celebrated every month in Wired.
  • The Joy of Self-Exposure

    If the craziest thing happens to you in the forest, and there's no high-speed connection by which you can document it ...
  • Enjoying the Moment

    Unable to anticipate or recall pleasure, people with anhedonia can have fun only in the present tense.
  • Yo, What's Fun?

    We asked a bunch of people how they have fun.
  • The Man Who Brings the Fun

    "When you show up with a jumper, you're the greatest person that ever lived. And when you come to pick it up, you're the biggest bastard on earth."
  • The Fine Print of Fun

    Where there's fun, lawyers follow -- at least judging from the legal disclaimers that accompany certain fun-related activities and products.
  • Out Alone and Loving It

    For some, the concepts "other people" and "fun" don't occupy the same lexicon. By contrast, the vast majority can't stand the idea of empty rooms -- much less entire empty towns, desert isles in the sense of being deserted.
  • Letters for the week of July 20-26, 2005

    Thanks for highlighting the problems with the new Real ID law. No thanks for Chris Thompson's look at public school sex education.

Arts & Culture

  • Edgy After Dark

    Edgetone New Music Summit covers the Oakland waterfront.
  • Afro-Ecstasy

    The beat goes on, even at the Solano County Fair.
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • Beenie, Baby

    Dancehall at DownLow
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • I See You

    Lost Leader
  • Kaki's Knack

    Shake and finger pop
  • Ugly Is

    A Daisey far afield


Food & Drink


  • Race Against Rockism

    The Believer's musical tastes have drawn the ire of antirockist types Internetwide. Is liking Joanna Newsom so wrong?
  • Djang It

    Deified Gypsy swing guitarist Django Reinhardt's cool sound still inspires Hot Clubs nationwide.
  • Crapped in the Closet

    Today's most popular radio serial drama is thanks to R. Kelly ... and some guy named Rufus.
  • Frank Black

  • The Herbaliser

    Take London
  • Various|Lura

    Mali|Acoustic Brazil|Di Korpu Ku Alma

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