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Issue Archive for the Week of Aug 17-23, 2005

News & Opinion

  • The Covenant with America

    Michael Lerner wants liberals to talk to the nation about God. If only they spoke the language.
  • Disrespecting the Cal Liquor Ban

    UC Berkeley is requiring all new freshmen to take an alcohol education course. So why are some upperclassmen so worked up?
  • Back-Door Arts Programs

    As school districts cut arts funding to focus on basics, advocates of humanities struggle to find a way in class.
  • Letters for the week of August 17-23, 2005

    More debate about our July 27 article on intelligent design, including Taoist, Krsna, and scientific perspectives. Plus horses and Third Eye Blind.

Arts & Culture

  • Livin' the Ise Lyfe

    An activist poet energizes Black August.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Malle & Miles

    Aimez-vous jazz?
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • Latin Qtr.

    Downtown Berkeley = caliente
  • Bear with Us

    Getting Their Kicks
  • Here and Now

    A film festival of one's own
  • Bio-Rap

    Hip-hop science lesson


  • Aw Nuts

    The lunatics have taken over the Asylum, and they're very horny.
  • Flight Risk

    Wes Craven takes a cue from Hitchcock aboard the Red Eye.
  • Better Mood

    Wong Kar-Wai delivers a sequel that far outpaces the original.

Food & Drink


  • Powerpop for Now People

    On the genius and melodic tenacity of the New Pornographers.
  • Red, Black, and Irie

    Tchiya Amet's multihued heritage informs her calm but calamitous reggae career.
  • Modey Lemon

    The Curious City
  • August Born

    August Born
  • Zuco 103

  • Mobius Band

    The Loving Sounds of Static

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