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Issue Archive for the Week of Aug 31-Sep 6, 2005

News & Opinion

  • A Captive Audience

    Jet Martinez' new mural for travelers with a five-second attention span has itself been slated for demolition since before the paint was dry.
  • A Captive Audience

    Things get pretty weird for young cutting-edge muralists when their audience, and their potential funding, are products of the juvenile justice system.
  • Where Death Is All Too Familiar

    In Richmond, a violent week brings more gut-wrenching news. And with it, an uncomfortable sense of the "same old same old."
  • Cricket: Remade in the USA

    The venerable game of cricket changes the rules to win new fans. But Americans have to change too if it's ever going to take off.

Arts & Culture

  • Soul Overflow

    A hundred thousand Art & Soul attendees can't be wrong.
  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • Rootsy

    Saxman Howard Wiley is the quintessential new traditionalist.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Poop Deck

    Feces and mayhem at Gilman
  • Blood, Sweat, and Chalk

    Nínive Clements Calegari wishes teachers got as much respect as lawyers.
  • Tour de Wheeler

    Cycling film, road racers on Cal campus
  • Congo Joy

    Samba Ngo, free in Albany
  • Mermaids in the Smog

    In this month's East Bay book news, Weetzie Bat gets a holiday, and cheerleaders: You've been warned.
  • Express Reviews

    Book briefs for the month of September.
  • Living Dhol

    Bollywood by the bay
  • Please Please Read These

    If you don't, you're missing out.
  • East Bay Best-Sellers

    What you're buying this month.
  • An Aria for the Rest of Us

    Oakland Opera Theater hopes to make the genre less distant and more visceral.


Food & Drink


  • 'Faith' and Fantasia

    One budding Oakland diva's quest for American Idol supremacy.
  • John Vanderslice

    Pixel Revolt
  • The Red Thread

    Ship in the Attic, Birds in the Subway

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