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Issue Archive for the Week of Apr 16-22, 2008

News & Opinion

  • A Worker's Life Under H&R Block

    Tax season is over and you know how much you're getting back. Some workers at H&R Block wish they could say that about their wages.
  • The Company Responds — Sort Of

    A Block spokeswoman declines to address many questions, but answers a few via e-mail.
  • Whoop Him

    Teen fight videos exalt assault, an Oakland art vandal is identified, and Berkeley windshield wipers get bent.
  • Canseco brings out the faithful

    The Bash Brother signs books at Barnes & Noble, but it's not like it used to be.
  • Propeller "art"

    Photographed at the Alameda ferry landing.
  • It's Time To Note the Value of Social Work

    Social workers try to understand the unsuccessful and underdogs. Who else in business or government can make such a claim?
  • The Bleeding Pianist

    I'm not a cutter, I just can't stop biting my thumb cuticles.
  • Corrections for April 16

    Whisper patrons, Aixela performers, Neil Down, and Brian Rogers.

Arts & Culture

  • Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

    Artists clobber our outmoded ways of thinking, sans sledgehammer.
  • Not Really the End

    Adam Mansbach contemplates cultural evolution in The End of the Jews.
  • Amy Arbus Breaks Down the Fourth Wall

    The photographer's fixation on costumes and disguises blurs the line between fiction and reality.
  • Mom, Iran, and Barbie

    When Something Wonderful Ends is an off-key swan song for Playhouse West.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of April 16-22, 2008
  • Amputees, Affairs, and Fantasies

    Dan reruns an old column that features advice from his dearly departed mother.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for April 17-23

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