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Issue Archive for the Week of Oct 22-28, 2008

News & Opinion

  • Bingo Lingo

    It helps to understand what they're saying.
  • Rise and Fall of the Bingo-Bots

    New legislation has the potential to change the entire face of the game.
  • What I Learned

    It helps to know something about the game if you want to win any money.
  • Merritt College Nursing Woes

    Nearly two-thirds of its 2010 class fails, despite grant funding to increase enrollment and retention.
  • Oakland: An Alternate Universe

    Left is right and up is down in this election, as a liberal mayor takes on the role of a crime fighter and the teachers' union says no to a pay raise.
  • Extensive Blunt Trauma

    Political signs go missing, a gunman gets caught, and a man's fatal freeway dash remains a mystery.
  • Engaging Women of Color

    Entrepreneur's latest startup aims to address why minority women don't vote.
  • Mount Diablo

    By Mr. McGladdery/Flickr (CC)
  • Letters for October 22

    Readers sound off on Oakland ID cards, East Bay children's museums, scams from all over the globe, leadership in Oakland, and more.

Arts & Culture

  • Search for a Homeland

    Laurie Anderson's new performance piece tackles national identity and disorientation.
  • Words About Words

    Joshua Henkin's novel Matrimony celebrates the writing life.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of October 22-28, 2008.
  • Fortunes and Good Fortunes

    More questions from people who donated to defeat anti-gay initiatives.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for October 23-29, 2008.

Food & Drink

  • Köttbullar and Chrome

    When you find yourself at IKEA, you don't have to be afraid of the food.


  • Gomez

    Bring It On — 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition


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