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Issue Archive for the Week of Nov 12-18, 2008

News & Opinion

  • The Rise of Slow Fashion

    The Bay Area fashion scene has long been outshined by New York and LA. Now, a group of independent fashion supporters is trying to take the lead in sustainable fashion. Can they succeed?
  • The Last Word on Elections

    Progressives win in Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, and Richmond — albeit different kinds of progressives in each city.
  • Letters for November 12

    Readers sound off on the A's, unprofessional journalists, and East Bay history.

Arts & Culture

  • The Occidental Tourist

    BAM's Mahjong exhibition does a grand tour of contemporary Chinese art.
  • Golden State Warrior

    A humble immigrant became one of California's most history-making financiers, as revealed in Frances Dinkelspiel's biography of her illustrious ancestor.
  • Protean Dimensions

    Dimensions Dance Theater celebrates 35 years of movement through the African diaspora.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of November 12-18, 2008.
  • Anal Play Will Make You Gay

    Lamenting the passage of Proposition 8 and other anti-gay-marriage amendments.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for November 13-19, 2008.

Food & Drink



Most Popular Stories

  • Davis Dysfunction Dooms Raiders Again

    Mark Davis’ head-scratching decision to move the team to Las Vegas has proven to be a major distraction for the team.
  • The Wrong Path?

    Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.
  • Why Oakland Should Cut Off ICE

    Federal immigration officials say they've been investigating "human trafficking" in the city. But in the past decade, they have not imprisoned anyone from Oakland for that crime.
  • Highland Hospital Surveillance Stirs Concerns

    The county's main hospital in Oakland has a camera that reads license plates and shares that information with federal law enforcement, including ICE.
  • Jerry Brown's Cap-and-Trade Program Isn't Working

    California's greenhouse gas emissions declined last year. But it was primarily due to the rainy weather — not the governor's climate policies.

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