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Issue Archive for the Week of Jan 7-13, 2009

News & Opinion

  • The Ethics of Eating Meat

    This is the season for predicting trends for the coming year. Often when these predictions come to pass, they're more fads than trends but there...
  • Mike Huckabee's Moses Moment

    One of the good things about New England ice storms and the extended power outages that follow is that you can find time to catch...
  • Pakistan Continues To Deny and Defy

    Imagine this. One of the terrorists from the 9/11 attacks is caught alive, and he reveals that he is from Pakistan where he and the...
  • Parenting by Decree

    This weekend I had an Empress of the Universe moment. This occurs when I am reminded of problems that have broad, far-reaching effects that can...
  • Managing The Machines of Politics

    Many science fiction movies have a common plot: The machines created by humans rise up to take power over their creators. And while the real...
  • Being Critical of Daschle's Critical

    Like legions of other health care policy wonks when I discovered that former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle was going to be Obama's point guy on...

Arts & Culture

  • Representative Democracy

    Berkeley Art Center Members' Showcase offers a huge slate.
  • Vampires and Fire Starters

    The Crucible offers a new take on the origin of Dracula.
  • Do You Know Jack?

    Paul Malmont's Jack London in Paradise is a novel by a novelist about a novelist.
  • Aquarium Age

    For the week of January 7-13, 2009.
  • Rape = Rape

    Plus how to tell a partner to get in shape and a friend he's an idiot.


  • One-Night Stands

    Repertory film listings for January 8-14, 2009.

Food & Drink


  • Omega Man

    Toxic Holocaust's thrash-punk provides the soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic world.


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