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Steven Achen and a member of his family told the staff at Yolo County jail that he was suicidal. Apparently, they never quite believed it … until they found him dead in his cell.
By Stephen James
This article was published on 06.26.03
A global convergence in six random acts of sense and violence.
By Bill Forman, Cosmo Garvin, and David A. Kulczyk
Jails have a responsibility to care for inmates’ health.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Farrell Scott, executive director of Hemispheres Arts Academy, shows up the politicians and provides free art education for your kids.
By Becca Costello
The 4-H, teen idols and, of course, urine.
The Republicans don’t know what to do with their apparent success. Hint: Find a moderate candidate who can win.
By Jill Stewart
This absurdist drama’s dialogue and action fail to support its thesis.
Users of national parks and forests are doubly and triply taxed.
By Matt Johanson
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
A quick look at notable exhibitions.
By Tim White
Sacramento roots rocker Grub Dog is leaving town for good.
By Jackson Griffith
A new book about reality TV describes why we make it but not why we watch it.
Reviewed by John Dicker
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
A poem by Ariono-jovan Labu of Sacramento.
By Ariono-jovan Labu
The Trash Film Orgy gets under way this weekend.
No local theater company does more classic plays than the Actor’s Theatre on Del Paso Boulevard.
By Jeff Hudson
Sacramento isn’t known for dining choices after the bars close. Midtown’s Black Pearl Oyster Bar is a start, but it could stand improvement.
By Lark Park
At most Chinese restaurants, “chow fun” translates as “no fun” for spicy-food enthusiasts. Not so at South Sac’s Far East Café, where the wide-noodle dishes pack a punch.
By Dan Flynn
The surprisingly sophisticated garage-pop band the Proles finally have a new CD, and it’s a keeper.
How does a folksinger transcend his influences? James Finch Jr. and the problem every troubadour must face.
By Christian Kiefer
The Twin Cities’ Brother Ali has a new disc that weds hard-edged lyricism to an impressive assemblage of down-home jazz, blues and soul riffs.
By Martin Woodside
Record collector Joe Bussard has a basement full of 78s from a bygone era. This lovingly packaged and annotated CD collates 24 of his favorite sides.
If anyone makes a better album than the new one by Radiohead in 2003, it’ll be a really good year for music.
This fine version of Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi’s La Stravaganza is, well, extravagant!
By Greg La Traille
A weekly selection from the ever-expanding music scene.
By Cameron Macdonald
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
With 28 Days Later, being deeply scared turns out to be a pleasure.
By Jim Lane
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