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Keep your eye on America, circa 2003, where the Patriot Act has made freedom of expression a crime to be investigated.
By Melinda Welsh
This article was published on 07.03.03
SWAT teams in Elk Grove! Dirty bombs in darkened theaters! Welcome to the brave new world of simulated disaster.
By Chrisanne Beckner
The city council approves public financing of elections, but the state budget may derail reform efforts.
By Cosmo Garvin
The Patriot Act gives the government broad powers to disregard the First Amendment in the name of the war on terrorism.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
The personal and political dimensions of last week’s Supreme Court ruling.
By Kel Munger
Maniacal laughter and 20-foot dust explosions are just part of the job for mad scientist Doctor Love.
By Bill Forman
Underdogs and racks of mass destruction.
Who allowed last week’s overreaction by law enforcement to happen?
For our generation, inclusion is an economic necessity.
By Assemblywoman Sarah Reyes, and Senator John Vasconcellos
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
A quick look at notable exhibitions.
By Jackson Griffith
A large chunk of Sacramento’s vanishing history sits gathering dust in the old train yard north of downtown. But that will change soon.
By David A. Kulczyk
Sherman Alexie is an insanely original cultural critic in the flesh. His new collection of stories reads pretty well, too.
Reviewed by John Dicker
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
Overuse of the word “fabulous” prompts concerned citizens to speculate on the president’s sexual orientation.
A poem by Robert Roden of Roseville.
By Robert Roden
The California Arts Council may be one of the first casualties pushed overboard from the sinking ship that is our state.
The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival revives Little Me, an early-1960s Neil Simon play with an interesting history.
By Jeff Hudson
Shakespeare’s trannie comedy Twelfth Night retooled as a nutty 1920s movie? That’s how it’s being staged in Land Park this summer.
By Patti Roberts
By Lark Park
Care to make authentic pesto? Grab that pestle, and a mortar while you’re at it.
By Dan Flynn
Mississippi singer-songwriter Steve Forbert always has a place to play in Sacramento—Marilyn’s, Jackie Greene’s home club.
By Mindy Giles
Our resident clubber isn’t impressed by Midtown’s current buzz band du jour, the Proles.
By Christian Kiefer
This summer’s R&B benchmark? Beyoncé Knowles’ solo debut, hands down.
By Paul Morrison
Typical of Ozzfest’s many major-label artist-development bands is Memento.
On this cover-heavy set, aging ex-Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth can’t figure out if he’s a babe magnet or rock ‘n’ roll’s Benny Hill.
By Ned Hammad
A weekly selection from the ever-expanding music scene.
Terminator 3 is a rollicking deadpan comedy that feels like one long chase scene.
By Jim Lane
By Mark Halverson
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