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He’s done drugs, he participated in orgies, and he doesn’t hold a grudge against a Nazi war criminal. No wonder he’s doing well in the polls.
By SN&R Staff
This article was published on 09.04.03
A Sacramento surrogate talks about one of the world’s more interesting, if not oldest, professions.
By Don Lipper
Sacramento’s Leonard Padilla sees taxing marijuana as a solution for the state’s budget dilemma.
By David A. Kulczyk
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Ole Kehlet’s typewriter-repair shop has survived the digital age—so far.
By Brandye Alexander
Lessons for the unemployed. Plus, munchkins invade the Capitol.
A personal note, warning that the path to Sacramento is fraught with danger. Don’t bring any baggage.
By Jill Stewart
With its new financial-privacy bill, California is settng a good example for the rest of the nation.
Where are the strip clubs for straight women?
By Deborah Caldwell
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Spotlight on the local stage.
By Becca Costello
Local artist S.R. Jones incorporates Moorish and Byzantine impressions into his mixed-media pieces, at Jayjay this month.
By Jackson Griffith
Filmmaker Melinda Stone is bringing a traveling festival of celluloid oddities to a dilapidated, almost-forgotten drive-in theater in Fair Oaks.
By Cosmo Garvin
Heidi Julavits’ new novel, The Effect of Living Backwards, has an inescapable feeling of giddiness.
Reviewed by John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
A poem by Lee Engdahl of Sacramento.
By Lee Engdahl
Post-Sardonics guitar jazz, plus a fine new Davis band.
Chautauqua Playhouse’s production of Wrong Turn at Lungfish starts off like a sitcom before turning darker—with mixed results.
By Patti Roberts
Iz, a hard-to-classify work by acupuncturist-playwright Debbie Jolly, has a sincere hippie-era resonance.
By Jeff Hudson
Sub Shack, one of the last old-school holdouts on a revitalized stretch of Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento, is a good sandwich destination for lunch.
By Lark Park
Local grocery chain Raley’s gets national respect.
By Dan Flynn
Colfax harpist Christine Bonner, who plays the Crest next week, explores her Berryessa-family roots on her newest CD, Compañeros.
By Christian Kiefer
Three good but lesser-known local bands showed their stuff at Ugly’s Tequila Bar, an unlikely music venue deep in old Citrus Heights.
Three parts Will Haven plus one part Tinfed and one part Oddman equals Ghostride, a new and intriguing local heavy band.
By Eddie Jorgensen
Trumpeter Russell Gunn combines hip-hop with elements of Cuban, Brazilian and African music on Ethnomusicology, Volume 3.
By Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Former Green River and Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner makes a mighty fine solo debut.
Aaron Neville’s Nature Boy: The Standards Album contains make-out music for adults.
This Sunday, Lucky Peterson tops a three-act bill at one of Mike Balma’s blues party-barbecues at the Sacramento Horsemen’s Club.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Step Into Liquid asks the burning question: “How many people go out and gaze at a tennis court?”
By Jim Lane
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