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Political kingmaker Richie Ross helps Democrats like Cruz Bustamante get elected, and then he proceeds to lobby them in the halls of the Capitol. He sees no conflict in his interests.
By Jeff Kearns
This article was published on 10.02.03
Nudestock 2003 revels in the naked truth.
By Dennis Yudt
Getting to the truth means getting past the political handlers.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Is this the future of California political coverage?
By Bill Forman
A visit with Dr. Bob LaPerriere puts modern medicine in perspective.
By Cosmo Garvin
Bites bows out of the campaign, gratuitously slags a columnist and reveals the winner of the Bush doll contest.
It isn’t all about Gray and Arnold—there could be a massive power shift next week if pragmatism wins over ideology.
By Jill Stewart
Let’s use October 7 to remind ourselves that our votes really do count.
California’s problems have reached biblical proportions.
By Lara DeLuz
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Midtown’s Phoenix Gallery hosts a show of art created by young patients at the Shriners Hospital, through Very Special Arts.
By Tim White
Filmmaker Bryan Singer, the creative force behind the X-Men films, visits town to address young filmmakers this Friday.
The Sacramento Festival of Cinema starts this Friday.
Matthew Miller’s new book outlines a bold, two-cents-to-the-dollar fix for all of America’s problems.
Reviewed by Richard Langtry
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
A poem by Bill Laws of Sacramento.
By Bill Laws
If you’re not down with a racket, then grab your earplugs; Noise Fest returns to town this weekend.
By Jackson Griffith
California Stage’s fine production of the José Rivera play References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot could ignite an appetite for Latino theater in Sacramento.
By Jeff Hudson
If you like “big, fat” ethnic comedies, Foothill Theatre Company’s production of Joe DiPietro’s Over the River and Through the Woods is your play.
By Patti Roberts
With its no-frills ambience, prompt service and largely satisfying cuisine, Kathmandu Kitchen already seems like a fixture on Broadway’s restaurant row.
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Modern blues artist Robert Cray visits West Sacramento’s Raley Field this Sunday.
By Saunthy Singh
The refurbished Owl Club, in Roseville’s old town, is a decent music venue that could be great with a little forethought.
By Christian Kiefer
Love exotic Russian orientalism? These pieces by composer Fikret Amirov will put wind in your sails.
By Greg La Traille
Pennsylvania group the Innocence Mission returns from limbo with a sweet new indie release.
Former Davis emcee and producer Lyrics Born’s long-awaited solo album may be the funk event of the year.
More great Swedish ‘60s guitar-band revisionism, this time from a quartet called Mando Diao.
By Eddie Jorgensen
Denton, Texas’ fine Riverboat Gamblers, at Capitol Garage on Thursday, are loud and rowdy and don’t care if you hold or fold.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Casa de los Babys provides food for thought, but you’ll probably go away hungry anyway.
By Jim Lane
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