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Acclaimed writer Joan Didion, a Sacramento native, rethinks California.
By Kel Munger
This article was published on 10.16.03
GOP conservatives face the morning after.
By Jeff Kearns
Enron e-mails and Bush connections catch up with the Governator.
By Bill Forman
A new documentary looks at the unresolved aftermath of California’s worst inland toxic spill.
By Cosmo Garvin
Joan Didion targets her powerful insight at her home state of California.
By Melinda Welsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Bass wizard Erik Kleven prefers to hang back, laying low in the cut.
By Jackson Griffith
Bites divulges why Jesus backed Arnold and offers up a little Bee sting.
Democrats are giving Schwarzenegger 100 days to show results. But what can he really accomplish in that time frame?
By Jill Stewart
Not everyone’s in a hurry to get on the government’s “Do Not Call” list.
By Patrick Powers
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
This weekend, the Toyroom exhibits six San Diego artists, one of them an English goth-band icon.
By Tim White
Young beatboxer Leejay Abucayan mimics the sounds of an entire record. With one mouth.
By Megan Wong
Pete Dexter’s Train concerns the coexistence of two societies—black and white, rich and poor.
Reviewed by John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
Local poets address the scourge of war in this anthology.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
A poem by Patricia D’Alessandro of Sacramento.
By Patricia D’Alessandro
A short discourse on the merits of tubas and arrogant Englishmen.
Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is the most fun you’ll have being confused.
By Jeff Hudson
The Delta King Theatre brings Stephen King’s Misery to the stage just in time for Halloween!
By Patti Roberts
Crawdad’s River Cantina satisfies the craving for a beer with a view but doesn’t deliver on Cajun cuisine.
By Lark Park
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Former Davis resident and SoleSides member Lyrics Born comes up with one of this year’s best records, Later That Day…
Another local band, Killing Buddha, tunes in to Radiohead.
By Christian Kiefer
Bernard Allison, son of the great bluesman Luther Allison, on a guitar-focused 1999 live set.
A fine jazz vocal take on the standards from top-notch singer Dianne Reeves.
By Mindy Giles
Why wait around that Denny’s parking lot to score OxyContin when you can listen to Sting?
By Paul Morrison
The gorgeously spacey Scenic plays the Capitol Garage Friday, October 17, with Breathless and Monks of Doom.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Jim Lane
Clint Eastwood hits it out of the park with Mystic River.
By Mark Halverson
By Julia Jeys
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