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This homemade rock trio is unplugged, unrepentant and determined to reawaken the area’s live-music scene. It’ll soon be coming to a sidewalk near you! Or a parking lot. Or a light-rail car.
By Becca Costello
This article was published on 01.22.04
Critics say Sacramento City Unified School District’s nutrition task force hasn’t gone far or fast enough.
By Cameron Macdonald
Rock ‘n’ roll is an amazingly resilient art form.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Live from the California State Democratic Convention, it’s the sound of one hoof clapping.
By Harmon Leon
Salvatore Victor teaches figure drawing in Midtown.
By Jeff Kearns
Prison buddies and tabloid plundering.
Though it may be the logical next step, the Republicans aren’t about to take it.
By Jill Stewart
It takes more than communication to be a good leader.
Restrictions on violent video games can protect both children and civil liberties.
By Leland Y. Yee
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Works by three sisters from China—Hong, Bo and Ling Zhang—make up a remarkable show at Midtown gallery b. sakata garo.
By Tim White
Either we’re late with our top-10 lists, or else we’re jumping the gun with our Oscar Best Picture predictions. We prefer the latter.
By Jim Lane, and Mark Halverson
New York Times reporter Barry Meier takes a look at “hillbilly heroin.”
Reviewed by Kel Munger
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
Iranian-born Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel/memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood gives an often terrifying eyewitness account of childhood life in Pahlavi- and Shiite-ruled Iran.
A poem by J.J. Tardy of Sacramento.
By J.J. Tardy
A couple of fine Saturday-night options for older music fans who detest Vegas.
By Jackson Griffith
Turandot brings arias and buffoons to community theater.
By Jeff Hudson
The B Street’s Around the World in 80 Days earned our rarely used “sublime” rating.
By Patti Roberts
Texas West Bar-B-Que gets the sides right but falls down by oversmoking the main course.
By Lark Park
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Onetime local psych band Lazybones left town and reinvented itself as Audio Out Send, whose indie-pop sensibilities combine Wilco with Death Cab for Cutie.
By Christian Kiefer
Mister Metaphor in action.
Davis reggae-rap-funk quintet Fish Out of Water can’t escape its Caucasian roots.
A longtime musical folklorist for children, Ella Jenkins turns in a swell set of multicultural kiddie tunes.
By Ned Hammad
Indie-music goddess Ani DiFranco’s newest set is a solo album in the truest sense.
By Kel Munger
Local-turned-national sonic wizard act Hella brings the noise to the Capitol Garage, and Dig Music showcases new acts at Harlow’s.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Jim Lane
The good news is that The Company, hit-or-miss director Robert Altman’s new documentary-like film featuring the Joffrey Ballet, is better than his 1994 debacle, Prêt-à-Porter.
By Mark Halverson
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