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To err is human; to forgive, divine. But to become friends with someone who took the life of a loved one is another matter. What motivates people whose empathy knows no bounds?
By Vince Beiser
This article was published on 04.15.04
Sacramento is about to become ground zero for the Holocaust-revisionist movement.
By Bill Forman
Two bills may give some freedom to doctors who practice alternative medicine, or at least keep them out of jail.
By Amy Yannello
Under some circumstances, family members of murder victims can learn to forgive and befriend the murderer.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Judy Cohn’s work with teens in need has earned her recognition as a hero in her community.
By Erin Sierchio
Bringing back the Union and throwing up the clown.
A couple of feisty Democratic legislators are digging into the powerful prison-guards union. It’s time for Arnold to join the team.
By Jill Stewart
Rumors of a renewed draft just won’t go away.
Some words are more violent than fists.
By Beatrice M. Hogg
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
A new collection of warm valley scenes by painter Manuel Nunes is on display this month at Granite Bay’s Elliott Fouts Gallery.
By Jackson Griffith
Air America, the nation’s first unabashedly liberal talk-radio network, makes its Sacramento debut this week.
By Rachel Straus
Ubiquitous poster artist Shepard Fairey, whose work shows this weekend at Toyroom Gallery, merges Soviet propaganda styles with popular culture.
A former Sacramentan wins an Agatha Award for her mystery novel about a local radio host’s murder.
Reviewed by Bob Walch
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
Heather Hendershot’s book Shaking the World for Jesus argues that swag generated by conservative Christianity is no less cheesy than its secular pop-culture counterparts.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
A poem by Evelyn Rota of Sacramento.
By Evelyn Rota
The Music Industry Consortium of Sacramento puts on a Bootcamp for Bands.
Nineteenth-century indescretions abound in David Mamet’s comedy of ill manners, Boston Marriage.
By Jeff Hudson
By Patti Roberts
Sammy Chu’s hip décor and house-music DJ hit the mark, but the curry could use some attention.
By Lark Park
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Dreamy local electropop hubby ‘n’ wife duo Park Avenue Music unleashes some new sounds.
By Cameron Macdonald
While metal is often cartoonish, two local bands at a recent Distillery show, Condition and KnifeThruHead, illustrated the genre’s creative potential.
By Christian Kiefer
Catie Curtis, who’s coming to the Palms, is better than most of those rootsy adult-contemporary chanteuses you hear while waiting in line at Starbucks.
New smash stand-up comic Mitch Hedberg scores with this CD/DVD combo.
By Keith Lowell Jensen
Got a Hungarian classical jones for Bartók and Kodály? Less-well-known composer László Lajtha will add new paprika to your life.
By Greg La Traille
Skynyrd tribute at the Roadhouse, or Amphora and Killing Buddha at the Blue Lamp? Hit ’em both!
A young girl dresses in drag to elude sexist Taliban bullies in this haunting film from Afghanistan.
By Mark Halverson
By Jim Lane
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