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The writer narrates the trauma of his own brain surgery and his ongoing struggle to overcome Parkinson’s.
By Joel Davis
This article was published on 08.19.04
Bullfights, and the bulls themselves, are alive and well in Portuguese communities throughout the Central Valley.
By Frank Marquardt
Former Councilman John Roberts wants to “drain the swamp” at the Sacramento City Unified School District.
By Dale Nelson
Sacramento freelance writer Joel Davis is the kind of journalist who has the strength to write about his own brain surgery.
By Melinda Welsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Cab drivers see it all, at least for a short while.
The founding publisher of Mom Guess What! retires, Arnold’s approach to energy conservation is schizophrenic, and Assemblyman Ron Calderon can’t stop spending.
California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez has relied on the power of exaggeration one time too many.
By Jill Stewart
Americans should insist their media keep covering the violence in Iraq.
Baby boomers need to pay attention to what’s happening with Medicare.
By Joan B. Lee
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Toyroom Gallery presents The 595 Show—adult-themed images from 10 artists.
By Jackson Griffith
Two local filmmakers team up to make a dark, funny film called Nwär, which premieres at the Crest on Friday, August 20.
By Keith Lowell Jensen
Poetry is alive and well in California.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Erin Sierchio
By Becca Costello
The Ben of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream co-writes a book on dumping the incumbent.
A poem by David Vaszko of Sacramento.
By David Vaszko
The mini-reunion of Public Nuisance on Friday may be the musical event of the year.
Plan a picnic outing to the new Kennedy Mine Outdoor Amphitheatre.
By Jeff Hudson
Unfortunately, the 1939 antiwar story Johnny Got His Gun is becoming increasingly relevant to American culture. Fortunately, Lookout! Players perform it with skill.
By Patti Roberts
Ali Baba offers inexpensive Middle Eastern favorites and the best french fries across the causeway.
By Kate Washington
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
Las Pesadillas’ new album, Quantum Immortality, is the kind of smart agricultural psychedelia that does a traditional style of Northern California music proud.
Why don’t musicians sharing bills bother to check out each other’s shows?
By Christian Kiefer
This haunting album of Elizabethan songwriter John Dowland’s tunes may be one of the earliest examples of “emo.”
By Mindy Giles
Tucson recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Luca made a slow-moving but sweetly atmospheric debut.
Ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson’s second solo record bogs down in the mix.
By Ned Hammad
Free-jazz saxophonist John Tchicai returns to Northern California for a jazz summit show at the Palms in Winters on Saturday.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Jim Lane
A harried yuppie couple goes snorkeling, a telltale fin is spotted, and suddenly there’s blood in the water in the less-than-high-budget Open Water.
By Mark Halverson
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