Issue: August 20, 2009

It’s Thursday, and your weekly, free SN&R is on a newsstand near you.

Here’s a peek at what you’ll find inside:

- When a local attorney underwent brain surgery last year to remove a golf-ball sized tumor from his brain, little did he know it would transform the way he thinks.

- How do rappers get so popular? They do it with ’Eaze.

- A new Web site shows low-income patients how to cut down on their medical expenses. Check it out.

- Is free the new bling? Jonathan Kiefer explores a business model made for the recession.

Speaking of which: Think Free!