The ugly underside of marijuana cultivation
If you smoke pot, there's a good chance that your weed was produced by a drug syndicate paying immigrant laborers scant wages to camp out and foul the environment. Sorry, man. Did that bring you down?
Opinion: The case for impeaching George W. Bush
Sociology professor Peter Phillips on why impeachment proceedings should commence.
Prisoners' visitation rights
The incarcerated suffer a civil death that now extends to seeing friends and family.
News briefs for Sonoma, Marin and Napa
Santa Rosa passes 1 percent for art measure; San Rafael's Canal Alliance raises funds and another Wal-Mart looms for Napa.
Ask Sydney: No question too big, too small or too off-the-wall
Rich with nuthin'; little boys and toys; and peeing in the shower.
Profile: Director David Silverman on 'The Simpsons'
Silverman and colleagues aim for the ego when creating comedy for America's best-loved dysfunctional family.
Preview: Otto Preminger tribute in San Rafael
Four newly refurbished films screen in tribute and such as David Thomson discuss their significance.
Essay: The Eagles and Wal-Mart
Life in the check-out lane? Makes you wanna lose your mind.
Preview: Roy Zimmerman
Satirist carries on Tom Lehrer's tradition.
Profile: Chef Octavio Barrera of Napa Cuvée
Why is Barrera so good? It's not rocket science: he likes to cook.
Review: Santa Trata in Santa Rosa
Eritrean food that's still finding the spice cupboard.
Essay: Politics moves on its stomach
Stett Holbrook on the meaning of an appetite for change.
Stage review: 'Sunshine Boys' and 'West Side Story'
Pacific Alliance Stage Co and SRJC each mount stellar shows.
Letters to the Editor
November 29-December 5, 2006.