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newspaper cover For the Week of
May 10-17, 2000

Cover: Flights of Fancy
They're always the most popular guests at weddings and parties, but the commercial breeding of butterflies may be extinguishing these symbols of hope and renewal.


News: Nüz
This is your brain on tofu. Any questions?


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Bruce Bratton: Downtown plaza debate; this week's movies; the Aloha March on Washington.

Work: Government 'sexperts' approve a goofy new gadget in female orgasm technology.

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Sound Thinking: Composer Henry Brant brings his spatial composing skills to New Music Works' Quantum Leaps concert.

No Brain, No Grain: Del tha Funkee Homosapien lets his mind romp freely on 'Both Sides of the Brain'; Blackalicious offers hip-hop gifts on 'Nia.'

Big Horizons: Santa Cruz Symphony conductor John Larry Granger isn't afraid of taking risks with Mahler and Stravinsky.

Sights & Sounds: Lovelight lands the Indigo Girls to top off a star-studded Fat Fry lineup.

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Italian Reverie: The food is consistently fresh and imaginative at Ristorante Avanti.

A La Carte: The downtown lunch bunch now has two Zoccoli's deli locations to satisfy that midday craving.

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Roman Charges: In the 1950s, sword-and-sandal epics gave Americans a lesson in empire building. Now that all the old enemies have been vanquished, what does 'Gladiator' have to teach us?

Mope Floats: The five teenage sisters in Sophia Coppola's 'Virgin Suicides' can't imagine that live is worth living.

Bear Baiting: French drama 'East-West' revives Cold War fears of Soviet repression.

Dishing it Out: The four heroines of 'Luminarias' have some bones to pick with men.

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