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For the Week of
August 11-18, 2004

Cover Story: Wish You Were Hip:
It's time to note that it's officially OK for hipsters who once wrote Pink Floyd off as rock dinosaurs to admit they love them. Never mind the Sex Pistols, here's the story of how Floyd became cool again.

Comfortably Dub: The Easy Star All-Stars bring their reggae version of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' to the Catalyst.

Nüz: Apparently, Schwarzenegger now thinks he's Robert Duvall in that awful 'Scarlet Letter' movie because he wants to put markers on undocumented immigrant drivers.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Me This: What if they threw a convention and no protesters came?

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Rev: Summer Car Reading: Standing next to the fuel island on a cloudless August evening.

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Escape From Naboo: Natalie Portman shines in Zach Braff's shoegazer epic 'Garden State.'

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Running Down 'The Spine': They Might Be Giants--and what are we gonna do unless they are?

The Rock Show: San Francisco Mime Troupe; Papa Roach.

Nadja Au Natural: She may have fretted about a lack of nylons, but Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's raw wit and virtuosity shone through at Cabrillo Music Festival's first weekend.

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Bill Oyster Cult: The unparalleled bivalves of Bill the Oyster Man are a Santa Cruz institution.

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The Taming of the Shrill: SSC whips Shakespeare's most crassly dated play into shape.


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