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For the Week of
August 17-24, 2005

Cover Story: Engineering Eden:
Does your piece of paradise feel too small? Meet local folks who've radically transformed their surroundings in our special Home & Garden issue.

Home Is Where the Art Is: One man's artistic vision converts an ordinary house and garden into an otherworldly home.

The Three Sides of Ishana Bei: A local energy worker triangulates her own DIY answer to Santa Cruz's shortage of space.

Nüz: Secrets of Asymmetric War; Living Herstory; Art Patriarch; Universal Design Conference; Waxing Expansive.

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Rev: Ed Ruscha's car-based art, which never features people, offers a lonely, melancholy view of our American society.

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The Bear Whisperer: Werner Herzog analyzes a fellow filmmaker's ursine love and folly in 'Grizzly Man.'

Gagging: 'The Aristocrats' chronicles the infinite varieties of the world's most disgusting joke.

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Cabrillo Bravo: Marin Alsop's quick-study orchestra finishes up another stellar season.

Chambers Music: Australian phenom Kasey Chambers rolls in to the Rio.

The Rock Show: Marc Ribot; the goth-friendly Blue Lagoon.

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My Old Wallachian Tome: Elizabeth Kostova's epistolary novel, 'The Historian,' combines nuanced chills and literary thrills.

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Reawakening: A beloved Seabright institution, Café El Palomar, returns from its two-year slumber.

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Unbearable Emotions: Joy ultimately trumps sorrow in 'The Winter's Tale.'


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