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This Week
May 2-8, 1996

Literary Quarterly
Mirror Images:
J. Douglas Allen Taylor writes
that the upswing in black-on-black
violence is an ingrown abscess of
self-hate, a product not only of white-on-black violence but of
the white-on-white mayhem
which came before it.

Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home: By Thomas A. Bass.

All Rivers Run to the Sea: By Elie Weisel.

All The Time in the World: By Robert Peterson.

Drive By: By Gary Rivlin .

Change the Game: By Grant Hill.

News
Copping to Pressure: San Jose's police auditor blows the whistle on off-duty cops making extra cash by renting themselves out to nightclubs. Also in Metro, a witness to the Oasis brawl that left a 21-year-old man dead says off-duty cops fell down on the job.

Could We Borrow Your Bank Account, Please?: Nigerian scamsters fax get-rich-quick proposals to Silicon Valley businesses.

Public Eye: San Jose Councilmember Pat Dando's office is spinning damage control this week.

Polis Report: Highlights is still there for children.

DeCinzo: Gas crunch blues.

Arts & Entertainment
Movies
A Comic 'Monster': A masterful, risky comedy, The Monster should at last make Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni famous in America.

Budget Low, Cel High: A new edition of Spike & Mike shows off the best of recent independent animated shorts.

Music
Funky Metal Thunder: The sonic frontiers of D'Armous Boone.

What's All the Hoot?: Why the critics are lying in wait for Hootie & the Blowfish.

Lone Star Blues: On his new album, Texas Soul, W.C. Clark proves his mastery of a time-honored genre.

Rim Shots: UC-Santa Cruz's Pacific Rim Festival brought Asian and Western musical styles together.

Beat Street: The good, the bad and the way too out-of-date of local bands' web pages.

Audiofile: The latest CD by Napalm Death.

Art
Color Scales: Robert Ortbal's coolly detached eco-art assigns equal weight to all materials.

Stage
Twelve For Ten: The San Jose Cleveland Ballet shows off a decade's worth of dances.

Menu
Little Star: Los Altos' Estrellita takes the tamale and other authentic favorites to new heights.


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