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For the Week of
July 31-August 6, 2003

Cover Story: 9/11 Lite
A made-for-TV docudrama with George W. Bush as superhero is sure to smoke out high ratings. Is your remote control ready to roll?


News: Pot Shots
The Bush administration has attacked medical marijuana on several fronts, but its latest effort to go after doctors has got the outspoken director of a Santa Cruz-based medical marijuana referral service stepping out of the shadows and onto the warpath. He offers an inside look at how medical marijuana works and why the feds have taken on a war they can't win.

Public Eye: Claim to Blame.

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Biter: Can't bands record compelling original music?

Notes From the Underbelly: Egads, Clampus Vitus!

Techsploits: Why I Infringe.

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The Drill Is Gone: A marriage festers like a cavity in Alan Rudolph's 'The Secret Lives of Dentists.'

Mexican Mix-Up: Romantic thriller 'Lucía, Lucía' can't keep up its game of remaking 'Charade' in Mexico.

Mighty Windy: Bob Dylan can't escape his own Fate in baffling, misbegotten 'Masked and Anonymous.'

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Double Duty: Nnenna Freelon opens (and closes) the 14th Annual San Jose Jazz Festival.

Aural Fixation: Local bands busted out new tunes for KSJO's 'Home Grown' show at the Edge.

A Festival You Can Count On: Cabrillo's Festival of Music features compositions based on 'Dracula' and Radiohead among its typically bold and unusual offerings.

Chamber Fest Debuts: The valley's newest classical festival, Music@Menlo, explores the history of chamber music.

Metro's Club of the Week: Blowfish Sushi.

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A 'Hard Rain' Is Gonna Fall: Menlo Park novelist Barry Eisler tracks his spy hero through Tokyo in second John Rain thriller.

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Zest for Spice: Citronelle takes California cuisine's fresh ingredients and high-grade meat and adds a kick of sophisticated Vietnamese spicing.

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Sir John's Opera: Disney's take on 'Aida' rocks right over Verdi's version.


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