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Cover For the Week of
November 14-20, 2002

Cover Story: The Freakin' Frida Phenomenon
From refigerator magnet to Hollywood totem, Frida Kahlo refuses to submit to the madness. Because she's dead.


News: United, Divided
Despite the election of Terry Gregory to the San Jose City Council last week, the city's African American community doesn't view politics along color lines. Isn't that the way it should be?

Public Eye: Hold the salt. Life aboard City Hall's post-election gravy train.

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Biter: You Are Getting Sleepy.

Techsploits: Right-Wing Darwinism.

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Autumn Leaves: If only costume and art direction were everything, Todd Haynes' 'Far From Heaven' would be celestial.

Diva Days: The Latino Film Festival celebrates the grand actresses of Mexican cinema's golden age.

Totally Pucked Up: 'A Dream in Hanoi' shows what happens when Shakespeare plays Vietnam.

Eminem Domain: Eminem can't rap his way out of the formulaic '8 Mile.'

She-Bandit: 'Femme Fatale' comes down on the side of the bad girl.

Chamber Made: There are no real secrets in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.'

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Cold, Cold Hearts: Iceland's Sigur Rós makes music that begs to be felt from a distance.

Aural Fixation: Trapt's lyrics expose the dark side of growing up in Los Gatos.

All Shook Down: The idealism of regional indie scenes is captured by the Bright Eyes.

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Fit for a Godfather: A new chef and streamlined menu heat things up at Niebaum-Coppola.

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Slaying the Sacred Cow: 'Bye-bye bin Laden' lampoons the evils of totalitarianism and American mass-media saturation.

Bargain Show: Opera San José strikes a deal with Gounod's 'Faust.'


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