For the Week of |
November 27-December 4
Cover: Toy Stories
News: Sexy Swamis
Crosser Country: A suburban beauty salon finds its niche as cross-dresser's paradise.
Fashion Victim: Company policy requires a shave? Not so fast. It may come down to the finer points of freedom of expression.
Public Eye: School district budget woes.
Polis Report: Chinese unite against Japanese.
Laissez La Bon: Correspondent Kevin Samson finds caffeine and comfort at San Jose's Town and Country Shopping Center.
Warped Values: In 'Star Trek: First Contact,' the Enterprise crew copes with human fallibility.
Behind the Green Walls: An Italian family tries to hold back the forces of history in 'Garden of the Finzi-Continis.'
Stop Action on the Move: A new anthology exposes Aardman Animations.
Blue Suede Sombrero: El Vez walks the line between camp and commentary.
Eric Hayslett's Faithful Fantasy: New album 'Faith and Fantasy' shows off the singer's instrumental and production skills.
Audiofile: The latest CDs by Joni Mitchell, The Halibuts, Endre Tarczy and Paleface.
Beat Street: Rush is tight. So is security at San Jose show.
Baraka Barks Back: Poet and activist Amiri Baraka infuriates and charms on two nights in the East Bay.
Magical Mexican: In 'Palinuro of Mexico,' Fernando del Paso folds James Joyce into magical realism.