For the Week of|
October 14-20, 1999
Cover: Screen Scream
Is Sonoma County paying the price for the Scream debacle?
News: Hard Lessons
Author Peter Schrag reviews twenty years of Prop. 13 austerity.
Sex and Spies: Fun with kiddie-porn conspiracy theory.
Eat Your Veggies: Trouble in Veggieville--vegetarian movement gains followers, loses leaders.
Immortal Zin: Bye-bye, simple merlot and overpriced, save-it-for-later cabs. Christina Waters writes about the glorious ascension of the big and brassy zinfandel.
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Get to the root of all things wine.
Fightin' Back: Fight Club offers a nervy, scary look at manhood.
Random Violins: Tragedy begets strange bedfellows in 'Random Hearts.'
Finding 'The Source': New documentary explores the ongoing influence of the Beats.
Stigmatized: Futurist Bart Kosko pits Stigmata against The Exorcist, wonders why exposed nipples are so controversial, and imagines a fuzzy future where death--and lousy films--won't exist.
You Don't Know Jack: New CD spotlights beat poet Jack Kerouac's musical side.
Spins: Reviews of new discs by Moby, Hank III, and more.
SF Club Guide: Disco divas, hip-hop connoisseurs and salsa suaves to flannel-clad pinball players, jazz luminaries and more from the City by the Bay.
Not Too Sweet: SRJC dishes up uneven production of 'Watermelon Nights.'
Total Recall: Author Laurie Hendrie's first novel tells of a New Mexico riot grrrl.
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