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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.


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Sex and Spies: Fun with kiddie-porn conspiracy theory.


[Dining]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Not Too Sweet: SRJC dishes up uneven production of 'Watermelon Nights.'

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Total Recall: Author Laurie Hendrie's first novel tells of a New Mexico riot grrrl.


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