I s s u e: S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 4
by Naomi Drexler
of Sorrow (oil pastel, color pencil, watercolor). The winner of The
Monthlys Fourth Annual Cover Contest, 16-year-old Drexler is
a junior at Berkeley High School who comes from a family of art appreciators.
Her winning image is meant to "convey a message of human empathy."
For more information on Drexler and the other student winners, see page
6. Local artist Elena Zolotnitsky will preside over an awards ceremony
on Thursday, September 16 at 6 p.m.; Amsterdam Art, 1013 University Avenue,
Berkeley. The ceremony is open to the public.
F E A T U R E
to A New America
by Suzanne LaFetra
particularly the Bay Areais a land of opportunity for many folks,
but most new immigrants live below the poverty line. One Berkeley organization
that was started by an immigrant hopes to change that by teaching entrepreneurial
know-how. Now these new Americans are changing their own lives and helping
the local economy.
C O L U M N S
FARO'S GARDEN by
love blossoms outside his garden, Faro is unsure how to nurture and harvest
A Minnesota girl grows up in an inexpressive culture but develops a passion
for language. Now this Berkeley resident appreciates the meaning of her
D E P A R T M E N T
Politics: For Kenneth E. Hartman, C-19449, fisticuffs at 19 led to
life in prison. Media access to prisoners in California is extremely restrictive,
but Hartman writes from the inside about finding meaning in his life without
Choice for September: Body
of work at BAM; The Milk Bars performance salon; Noir films; Old-time
tunes; Two of Shotguns bullets; San Francisco Opera; Arab Cultural
Festival; Lysistrata in Oakland.
The Monthly: The
Monthlys Fourth Annual Cover Art Contest showcases the winning
Monthlys menu of local restaurants.
Monthlys catalog of goods and services.
Kilduff File: Local writer Judy MacLean pens Rosemary and
Juliet, an updated Shakespearean classic with a twist.
Korner: Cartoons from
around the country.