From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, July 27, 2000
Writer Brett Wilbur, who's spending some time in Montana this summer, reports that the state is beautiful, the living cheap and the people...well...a lot of them have difficulty overcoming their notions about what Californians are like. Not that Golden State expatriates are doing much to help the situation, many of them seeming to do their best to re-create the same problems in Montana that they fled in California.
Have the Greens got it together enough to make an impact on this year's presidential race? Maybe, just maybe. With high-profile candidate Ralph Nader at the helm, they could manage to mount a credible campaign. Check out our News feature section. While you're there, you'll also find a story about the National Coalition Building Institute a group trying to reduce racial and other social tension in Salinas.
With the 20th annual Steinbeck Festival only a week away, we took time to reflect on the meaning of John Steinbeck's writing. Few writers have enjoyed such a broad appeal, from the scholarly elite to the people on the street. We figure it's because he was able to look at the "common" man and find uncommon meaning. Click on Arts & Theater.
And discos aren't just for dancing anymore. In Mexico, these wok-like cooking dishes made from tilling disks are used to cook up delicious, multi-layered meals. Find out how to make your own, and how to put it to use by clicking on Feast.