C2SV Preview: Better Living Through Video Games

C2SV keynoter Jane McGonigal's epic quest to cure illness, solve complex problems
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Every Tuesday night in the intimate Caffe Frascati, local performers are encouraged to participate in Open Mic Night. Musical styles of all kinds are welcome, from soulful blues to high-energy rock to catchy pop.

"Named after a British unemployment benefit form, pop-reggae band UB40 was formed in a welfare line in 1978, and its multiracial lineup reflected the working-class community its members came from.

Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) celebrates the nexus of cutting-edge technologies and creative arts and shines a spotlight on the future of convergence in today's fast-moving global economy.

Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) celebrates the nexus of cutting-edge technologies and creative arts and shines a spotlight on the future of convergence in today's fast-moving global economy.

In addition to the regular roller coasters and rides of Great America, Haunt consists of 8 horror-filled mazes, the two new ones this year being the Roadkill Roadhouse and the Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum.


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Tickets to see Danzig

Win tickets to Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour at the City National Civic on October 29, 2015.

$50 to Bella Saratoga

Win a $50 dining certificate to Bella Saratoga in Saratoga. Drawing November 9.

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Music & Clubs

Darcy James Argue To Debut Conspiracy Theory-Themed ‘Real Enemies,’ At Stanford’s Bing

Connecting the Dots: Renowned jazz composer, Darcy James Argue, worked with Slate writer Isaac Butler to create ‘Real Enemies,’ a multimedia meditation on the history of conspiratorial thinking in America.

False flags, chemtrails, second gunmen and perpetual surveillance. Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie and have been an integral part of the fabric of this country since before our Founding Fathers even began drafting the Declaration of Independence. At least that’s what Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler want you to… » Read More

Strata Playing The Ritz For First Time

Reunited And It Feels So Good: Strata frontman, Eric Victorino, says the band is getting used to the idea of playing together again.

Eric Victorino is in high spirits when he answers the phone. Why shouldn’t he be. It’s Friday evening, the laughter and his initial distraction indicates he is amongst friends. Plus, he notes, “I’ve been drinking some wine.” But Victorino has plenty more to be cheerful about. Not long ago, he surpassed the crowdfunding… » Read More

Big Grams to Make Live Debut at Treasure Island Music Festival


Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced today that Big Grams, a collaboration between Atlanta rapper Big Boi of Outkast and Phantogram, will make their live debut on the island this year. Perhaps the most interesting hip-hop collaboration since El-P and Killer Mike teamed up for Run The Jewels (also performing at the… » Read More


'The Martian'

Epic and yet surprisingly playful, Ridley Scott's adaptation of Mountain View author Andy Weir's best seller, The Martian, contrasts the vastness of space with the intimacy of a DIY podcast. It begins with a Martian tempest imperiling the Ares III mission. Astronaut Mark Watney is speared by flying debris. He's presumed dead by his fellow crew members on the Hermes as they hastily evacuate the red planet. » Read More

Goodnight, Mommy

We're told that fairy tales help us reconcile children to truths they cannot bear: the good mommy who loves us and the bad mommy who scolds us have to be two different people. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz's glacial, oblique Hansel and Hansel story Goodnight, Mommy (Ich Seh, Ich Seh) concerns a pair of nine-year-old Austrian twins (Lukas and Elias Schwarz). The boys are so identical that when they fight, their noses bleed in the exact same spot. » Read More

The Arts

Rick Guidice: The NASA Paintings

On the cover of a 1975 NASA report entitled Space Settlements: A Design Study, the reflection of a space station appears in the face panel of an astronaut's spacesuit, as he or she floats in through the void. Look closely at the astronaut's left shoulder and you can make out the word "Guidice" in sky blue lettering. NASA owns Reflections, the name of the painting, which Rick Guidice created, along with a series of about sixty more for the NASA study. » Read More

The Pear Theatre Opens Its new Season with 'The Walls of Jericho'

Mountain View's The Pear Theatre (formerly the Pear Avenue Theatre), which recently moved to a brand-new performance space, kicks off its first season in its new home with The Walls of Jericho, a world-premiere adaptation of a classic romantic comedy. The Pear's artistic director, Diane Tasca, adapted the 1933 short story Night Bus (by Samuel Hopkins Adams, also the basis for the Oscar-winning film It Happened One Night) into a sweet and charming production for the stage. » Read More

Features & Columns

'Our Lives in This Place' Promotes Public Spaces

Near the Naglee Park Garage, a portable kiosk sits on the southern side of San Carlos Street. At the kiosk, anyone can walk up and rifle through stacks of bright, artsy postcards, all printed with quotes from various community members of proposed urban village projects. » Read More

Algorithm Nation

You can be perceived as compulsive," it began. Not flattering, I thought, but it's possible. "You are consistent; you enjoy familiar routines. You are motivated to seek out experiences that provide a strong feeling of self-expression." Typical observations for an astrologer, but these didn't come from a person. I was reading my "hyper-personal" profile, a description of my personality traits and values created solely from what I post online. » Read More

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