Features & Columns

Former Stones, Dead Tour Manager Discusses Rock Legends

Sam Cutler and Joel Selvin will discuss the history of rock 'n roll, including what went down at the fateful 1969 concert in Altamont at Studio Bongiorno this week. Read More


'Lean Out' Urges Women to Create Their Own Culture in Silicon Valley

As a late-night comedy sketch, the Titstare demo would have come off as a scathing parody of Silicon Valley sexism. Unfortunately, Jethro Batts and David Boulton—hoodie-clad Aussies in their mid-to-late 20s—presented their ill-conceived app at the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. » Read More

Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0

The artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 can't seem to do anything without causing problems. Nearly 20 years ago, EDT member Brett Stalbaum was finishing his master's in the CADRE Lab for New Media at San Jose State University. We were in the same classes together and have been friends since. At that time, EDT was version 1.0 and Stalbaum set up shop in room 233 of the Art Department. » Read More

Rudy Rucker: The Journals

One of the more interesting and least probable characters around Silicon Valley is Rudy Rucker. Mild mannered and grandfatherly, the retired San Jose State professor and prolific author lives simply in a Los Gatos home with his wife of almost 50 years. That's pretty much where the normalcy stops. He listens to the Ramones and the Replacements and paints colorful folk art-like canvases of the afterlife featuring spaceships, human head farms and characters who look like they were borrowed from a Russ Meyers movie set. » Read More

Grateful Dead's Bay Area Guide

How to connect to the history of the Grateful Dead without a ticket. Here are the places where history happened. » Read More

Silicon Valley Bars and Clubs 2015

We bring you the very best sports bars, dives, music venues, nightclubs, high-end cocktail houses and microbreweries the Silicon Valley has to offer. As the long days of summer bleed into even longer, warmer nights, the time is ripe for exploring the urban landscape, for leaving the familiar behind and striking out in search of something new. And having a drink. » Read More

The End of Television & Film

Streaming television has never been more reliable, and the future of film and TV has never been so precarious. Los Gatos' Netflix, which introduced so many to this kind of viewing, claims that what we all watched for the previous 60 years-"linear television," they call it-is on its way out. According to Time magazine, Netflix's downloads suck down one-third of Internet traffic. Already, more consumers watch television through an Internet connection than through a cable or satellite service. » Read More

Summer Guide 2015

It starts with a nagging twinge, right at the base of the skull. Barely perceptible at first, the sensation grows stronger, emanating from somewhere around the medulla oblongata-that most primordial region of the brain-before spreading throughout the entire cranial cavity. From there it seizes hold of the chest and lodges itself in the pit of the stomach, before radiating outwards to the limbs. The entire body soon begins to tremble and it becomes clear what it is at last. » Read More


ZERO1 Leave the Garage to Focus on Global Collaborative Projects

The goal since ZERO1's inception 15 years ago has been to see how artists can get people, especially those in tech, to think differently. Now ZERO1 is expanding that strategy to establish partnerships in which artistic thinking can impact social innovation. As a result, devoting massive resources to fund a permanent physical exhibition space like the ZERO1 Garage is no longer realistic. » Read More

Manchester United Set to Visit San Jose

Manchester United, ranked by Forbes as the most valuable sports club in the world at $2.23 billion, will make an unprecedented visit next week to San Jose for a game against the Earthquakes. Many European clubs have played here over the last 40 years, including Real Madrid back in the 1980s, but no one as lucrative as ManU. » Read More

Robert Fitts Examines the Life of the First Japanese Player in Major League Baseball

In 1964, a Japanese southpaw named Masanori Murakami, a.k.a. Mashi, came across the Pacific to pitch for the Class-A Fresno Giants. Later that year, when the San Francisco Giants called him up in the heat of a pennant race, Murakami became the first Japanese player in the major leagues. Unfortunately, confusion surrounding a contract with his club back home, the Nankai Hawks, prevented his U.S. career from taking off. » Read More

Alchemy Museum Opens in San Jose

With a fiery red-orange backdrop, the ancient art of alchemy now comes alive at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. One entire room showcases this ancient art of transformation through various displays, text panels and even a replica of a medieval alchemist's workshop. A wealth of info explodes all at one time, so it can be overwhelming-as with life itself—but the dirt is in the details, so to speak. » Read More

Video Game Teaches Online Security

The San Jose Public Library was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to develop an online project to help people understand privacy issues in the digital age. » Read More