Features & Columns

Ancient Craft Inspires Soul-Searching at Rosicrucian

With a fiery red-orange backdrop, the ancient art of alchemy now comes alive at the Rosicrucian Museum. Read More

Features

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

Columns

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

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

Downtown Doors Art Program

Last week, the Downtown Doors student art program added 22 new works to various service doors and utility boxes all over downtown San Jose, bringing the combined number of locations to 100. This year's winners were selected from 133 student submissions from 15 different high schools. Together, they are now plastered throughout the neighborhood. » Read More

SubZERO Fest Reaches its Wonderfully Weird Potential

Aside from beating the crap out of opponents on the flat track, Silicon Valley Roller Girls are laboring to find a new permanent home, collecting supplies for schoolkids and remaining active in social justice efforts. In short, they're everywhere. This Saturday marks the Silicon Valley Roller Girls' (SVRG) second bout in a new temporary facility: South Hall behind the McEnery Convention Center. » Read More