The CIA challenge
The new CIA director will inherit an agency blamed, often unfairly, for everything from 9/11 to the Iraq War
An interview with John Diamond, author of 'The CIA and the Culture of Failure'
Talking Teen Sex
MTV tapes local segment of reality show designed to get parents and kids talking
The Fly Reports on Silicon Valley News
Obama Goes West
Count Five Avenue
Style and Fashion in Silicon Valley
Native American inspired trends are on the rise
Movie Preview: Cinequest Announces 2009 Festival
More than 70 premieres highlight the schedule for this year's film festival
Film Review: 'Inkheart'
Brendan Fraser battles the green scene CGI effects again
Film Preview: Pre-Code Treats
The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto and the Niles Museum in Fremont revive early Depression-era films this weekend
DVD Review: 'Far From the Madding Crowd'
An epic adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel, starring Julie Christie and Terence Stamp, returns
DVD Review: 'The Atomic Cafe'
A humorous and harrowing documentary about nuclear angst in the 1940s and '50s
DVD Review: 'Repo! The Genetic Opera'
An all-singing, all-slashing goth musical
Music: Marsugi's Memories
Gary Singh talks to the Guttersluts about the local-music haven
Music Preview: Messiaen Remix
Stanford Lively Arts puts a new spin on famous composer
The San Jose Japanese restaurant whips up neon visions and some top-notch grilled treats
Restaurant News: Big Ag or Big Change?
Obama picks Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture
The Wine Column: Winter Wine
Sent Sovi is not messing around with its winter wine program
Stage Reviews: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Clockwork Orange"
The Palo Alto Players and Renegade Theater Experiment put new spins on famous film versions of Albee and Burgess
Stage Review: 'The Woman Who Fell From the Sky'
Teatro Vision examines the life of a woman caught in the psychiatric system
Letters to the Editor
January 28 - February 3, 2009