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Metro Silicon Valley
August 23-29, 2006

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2006 Fall Arts Issue:
Intro | Stage | Classical | Performing Arts | Visual Arts | Venue Finder | Music | Movies | Festivals

News

News: Warning: San Jose May Be Cool
Or at least approaching it. So let's not blow the future of downtown.

The Fly: 08.23.06
The valley's worst new trend is hate crimes.

Columns

Silicon Alleys: Annalee Newitz
She argues that the slimy killers and zombies in slasher flicks exemplify the brutal contradictions of capitalist culture.

Technology News: 'Snakes on a Plane'
How a campy little Samuel L. Jackson horror flick became an Internet phenomenon.

Sports News: San Jose Giants
They swept some Nuts last weekend at the San Jose Municipal Stadium.

Movies

Movie Review: 'Factotum'
Matt Dillon's latest film faithfully renders the life of Henry Chinaski, the rebel with a drink of Charles Bukowski's novel.

Movie Review: 'Invincible'
The Vince Papale biopic rushes the line with an inseparable mixture of authenticity and phoniness.

Movie Review: 'Snakes on a Plane'
Homo sapiens has now achieved its purpose. And now, human history can come to a close.

Movie Review: 'Trust the Man'
Where the women are willing, the sun always shines, and you have enough disposable income to pay for Viagra.

Movie Review: 'Boynton Beach Club'
Much ado about less than nothing.

Cult Leader: 'Tron'
Almost 25 years later, Disney's failed sci-fi flick is a midnight movie—and a geek cause celèbre.

Movie Review: This Week's Revivals
Did You Get the Memo?: 'Office Space' and 'Tron' are among this week's revived movies.

MORE MOVIE REVIEWS    MOVIE TIMES

Music & Clubs

Music Preview: Gordon Lightfoot
In praise of the Canuck, who takes the high ground in the middle of the road.

Preview: Shrinkle's Dollhaus Fashion Show
Cutting-edge clothier Shrinkle transforms Blank Club into fashion central.

MORE MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE    MUSIC AND CLUBS LISTINGS    MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE CALENDAR PICKS

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: Nha Toi
A rare taste of stylized northern Vietnamese cuisine.

Live Feed: Indonesian Cuisine
Bay Leaf isn't the only Indonesian restaurant in Silicon Valley.

5 Things to Love: Reasons to Keep Drinking
Research has shown wine and beer to have substantial health benefits. So drink up. It's good for you.

BOOK A RESTAURANT RESERVATION    FIND A RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Arts

Book Review: 'Lost Girls'
Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie put the graphic back in graphic novels.

Author Interview: Melinda Gebbie
The 'Lost Girls' co-writer talks to Richard von Busack.

The Arts

Letters to the Editor
August 23-29, 2006.




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