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Metro Silicon Valley
October 25-31, 2006

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Vietnamese restaurants
Our Fall 2006 On the Menu section takes a look at the South Bay's Vietnamese restaurants.

Indian cuisine
One chef's mission to crack the mysteries of cooking Indian—and the South Bay secrets that showed her the way.

Meal-prep centers
Why they're sweeping the valley.


News: California's new cable legislation
As San Jose hosts a community-media conference, it's become clear that the state's new cable legislation has hidden costs for consumers.

The Fly: 10.25.06
Why was Mountain View City Councilmember Michael Kasperzak so eager to have his colleagues vote on a resolution opposing Proposition 90?

Election Endorsements
Dolores Carr for DA, yes on Measure A, no on Prop. 90.


Silicon Alleys: San Jose's lack of an identity
Although San Jose has gargantuan potential for blossoming into a serious world-class city, the majority of its citizens couldn't care less.

Technology News: 'CSA: The Confederate States of America'
This faux documentary is even more chilling on DVD.

Sports News: Metro Silicon Valley Marathon
Whoever thought that the marathon was just a race is sorely mistaken. In reality so much more will be going on.

Style: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The greatest accessory, it turns out, isn't turbans or scarves; not even makeup. The greatest accessory for a woman with cancer is her attitude.


Movie Review: 'Beethoven's Hair'
The ultimate 'hair-loom' is traced from Beethoven's head to SJSU in documentary at San Jose Jewish Film Festival.

Movie Review: 'Running With Scissors'
Annette Bening runs riot in 'Nip/Tuck' creator Ryan Murphy's big-screen directorial debut.

Movie Review: 'Conversations With God'
Because, in your heart, you know He's right.

Movie Review: 'Death of a President'
Faux documentary avoids scandal but never rises above its good intentions.

Movie Review: 'The Bridge'
Eric Steel's moody and beautiful documentary is emblem of San Francisco, and its last exit.

Film Festival Preview: U.N. Association Film Festival
The festival globe-hops to hot spots with five days of docs.

Cult Leader: Halloween viewing guide
Halloween, A to Z: A holiday viewing guide.

Movie Review: This Week's Revivals
Redrum, he wrote: 'The Shining,' 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' and more.


Music & Clubs

Music Preview: Otto
Local rockers feed on intensity like a drug.

CD Review: The Killers, 'Sam's Town'
The band rolls the dice but comes up short on their new album.



Restaurant Review: Arcadia
Michael Mina retools his San Jose destination as a steakhouse, with impressive results.

5 Things to Love: Frightening foods
Hot Pockets didn't make the list, but bagged spinach sure did.


The Arts

Stage Review: 'Moonlight and Magnolias'
San Jose Rep goes behind the scenes of 'Gone With the Wind.'

Stage Review: 'La Victima'
Teatro Visión's play follows generations of migration in one family.

Stage Review: 'Tomfoolery'
The sassy lyrics of Tom Lehrer get revived at the Theatre on San Pedro Square.

Book Review: 'The Best American Comics 2006'
Harvey Pekar and Anne Moore select dark and troubling tales in a superb new collection.

Book Review: 'Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq'
By James Fallows.

Book Review: 'Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War'
By Michael Isikoff and David Corn.

Comic Book Review: 'American Splendor'
By Harvey Pekar.

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