A spike in unemployment and a drop in temperature mean a rough holiday season for too many local families
Silicon Valley News Notes
Make Me Sweater
San Jose Stealth
A holiday train display for kids can be seen through Dec. 26 in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.
Film Review: Look Backward
Brad Pitt grows up in reverse in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Film Review: "The Spirit"
Will Eisner's comic-book hero gets short shrift in film adaptation
Film Review: "The Reader"
Can good books redeem bad people?
Film Review: "Doubt"
Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman stage an actors' duel
Film Review: "Gran Torino"
Clint Eastwood talks tough but does the right thing
Film Review: "Valkryie"
Tom Cruise tries to kill Hitler in WWII thriller
Film Review: "Marley & ME"
The pooch rules the roost in 'Marley & Me' with Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
Music Scene: Frontier Wives
A seminal San Jose band has plans for a union at the Blank Club
Shan showcases north Indian and Pakistani cuisine
The Wine Column
Party With Pairings
Art Review: 'Women in Comics'
A new show at the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View looks at the work of four female artists
Book Review: "The Sun and the Moon"
Matthew Goodman explores the infamous Moon Hoax of 19th-century journalism
Book Review: "Bound by Law?"
In pictures and found images, a new book explores the weirdness of modern copyright laws
Letters to the Editor
December 24 - 30, 2008