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Silicon Valley Almanack

For the Week of
January 23-29, 2003

Cover Story: Born in the USA
California and Silicon Valley are hotbeds of discontent and mistrust over threatened invasion of Iraq.

Faith No More: The 10 most startling speculations and conspiracy theories about September 11 and America's new war.


News: Rooms of Their Own
The dotcom bust has left the valley with a glut of available office space--can artists benefit from real estate's woes?

Public Eye: Grudge Report; The Doctor Is Out; Islam 101; Sher Alike.

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Biter: In response to reader comments, this week will feature only good news.

Techsploits: Freedom to Quote.

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Sympathy for the Devil: In 'Max,' John Cusack's art dealer befriends an unknown artist named Hitler.

Original Gongster: George Clooney skims the surface of Chuck Barris' cultish 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.'

Pain in Spain: 'Morvern Callar' floats through life with a haunting vision of mooniness.

Return to 'Splendor': A long-delayed movie version of the 'American Splendor' comics wins Sundance's Grand Jury Prize and revives interest in the work of creator Harvey Pekar.

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Almost Famous: Mystik Journeymen helped establish the Bay Area as a hub of underground hip-hop, but that's just part of the grand scheme.

Aural Fixation: Plant 51 goes dark.

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Many-Splendored Man: Harvey Pekar, creator of the autobiographical 'American Splendor' comics, talks about life in Cleveland and his Almost All-Expenses-Paid Vacation to Hollywood in a 1996 article. The big-screen adaptation of 'American Splendor,' starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar, recently took the top prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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Banking on It: Menlo Park's Left Bank packs in bon vivants determined to bust out the real bistro experience.

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Cirque du Silly: 'Varekai' swings into San Jose with feats of impossible skill.


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