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InterPersonals: Silicon Valley's matchmaker

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For the Week of
February 9-15, 2005

Cover: 20 Years of Love & Sex:
20-Year Timeline: From the beginning of AIDS awareness to outed cartoon sponges.
Love Is a Drug: Once the realm of poets, artists and philosophers, love has been exposed as biochemistry.
When Porn Wore Sideburns: In San Jose's golden age of smut, real fans converged in the dark at theaters like the Burbank, the New Paris and the Pussycat.
Gay Nineties: Twenty years of queers in the South Bay.
The Joy of Mix: Want a real window into the soul? Don't look into the eyes—look at the CD collection.
Victims Gone Wild: How feminism has messed up relationships.
Borderless Dating: In the valley, young couples aren't afraid of diversity.
Twenty Years of Tom Cruise: What were we thinking?

News: Between Democracy And the Mullahs
If Iran is to be liberated in the name of freedom, where do Iranian-Americans stand?

The Fly: This week's political bites.

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Biter: Love on the Cheap.

Techsploits: Henry Darger's Internet.

Rev: Big Monster: It's not really a surprise, just a reminder that of course the largest oil company in the world would post huge profits in 2004.

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Going East And West: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley and Chinese Performing Artists of American meet in 'Middle Kingdom—Ancient China.'

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Free Birds: One man's love affair with San Francisco's wild parrots is a bittersweet love song to a city.

Drunk Love: In the brilliant German comedy 'Head-On,' love hits a frail pair with full force.

Austen Powered: Gurinder Chadha follows 'Bend It Like Beckham' with a clever cross-cultural 'Bride & Prejudice.'

Gurinder Chadha: The director of 'Bride & Prejudice' and the upcoming 'I Dream of Jeannie' remake talks about updating both Jane Austen and 'Jeannie.'

Bangkok Brawl: 'Ong-Bak' is on a mission from Buddha.

Negatives, Positives: The children of Calcutta's prostitutes speak for themselves in 'Born Into Brothels.'

Cinequest Cascade: This year's Cinequest film festival in San Jose boasts more than 175 features and shorts.

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Heavy Mettle: Is Heavyheavylowlow the best hardcore band in the South Bay? Ask the fans skipping around the pit in their underwear.

Out of Step: After 25 years of making music, Fugazi's Ian MacKaye continues to confound expectations.

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Dynasty Rules: Hong Kong-style Chinese food comes to Vallco.

Sweet Talk: Local chefs describe their ideal Valentine's Day off.

Live Feed: Shark Fin Soup: A Bowl of Disaster.

5 Places With Alfresco Dining: For those who like to dine outside.

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Show Bizet: Opera San José showcased its sopranos in 'Carmen.'

One Enchanted Evening: San Jose Rep spends a sun-dappled 'April' in Italy.

Lennon Marks: Tabard's 'The Taffetas' charts the fortunes of a '50s act in the Lennon sisters mold.


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