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Silicon Valley Almanack

For the Week of
February 25-March 3, 1999

Literary Quarterly: Chip Lit
Joe Hutsko, Po Bronson and Pat Dillon are busy creating the newest microgenre: the Silicon Valley Horatio Alger novel.

The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium and Give Us Immortality or Give Us Death!: A new book and CD expose thrill seekers to the shocks and shivers of the new millennium.

Blue Light: Walter Mosley turns from mysteries to science fiction in a new novel.

The Climate of the Country: Marnie Mueller's novel exposes internment camps.

The Vampire Armand: Anne Rice returns to her roots in her newest book.

Inventing Wyatt Earp: Allen Barra sorts through the facts and fictions that made Wyatt Earp a legend.


News: Terms and Endearment
With the changing of the guard in San Jose, the sparks of connections are flying and the wheels of fortune are turning. Suddenly, last term's politicos have cool new jobs.

Editor's License: Who built downtown?

Frankly Speaking: Adding up the balance sheet on San Jose's departing redevelopment czar.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Desire for cheap housing trumps worries over site.
  • Cupertino: Trial on cyclist's death begins.
  • Saratoga: Saratoga to hire nonprofit to manage Hakone Cottage.

Public Eye: Officials debate about whether to arm jail guards.

Silicon Queen: A Union City mom gets serious about the Mrs. California pageant.


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Blondie Ambition: Debbie Harry and company return better than ever on No Exit.

Long Live the King: King Ernest helps JJ's celebrate the blues.

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Master of Light: Richard von Busack talks with veteran cinematographer and Cinequest honoree Vilmos Zsigmond about his pioneering work with Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman and John Boorman.

Sprocket Science: Cinequest coverage continues with a critics' guide to screenings.

Husbanding 'Cleopatra': Local director Jon Reiss blows up with Cleopatra's Second Husband.

The Man of Steal: The General thrills with the story of an Irish master criminal.

All Bottled Up: Ken Loach turns the camera on a dirty and sober life in My Name Is Joe.

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Saucy Sainthood: Superior sauces and inventive entrees at San Jose's 71 Saint Peter keep it high on the list of downtown's finest.


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