For the Week of
March 9-15, 2000
Cover: Living in Color
Even in enlightened Silicon Valley, African Americans wonder whether social slights disguise hidden racism.
News: Bar None
How the Foxtail nightclub, one of the valley's few drag-queen spots, became a burr in the saddle of neighbors.
Metropolis News Extras
: Davis plays public advocate--not mere council watcher. Los Gatos
: Vandals leaving residents flat. Cupertino
Geek Love: Premiere Geeks & Gals Ball aims to end those nasty stereotypes.
Public Eye: Labor-backed candidates stomp big business boys in legislative races.
The Judds Turn It Loose: Retrospective reunion tour full of home-style heart, humor and country sass.
When Punk Took Off: A live CD and a series of reissues recall the heady days of the '70s when the Clash remade rock.
Beethoven's Truth: A note-perfect soloist hides the meaning behind the notes at the SJ Symphony.
Villa Highlights: The Mountain Winery and Villa Montalvo announce performing-arts series this week.
The Spirit of Spain: Three masters of flamenco come to the South Bay.
Aural Fixation: With added flash in its live shows, Krenshaw could be the complete deal.
Audiofile: Reviews of new CDs by Bryan Sutton and Saint James.
Eyes and Heart Wide Open: 'Judy Berlin' is the best film you probably won't get to see this year.
Tibetan Goals: Even Buddhist monks get a kick out of soccer in 'The Cup.'
Roman Holiday: 'The Ninth Gate' is a spooky sendup for director Roman Polanski.
Black Irish: Aileen Ritchie's 'The Closer You Get' doesn't even come close.
Work: Tormenting AskJeeves.com.
Camera Obscuring: Two filmmakers try to save Mexican culture from capitalism in 'The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico.'
Long Live Vivaca: Savvy entrepreneurs bring mouthwatering sophistication to American favorites in Mountain View.
A La Carte: Seeing the light (meal) in Sunnyvale.
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