For the Week of
March 15-21, 2006
Cover Story: Micro Wave:
Big men think small with tiny bistro in an urban neighborhood.
News: Business As Usual?:
A lawsuit claims county assessor Larry Stone used his political clout to benefit his business dealings. Some insiders say his interventions were just part of the business of politics.
The Fly: Cindy Chavez's mayoral campaign was thrown for a loopor, better yet, sacked, intercepted, you pick your football metaphorby none other than ex-49er Ronnie Lott.
Silicon Alleys: Either a fraternity disguised as a joke or a joke disguised as a fraternity, E Clampus Vitus, or 'Clampers,' go out of their way to celebrate history in this part of California.
Techsploits: Roomba Cockfight.
Rev: Thunderstruck can take any gas-powered minimoto (or any gas-powered vehicle really) and make it a plug-in electric and not lose the speed.
Dust to Dust: Robert Towne's adaptation of John Fante's 'Ask the Dust' betrays the vision of one of California greatest novelists.
Done In by Dixie: The South rises again in new mockumentary 'C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America.'
London After Dark: All's well that's Orwell in dystopian vigilante film 'V for Vendetta.'
Art of Noise: Reaching the plateau of pleasure with Asobi Seksu.
The New Ambiguity: Jesse Thorn and the sound of dumb America.
Death Takes a Pratfall: Christopher Moore returns to California with a tale of comic mayhem about a matter no less weighty than Death himself.
Book Box: 'A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan' and 'Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career Of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler.'
The Cult of Fruit: The rare fruits of the valley still thrive in the face of rampant development.
Slow Motion: Get more out of your food by discovering the Slow Food movement in the South Bay and beyond.
Cheeky Monkeys: More and more gourmets in this country are discovering what the rest of the world already knowscheeks are not just for kissing.
Live Feed: The Resistance Diet, Part III.
5 Things: 'Sopranos'worthy Takeout Italian Restaurants.
Not-So-Hot Tropics: Tolstoy moves to Florida in TheatreWorks' production of 'Anna in the Tropics.'
True Romance: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley plumbs the depths of young love in 'Romeo and Juliet.'
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