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This Week
April 11-17, 1996

Cover
Yahoo's on First:
When Jerry Yang and
David Filo started cruising
the World Wide Web instead
of doing their classwork, they
crashed Stanford's computers
and got kicked off campus.
They landed feet first in the business of showing newbies around the virtual world. When their company, Yahoo!, goes public this month, they'll be worth at least $50 million each.

News
Road Warring: Caltrans has played landlord over the Guadalupe Parkway neighborhood for 20 years, but now that it's finally time to tear down the houses and widen Highway 87, those "temporary" residents don't want to move.

Public Eye: Willow Glen parents tell SJ Unified they want out.

Polis Report: Soccer, anyone?

DeCinzo: The cows aren't made as hell.

Arts & Entertainment
Movies
Primal Heat: You don't watch a movie like Primal Fear, you sink into it like a warm bath.

The Kids Are Back in Town: Scott Thompson talks about the Canadian comedy troupe's sweetly savage Brain Candy.

Future Imperfect: Cyborgs in the year 2029 blast each other with guns in Beauty Without Bian Tomine's Ghost in the Shell.

Beauty Without Brains: Man of the Year scrapes the bottom of the mockumentary barrel.

Music
Ambassador of Music: Jazz messenger Eddie Gale is on a musical mission of inner peace.

Beat Street: Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder returns with vigor.

Art
Triple Score: The Palo Alto Cultural Center eschews any semblance of a calculated attempt to be all things to all people.

Television
Grapes of Wrath: Chicano! charts civil-rights fights of Mexican-Americans.

Books
Out of Right Field: Backward and Upward, a new anthology of conservative essays, proves the pen wishes it were a sword.

Optical Sandman: In praise of Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve and Charles Vess' new Sandman.

Menu
The Shaman of Soil: Master grower Bob Cannard produces some of the most celebrated designer vegetables in California--those adorning the menus of Chez Panisse and Postrio.


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