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Summer Music Guide 2004

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InterPersonals: Silicon Valley's matchmaker

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Best of Silicon Valley 2004

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For the Week of
April 7-May 3, 2005

Cover: Metro's Big 20:
Our 20th anniversary issue remembers how Metro—against all odds—got off the ground. Also: we look back at our coolest and strangest articles. (This issue is dedicated to the memory of Julia Smith.)
Thank You, Silicon Valley!: A founder looks back.
How We Barely Survived a Publishing Startup 20 Years Ago...: By Julia Smith.
A Letter to 1985, From the Year 2005: By Richard von Busack.
Growing Up in Public: A look back at some of Metro's most talked-about articles.

News: Straight Tow Hell:
A Santa Clara tow company is suing San Jose, saying its permit system is a sham. But even a constitutional issue of due process is a hard sell to a world that despises being towed.

The Fly: Dude, where's my web domain?

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Silicon Alleys: Lessons in classical music.

Techsploits: Even if you don't believe in gods, sometimes you find yourself praying to one of them.

Rev: When Earth Attacks: You shouldn't abandon your car, unless there is no other option, and if you do, don't leave it in a traffic lane.

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Self-Made Men: SJSU grad student Jana Marcus documents transsexual men's notions of masculinity in her show 'Transfigurations: The Making of a Man.'

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Scam Artists: 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' details the many creative ways we got shafted.

The Big E: Richard von Busack talks to director Alex Gibney about his documentary 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.'

D for Despair: Robin Williams sinks to a new low in Duchovny/Leoni vanity project 'House of D.'

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I Will Survive: Gomez goes live, splits with Virgin.

Magical Cusp: Pacific Rim Music Festival celebrates the birthday of musical wanderer Terry Riley.

Not From Here: Day One Symphony heads out on the road with Dredg.

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Through The Looking Screen: John Markoff's new book examines the hippie-drugs-pixels connection behind the invention of the computer.

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Eating on The Edge: Milpitas' South Legend Sichuan Restaurant is hot in more ways than one.

Live Feed: Pyramid Schemes.

5 Things to Love: Spring Crops.


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