Cover: Just For Kicks
Metro reporter Michael Learmonth travels to the World Cup in France to watch the U.S. team be slaughtered on the international stage. With 13 million kids playing organized soccer within its borders, what is the U.S.'s problem anyway?
News: Pie in the Sky
A team of San Jose engineers is hard at work to win $250,000 and bragging rights for the world's first homemade spacecraft.
Public Eye: San Jose's Latino voters reject Prop. 227.
Creepy Calling: Woman brings bugs into the sterile environment of the corporate office cubicle.
The Fine Art of Turning Inside Out
'Tis the season for Metro's guide to summer indulgences, with outdoor concerts, theater and our best picks for relaxing daytrips. There's also day-by-day calendar of summer events that you'll want to bookmark for the long and luxurious days ahead.
Squashed Hopes: The Smashing Pumpkins' Adore CD doesn't make the cut for Gina Arnold; Jeff Buckley's posthumous release includes more unfinished songs than he would have wanted anyone to hear.
Latin Fever: The big names in Bay Area Latin music converge on the America Festival.
Audiofile: Reviews of the latest CDs by Trumystic Sound System, Black Eyed Peas and Randy Travis.
Indian Runners: Traveling the West with a Native American nerd and his bitter friend in Smoke Signals.
Peat and Repeat: Indie Irish hit I Went Down is a too-familiar shaggy-dog story.
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