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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
August 5-11, 1999

Literary Quarterly: Words Apart
Three decades after his words launched a Chicano revolution, the poet Alurista has come to Silicon Valley to witness, he says, the future.

Reflections on a Golden Movie: British critic Adrian Turner dreams about the movie with the Midas touch in 'Adrian Turner on Goldfinger.'

Pride of Brides: Elena Lappin's women look for love in foreign climes in 'Foreign Brides.'

Female Trouble: Amy Sohn turns her sexually explicit column into a novel with 'Run Catch Kiss.'

Ethereal Fiction: Who needs publishers when books can be sent directly to your computer?


News: Flee Market
Local cops say knock off the knockoffs already, and crack down on the flea market purveyors of cheap counterfeit goods.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Santa Clara County: Silicon Valley soon to sport a new area code--669.
  • Saratoga: Montalvo artists' cottages gain unanimous approval.
  • West Valley: Tip from CPD helps identify arson suspect.

Corporate Cruisin': Three girls, an RV and the Real World of business, Silicon Valley style.

Public Eye: Mayor Jim Shaw of Saratoga dies at 72.

Best of Silicon Valley 1999: Fight voter apathy! Win free stuff! Use our online ballot to speak your mind about the best the valley has to offer.


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Sad and Lonely: Freedy Johnston's guitar-rock gently weeps on 'Blue Days, Black Nights.'

Blues Kingsnake: 'The Lost Tapes' reaffirm Muddy Waters' lofty status in the history of the blues.

Biker Bop: What would an Allman Brothers show be without black light?

Aural Fixation: Local bands still have a shot to open at SoFA street fest in September.

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Giant Steps: Director Brad Bird's joyous animated 'Iron Giant' is the easiest recommendation of the summer--a film to delight both children and adults. Plus: Richard von Busack on Gigantor, the Iron Giant's anime predecessor.

Sequins and Tinsel: John Turturro's bewildering 'Illuminata' celebrated the vanity of actors.

Cape Desire: Two women find each other 'Out of Season.'

Gere Here Now: Julia falls for Richard all over again in 'Runaway Bride.'

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County Fair Watch: Richard von Busack indulges in fudge and kick-ass corndogs at the Contra Costa County Fair. The second in a series.

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Man to Man: Friendship saves the day in Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona.'

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Bucking Trends: Bash 'em all you want, writes Christina Waters, but when it's 5am at a foreign airport, Starbucks saves lives.


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