For the Week of
August 17-23, 2005
Cover Story: Bliss This:
Our one-of-a-kind guide to the bestand weirdestin local spa treatments.
Is there anywhere to run in the burgeoning Measure C scandal?
Training Daze: Ever wonder what Americans 'training Iraqi forces' are actually doing? Or if it's going to work?
The Fly: You down with PHP?
Cast your ballot in the 2005 Metro Silicon Valley Readers Poll.
Silicon Alleys: Suicide Club.
Techsploits: Fantasy surpasses sci-fi as the genre that best captures the vicissitudes of our high-tech, security-obsessed age.
Rev: Ed Ruscha's car-based art, which never features people, offers a lonely, melancholy view of our American society.
Splashes of Time: Wong Kar-wai's glossy, elastic masterpiece '2046' grasps for an elusive human connection.
Laid Aid: Steve Carell learns to love in irreverent, funny but uneven guy movie.
Strangers on a Plane: Wes Craven's expert high-altitude thriller slowly turns into passable shocker.
Change of Plans: Goapele passes time waiting for her record to come out.
Cal Jam: Fans get behind the White Stripes at the Greek.
From Tango to Klezmer: The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music ranged from Buenos Aires to Odessa in final weekend.
Premature Illumination: Robert Anton Wilson, the iconoclastic genius behind the famed 'Illuminatus! Trilogy,' has a few thousand things he'd like to teach you.
Book Box: 'The 8:55 to Baghdad' by Andres Eames; 'Railroad: Identity, Design and Culture' by Keith Lovegrove; 'Desertion' by Abdulrazak Gurnah.
True Story: Lovers of Italian food need daring places like Vero.
Live Feed: Street of Eats: Menlo Park's Little Michoacan.
5 Things to Love: Things to Do With Zucchini.
Altared States: Shakespeare Santa Cruz serves up a perfect Victorian confection with William S. Gilbert's 'Engaged.'
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