For the Week of
January 25-31, 2006
Cover Story: Can a Video Game Break Your Heart?:
New evidence says yesand points to why gaming feels so real.
Pop Got Game: Mainstream culture goes geek-friendly.
News: Desolation Row:
A former Metro staffer returns home to New Orleans and finds chaos in the city's housing projects.
The Fly: San Jose still hasn't stepped forward on medical marijuana, but developments at the county level look promising.
Silicon Alleys: Markets and Massages.
Techsploits: Mars Investigations.
Rev: New-Old Drivers.
Clown Town: Cirque du Soleil marries technical pizzazz to visual jazz in 'Corteo.'
Hidden Camera: Michael Haneke's 'Caché' is not a guilty pleasure but a darkly pleasurable guilt trip.
Ploughman's Bunch: 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' follows the row hoed by eccentric cultivator John Peterson.
The Big Skeeve: From 007 to assassin, Pierce Brosnan remakes his man-of-mystery persona in 'The Matador.'
Decade of Decadence: On its 10th year, Curtis Meacham of Monkey reveals the secrets of longevity.
Not Sold in Stores: The sorry ballad of Time-Life's '70s Music Explosion.'
Land of 1,000 Dances: The inside story of wedding DJs.
Roman à Cleve: Symphony Silicon Valley welcomed back conductor George Cleve with open arms at weekend concerts.
Sent Packing: Chef Josiah Slone has finally exorcised the memory of David Kinch at Sent Sovi.
Live Feed: The Great Restaurant Shuffle of '06.
5 Things: Your Expense Account.
Spic and Span: TheatreWorks' 'The Clean House' and City Lights' 'Visiting Mr. Green' find emotional undercurrents to tidying up.
'Lion' Pride: Traveling version of Disney's 'Lion King' dazzles with costumes and handmade magic.
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