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other candidates running in District 5 that I know on ďŹ rst-name bases, but after listening to the presentation at Mayfair Community Center and also at Capital Park, it became clear that Magdalena was a people person who will listen to the people, gather facts and act intelligent. I believe she will make herself available to the people in District 5 and work well with the other councilmembers for the betterment of San Jose. She is knowledgeable, willing to listen and is not bringing any baggage to the table. That is something other candidates seem to be carrying. Ted Johnson, SanJoseInside.com

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I think the mayor picked the wrong horse. My intuition tells me that Reed is in a rapid state of decline in terms of being an effective leader. Yet I must forever thank him for trouncing that Gonzales clone, Cindy.

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Two things are important about this article (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimme Five,â&#x20AC;? Metro News, March 31). The ďŹ rst is that Jessica Fromm is a ďŹ ne reporter and consistently reports the facts and not her opinion. The second is that after attending both forums and listening to the San Jose City Council candidates answer the questions, it becomes apparent that Magdalena Carrasco has become my choice in this election. There are

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to two forums in which all four candidates have participated, and Carrasco is by a mile the least knowledgeable about public policy and the issues facing San Jose. She has utterly no background that qualiďŹ es her for such an important position, nor has she spent any time in District 5 neighborhood groups, etc. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a complete unknown among ordinary folks whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working for years to make District 5 a better place. She has popped up out of nowhere. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tired of insiders feeling entitled to political offices (as one of the other candidates is), but I also want someone with experience

as well as being independent from the insider power brokers. Two of the other candidates (Herrera and Resendez) are as much grass-roots as Carrasco, but they are also far more qualiďŹ ed than she is. If she wants to hold such an important political office, show me where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come from for the past 10 years. Sorry, but working for First 5 for two years, being able to â&#x20AC;&#x153;listenâ&#x20AC;? and being a mommy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make her qualiďŹ ed to make serious decisions about public policy. Marsha, SanJoseInside.com

A New Low Those against the proposed stadium in Santa Clara have sunk to a new low. They are spreading lies to their friends and neighbors about Measure J. They make claims that our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund will be drained; they also claim our city will spend an absurd amount of money on the new stadium. Neither of which are trueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not even partially true. The city is not investing any general fund money into this project. Schools and libraries will see $36 million in new revenue, which is why the Santa Clara UniďŹ ed School District unanimously endorsed the project. Our city leadership made certain that this stadium would beneďŹ t our city, not hinder it. Vote yes on Measure J! Joe Martinez, Santa Clara

J!Tbx zpv Kindness of Strangers You saw me a stranger, stumbling drunk and alone in downtown San Jose on a recent late Thursday night, and you tried to convince me to safely take a cab home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dude, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get robbed or picked up by the cops for being intoxicated in public. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need something like that on your record. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get you home!â&#x20AC;? Stubborn drunk Irishman that I am, I insisted that I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave my bike and that I would ride home to Santa Clara myself. You went to the point of getting me a cab, taking the wheel off of my bike so it could ďŹ t into the cab and possibly even helping me get home. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember much of the cab ride or actually getting home, but I do remember your compassionate demeanor and waking up the next morning with my wallet intact and my bike safely parked in the back yard. Thank you, stranger! SEND US your anonymous rants and raves about your co-workers or any badly behaving citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or about citizens you admire. I SAW YOU, Metro, 550 S. First St., San Jose, 95113, or via email to Isawyou@metronews.com.

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AST WEEK, an unprecedented liaison of creative minds took place in a house near the Sea Cliff neighborhood in San Francisco. The folks from CreaTV San Jose, a cable-access powerhouse, were on hand to film what turned out to be an inspiring, momentous occasion. Activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, co-founder and first vice president emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, drove in from Stockton to meet with Linda Ronstadt and talk about what will be going down for this year’s San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. Huerta is now 80, but she exudes the same revolutionary attitude she did decades ago. Ronstadt, as most know by now, is the artistic director of the festival. At the meeting, Ronstadt and Huerta engaged in a conversation, parts of which will be streamed live from the festival’s website (http:// sanjosemariachifestival.com) within a few weeks. The house was then opened up to members of the press. Since 2010 marks both the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the plans are only beginning to unfold. Ronstadt informed us that one of the themes this time around would be the Soldaderas, the female soldiers who fought in the Mexican Revolution. “I thought it was really important to see what this war was like from a woman’s point of view,” Ronstadt explained. “Because women and children are always the most horrifically cruel victims of war.” On another front, the festival is about connecting youth with their roots. Ronstadt said that in Mexican and Latin-American cultures, families are much more of an extended unit. The norm is for everyone, grandparents and grandkids, to all coalesce. The festival helps to give kids a sense of family history through the music. “Kids today don’t know who they are,” she said. “[The festival] gives them a chance to learn about who they are. Their background is Mexican—it resonates, it says ‘Yes, you are; it’s something to be proud of,’ it connects them back to their grandparents. We don’t have that so much here now. Everybody’s living in their own little pod. There’s a teenage pod, a toddler pod, a grandparents pod. They’re not connected, and I think Mexican culture does that.” As an example, Ronstadt said that when she originally toured her Canciones de Mi Padre album more than 20 years ago, she didn’t know who was going to show up. She had already done all the Huerta is now 80, but rock & roll gigs, for 40,000 people, summer after summer, year after she exudes the same year, but when she took the Mexican revolutionary attitude show out on the road, she had no she did decades idea what was going to happen. Were ago. Ronstadt is the people going to scream for “It’s So Easy”? artistic director of the “People brought their children. mariachi festival. They brought their grandmas. The whole family showed up,” she recalled. “In all my rock & roll touring years, I’d never seen any little kids out there, or any grannies. Ever. I was thrilled. And the other cool thing [unlike rock audiences] is they know exactly where to yell in the music. They were my favorite audience I ever had.” To this day, that album is the biggest selling non-English record in American history. Continuing, she said that the festival is designed “to create that resonance, so people can have a sense of who they are. And who you are has to be reflected back at you from the greater community.” Huerta added that mariachi music can have the same intricacies as classical music, as far as the rhythms and the way components interplay with each other. “The mariachi is an ambassador of goodwill,” she said. “Especially when you think of all the racism that has been directed against people from Mexico—they’re lazy and this and that— the mariachi is such an incredible statement of beauty. There’s no one that can listen to Mariachi music without being thrilled.” Send me an email to SiliconAlleys@metronews.com

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Analysis: Twitter Buys Tweetie On Friday, April 9, Twitter announced that it’s acquiring a Twitter client called Tweetie. IMHO, Tweetie is the best iPhone Twitter client—this is a screenshot of my iPhone to show that it is one of my four most used apps. This is Ev Williams’s explanation of the acquisition: HANDY Uxffujf!jt!Hvz! “Careful analysis of the Twitter user LbxbtbljÖt!gbwpsjuf!jQipof! experience in the iTunes AppStore revealed Uxjuufs!bqq-!cvu!if!njhiu! ibwf!qsfgfssfe!uibu!ju! massive room for improvement. People are sfnbjo!joefqfoefou/ looking for an app from Twitter, and they’re not finding one. So, they get confused and give up. It’s important that we optimize for user benefit and create an awesome experience.”

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Unions question City Hall contracts at expense of salaries By Jessica Fromm NION LEADER Randy Sekany pounds the table and rails about the way the city spends money. “I mean, $150,000 on ergonomic chairs? When you’re firing people? When you’ve cut back how many employees? There’s not a few spare chairs around? Really?” Sekany circulated a document around City Hall headlined “City Spending Gone Wild,” which details more than $7 million worth of expenditures on a range of items and services, from hybrid Priuses to real estate assessments. The union assembled the numbers in response to City Manager Debra Figone’s request that they take a 10 percent pay cut, reduce the number of engine companies from 34 to 29 and lay off 80-plus sworn firefighters. The document highlights 36 city contracts that the union sees as questionable, or at least politically embarrassing. “This money is being spent with

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no oversight by the city council,” Sekany says, making a pointed suggestion that the city should look into its own spending before asking the local firefighters he represents to dig into their own pockets to help close San Jose’s $116.2 million budget deficit. In a move no doubt planned to influence public opinion amid budget negotiations, the firefighters are holding an event at the Communications Hill Fire Station in San Jose at 11:30am Wednesday, April 14. The union is spinning its campaign as a safety issue. “That’s why were engaging this so hard, because in the end, the number one deal that I have to look out for is firefighter safety,” Sekany says. “The longer it takes you to get to a fire, the more dangerous it is for the citizens, for the property and for the firefighter. “It’s like in that movie Shrek, when Lord Farquaad says, ‘Well, I’m willing to put all your lives at risk,

and some of you may die, but that’s a tragedy that I’ll live with.’ You can’t take out 15, 20 percent of the firefighters and have us go, ‘That’s OK with us.’” The “Spending Gone Wild” document was put together for Local 230 by the consulting firm run by Tom Saggau and Dustin DeRollo. They gathered their data from the city manager’s December 2009 Contract Approval Authority Report. Among the $7,216,822 in contracts detailed in the document are $150,000 for ergonomic chairs, $600,000 for “adult and children’s DVDs,” and a $180,500 grant to the annual Rock ’N’ Roll Half Marathon. It also shows the city spent $1,134,966 on hybrid cars purchased in Sunnyvale and Albany, along with eight $250,000 consultant contracts, mostly having to do with real estate services. All of the contracts being questioned by the union were

Figone declined a request to be interviewed. But her de-facto spokesman, communications director Tom Manheim, says the numbers shown in the unioncirculated document do not accurately reflect what the city actually spent. According to Manheim, the figures are the “caps” allocated rather than real spending amounts. The actual amount spent, according to Manheim’s documents, was $4,323,569. At the end of the year, the unused money goes back into whatever fund it originally came from, he says. “There are a lot of very good substantive reasons as to why this money is being spent,” he says. He points to the $150,000 contract for ergonomic chairs, explaining that it was an effort to keep employees with carpal tunnel syndrome injuries off of the city’s even more costly workers’ compensation roles. Manheim says the $600,000 slotted to be spent on DVDs was necessary to supply public libraries. The city actually spent $514,898. The hybrid vehicles were purchased from out-of-town dealers because they gave the city better prices, he says. “When you’re in a bidding situation, we don’t have the luxury of going, ‘Oh, we don’t want to go with you,” he says. The firefighters document also &'


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What’s a Megasaurus? Pete Campbell

A couple of Sundays ago, the San Jose Mercury News ran a front page story with the headline, “Megasaurus’ $150 Million Bid for Governor.” What’s a Megasaurus? Is it fair for the newspaper to attach such a label to Meg Whitman, a serious candidate for governor of California? Meg Whitman is a human being, not a monster. The “Megasaurus” label creates a new identity and image that is not altogether pleasant. The nickname is now in play, thanks not to Whitman’s political opponents but to employees of the newspaper. Supporters of Jerry Brown should be pleased, and his campaign owes the Merc a note of thanks. The story read, “Several weeks into the new year, when Meg Whitman’s statewide TV ad POLITICAL AUCTION!!Gpsnfs!fCbz!DFP!Nfh!Xijunbo!jt!nbljoh! campaign began, the Megasaurus was born ofxt!cz!tqfoejoh!njmmjpot!pg!ifs!pxo!epmmbst!po!ifs!dbnqbjho!up! and quickly began devouring the political cfdpnf!DbmjgpsojbÖt!hpwfsops/ landscape.” The article continued, “‘She’s vomiting money,’ said one media consultant who didn’t want to be quoted by name because, well, he’d like to one day get in on the action.” That Meg Whitman is spending truckloads of money on her campaign is an issue that should receive full and continued coverage by the press. But can’t that job be done without name calling? Use of the “Megasaurus” label is not just an insult to Ms. Whitman, it’s an insult to the Mercury News’ readers who clearly would not have read the article if the headline had been, “Whitman’s $150 Million Bid for Governor.”

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A Dollar Borrowed Is a Dollar Earned Pierluigi Oliverio

Last week, I attended budget meetings in council districts 9 and 10 as well as the labor unionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budget meeting at the Tully library. Ideas were presented on what money-saving measures could be implemented and what new sources of revenue could be found to balance the $118 million budget gap. Ideas ranged from replacing natural lawns in parks with artiďŹ cial turf to turning down the air conditioning at city hall during the summer.

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Although many â&#x20AC;&#x153;creativeâ&#x20AC;? ideas were mentioned, none of them seemed to really tackle or help offset our deďŹ citâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;nor did the suggestions even get close to $1 million. Other thoughts were a â&#x20AC;&#x153;crash tax.â&#x20AC;? For example, if you were to get into a car accident and police or ďŹ re truck showed up, then you would pay $500 to $2,000, since you used city services.

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The major theme at the meetings, however, was about borrowing more money. There was a discussion advocating pension obligation bonds, which is an arbitrage scheme where the city borrows tens of millions in the bond market, and gives that money to the city retirement funds, hoping the retirement board investment strategy earns more money than the city pays for its bonds. Similar to a cash advance on a credit card and then investing in the stock market and hoping that the stock will have a higher return then the credit card interest rate.

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Probably, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestâ&#x20AC;? idea, was to borrow money by taking out tens of millions of dollars in one-year notes/commercial paper to pay for ongoing city services. Then, when these notes come due in 2011, we would issue more notes to cover the original 2010 notes. When the 2011 notes come do in 2012, we would issue more notes again for 2013 and so on or until city tax revenue came back.I cannot recommend this type of borrowing/ďŹ nancing for city services as it passes on the problem to another generation.

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Psilicon The South Bay’s love affair with psychedelics continues BY JESSICA FROMM

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NTERNET PIONEER John Gilmore, one of Sun Microsystems’ first employees and co-founder of the free-software firm Cygnus Software, says psychedelic drugs have been an essential tool in his life’s work. Before he made his millions, Gilmore was a journeyman programmer who had moved to Silicon Valley from the East Coast in 1978. He says he grew up believing in absolute truth, and that the world was just a puzzle to be solved through logic and reason. Then he started experimenting with drugs. “My experiences with psychedelics convinced me that there was more mystery in the world than that,” he says, “and that our perceptions are not as closely matched to reality as we believe.” He says he was stunned by the realization that “having a small amount of a particular chemical in your bloodstream can change your perceptions of the world. “It sort of taught me that our relationship to reality is a little bit fuzzy. It’s mediated through our senses and through our expectations. That knowledge has helped me puzzle my way through a bunch of situations in both programming and business, sort of not taking the obvious at face value but looking around the corner to see, well, how does it look from that angle?” 18

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Gilmore is responsible for a well-known saying about the nature of the Internet: “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” He credits his mind-expanding experiences with this intellectual tendency to turn things on their head to find a solution. He says he has taken drugs when confronting big life decisions—moving to a new town, taking a new job, breaking up a relationship—because they help him see things in a different light. “Having had the experience, I could then use the knowledge I’d learned in everyday life,” he says. A self-described “civil libertarian millionaire eccentric,” Gilmore now occupies himself as a philanthropist and outspoken proponent for the end of the war on drugs. He is also a board member and major contributor to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a Santa Cruz–based nonprofit committed to mainstreaming the medical use of psychedelic drugs, which is hosting a national conference in San Jose this weekend. For the past 24 years, MAPS has been facilitating and sponsoring medical research into the benefits and risks of alternative substances such as LSD, ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms and the Amazonian vine ayahuasca. This week’s conference, “Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century,” will be the biggest international psychedelic science gathering in almost two decades. More than 800 psychedelic researchers,

health-care professionals, psychotherapists and spiritual leaders will converge on San Jose April 15–18 at the Holiday Inn at 1740 N. First St. The conference will focus on the range of emerging psychedelic drugs and the burgeoning scientific fields of study that are springing up around them. Dozens of speakers will attend, including Weiland Ralph Metzner, who have been leaders in the field since the 1960s, and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, widow of the late Grateful Dead guitarist, “Captain Trips” himself. It will also feature lesswell known presenters exploring the clinical, spiritual, therapeutic and social applications of psychedelics.

Weird Science The alternative medicine guru Dr. Andrew Weil, who began his career in the 1960s as a psychedelic researcher and wrote several popular books on the subject, says people have always used certain drugs “to allow them to transcend their human and ego boundaries, to feel greater contact with the supernatural, or with the spiritual, or with the divine, however they phrase it. “Drugs don’t have spiritual potential,” he says, “human beings have spiritual potential. And it may be that we need techniques to move us in that direction, and the use of psychoactive drugs clearly is one path that has helped many people.” Weil, who will attend the conference this weekend, was a colleague of Timothy 21


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After decades of social marginalization and governmental suppression, there is a renaissance going on in the world of psychedelic research. In 2010, there are as many research projects on mind-altering drugs going on as there were in the late 1960s, before the U.S. government started cracking down on them. “The effect of consciousness-expanding drugs will be to transform our concepts of human nature, of human potentialities, of existence,” Leary said. “These possibilities naturally threaten every branch of the establishment. The dangers of external change appear to frighten us less than the peril of internal change. LSD is more frightening than the Bomb!” After decades of social marginalization and governmental suppression, there is a renaissance going on in the world of psychedelic research. In 2010, there are as many research projects on mind-altering drugs going on as there were in the late 1960s, before the U.S. government started cracking down on them. But Summer of

Love redux this is not. Having learned from the mistakes of the acidheads of that era, today’s psychedelic community might be better prepared to deal with some of the most powerful substances on earth. There are promising studies under way around the world into the use of psilocybin for cancer patients, MDMA for autism and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as ibogaine for addiction and LSDassisted psychotherapy for the treatment of anxiety associated with terminal illness. Still, MAPS and the broader psychedelic community aren’t out of the woods yet. It took the researchers at MAPS five years of fighting and navigating the bureaucracy of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Food and Drug Administration to get their most recent, and widely hailed, study under way. Michael Mithoefer’s 7-1/2-year, $2.2 million trial study into the use of MDMA (Ecstasy) in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was the first legal pilot study of its kind in the United States in decades and has been widely hailed by the medical community a breakthrough in psychedelic research. Despite the DEA putting up roadblocks at every turn, Mithoefer’s MAPS-funded research will be expanding this summer into the MDMA treatment of Iraq war veterans’ PTSD. Mithoefer’s presentation is one of the most highly anticipated talks of the San Jose conference.

What a Long, Strange Motherboard It’s Been It’s a poetic coincidence that this week’s MAPS conference is taking place in the heart of Silicon Valley. Many of John Gilmore’s contemporaries—the engineers and entrepreneurs who created the digital revolution—were inspired by the use of psychedelics in their formative years. Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs is probably the most candid of the Silicon Valley pioneers on the subject of his drug use. He has called taking LSD and traveling in India in the early 1970s “one of the two or three most important things I have ever done in my life.” Jobs’ former partner Steve Wozniak has also discussed his experimentation with psychedelics, as have Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and Lotus founder Mitch Kapor. Bob Wallace, the early Microsoft employee who went on to found Quicksoft and coined the term “shareware,” is known as an “online drug guru” and donated generously to MAPS and other psychedelics research before his death in 2002. Programmer Mark Pesce, one of the 22

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early developers of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language, says he was inspired by an LSD experience, as was Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the first mouse prototype at the Stanford Research Institute in 1963. While Stanford grad-student Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters were tripping with the Grateful Dead in San Francisco and in the hills above Palo Alto, tech heads were exploring the world of mindaltering substances in a different way. The stimulating blend of technology culture and the psychedelic culture that emerged in Silicon Valley in that era of change continues to impact the evolution of technology. The list of influential locals who were inspired by psychedelics goes on and on, and it isn’t just limited to the world of high tech. Former state senator and Assembly Ways and Means chairman John Vasconcellos, who represented San Jose for 38 years, says that he too experimented. “I’m curious,” says Vasconcellos of his psychedelic drug use, “but I’m also not a dumb guy. I asked the experts, read the books and knew what dangers there were with any of them and what conditions made it far less risky, if at all. I was shrewd, and don’t think I ever did anything that might have gotten me in trouble. And as far as I know, it didn’t.”

Vasconcellos, who is a MAPS supporter, has been a major figure in the effort to reform the laws on drug abuse and prevention. He says that his drive to make intelligent, informed drug policy in this country goes back to 1968, when he first sat in on a drug conference at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. There, he was surprised to learn from presenters that marijuana is chemically not a narcotic, despite how it was defined by law at the time. This discovery prompted him to spearhead one of his first bills. “I put a bill in that took away all the marijuana positions word by word and moved it out of the narcotics section, into a special section,” he says. “It didn’t change the penalty, it doesn’t say it’s OK. It just said call it what it is, and people acted like it was the end of the world. I just wanted the law to be honest, so it was respectable.” Vasconcellos will be attending this week’s MAPS conference. He says that he’s excited to learn about the new developments in the world of psychedelics research. “I think what MAPS stands for is an enlightened approach to the facts and to promote well-informed choices by the public,” he says. “We need a government 25


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Ritual High The first ceremony begins at dark. The participants come into the octagon spiritual room in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. They sit in a circle and state their intentions about what they want out of the ceremony. The more specific the question they want answered, the better.

Apple Computers CEO Steve Jobs is probably the most candid of the Silicon Valley pioneers on the subject of his drug use. He has called taking LSD and traveling in India in the early 1970s ‘one of the two or three most important things I have ever done in my life.’ The doses of ayahuasca are handed out in small cups. Everyone drinks it together, most wincing at the acrid taste that has been likened to “the entire jungle ground up and mixed with bile.” As soft tribal music plays in the background, everyone lies down. They focus their attention and wait. Ayahuasca is not the kind of psychedelic that one takes to go dancing at a party. A tea derived from two vines that grow in the Amazon jungle, this powerful psychoactive causes intense nausea in most people. It also catapults its users into an intense, introspective psychedelic experience that many feel is capable of curing addiction, anxiety and depression.

Deborah Quevedo, a San Jose resident who has attended more than 50 ceremonies in South America, says the ayahuasca experience is like a “psychospiritual purging of past traumas.” Users are immersed in a visionary experience that lasts four to six hours. Many people experience insights; they may relive parts of their lives or see parts of their childhood they had forgotten, Quevedo says. Over the last decade, ayahuasca has become a favorite among the psychedelic community. Also called yage, it is the very same plant that the beat writer William S. Burroughs sought out while corresponding with poet Allen Ginsberg in The Yage Letters. Since the 1990s, there has been an upswing in the establishment of neoshamanic retreats in Brazil, Peru and Ecuador. More and more Westerners are traveling to South America with the intent of undergoing these psychedelic experiences for personal growth and healing. An entire track of the upcoming MAPS conference is dedicated to presentations and discussions on ayahuasca, and its active ingredient dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Long used by natives in the Amazon basin for healing and divination, the drug can currently only be used in the United States by members of the União do Vegetal (UDV) and Santo Daime churches, both of which have won Supreme Court battles in the last three years. “The interesting thing about ayahuasca is that’s it’s really let the faith community kind of blossom into the psychedelic community,” Gilmore says. “It’s brought in people who were more interested in the metaphysics or religion and the direct experience of God. I think with the validation in the Supreme Court helped also. They established that, yes, this really is a religion, and they get to use their sacraments the same as Native Americans and their peyote ceremonies.” Quevedo will be presenting her own graduate-school research on ayahuasca at the conference. She and her husband have worked for decades in the fields of holistic and alternative healing at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, Stanford University Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center. “We had heard all kinds of interesting reports about ayahuasca being effective in the treatment of addictions,” she says. The Quevedos made their first trip to a Brazilian ayahuasca retreat in 2001 to experience the drug themselves. “It was really life-changing for me,” she says. “I had never had any experience with any mindaltering substances before, so it was all new and very expansive. “I came home from that retreat when I was starting a Ph.D. I basically spent the next six years of my graduate school trying to figure out what had happened to me.” 26

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Drugs Against Drugs Brian Anderson is a Stanford University medical student who is presenting his own independent scholarly project on ayahuasca at the MAPS conference. Drawing from his own research, Anderson says he has seen evidence that ayahuasca “really works” in the treatment of addiction. “I think a lot of other medical professionals are starting to reach into this literature,” he says. “They say this is a good reason we should investigate these substances in controlled trials, in a more medical setting here in North America.” Randolph Hencken, MAPS director of communication and the main organizer of this week’s conference, says it wasn’t a Brazilian vine, but an African shrub that cured his addictions. In his early 20s, Hencken says, he was a heroin addict. “I’d been a junkie for four years,” he says.

“I’d pissed off my family, I’d pissed off my friends. I didn’t like myself anymore, but it was easier to keep using heroin.” After he tried 12-step programs and methadone clinics, Hencken heard about ibogaine. While it has long history of use in African spiritual rituals, there is also a large international underground movement of people using the drug to treat addiction. Desperate, Hencken made the trip down to Mexico City in 2001 to take capsules of the drug with a doctor (ibogaine is currently illegal in the United States). “It wasn’t a fun trip,” Hencken says. For more than 24 hours he experienced ataxia, rendering him unable to move as the substance’s psychoactive effects took hold, bringing with it visions from throughout his life. “I don‘t think I had any epiphanies that day,” he says, “but it did stir up all these things I was suppressing about my 28


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FLASHBACK 26 childhood that were interrelated as to why I was a drug addict.” Hencken says he has been clean for nine years. Since then he has earned degrees from San Diego State University and is dedicated to spreading the word about alternative drugs.

‘I think what MAPS stands for is an enlightened approach to the facts. We need a government that helps its people understand what their choices are, rather then trying to hoodwink them into thinking things are more dangerous then they are.’ —JOHN VASCONCELLOS

“Getting through something that is so mentally tough, I think gave me some strength,” he says. “It made me confident that if I could get through that, then I can stay away from using heroin.”

Demon Dots If human beings are set apart by their ability to design and use tools, then, in a way, psychedelic drugs are a form of technology. Whether they be synthetically synthesized substances like MDMA or LSD, or naturally occurring drugs like psilocybin and mescaline, psychedelics can be viewed as a tool for the brain to be able to tune into diverse states of consciousness. Considering the extraordinary power of psychedelic drugs, it’s not shocking that when LSD and other mind-altering

substances first appeared in the mainstream in the 1960s, some people were terrified. A mere 50 micrograms of acid, an amount that could fit onto the head of a pin, can have a profound effect on the brain’s function and launch a person into a full-blown psychedelic experience. “What we often hear from the media is that psychedelics will bring out your demons and make you go crazy,” Hencken says. “Or, they’ll give you schizophrenia or you’ll jump off the roof—things that have only really happened to a very few people. I think the bulk of people, if they have these experiences and do them in the right setting, they’ll find them to be very beneficial to their lives.” The late Laura Archera Huxley, a psychedelic advocate and wife of Brave New World and Doors of Perception author Aldous Huxley, once said that a person can get out of psychedelics in one night what they could get from a psychotherapist in several years. As an organization, MAPS would like to see psychedelics accepted to the point that they can be administered safely. “I first did psychedelics when I was in high school, and I remember friends taking friends to go tripping in a grave yard,” Hencken says. “That’s a terrible place to go tripping. You’re opening yourself up to a situation where you’re going to see dead people, and you’re going to freak out. A lot of people choose terrible places to do these drugs for the first time.” Hencken says that the bulk of the “bad trips” that people experience on psychedelics could be prevented if the drugs were regulated and the users were properly informed about how to conduct a safe trip. “Ideally, MAPS would like to see a situation in the near future where people who are interested in these drugs can get honest information. Where they can get unadulterated, clean, safe drugs, and they can do them with a guide that understands the power of these things.” Though next week’s conference, MAPS and its allies aim to present a spectrum of examples of psychedelics’ worth. By reexamining what casual explorers, scientists, religious leaders and others have learned during the decades since these substances have been discussed in a public forum, the psychedelic community endeavors to find a valid social accommodation. “I think that process has only just begun,” says John Gilmore. “Researchers need to continue to learn both about how psychedelics work in the brain, and how they can be used to heal brains that don’t work perfectly. We’re just in the infancy of all of this, and I expect to see a lot of people live better lives in the future thanks to psychedelics.” M


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I love the spicy pickles ($2.75), too, lightly pickled cabbage, carrots and radish in red chile oil. Fish-fragrant shredded pork ($7.75) is another winner. The term â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ sh-fragrantâ&#x20AC;? can be applied to any number of Szechuan dishes (ďŹ shfragrant chicken, ďŹ sh-fragrant beef, etc.). The name doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean it tastes like ďŹ sh but that the spicy, sweet-andsour ďŹ&#x201A;avors are based on those used in cooking ďŹ sh. Shredded smoked duck with ginger ($8.50) is a dish with great contrasting ďŹ&#x201A;avors. The rich and tender duck is enrobed in a silken, spicy, faintly sweet sauce, and the julienned ginger lifts it up with clean, light ďŹ&#x201A;avors and sparkle. Chongqing fried chicken with roasted chiles ($10) looks like a ferocious plate of chicken nuggets with whole dried chiles, but the red peppers add more color than heat. It is spicy, but only moderately so. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the magic numbing effect of the Szechuan peppercorns that really distinguishes the dish. The chicken is available with or without bones. Eating it with the bones takes more work, but I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the ďŹ&#x201A;avor is. The most striking dish I tried was the pen pen shrimp ($10). Pen pen means big bowl, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you get, a big glass bowl ďŹ lled with a lavared sauce loaded with shell-on shrimp,

bean sprouts and enoki mushrooms. It looks like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be deadly hot, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only mildly warming. Spoon the soupy stew over rice and prepare to splatter yourself with savory, saucy goodness. For all the spices and layers of ďŹ&#x201A;avor I tried, it was the humble, utterly simple Szechuan chilled noodles ($6) that might have been my favorite dish on my second time around with South Legend. It consists of just coiled wheat-ďŹ&#x201A;our noodles, some julienned cucumbers, a few sliced green onions, a sprinkle of peanuts and a light, spicysweet peanut chile paste. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. I loved it. Desserts are not South Legendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong suit, and the leaden and oily fried yam cake ($2.50) proved it. The free vanilla ice cream served at the end of the meal is far better. The dining room is decorated with framed black-and-white photographs of street scenes in China and is usually ďŹ lled with mainly Chinese-speaking customers and a few in-the-know pale faces. Service is fast and friendly. Even though the restaurant caters to a Chinese clientele, all the waiters I spoke to offered cheery suggestions to help me navigate the nearly 200-item menu. I was in good hands here, and it was good to be back.


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Stett Holbrook (Twitter.com/SVDining)

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N THE 20 years that the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture has flourished as an advocacy group, it has never convened on the West Coast, which is especially surprising given the large Latino population and fertile arts scene in California. That changed, however, when the association made the decision to hold its biannual conference in San Jose. “Latino Creativity in the 21st Century: Beyond the Tipping Point” is the theme for the seventh national conference since the inception of Texas-based NALAC in 1989, according to Maria Lopez de Leon, the organization’s executive director, and is the culmination of a series of events honoring the group’s 20th anniversary. This year’s gathering will take place in San Jose because of what de Leon attributes to a large constituency represented by organizations spread throughout the state. “[NALAC] just thought it was time to go to California,” she says. “We had so much confidence, and we valued the work of the

people that are a part of the host committee. They’ve been fantastic. This is the only venue where the national Latino arts field gets to come together. There’s no other Latino arts and culture national conference in this country.” The event, which runs April 14–18 in downtown San Jose at the Marriott Hotel and other venues, will include speeches, workshops and panel discussions as well as concerts and exhibits drawing Latino artists from across the country. One highlight of the event will be a performance for conference goers on Friday by South American singer Susana Baca. On April 17 at the San Jose Women’s Club, there will be a concert with Sones de Mexico of Chicago, the New York Puerto Rican group Los Pleneros de la 21 and the East Bay folk ensemble Los Cenzontles. Coinciding with the anniversary of NALAC—and demonstrating some of the depth of home-grown Latino arts in this area—will be the opening of Leonard Madrid’s Perla, a production by San Jose’s

Teatro Visíon, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The show offers a glimpse into the life of a Latino family living in New Mexico, taking audiences on a journey through “Hispano” culture with food, the veneration of saints and music. Perla tells the story of a young female who sidelines her wedding plans to search for an estranged father once famous as a Norteño vocalist, longing to establish a relationship with an important piece of both her life and her identity. Having won the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Latino Playwright Award, Perla serves as the embodiment of what the conference hopes to achieve. NALAC takes special pride in its efforts to support local endeavors and artists outside of its home state of Texas. Since 2006, the advocacy group has awarded more than $500,000 to various artists and organizations throughout different regions of the country and has graduated 175 alumnae over the course of nine years from its

Leadership Institute. Of the five contributing members of this year’s host committee, two are based in San Jose: 1stAct Silicon Valley and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA). Tamara Alvarado, director of Multicultural Leadership for 1stAct, is chairperson of the local host committee and happens to be a graduate of NALAC’s leadership program. She recognizes the value of what groups like NALAC have committed to. “One of our key activities is involvement with next generation leadership,” Alvarado says. “One of the things about trying to impact the region is saying, ‘What are we doing in terms of leadership?’ We’re not necessarily equipped to sit at the table and actually create change. If we don’t know how to create policy, change policy, input policy, then really how are we moving our community forward? How are we actually breaking down progress between communities? So the )-


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[Multicultural Leadership] initiative is really about decreasing isolation between communities of color, and speciďŹ cally through leaders that are involved in arts and culture.â&#x20AC;? Working in collaboration with MACLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director, Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, the two organizations have been successful at raising around $40,000 to date in order to fund the activities that will take place over the course of the conference. HelstrupAlvarez has supported the Latino arts and culture ďŹ eld since 1994, using MACLA as a vehicle to showcase the talent brewing in the city of San Jose, in large part by raising money to commission new works by Latino artists at least once per year. The importance of NALAC holding the 2010 conference in the city is paramount given the demographics of its population, which account for 26 percent of Santa Clara Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total residency as of 2008, as reported by the U.S Census Bureau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that people from all over the United States that are working in the ďŹ eld of Latino art and culture see San Jose as a destination, so, in the larger sense a kind of cultural tourism, â&#x20AC;? HelstrupAlvarez says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[NALAC] didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t choose San Francisco. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t choose Oaklandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which are both great cultural cities. San Jose, I really think is up-and-coming in terms of being a cultural destination, and so I think this conference being here really validates that.â&#x20AC;? It was almost ďŹ ve years ago that Alvarado and a few of her colleagues presented the initial proposal to make Silicon Valley an anchor point for one of NALACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national conferences, which at the time was not accepted. De Leon, however, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t close the door on the possibility of coming here eventually. According to de Leon, San Jose made a good case for the importance of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in the overall future of Latino culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Latino arts and culture really have impacted this country greatly, and it is only going to continue to impact the culture of this nation,â&#x20AC;? de Leon says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the increase of our demographics in the population, I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even going to take a greater role as part of what is American culture. Latino culture is a part of that.â&#x20AC;? SUSANA BACA appears Friday (April 16) at 8:30pm at the Soto Theater, 701 Vine St., San Jose. LOS CENZONTLES, LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 and SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE appear Saturday (April 17) at 8pm at the San Jose Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 75 S. 11th St., San Jose. PERLA, a Teatro VisĂ­on production, runs April 15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 2 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, a TheatreWorks production, plays Tuesday–Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday– Fridat at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and.or 8pm and Sunday at 2 and/or 7pm through May 9 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets are $29–$62. (650.463.1960)


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Y ALL ACCOUNTS, Mae West was ahead of her time. An outspoken sex symbol, she battled censorship, championed the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liberation movement and supported gay rights. Her plays and movies were a magnet for controversy, but the public came out in drovesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and she even saved Paramount Pictures from bankruptcy. If I had been in my prime during her heyday, I deďŹ nitely would have come up some time to see her, mainly because of the way she is portrayed in San Jose Stage Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new show, Dirty Blonde. The two-act play boasts two actors and one actress taking on many different roles. Intertwined with Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biography is a love story of two obsessed fans: Jo, a sensible girl who is somewhat afraid of men, and Charlie, an everyman with a dark secret. The play opens with the troupe explaining what a tough woman is. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take any crap, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not someone youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take home to meet your mother. She says what she wants, knows what she wants and invariably gets what she wants. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re then treated with the life of a woman who deďŹ ed convention, and the people who helped her through it. Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story begins with her performing in vaudeville acts and later writing her own, including Sex, which landed her in jail for 10 days. West rises to fame and fortune in the movie business all the while being herself and challenging authority. The subplot involves two huge followers of West, who meet at her grave on her birthday. Jo is a struggling actress who works as an office temp, and Charlie works in the New York Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lm archives. They start talking when Charlie reveals he actually met West once. They hit it off; the timid Charlie thinks heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s met the woman of his dreams, but Jo discovers Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret and is reluctant. Judith Miller plays West perfectly. She transforms herself into the voluptuous diva and delivers her mannerisms, quips and trademark strut with perfect precision. Colin Thomson and Martin Rojas-Dietrich handle the different roles theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cast in with ease and believability. In the end, West can be best described by one of her quotes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m good, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very good. But when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m bad, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m better.â&#x20AC;? Beau Dowling DIRTY BLONDE, a San Jose Stage Company production, plays Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through May 2 at The Stage, 490 S. First St., San Jose. Tickets are $14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$40. (408.283.7142) 8Va^[dgc^V!Ă&#x2021;Wn?d]c:g^X EVjahdc#I]gj6eg#(&*H#;^ghi Hi!HVc?dhZ!)%-#'-,#%)%%#

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Nova Vista Symphony FATE and the fiddle Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor Olena Komirenko, violin Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture Glazunov: Violin Concerto Beethoven:Symphony No. 5

Saturday, April 17 8 PM Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills

tix:$20/15/10 www.novavista.org

Mission Chamber Orchestra

Bohemian Musings Emily Ray, Conductor Daniel Glover, pianist Voriscek: Symphony in D Dvorak: Piano Concerto Suk: Saint Wenceslas

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Ballet San Jose do-si-dos with Balanchine’s classic ‘Square Dance’

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F WILL ROGERS and George Balanchine ever had an artistic baby, one imagines it would turn out to be like Square Dance. Mixing classical ballet movements with the folk dance steps of modern Western square dancing, Balanchine’s 1957 work is one of three dances that made up Ballet San Jose’s “Spring Repertory 1.” The show also included choreographer Donald Mahler’s romantic Salut D’Amour and San Jose Ballet’s artistic director Dennis Nahat’s own Moments. Although it was the last of three pieces performed April 8–11 at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Square Dance stood out the most. The complicated, well-executed gargouillades preformed by soloist Heather Aagard were a delight, as were the shear athleticism and knee slapping of danseur Preston Dugger. The women bounced around in peasant tops and colorful ruffled skirts (courtesy of costume designer Maggie Heaman), while the men were outfitted in skintight stylized cowboy regalia. The large ensemble do-si-do’d, leaped and spun around stage to Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in B Minor, played by seven musicians on a lifted bandstand. Always the master choreographer, Balanchine brought together in this work Western square-dance choreography, such as promenades and star and circle formations, with the grand jetés and pirouettes of traditional ballet. Live caller Lauren Ingrassia yelled out from the left of the stage, improvising doggerel and telling the audience “Now keep your eyes on Preston . . .” as he would leap forward for a solo. Even though somewhat hokey, the shear exuberance of the piece kept it accessible and not too cheesy. The second dance of the evening was Donald Mahler’s Salut D’Amour, which is all about the classic, elegant beauty of couples dancing. Featuring three pairs (soloists Catherine Grow and Rudy Candia stood out among them), the piece explored innocence and relationships set to Elgar’s simply exquisite violin-piano piece Prelude no. 4 (in D) and Six Very Easy Pieces, among others. The loose storyline of the dance took place in the gay 1890s, and the ballerinas wore long, flowing white costumes cinched with contrasting ribbon. The way the subtly changing lighting by Ballet San Jose lighting designer Kenneth Keith bounced off the dancers’ white outfits was impressive, adding to the pure emotion of the extensive lifts and precision dancing of the piece. Titled Moments and danced to Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio no. 1, the first dance of the Spring Repertory was Nahat’s own creation. From the bouncing starting formation of a dozen dancers onstage (first movement, “Winged Hearts”), the piece was pure song, interpreted and transformed into movement. As always, veteran San Jose ballerina Karen Gabay was the highlight of this piece’s pas de deux, and not only because she was the only dancer of the piece clothed in bright pink (the rest of the dancers were costumed in moody purples, blues and hunter green). Her movement and pointe footwork to the andante was understated but impressive, her hair left down to whip around her back youthfully. However, the standouts of Nahat’s dance had to be the acrobatic, highflying skills shown by pint-size San Jose Ballet apprentices Francisco Preciado and Shimon Ito. Though they’re still young, the skill these two young men displayed proves they are danseurs to be watched. Jessica Fromm BALLET SAN JOSE performs SPRING REPERTORY 2 with works by Massine, Tudor and Balanchine, May 6–9.

Le Petit Trianon Theatre 72 N. 5th St, downtown San Jose

tix: $20/18/7 408 236-3350 www.missionchamber.org

Discover the Arts www.svArts.org

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HERE ARE two schools of thought about comic books. One is that they serve our hunger for folktale simplicity. The friction of passing time magnetizes these stories, making them attract elements of world religion: Superman, who began as part Golem, has (per Alex Ross) been illustrated to look like Jesus. Various comic-book writers have likened Batman to Anubis, St. Michael and— the fanciest reference of them all—the self-castrating Greek deity Attis (in the book Arkham Asylum). Another example: the uncharacteristic burst of reverence by author Cintra Wilson that led her to dedicate her book of political outrage, Caligula for President, “to Batman.” As for the second school of thought? That would be the thought that if it’s not about guys in cool suits kicking ass, I don’t want to hear about it. Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, hiding in the safety zone right down the middle of these two theories, should be a big hit. There’s a ferment over the film on the Internet, and the amped-up violence will also sell. The sequence about a Robin-theGirl-Wonder type getting the tar stomped out of her is something new. Generally, children don’t get beaten up badly in the movies, and if there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that any new sensation will boost a film’s box office, no matter what side of the moral line it inhabits. The homage to all cartoons and cartoon movies is seen during the opening titles: a flight through an

audio bubble of tag lines of superhero shows and movies, a murmur of overlapping voices as the computeranimated camera sails through the clouds. We also see the reverence in the film’s last line, a quote from, yes, Batman (the Burton version). In the middle comes the nasty fan-boy quality, a hermetic focus that doesn’t see anything but beating bad guys bloody. The ass-kicking gets enhanced even as the film tries to show how much it respects traditions, but Vaughn seems to be making a critique of comic-book violence, too, as when he indulges in the ironic gesture of using Elvis’ “An American Trilogy” for a “glory hallelujah” chorus during the film’s explosive finale. Working from a comic-book series by silver-age cartoonist John Romita Sr. and writer Mark Millar, KickAss starts us out with Dave (Aaron Johnson), a teen without qualities, beyond masturbation and comicbook reading. He decides to become a costumed vigilante. He orders a green scuba-diving suit and names himself Kick-Ass; on his first patrol, Dave gets squashed fast by bullies. The doctors who put him back together give him a metal skeleton. He’s had enough nerve damage that he feels no pain. Resuming his patrols, Dave encounters the genuine item: a graying Batmanesque figure, portly, with a biker’s mustache. He is called Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage). His partner and beloved daughter is Mindy, known as Hit-Girl, played by Chloë Moretz, who was the wise little girl in (500) Days of Summer.

The two heroes are doing right what Kick-Ass does at an amateur level. Big Daddy and Hit-Girl have a large armory, a definite target and the good sense not to host a website. They’re both zeroing in on the crime boss of the town, Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong), a savage in a penthouse who keeps (nice detail) the leathery, preserved head of one of his rivals in a vitrine near the elevator door. Strong, soon to be Green Lantern foe Sinestro in the upcoming film, adds to an already fine résumé of villains. He’s Italianoid this time, with scars that look like parentheses on his forehead: considering the material here, the scar ought to have looked like quotation marks. The thug also has a pampered son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), antsy to get into the family crime racket. It’s been said that Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies demonstrate how superheroes would work in a real world. But the violence in Nolan’s films is still swift and cartoony even as his backgrounds are all plausible cityscapes. The fight scenes in Nolan’s Batman movies are meant to take care of business, not agonize. And Millar doesn’t even have the cityscapes here. Vaughn, who directed Layer Cake and Stardust, has the problem of disguising Toronto the Good as New York the Ugly during the street beefs. Johnson’s studious lack of personality adds to the lack of a center: he’s a D.C.-style blank alter ego in a Marvelstyle movie. Big Daddy and Hit-Girl are the urgent part of the movie; they vanish when Dave narrates, telling us

about his friends and the girl (Lyndsy Fonseca) he likes. Cage is an actor who, once upon a time, took his stage name from a comic book, and he’s in tune with the flamboyant mania of comics. He shows us the monstrousness underneath the mask: Big Daddy bent his daughter to the mission of climbing up walls and shooting people. (One sequence is full of sickhumored material when he coaxes Mindy into trying out body armor.) Moretz’s grit and oddly gravelly voice—she never seems annoyingly precocious—will make a star out of her. The scene in which Hit-Girl cleans up a hallway loaded with gunmen to Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” might be some little girl’s dream; there are plenty of bloody-minded little girls out there, and thank heaven for them. But it’s nuts to call Kick-Ass the next Watchmen. Vaughn uses the comic-book tropes wholesale, but he has no feeling for the romance or the mystery underneath them. The slamming violence and the dullard noms de guerre these obsessives picked for themselves are presumably meant to show a comic-book tradition at the end of a line. Cage carries all of this movie’s ambiguity, but Kick-Ass is a film that makes you feel beat up afterward. KICK-ASS (R; 117 min.), directed Matthew Vaughn, written by Jane Goldman, Mark Millar and Vaughn, photographed by Ben Davis and starring Nicolas Cage, Chloë Moretz and Aaron Johnson, opens April 16.

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Low Rides, High Ideals ‘La Mission’: A father learns to accept his son T WOULD be hard to make a movie in San Francisco’s Mission District that wasn’t good to look at, but director Peter Bratt aims at something holier than that. La Mission (which gets a special Metro sneak preview April 14 and opens April 16) is a simple story of a rough-hewn Che (Benjamin Bratt). He’s a Muni conductor, a hobby mechanic and an ex-con, singleparenting his son, Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez). What he doesn’t know is that Jesse has a secret life—and a boyfriend who lives in St. Francis Wood. Che’s outright rage at his son’s sexuality is tempered by the attentions of his lovely new neighbor Lena (Erika Alexander). This women’s-shelter counselor is a newcomer to the Mission, but she’s adept with the really old-time religion. Lena keeps an altar to Kali, whom she calls “The Virgin Mary . . . with teeth.” Director Peter Bratt and star Benjamin Bratt have been San Franciscans and movie fans all their lives. In an interview, Benjamin said that his brother, Peter, had created “a metaphorical low-rider cruise” through the Mission to match Che’s arc. “What happens sets him on a spiritual journey, to get in touch with the divine feminine principle,” added Peter Bratt. Benjamin Bratt commented, “Cultural pride and sensitivity don’t necessarily mean open-mindedness to sexual orientation. We tried to make Che one of those heroes we have come to revere in cinema, compelling and attractive in that kick-ass way of taking care of business, [but] what really makes him tick? What we discover is that for Che it’s love: not just for his son but for his community.” The problems of making La Mission: first, a small ($2.5 million) budget; second, a film industry that believed that releasing Brokeback Mountain meant never having to deal with gay-hatred ever again. “Then came Prop. 8,” Peter Bratt said. “Latinos and other minorities turned out to vote against gay marriage in record numbers. When we started working on this film, with homeboys and lowriders alike, we ran into homophobia. One brother we were working with, a man who paints low riders, . . . we heard him talking to his 17-year-old son: ‘They’re using your car, Dad. What is this movie about?’ ‘It’s about what I would do to you if I ever found out you were gay.’” But Peter Bratt insisted, “Even that gentleman who spoke those words saw the film. A light went on. His tolerance level has been transformed.” Any positive representation of Aztlan has to be applauded; the scenes of highly polished lowriders gliding through the Mission make their own statement of beauty and pride. Bratt is the definition of movie-star gravity: a man doing nothing but thinking about stuff and making it look interesting. The film, then, is a celebration of San Francisco. Problem is, San Francisco may be San Francisco, but it is still a city. So some hard-to-credit idealization is here amid the more real, street-level violence. La Mission is a kind of overexemplified view of San Francisco as a city of healing and refuge: a vision of a place where everyone is wounded, and almost everyone heals each other. Richard von Busack

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New Cine+Mas Bay Area Latino Arts presents a series of screenings of classic Mexican movies. This week: Flor Silvestre. This 1943 drama by the great team of director Emilio Fernandez and cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa stars Pedro Armendariz and Dolores Del Rio in a tale about a rich scion who throws in his lot with the revolutionaries and marries a beautiful working girl. This was Del Rioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst feature in Mexico following her career in American ďŹ lms. (Plays Apr 17 at 2pm at La Biblioteca Latinoamerican, 921 S. First St, San Jose; see www.sďŹ&#x201A;atinoďŹ lmfestival. com for details.) Death at a Funeral (R; 90 min.) Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence and Keith David star in Neil LaButeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remake of the British comedy about mishaps bedeviling a funeral. Peter Dinklage reprises his cofďŹ n-stufďŹ ng role from the original. (Opens Apr 16.) Dirty Pictures (2010) Etienne Sauretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary on Dr. Alexander â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sashaâ&#x20AC;? Shulgin and his wife, Ann Shulgin: Sasha is the discoverer of MDMA (better known to its friends as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ecstasyâ&#x20AC;?) as well as a couple hundred other psychedelic drugs: the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dirty picturesâ&#x20AC;? in question being his drawings of these molecules. The documentary coincides with the Multi Disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies conference on issues of brain chemistry, legality and other matters (www.maps.org). Director Sauret, who was also the director of photography on the documentary Why We Fight, will be on hand for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three screenings. (Plays Apr 17 at 4:30, 7:15 and 10:30pm in San Jose at the Camera 3.) (RvB) Exit Through the Gift Shop (R; 87 min.) See review at far right. Grateful Dead: Crimson, White and Indigo 7/7/1989: the Dead plays Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John F. Kennedy stadium, a crumbling 63year-old ediďŹ ce condemned by the mayor just a week later. The faithful, sauteeing in the indescribable local humidity, heard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iko Iko,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hell in a Bucket,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scarlet Begonias,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Space,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other Oneâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;all but one of the 19 tracks previously unreleased are here; here also is the Dolbyized footage. (Plays Apr 20 at 7:30pm at Camera 3 in San Jose.) (RvB) The Joneses (R; 96 min.) Demi Moore and David Duchovny star in a story about a family too good to be true. (Opens Apr 16.) Kick-Ass (R; 117 min.) See review on page 54. La Mission (U.S.; 117 min.) See story on page 55. (Plays Apr 14 at 8pm at Camera 12 in San Jose for a Metro screening; Opens Apr 16 at Camera 12 in San Jose.) (RvB) The Perfect Game (PG; 118 min.) The story of the Monterrey (Mexico) Industrial Little League team who made it to the world series in Williamsport in 1957. The reason to watch a movie about Little League is the same reason the league exists in the ďŹ rst place: talent spotting. None of the kids here are huge standouts, but director William Dear (Harry and the Hendersons) has a ďŹ ne adult cast: the very interesting Clifton Collins Jr. as the reluctant adult who turns the kids into a team; Cheech Marin, serious and warm, as the local priest; Bruce McGill as a wellfed rep of the major leagues; and Louis Gossett Jr. as a janitor with a remarkable past. Emilie de Raven (the murdered girl

M E T R O S I L I C O N VA L L E Y APRIL 14-20, 2010FILM in Brick) is a standout as a salty reporter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minor, and very low-budget, and the romantic subplot is haphazard, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kid friendly. Read an interview with Cheech Marinâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a former Little Leaguer himselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at metroactive.com. (Opens Apr 16.) (RvB) Ralph Ellison: An American Journey The African American Faculty and Staff Assoc. at SJSU presents a screening of a documentary about the author of Invisible Man. (Plays Apr 15 at 6pm, at King Library, Room #525, San Jose.) RoFilm Festival The rise in Romanian cinema has been one of the most exciting stories of the last 10 years. Guests for this gathering on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Censorship and (R)evolutionâ&#x20AC;? include Bobby Paunescu, director of Francesca and producer of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu; Monica Barladeanu, better known as Monica Dean on Lost, who stars in Francesca and plays a nurse in Lazarescu; and: Iona Uricaru, director of The Legend of the Party Activist, a short ďŹ lm written by Cristian Mungiu (of the unforgettable Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days, my pick for best ďŹ lm of 2007). Also visiting is the superb cinematographer Mihia Malaimare Jr., the real talent behind the big name as photographer of Francis Ford Coppolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Without Youth and Tetro. Also on hand is former U.S. Ambassador to Romanian Jim Rosapepe and his wife, journalist Sheilah Kast. Films include Francesca, 4 Months . . . , and the Soviet-era Reenactment (1968), banned for 22 years. Also: Architecture and Power, a documentary about the peculiar brutality imposed on Romaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture by its terrible leaders, including Bucharestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of the People, arguably the most savage of all Iron Curtain ediďŹ ces. (Free, but space is limited. Plays Apr 16-18 in Palo Alto at Stanford University, Braun Corner, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320; www.roďŹ lmfestival.com.) (RvB)

Thrillville (1962/1959) A double bill celebrating Thrillvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13th anniversary. First: The Brain That Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Die (1962). In Tarrytown, N.Y., a girl (Virgina Leith) loses her head in a trafďŹ c accident, but her boyfriend is a brilliant if diabolical surgeon, so he keeps hope alive, even unto trying to denogginize a stripper so he can attach her body to his girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bereft head. A lesson to us all about the wrongness of misusing science and trafďŹ c safety, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the most purely berserk examples of psychotronic ďŹ lm. BILLED WITH The Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959). No-good fatso Bruno VeSota feeds his two timing wife (Yvette Vickers) to the intelligent, giant radioactive leeches in a local swamp, but this sage plan turns out to have unintentionally comic results. Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sucker now? Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski (Sssssss, Macho Callahan, Krakatoa, East of Java). Actual RaďŹ q plays live; also on hand is late-night host Mr. Lobo. (Plays Apr 15 at 7:30 in San Jose at Camera 3.) (RvB) Toyoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cameraâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Japanse History During World War II Toyo Miyatake smuggled a lens into Manzanar and built a camera, which recorded what the U.S. government didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anyone to see: life inside the internment camps during World War II. The documentary is directed by Junichi Suzuki; music by Kitaro. (Plays Apr 17-18 at 11am and 2pm in San Jose at Camera 12.) (RvB)

Revivals The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer/ Every Girl Should Be Married (1947/1948) A â&#x20AC;&#x153;bobby soxerâ&#x20AC;? was a 1940s teenager who wore short white socks with her shoes instead of stockings. Shirley Temple, all grown up, plays a 17-year-old enamored of an older man. The man in question (Cary Grant) has been sentenced by a judge (Myrna Loy)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court-

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Banksy On It A new documentary creates layers of art-world ambiguity OODED LIKE A terrorist, hiding in the cavelike shadows of his studio, his face obscured, his voice digitally scrambled, the mysterious English street artist Banksy narrates a twisted tale of ďŹ ne art in Exit Through the Gift Shop. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tale you might want to drop everything to hear. The documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual subject isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the elusive grafďŹ tist Banksy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Scarlet Pimpernel of art,â&#x20AC;? as one of his journalist fans called him. Instead, Banksy delivers a parable about the career of one Thierry Guetta, a friendly, mutton-chopped, French-born Los Angeles boutique owner whose video documentation of a covert scene led, eventually, to Guettaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own dreadful macking on the same. The Frenchman was certainly in the right place at the right time. He recorded the bombers, taggers and zappers of the oughties: his own cousin, the pop-mosaic artist â&#x20AC;&#x153;Space Invader,â&#x20AC;? and Shepard Fairey, artist of the bestknown image of President Obama. And there were other late-night crawlers and shinnyiers, painting and postering the vacant zones of L.A., New York, London, New Orleans and Paris. Thierry and Banksy follow the most recent artists in this scene, whose modern digital printers allow a perfection of line and repetition of image that the pioneering 1980s punk-saboteurs could only dream about. But just as the visuals became more perfect, so did modes of police surveillance. Banksyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art has soul as well as easily accessible political content. He takes on well-guarded subjects of oppression, from the British pound note to the Israeli security wall. The best scene in this movie may be the brief interview with a cloth-coated, middle-aged English woman, as humble as a button. A journalist stops her as she leaves the scene of Banksyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest art crime: a mutilated red London telephone booth. The half-smiling lady murmurs to the interviewer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very happy with British Telecom.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work in a legal gray area,â&#x20AC;? Banksy says. Could the Pimpernel have said it any better? He even takes on Disneyland to make a little public memorial to the tortured at Guantanamo. The piece, quickly discovered, is the peak of the Guetta-Banksy partnership, as Banksyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ingenuity is documented by a neverbolder Guetta. Apprehended, Guetta, also known now as Mr. Brainwash, stands up to the Magic Dictatorshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interrogators like a brave 1940s movie Gaul bafďŹ&#x201A;ing the Gestapo. Is Exit Through the Gift Shop a tale of ďŹ ne art? The subject here is the story of any and all self-publicists: Nicholas Sparks, Sarah Palin, this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yodeler on American Idolâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;anyone who can shove their egos into the agora. It ďŹ gures. Mr. Brainwashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;artâ&#x20AC;? is used to adorn the collected recordings of that certain megadiva who has been called (by David Thomson) â&#x20AC;&#x153;an advertisement for advertisement.â&#x20AC;? What a gulf of distance between that portrait of Mâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;a and a Banksy-decorated railroad viaduct: a poster with the simple, block-lettered words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another Crap Advert.â&#x20AC;? The ďŹ lm is about anonymous craftsmanship eclipsed by the sun-gun of self-publicity, of lonely late-night vigils and illegal attacks on consensus reality, elbowed aside by hucksterism on a Dali-level scale. Inevitably, hype, pandering and foolishness replaced the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacred tools of silence, exile and cunning. Richard von Busack

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wiseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to escort the teenager around. A hit, though it certainly sounds deadly, what with Grant forced to act like a rah-rah teen by court order. Another contraindication is the scriptwriter, who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that year: Sidney Sheldon, later known for such bonbons as The Other Side of Midnight, Rage of Angels, Bloodlines, etc. BILLED WITH Every Girl Should Be Married. Grant plays a pediatrician under siege by a persistent salesgirl (Betsy Drake) who is out husbandhunting. (In real life, Drake married Grant.) (Plays Apr 21-23 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB) Niles Film Museum Regularly scheduled programs of silent ďŹ lms. Sat: the 94th anniversary of the Big Quake is celebrated with Old San Francisco (1927), one of the ďŹ rst stories about how God punished the wicked city, with Warner Oland, a celebrated interpreter of Strindberg, until he got to Hollywood where the role of Charlie Chan was waiting

for him. Dolores Costello is the daughter of a proud Spanish family menaced by Oland and his Chinese thugs; Anna May Wong also stars. Frederick Hodges at the piano. (Plays Apr 17 at 7:30 in Fremont at the Edison Theatre, 37417 Niles Blvd.) (RvB) The Road to Morocco/The Ghost Breakers (1942/1940) Bob Hope and his reliable foil Bing Crosby are shipwrecked in a vaguely Arab landscape and threatened like the inďŹ del dogs they are. Flying carpets, talking camels, Anthony Quinn making with the poetic Arabesque insults and swishing a scimitar, while Dorothy Lamour swans about in a harem outďŹ t. BILLED WITH The Ghost Breakers. Before there were Ghostbustersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hope and Paulette Goddard on their way to a haunted Cuban mansion, full of characters. (Plays Apr 14-16 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB) Saturday Night Fever (1977) Very underplayed and un-het-up for such a hit: a disco working-class romance par excellence. John Travolta stars as a

Brooklyn hardware store clerk who falls for a climbing neighborhood girl (Karen Lynn Gorney), as the Bee Gees tear out their tonsils on the soundtrack. Scorned by punk rockers who referred to the ďŹ lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star as John Revolta. (Plays Apr 16-18 in San Jose at the RetroDome, 1694 Saratoga Ave.) (RvB) Unfaithfully Yours/The Palm Beach Story (1948/1942) Rex Harrison plays a symphony conductor; he is easily perplexed into extremes of jealousy, and Preston Sturgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comedy on this most ridiculous of conditions matches Harrison with a wife (Linda Darnell) too beautiful not to be straying. As he conducts the orchestra, Sir Alfred imagines three different perfect murder schemes set to Rossini, Wagner and Tchaikovsky. Deathless bits, but what a pity they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t land James Mason, Sturgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ďŹ rst choice for the role. BILLED WITH The Palm Beach Story, one of the best ďŹ lms there is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sturgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; masterpiece about an impoverished inventor (Joel McCrea), his straying wife (Claudette Colbert) and the millionaire â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texas Wienie Kingâ&#x20AC;? (Robert Dudley) who puts them both on the run. Here are passages that top anything humorous in the American cinema, but mostly there are ďŹ&#x201A;abbergasting character turns. Rudy Vallee is the perfect patsy as the sweet-natured millionaire John D. Hackensacker III; his sister (Mary Astor), a specimen of the genus promiscuoso millionairess; and William Demerest as the master of the revels of the Ale and Quail Club. Here are high and low comedy, crazed romance and wanton slapstick, blended as only Sturges could blend them. (Plays Apr 17-20 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB) The Road to Morocco/The Ghost Breakers (1942/1940) Bob Hope and his reliable foil Bing Crosby are shipwrecked in a vaguely Arab landscape and threatened like the inďŹ del dogs they are. Flying carpets, talking camels, Anthony Quinn making with the poetic Arabesque insults and swishing around a scimitar, while Dorothy Lamourâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Heather Graham of her dayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;swans about in a harem outďŹ t. BILLED WITH The Ghost Breakers. Before there were the Ghostbustersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hope and Paulette Goddard on their way to a haunted Cuban mansion, full of characters (Paul Lukas; the eye-rolling African American comedian Willie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleep â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eatâ&#x20AC;? Best. (Plays Apr 14-16 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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Reviews Alice in Wonderland (PG; 109 min.) The Alice-like Coraline by Henry Selick, with its tiny locked chambers and prowling sardonic cat, still feels like magic. Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alice in Wonderland is more of a fashion show and a forced march. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast) is sensibly trying to do a Wicked on the famous tale, complete with rivalry between witchy queens: the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the ghostly yet sugary White Queen (Anne Hathaway). The now 19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is meant to quest for good in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Underland,â&#x20AC;? a place she misremembered as Wonderland. A touch of romance arises between her and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Deppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marvelous ďŹ&#x201A;exibility comes through clearly, through the unsettling makeup. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a helpless Burton fan, but the colors here arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t state of the art, and compared to Coralineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solitude and thoughtfulness the ďŹ nale turns out to be familiar dragon slaying; ultimately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just Alice who has been here before. (RvB) Chloe (R; 96 min.) Doubting the ďŹ delity of her husband (Liam Neeson), a Toronto gynecologist (Julianne Moore) hires an expensive prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to ďŹ nd out just how virtuous he is. Titillating movies are fair game for critics, but Atom Egoyanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remake of 2003â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nathalie ... by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) is honestly seductive and sports acting way above the demands of erotica. Egoyan celebrates both the golden side and the brassy side of Seyfried, the glow and the calculation; here is Florentine beauty and a bit of Warner Bros. 1933. Egoyan lets Seyfried go large in the last scenes, and the young actress is up to it. Moreover, the movie gives Moore something to sink her ďŹ ne teeth into. Expect a little starchy condemnation of Chloe as a male fantasyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though perhaps there are a few women who could handle the trysting here. (RvB) City Island (PG-13; 100 min.) A comedy with dramatic overtones about a dysfunctional family, with Julianna Margulies, Andy Garcia and Emily Mortimer. Clash of the Titans (PG-13, 118 min.) Sam Worthingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perseus saves Argos from a large and angry Kraken. A synthespian made completely out of Black Angus beef, Worthington demonstrates his ability to suck every touch of humor in a movie, so that no matter how ridiculous things get no one laughs during his scenes. He passed on the risible coiffures endemic in director Louis Leterrierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision of the ancient world, the land of a thousand fright wigs. Hairiest of them all is Liam Neesonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zeus, in shiny tinfoil armor last seen in Excaliburâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a glittering 3-D eyesore like a ďŹ&#x201A;icker postcard. This glowing apparition stares down his evil brother, Hades (Ralph Fiennes): nothing says â&#x20AC;&#x153;tensionâ&#x20AC;? like two furry, heavily mascaraed men giving each other the eye. Your kid will agree that any movie with Medusa in it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a total loss. Her backstory is told by Perseusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guardian angel Io (Gemma Arterton); Arterton provides not only the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toorare girly-action, but the one nod to the pathos of Ovid. (RvB) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG; 120 min.) A live-action adaptation of the graphic novel by Jeff Kinney about life in middle school. Stars Zachary Gordon. The Ghost Writer (PG-13, 128 min.) Roman Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freezerburned comedy/thriller concerns former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, excuse me, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who has settled in a ghoulish modernist bunker of a seaside house to ďŹ nish up his memoirs. The witty script has it that the PM got a $10 million advance for an absolutely unpublishable book. Enter a hired writer named the Ghost (Ewan McGregor). Meanwhile, the PMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexy shrew of a wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams), noses

out her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affair with his assistant (Kim Cattrall). One admires how much Polanski got out of two TV hobgoblins like Cattrall and Jim Belushi, as a swinish publisher who conducts himself like Lex Luthor. The surprise in this plot is revealed through some expertly played Boston Brahmin threat by Tom Wilkinson. Yet The Ghost Writer is a typical old directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie: slow, morbid, never quite sexy enough and full of self-reference. Trapping us in the house is a classic maneuver of Polanski; leaving us there is something like an act of forgetfulness. (RvB) Greenberg (R; 107 min.) Writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) is back after a threeyear hiatus with another character study. A dysfunctional, emotionally unbalanced 40something in full-on midlife crisis, Greenberg (Ben Stiller), to be blunt, is an asshole. He makes the nearly two hours we spend with him an unpleasant, disquieting experience, but Baumbach wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it any other way. Roger Greenberg, a one-time musician down on his luck, arrives in Los Angeles from New York City after a six-week stay in a mental institution. He plans to housesit for his more successful brother, Phillip (Chris Messina), and Phillipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Carol (Susan Traylor), while they go on vacation. Greenberg runs into the recently divorced Beth (Jennifer Jason Leigh), an old girl friend. While Greenberg tries to reconnect with a distant Beth, he strikes up a halting, hesitant relationship with his brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal assistant, Florence Marr (Greta Gerwig). Baumbach fails to make Greenberg anything except an unpleasant, unlikeable character. (MV) Hot Tub Time Machine (R; 100 min.) Sublime, but not dainty. Due to a wormhole, observed by a hot tub repairman or a Time Lord or something (Chevy Chase), three idiots (Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and the ever soulful John Cusack) are transported back to their happier past at a ski resort in 1986. Accidentally transported with them is 24year-old Jacob (the hilarious Clark Duke), a depressed middle-aged-man-in-training whose life may depend on the events of the night to come. Certainly the funniest and grimiest ďŹ lm since The Hangover, but Hot Tub Time Machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editing is ruthless, almost to the point of resembling a comingattractions reel. Rather than looking like a frenzied mess, however, it is more like there was some brilliant four-hour version that was cut down to a ragged but right shape. Director Steve Pink scripted High Fidelity; Cusack and Corddry do things here that you will still be laughing about 10 years from now: examples being Corddryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s violent unplugging of himself from a hospital bed or Cusackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monologue about the day life went wrong for him, a tale as funny as the story in Gremlins about the Santa who ruined Christmas. (RvB) The Runaways (R; 105 min.). The scene that sticks in the memory is Dakota Fanningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cherie Currie dancing, sort of, at a high school talent show to David Bowieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lady Grinning Soulâ&#x20AC;?; it has the best music in the ďŹ lm, it scopes the judgment of a row of scornful Valley girls and the mixed emotions of the teachers watching, alarmed but touched by Currieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s raw need. Fanningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take on Currie as unformed and modest of talent, ripe for the exploitation, is matched against her friendship (with beneďŹ ts) with Kristen Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joan Jett, a focused, daring professional even at a young age. This biopic of a minor all-girl band of the 1970s makes the case for them as pioneers. Jett had that credibility, but the second best song in this ďŹ lm,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad Reputation,â&#x20AC;? not only comes over the credits but is better used in the upcoming Kick-Ass and came out after the Runaways were ďŹ nished as a band. Unfortunately, producer Kim Fowley (played as a doubledealing psychedelic psycho by Michael Shannon) might not be far off the mark in describing the group as novelties. (RvB) Vincere (Unrated, 128 min.) When you get into


M E T R O S I L I C O N VA L L E Y APRIL 14-20, 2010FILM bed with a fascist, don’t be surprised if he steals all the covers. Director Marco Bellocchio charts the story of Ida Dalser (the lovely, monotonous Giovanna Mezzogiorno), a beautician who sacrificed everything for Mussolini (Filippo Timi). It is thought that Dalser married Il Duce, and there’s evidence he acknowledged their child. After World War I, the luckless Dalser becomes a state secret, interned at a series of mental hospitals. And her son, also named Benito, is spirited away to captivity at a grim boy’s school. Ida can only watch Il Duce in newsreels. Was Mussolini, then, cinema itself ? A seductive deception, no deeper than a screen? Turbulent music heightens the operatic side of the story: Carlo Crivelli’s score sounds like Philip Glass and Bernard Herrmann having a fistfight while going over a waterfall. For most of the film, Ida does two things. She writes letters and she watches movies. Regrettably, the retroness of this drama signals an

Italian cinema that, like Ida, looks backward instead of forward. (RvB) The Warlords (R; 130 minutes) Peter Chan’s rousing martial drama of the brotherhood of three generals during the Taiping rebellion—Earth’s bloodiest civil war—and the woman who became the wedge between them. Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro play the generals; Xu Jinglei is the courtesan who adds to the friction. The film is directed with admirable momentum, intelligence and minimal borrowing from Kurosawa. The hyperkinetic and realistic sides of war are balanced, as are the glory and the shame. (RvB)

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From U.K. garage-rock icon to country singer/songwriter, Holly Golightly has stumbled into a fascinating career By Steve Palopoli

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OLLY GOLIGHTLY’S whole career is a mistake. “It was totally unintentional,” admits the British singer/songwriter by phone, while searching for a decent cup of coffee in Mississippi. “The first EP I did was a total fluke.” What happened was that, in 1995, Golightly was fooling around in a recording studio with her friend Mick Hampshire, of ’80s garage-rock revival leaders Thee Milkshakes, and the results got accidentally tacked on to end of a tape that was being shipped off to be pressed. “That reel got sent off to Vinyl Japan, and my thing was still on it, it never got edited off,” says Golightly. “The guy at Vinyl Japan said, ‘There’s this thing on the end of it, what is it?’ They said, ‘Oh sorry, you weren’t meant to get that.’ And he said, ‘No, I want to put it out.’” Thus was born Golightly’s solo career. As she sees it, the only way to go was up. “It’s come a long way since then— now it’s actually intentional,” she says. “Now I mean to do it.” After a slew of singles and albums that makes Madlib look lazy, Golightly has most recently teamed with Lawyer Dave, who performs under the moniker “the Brokeoffs” and has played bass on her American tours for years. The duo come to the

Blank Club on Friday. Their first album together, You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying, was a raw slice of dusty, spooky country that would have fit in as comfortably on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack as it would next to Golightly’s past albums of bluesy roots-rock. It was also—what a surprise—a complete accident. “Originally we were just going to go out and play some shows as a duo, it was a bit of a silly idea. It was going to be more for our entertainment than anything else. And now look what’s happened,” she says. Their newest album, Medicine County, is more polished, and perhaps more in line with what fans expect from the woman Spin magazine called “the U.K. garage-rock queen.” “What we did with this one was picked more raucous songs for some reason. There’s not so many ballady songs on it,” she says. “It’s a bit more spiky.” Though she’s always had a country streak, Golightly’s reputation stems from her early days fronting Thee Headcoatees, a retro girl-group that was one of the projects put together by U.K. artist and one-man music factory Billy Childish. As probably doesn’t need to be stated at this point, it was unplanned. Her passion was for training horses, and she had

absolutely no intention of having a music career. “I went into that tongue and cheek, the same way I do everything, really,” she says. Thee Headcoatees did some outrageous stuff, and it seems like you’d have to have a lot of guts to get up onstage and sing a song like “Come Into My Mouth.” “You do, but you don’t, because you’re a bunch of people doing it together. There are a lot of people to hide behind in a seven-piece band,” says Golightly. In fact, it took her quite a while to be comfortable onstage. “When I first started playing live, I was quite shy,” she says. “I was quite self-conscious, because I wasn’t really that good at it. I hadn’t really found what I was good at, in terms of playing and singing at the same time and things like that. Because we didn’t do that in Thee Headcoatees, we just had to sing and dance around, really, and play percussion and mess about generally. When it was just me with my band, I was much more aware that I had to hold it together. So I got really practiced at it, but I really missed there being other people to sing with. Really missed it.” One of the things Golightly has carried over from her days with Childish is a talent for great cover

songs. Thee Headcoatees bashed out fun versions of songs like the Sonics’ “Strychnine,” the Ramones’ “Swallow My Pride” and Plastic Bertrand’s “Ca Plane Pour Moi.” Golightly sometimes reaches back for rare soul and R&B songs, and though she claims to have no working knowledge of contemporary music, she does a fantastic cover of Pavement’s “Box Elder.” “I think that song was put on a mixtape for me by somebody. It’s not like I’m particularly familiar with their other work. I just liked that song because it sounded like a Buzzcocks song, and I thought it ought to sound more like a Buzzcocks song, so that’s how we did it,” she says. “It’s quite a funny song. I don’t really know what it’s about, I don’t know what they’re talking about. But does anybody know what they’re talking about?” Who knows what Golightly’s next 287 albums will sound like, but one thing’s for sure: she’s not sweating it. “It’s only music,” she says. “How badly wrong can it go? Nobody’s going to die if you play the wrong chord.” HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS perform Friday (April 16) at 9pm at the Blank Club, 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose. Tickets are $10. (408.29.BLANK)


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T SHOULDN’T BE possible to leave a band before you’ve even joined, but that’s what it was like for Tim Smudski and San Jose’s Emerald Hill. Smudski’s friends Kyle Drury and Rosa Leonardo refer to his struggle with heroin addiction as the time he “left.” While he was holed up in a hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, Drury and Leonardo were living together and making music, but something was missing from their new band. When he kicked the habit and came back to town, they immediately asked him to join the Emerald Hill. “We always knew we wanted Tim in the band, but he was just—gone,” says Drury. “It didn’t feel complete until Tim.” Smudski quickly realized how much he’d been missed. “My first show was weird,” he says. “After we finished, everyone was coming up to me saying, ‘We’re so proud of you!’ I felt like I had just played a Little League game.” Drury and Smudski had been playing in bands together since they met in eighth grade at Campbell Middle School. “He had good ideas; I always thought he was really smart,” says Drury. “Everything he played didn’t sound like anything else. Even when we were 13 and he played guitar, it didn’t sound like Nirvana.” Fittingly, the Emerald Hill is a band that sounds like nothing this side of the 415 area code. Bands in San Jose don’t last long, and usually stick to a guitar-bass-drums makeup. The Emerald Hill, on the other hand, build their music around guitars, banjos and whatever else they can find. The willingness to work with whatever they can get their hands on has evolved into the sound that sets them apart. For example, at a recent practice in the living room of the San Jose house where singer Leonardo grew up, just on the other side of the Cupertino border. “Look, my friend just gave me this,” says Drury, picking up a small item off the bookshelf. “It’s a jaw harp. Do you know what to do with this?” He sticks it in his mouth and plucks it. “Ow,” he says as it strikes his front teeth. Their current sound is a perfect storm of their influences. For Leonardo, it’s the musical theater she grew up with. “I always loved singing, but musical theater is all about singing other people’s songs. I wanted to try singing my own.” Their songs tell dark and descriptive fairy tales.“Kite Song” is front-porch folk, “Dr. Appleseed” has a dirty stomp with a Silversteinian storyline, and the as-yet-untitled song they are practicing in Rosa’s living room sounds like a death knell. Even though they don’t fit the South Bay mold, they’re not leaving anytime soon. “When you get down to it, this is my home, this is all our homes. The idea of moving to the city and trying to become successful is really daunting,” says Leonardo. Luckily, there’s been a resurgence of local bands with an unorthodox sound, with the Mumlers the most visible among them. So not fitting into a mold is actually getting the Emerald Hill some notice, and probably what’s catching the eye of locals. Having played their CD release at the Art Boutiki at a South First Friday event, they’re becoming more and more associated with the downtown arts movement. “We’re really happy to be riding the crest of that wave,” says Drury. “Just in the last month, people have started showing interest. We used to be golf ball size; now we’re softball size,” says Leonardo. Then, to clarify: “Well, if U2 is, like, the size of a country.” Jody Amable THE EMERALD HILL perform April 28 at 9pm at the Blank Club, 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose; free.


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circumstance contains opportunities, which accrue to the first people to recognize them,” wrote poet Charles Potts. “Since circumstances are in constant flux, there is a steady stream of opportunities. Learn to spot them and make them your own.” I offer you this advice, Gemini, because you’ll soon be in a prime position to derive great benefit from it. If you tweak your attitude just right—aligning your novelty receptors to be on high alert—the clattering commotion of metamorphosis that’s headed your way will bring with it a bustling welter of unforeseen openings.

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Don’t be a martyr to what you’ve won. Don’t let your success oppress you. Don’t become a slave to the useful role you’ve earned. Don’t neglect your own needs as you serve the needs of those who admire you for what you give. Now let’s try a more positive way to frame the challenges ahead of you: Keep questioning whether the fruits of your victories are still enjoyable and fulfilling to you. Make sure the triumphs of the past don’t get in the way of the potential triumphs of the future. Find out how your success may need to evolve. Push beyond what’s good and head in the direction of what’s great.

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machine began early. I joined my first protest march at age 15, led a boycott at 17, and was teargassed by cops at a demonstration when I was 18. In the intervening years, my anger at injustice has broadened and deepened. I’ve lent my rebel yells to hundreds of righteous causes. But in 2006, I decided to shift my approach. Instead of fighting every single abuse that incited my ire, I chose three to concentrate on: the obscene militarism of the American government, the extreme financial disparities between the rich and poor, and the environmental degradations caused by corporations and corporate culture. Since then, my crusading energy has been more focused and effective, and my general mood has brightened. I recommend you consider a similar change, Leo. It’s an excellent time for you to give more of your passion to fewer causes.

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monster that sometimes lived under your bed when you were a kid? Recently it found its way back to you, and has been spending time in your closet. It’s not as frightening as it used to be, and I’m not alarmed by its return. In fact, I think it has an important message for you that would be valuable to discover. I encourage you to invite it out for a conversation. As you might suspect, as soon as it delivers its crazy wisdom, it will leave you in peace.

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dare to a person or persons with whom you would like to go deeper: “You think you know me, but you really know just a tantalizing fraction. Would you like to experience the rest of the story?” And if anyone expresses interest, take him or her on a magical tour they won’t forget. Reveal the sides of you that are too mysteriously interesting to show the general public, or too intimate to reveal to

anyone you don’t trust, or so potent they might intimidate those who don’t have a lot of selfpossession.

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California Condors are the biggest flying birds that live on land. Their wingspans are up to ten feet. Once sacred to certain Native Americans, these members of the vulture family can live for 60 years and soar as high as 15,000 feet. But they came close to extinction in the 20th century, mostly because of human activity. In 1987, conservationists intervened. In the hope of replenishing the population in captivity, they captured every last one of the 22 remaining wild condors. Painstaking efforts gradually yielded results, and today there are 348 birds, including 187 in the wild. I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, because I believe now is an excellent time to begin a project to save your own metaphorical version of an “endangered species.”

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Weekly, baseball star Alex Rodriguez owns two paintings of himself in which he’s portrayed as halfman, half-horse. This is an excellent time for you to be inspired by his example. Gazing at a picture of a mythical centaur who looks like you would speak to your subconscious mind in just the right way. Bypassing your rational ego, that stirring icon would animate and cultivate the wise animal in you. It would stimulate the sweet spot where your physical vitality overlaps your visionary intelligence. Do you know anyone who could Photoshop this powerful image for you?

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prediction: More Capricorn spiritual seekers will become enlightened in the next five weeks than in any comparable period of history. Hell, there’ll be so much infinity mixed with eternity available for your tribe that even a lot of you nonseekers could get a lightning bolt of illumination or two. That’s not to say that you have to accept the uplifting revelations, or even tune in to them, for that matter. If you’d prefer to ignore the sacred hubbub and go about your practical business without having to hassle with the consequences of a divine download, that’s fine.

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Pretty much. Frightening, isn’t it? We’ll have to go back to using maps. One doesn’t wish to make light of the situation. For most of us, failure of the Global Positioning System merely increases the likelihood we’ll get lost in Pennsylvania. For the military and some emergency services, matters are more urgent. The satellites have limited life, typically seven to ten years. There’s no practical way to fix them once they break. Of the 59 GPS satellites launched to date, 31 are still operating. Of those 31, 17 are past their life expectancy—the oldest was launched in 1990. Worries about the GPS arose in May 2009 when the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report saying, “It is uncertain whether the Air Force will be able to acquire new satellites in time to maintain current GPS service without interruption. If not, some military operations and some civilian users could be adversely affected.” The problem is that 24 functional GPS satellites are required for complete global coverage. With 31 still beeping we’ve got plenty of spares for the moment. However, we haven’t been launching new satellites fast enough to replace those likely to fail soon. The GAO estimated that over the next four years or so the probability that at least 24 satellites will remain operational will be less than 95 percent, at times dipping as low as 80 percent. Having something fewer than 24 working satellites wouldn’t mean total system failure. The GAO says possible adverse effects are “hard to precisely define,” but reception could suffer in dense urban zones and mountainous regions. One urban GPS-dependent technology is the “bus tracker” feature used by some transit systems—including Chicago’s. Don’t be alarmed, though—the Air Force is on the case. Two days after the GAO report was released, they responded with a Twitter news conference, confidently tweeting that “going below 24 won’t happen.” This was followed up with a plan to move spare satellites closer to those expected to fail, improving current coverage, minimizing outages and buying time to get new satellites aloft. The fact that GPS technology has become ubiquitous is the best guarantee that the system won’t be out of action for long, if at all.

I contend if I’m at the beach and have only SPF 8 suntan lotion, I can put on two coats and have the equivalent of SPF 16, three coats for SPF 24, etc. My friends disagree, so any input from Cecil on such a weighty matter would be greatly appreciated. —Zaine Remus I’ll be straight with you, Zaine. I was prepared to jump on you with both feet, thinking this was the most inane idea the Teeming Millions had come up with in . . . oh, at least two weeks. However, one wants to be thorough, so I looked up the research. You know what? Turns out you’re basically right. First a quick review of sun protection factor, or SPF. A sunscreen bearing a rating of SPF 15 means it’ll let you spend 15 hours in the sun and get the same exposure as one hour without protection. SPF 30 means 30 hours, etc. That’s a rough guide; variables include skin type, activity level, and so on. The thing is, most people don’t put on enough sunscreen to get full protection. According to the FDA, you’re supposed to use 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin. (For a beachgoer standing five-four and weighing 150 pounds, that’s about an ounce.) Most people, though, use only half a milligram. The research I found suggests SPF effectiveness varies exponentially with the amount you actually use. If you use half the prescribed amount, you get the square root of the SPF; if a third, the cube root; if a fourth, the fourth root. So if you use half a milligram of SPF 16, the real SPF is 2. Works in the opposite direction, too. One experiment found a double dose of SPF 4 resulted in SPF 16. I have a hard time believing a double dollop of SPF 8 would produce SPF 64. But would it at least double, to SPF 16, as you contend? I admit it probably would.

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