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Koehn gave us the painstaking insights into Shirakawa, a.k.a. King George’s taxpayers’ money abuses. At the local level at least, Mr. Koehn should be commended for his service to the public and contribution to this country’s First Amendment. Now that the ball has been rolling for the last two months, an avalanche should be expected soon. And what a disgrace by such an ... Oakland Raiders’ fan, to say the least. Also, thank you so much for reporting on Campbell’s Evan Low and his achievement. On another note, I happened to be that evening in the same theater as Richard von Busack, and did also experience his same “funny feeling” about Tom Cruise, with just half of a movie screening disrupted by fire alarms and blinking lights—more so, with half of a joke about a milliondollar box-office actor trying to play

a robust (or was it ... imitating a linebacker stature?) Jack Reacher novel hero. Please, keep up the great work! Also a special thank you goes to Gary Singh for his Silicon Alleys insights and his regular and passionate soccer news about the San Jose Earthquakes! A happy holiday season to all of you, and a very healthy, successful 2013 to the Metro. CHI PHAM | SAN JOSE

Global Guns Gun control—what a great idea, Mr. President. Why does it take a tragedy in Connecticut to instigate this action? Why did nothing happen after Columbine? Surely, it was just as tragic!

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Instagr am disagreed disagreed and a called Instagram the data “inaccurate,” “inaccurate,”” accor ding according to CNET T. Other indust ry watchers CNET. industry speculated that the decline d was a natur al eff ect of holiday holid day distractions distractions natural effect and affected affected many sites. sittes. On the other hand, CNET CN NET says that BuzzFeed agrees agrees that Instagram Instagram user numbers wer though weree indeed down, al although not as much as AppData’s AppDaata’s numbers seemed to show w. —M show. —Michael Michael S.. Gant

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efforts reporting, efforts in sports s reporting, collegerecruitment recruitmen nt content and fantasy fantasy sports in order o der to build two separate or separate but collaborating collabo orating entities. The move will help expand NBC’s digital presence presence as well as improve improve its collegee and fantasy-sports fantasy-sports content. Meanwhile, Yahoo! M Yaahoo! will gain access to NBC’s broadcasting broadcasting space, which includes includes its sports-video content, live coverage and livve game coverage big-name personalities. “The complementary comp plementary nature nature of this partnership partnershiip is unmatched in digital sports media,” media,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group. p Group. p “Through “Through our growing growing television and digital digital platforms, platforms, the Yahoo Yaahoo Sports partnership parrtnership dramatically dramatically expands the th he digital reach reach of NBC Sports around around o the biggest sporting events.” The two companies co ompanies will still work separately separatelyy on matters concerning their own websites. They will, however, their resources howeverr, pool p resources on big sports stories stories and events to help sharpen their th heir expertise.. In turn, the stories wil willll be reproduced reproduced on both online and d on-air broadcast broadcast outlets. Concurrently, Concurrentlyy, the two companies will collaborate collaboratee on made-for-web made-for-web video programs will be broadcast programs that t broadcast on both NBCSports.com NB BCSports.com and Yahoo Yahoo a Sports.. All advertising revenue revenue will be shared shared between the companies. —Nick T Trenchard reen ncharrd

Those questions quesstions were were spinning faster faster than turntables in L.A. and New Neew York York at the end of December Deceember when YouTube YouTTuube announcedd its channel views—and industry industry watchers realized realized that some 2 billion views were were suddenly suddeenly missing. loser, According to The Daily Dot, Universall was the biggest loser, According with aboutt 1 billion missing views. Sony/BMG Soony/BMG lost 850 million, a for the rest. rest. est with RCA accounting for

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They hold TV production classes and workshops. Thanks to their efforts, along with their sponsors, hundreds of children throughout the city have new ways to create, collaborate, solve problems, enhance their communities and acquire knowledge-based skill sets—which makes a hell of a lot more sense, to me, than some selfish, meanspirited asshole arguing to supply teachers with guns. So allow me to regale you with just a tiny sample of the variety of inventive and inspiring work up for honors at this year’s hoedown. Hundreds of attendees in formal attire shall walk away inspired no matter what happens. A quick taster, if you will: In People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler by Monique Lombardelli, Andrew Corpuz and Kyle Chesser, architects explain how, in their minds, Eichler homes enabled denizens to live inside a work of art, blending shelter with nature, and that they were as revolutionary as iPods and iPhones are now. Healthpoint TV Episode 111 on San Mateo’s Emmy Award–winning

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Damon pla plays ayys one of o these landmen,, who rrolls olls in into nto town presenting pr esenting himself as a humble humble,, flannel-wearing farmb farmboy boy from from Iowa. Iow a. Damon Damon’s ’s charac character cter is an acee salesman, famousl ac famously ly go good od at cconvincing onvincing homeown homeowners ners to sign aaway way the rights to the their eir land. But halfway half fway thr through ough the stor sstory, y, he starts st arts ha having avving ethic ethical al pangs p ab about out his pr profession. offeession. Damon Damon’s n’s internal cconflicts onflicts gr grow ow deep deeper er as he gr grows ows closer to lo locals. cals.

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The movie e takes a close clo ose look at the th he ic economic realities that t p p peop ple to drive people lease l thei h iir land l d their dy y g ying and the dying p p s for prospects f ffamily ily ffarms farrms environm i mental environmental impacts s. impacts. he’s eexpires. xpires. And he ’s a solid d citizen. “Just “Just groceries loaded up a ccar ar full of gr oceries from from local market!” our small lo cal mark ett!” he tweeted tweeted last month. Mikee is not happy Mik happy about ab bout Promised Prroomised LLand. and. blog, On his blo g, he writes writees indignantly about shale gas,, ab out detractors of sha ale gas attacking Pennsylvania at tacking critics of P en nnsylvania laying lengthy drilling and la ayying outt leng th hy arguments favor industry. ar guments in fa avor of the t industr y. Off ccourse, Mikee Knapp isn’t O ourse, Mik Knaapp isn ’t just another P Pennsylvanian, ennsylvanian n,, despite his presentation. ““Average Average JJoe” oe” pr esentation. a Mike participant Mik ke is a landman,, a p par ticipant p Marcellus And in the Mar cellus shale rush. r Energy he also works ffor o or Ener gy in Depth, industry’s the fracking industr y’s most vocal vocal front group. Likee Damon’s fr ont gr oup. Lik Damo on’s landman character,, Mik Mikee do doesn’t character esn’tt conceal conceal his industry. cconnections onnections to the indu ustry. But like like Damon’s character,, Mike Damon ’s character Mik ke Knapp tries

to present present himself h as simply working for interests fo or the best bestt inter ests of his neighbors neighbors when in fact facct he works ffor o or the drilling industry, industry, pure pu ure and simple. simple. Even hasn’t Even though tho ough he hasn ’t seen it, Mike Mike rails online o against the Damon movie. movie. “Flamingg farms? P Pasture asture fields turning br brown? Livestock o own? Livestock becoming becoming sick and dying? dyying? This is what we were of,” Mr.. Knapp were afraid d of f,” wrote wrote Mr pp in a Sept. 26 blo blogg post. b post. “We “W We weren’t weren’t expecting 100 expecting a 10 0 percent percent accurate accurate representation process, representattion of the drilling pr ocess, but C COME OME E ON!” Promised Promisedd LLand and is not an environmental-scare environmeental-scare flick. In fact, it’s anti-fracking,, per it’s not eeven ven n anti-fracking per se. se. Instead, thee mo movie vie ttakes akes a close look look at the economic drivee econ nomic rrealities ealities that driv people lease people to le ease their land and the dying prospects y gp pr osp pects ffor o or familyy farms, farms, and rremains about fracking’ss emain ns vague ab out fracking’ environmental environmeental impacts. impacts. Although from h the film is far fr om flattering to industry, flatttering t o the industr y, it hardly hardly presents white.. presents thee issues in black and white Damon’s Damon’s depiction deepiction of a landman is humanizing. humanizingg. His ffellow eellow leasing agent, played plaayed by by Frances Frances McDormand,, is a pragmatist, pragmatisst,, a mother looking looking to support family. support herr family y.

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Zenon’s Place even has a similar look and feel—simple and spacious, with indigenous Peruvian art on the wall. Oddly, Nazca’s name remains for now on the front doorway, which might be confusing for some patrons. While Zenon’s shares a lot of the same menu items with its

predecessor, it sticks closer to classic Peruvian flavors and techniques. Business was slower than I expected the night I went. The busiest things got during my meal was only four tables—and that was on a Saturday night—but that might be because Zenon’s is still new. The staff was very friendly, and the food was delicious. Peru enjoys a remarkable, diverse cuisine that is shaped by Spanish, Chinese, Italian, African and Japanese immigrants. Lima, the largest city, where owner Zenon Robles hails from, was (and still is) the cultural center of all this immigration, and therefore brings these diverse flavors together to the greatest extent. Zenon’s represents this creative mingling well—and gives it a touch of class. For an alcoholic beverage, the Pisco

blended drinks, which originated in Peru and nearby Chile, are worth trying. They are similar to margaritas but with greater subtly. Pisco is a colorless hard liquor that reminds me of tequila. Zenon’s makes a strong and faithful classic Peruvian Pisco sour for $7. Blended with lemon juice, honey, egg whites and angostura bitters (a bitter alcohol), the drink is sweetly tart and served in a small glass cup. Other Pisco variations are also $7. Margaritas are $5. Zenon’s Place serves several intriguing appetizers worth sharing. The ceviche, which is one of Peru’s most famous dishes, is an obvious starting point. The use of lime juice, which was brought over by Spanish immigrants, and raw fish, which came from the Japanese, demonstrates the cultural crossroads of Peru and its food. For $13.95, the ceviche de pescado is a fresh, tasty snack. Zenon’s uses tilapia in their ceviche de pescado. It has a meaty texture and light fishy taste—good even for those who aren’t fish lovers. The fish is doused in lime juice and topped with red onions and

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chiles. It comes with sweet potatoes, corn nuts and corn. The crunchy corn nuts were a nice touch. For $14.95, they also offer ceviche de conchas (scallops) and ceviche mixto (fish, calamari and octopus). Another good appetizer to try is the causa rellena for $8.50. It is an odd, cylindrical stack of mashed golden potatoes stuffed with avocado, peas, chiles and carrots, and topped with a single broiled shrimp and some tartar sauce. The tartar sauce gave the dish a tangy pop, which brought all the flavors together. Other stuffed appetizers worth considering include the papa rellena for $8.50 (fried mashed potatoes stuffed with ground meat, boiled eggs, olives and raisins) and the palta rellena for $9.25 (avocado stuffed with chicken, mayo and veggies). For the main course, I ordered the Lomo Saltado a lo Zenon, which is a popular Peruvian dish with a slight twist that really showcases the Asian influence in Peruvian cuisine. It’s a stir fry with a heaping scoop of sticky white rice, thin beef strips, onions, garlic, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce and French fries. Zenon’s special twist includes fried eggs and fried plantains—both welcome additions. The beef wasn’t very tender, but it reminded me of the beef one gets in Chinese fast food, which I, admittedly, have a fondness for. Other notable entrees include such Peruvian staples as arroz con pollo (a casserole with chicken, rice, veggies and lots of cilantro) for $12.50; parihuela (a spicy, hearty seafood stew) for $15.95; and jalea mixto (deep-fried, spicy shrimp, calamari and fish, served with pickled onions and limes) for $18. One of my favorite dishes was the special of the day: the adobo de chancho, a juicy pork roast marinated in wine, beer and peppers, and served in a gravy of its juices, along with more wine and beer. It comes with sticky white rice and yams. It was succulent and only $10. This one deserves a permanent place on the menu.


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THE NIGHTCAT TRIO Poor House Bistro, San Jose Thu – 6-9pm; free Some have likened Bay Area bluesman Rick Estrin’s harmonica playing to that of Little Walter himself; to Estrin’s credit, he makes the comparison a credible reference point. When working out on classic Chicago-style blues, Estrin produces a rich, full, insistent harp sound. Estrin also easily conjures up the infectious

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and restlessly inventive, stretching from the classical repertoire to perform jazz and other contemporary styles. Their annual gala show comes with world premieres, some surprise guests and a reception with the artists after the last note has faded out. The proceeds go toward a project to encourage new works by young composers. (AR)

TURN ME ON DEAD Caravan, San Jose Sat – 9pm; free U2 has covered a lot of ground in their decades as a band, but it was only really on their remixes in the ’90s that they delved much into dance music. Locals Turn Me on Dead play music that is reminiscent of that period—or perhaps somewhat in the manner of

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modern dance-punk bands like the Rapture, Interpol or the Killers (their Rapture early work, that is). Yet, rather than suffering from a throwback punk affectation like those groups, Turn Me on Dead sings from their heart, like U2—and they make you want to dance while they’re doing it. (AC)

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You would never know it, but the members of Koruscant Weekends are socially awkward, nerdy dudes obsessed with video games and all things sci-fi. That’s because they

play some downright confident rock & roll. The sound is large large—almost &roll almost amphitheater big—with meaty guitars and driving keyboards. The singer belts out some damn passionate melodies with a voice that cuts through the sonic haze. (AC)

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*mon Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge, San Jose Mon – 9pm; free You might have watched the movie Bubble Boy while drunk. But have you done it while playing beer pong, listening to hip-hop and chatting with some of the finest bartenders in the South Bay? Now’s your chance. It’s another edition of Industry Mondays at Fahrenheit, where they are always offering drink specials, bringing in guest DJs to spin ’80s, ’90s, hip-hop and rock hits (this week features DJ Melvis), guest bartenders (Matt and Jessica

from Rosie’s in Santana Row) and something weird on the big screen. (AC)

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Pairing Ray Manzarek, co-founder of the Doors and possibly the finest classic-rock organist of them all, with Roy Rogers, one of the great slide guitarists, the Manzarek-Rogers Band is a two-man supergroup built upon decades of top-tier musical experience. The band’s sound is an amalgamation of blues and rock full of driving riffs, imaginative keyboard play, mind-blowing guitarwork, poetic lyrics and enough whispers of the Doors’ sound (including a fine version of “Riders on the Storm”) to keep diehard fans happy. (CJ)

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Standup comedy. Thu, 8pm, Fri, 8 and 10pm, Sat, 7 and 9pm, Sun, 7pm. $15-$18. Improv San Jose.

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ERIC SCHWARTZ Comedy with the man also known as Smooth-E. Thu, 8pm, Fri, 9pm, Sat, 8 and 10:30pm, Sun, 8pm. $12$18. Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale.

SHEN YUN An evening of Chinese dance and music. Fri, 7:30pm, Sat, 2 and 7:30pm, Sun, 2pm. $60 and up. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

*classical SAINT MICHAEL TRIO Annual gala with world premieres and guest artists. Sat, 7:30pm. $5-$12. Mtn View Center for the Performing Arts.

SAN JOSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Featuring Kerry Lewis’ “Elegy for Lou Harrison” with Gwendolyn Mok and Cynthia Baehr; also Harrison’s Suite for Violin and Strings. Sun, 7pm. $10 and up. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER “The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition.” Works by Krywick Gibbons. Thru Mar 10. “Video Quartet,” Christian Marclay’s multiscreen installation collaged from movie clips. Thru Feb 10. “The War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Thru Feb 24. “Drawings From L.A. in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection.” Thru Feb 3. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM “Holidays Unboxed.” Cardboard and packing tape imaginatively turned into an art installation. Thru Feb 3. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm. San Jose.

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HERITAGE “Inventing the 20th Century, 1901-1941.” A show with artifacts about innovation. Thru Jan 13. “LEGO Holiday Extravaganza.” Thru Jan 13. Fri-Sun, 11am-4pm. Palo Alto.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART “Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and

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METROACTIVE.COM the Process of Painting.” Thru May 12. “Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes.” A show about the history and people of Silicon Valley. Thru Jan 13. “Local Color.” A show drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Thru Jan 13. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES “Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years.” A show of works from the permanent collection. Thru Feb 3. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. San Jose.

TECH MUSEUM “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition.” Thru Jan 16. Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm, ThuSun, 10am-8pm. San Jose.

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART “Portraits: New Works by Donna Cehrs.” Thru Jan 27. “Karen Frey.” Encaustics and watercolors. Thru Feb 3. TueWed and Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-9pm. Santa Clara.

GALLERIES ANNO DOMINI “Fresh Produce XII.” Thru Jan 12. San Jose.

BRUNI GALLERY “The Jazz Masters Series” by BRUNI. San Jose.

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California Lawyers for the Arts 30th Annual Music Business Seminar Saturday, Jan. 26 at UC Berkeley School of Law • Music Licensing Basics • Artist Management • Labels in the Digital Age • The Business of Streaming Music With speakers from Intel, Pandora, The Rights Workshop, BrightAntenna Records, Zeitgeist Artist Management, and MORE!

D8EF=JK<<C Artist Jesse Erickson exhibits his rebar-based sculptures in a new show called ‘Rebarded’ at Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose. The reception takes place Saturday, 7–11pm. GALLERY HOUSE “New Year, New Work, New Show.” Runs Jan 8-Mar 2. Reception Jan 11, 6-8pm. Wed, 11am-4pm, Thu-Sat, 11am8pm, Sun, 11am-3pm. Gallery House, Palo Alto.

GOOD KARMA CAFE New works by Sandra Caravalho. San Jose.

KALEID GALLERY “Hark!” Holiday art show with 50 artists. Thru Jan 12. San Jose.

MACLA “Power in Numbers.” A show about immigration and politics by Betty A. Davis, Ana Teresa Fernandez and more. Thru Jan 5. Wed-Thu, noon7pm, Fri-Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

METRO LOBBY Works by Sid Enck. San Jose.

PALO ALTO ART CENTER The remodeled center displays site-specific works about place and identity. Thru Apr 4. Palo Alto.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER “In and Out of Place.” New works by resident artists Ruth

Boerefijn and Bia Gayotto. Thru Jan 13. Thu-Sun, 11am3pm. Saratoga.

PSYCHO DONUTS Group show by local artists. San Jose.

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART “Rashomon.” A 15-piece installation by sculptor Charles Ginnever. Thru Feb 16. “Amy Kaufman: b + w.” A site-specific installation of charcoal drawings. Thru Feb 9. Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

SEEING THINGS GALLERY “Rebarded.” Sculpture by Jesse Erickson. Jan 5-12. 30 N. Third St, San Jose.

opened for Tikkun Olam awards, which go to Jewish teens for outstanding work in volunteer services. Anyone except a family member can do a nomination. Ten top teens will receive cash grants. See www.jewishfed.org/ diller/teenawards for details.

FLUGTAG FLUIDITY The monthly afterhours fun at the museum features video games, music and exhibits. Thu, 7pm-midnight. $8/$10. Tech Museum, San Jose.

HAPPY BIRDS Performing parrots strut their stuff. Wed, 11am. $8-$12. Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos.

LUNCHTIME LECTURE STANFORD ART SPACES “Cuba 2012.” Images by American photographers in Havana. Thru Jan 17. Weekdays, 8:30am-5pm. 420 Via Palou at Campus Drive and Via Ortega, Stanford.

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Robert Flynn Johnson talks about “Myths of the Art World.” Wed, noon. $5/$8. San Jose Museum of Art.

WHY QUILTS MATTER A talk by Shelly Zegart about the history, art and politics of textile arts. Sat, 2-5pm. $20/$30. San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

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FAST FORWARD: Protecting and Selling Music in the Digital Age


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Luckily, 2012 gave us two epics about the richness of cinema-making: both digital (Life of Pi) and analog (the uncanny, gorgeous Holy Motors). Thus the movies held their own with the pageantry and shame of a national election staged during the 24-hour news cycle. And then there was that World Series. It was my duty to attend the Cloud Atlas screening during the Oct. 15 Giants wipeout of the Cardinals. I swear that this circumstance had

no influence on the particularly easy choice of Cloud Atlas as the worst film of 2012—despite contention from Les Misérables, a challenge so full-throated as to make Gandalf’s challenge to the Balrog look like an invitation to a game of badminton. There were times in 2012 when cinema was just part of the bandwidth, instead of being something above and beyond all other popular art forms. However, small camerawork competed with bloated-budget features for fascination. Shot with phone cameras and home-movie equipment, This Is Not a Movie isn’t a film in the Syd Field sense. Rather, it is an astonishing vision of the Iranian tyranny and the true meaning of the house arrest: a paternal state ordering its child to go to their room. No movie in 2012 offered a braver act of defiance. Funniest question I had to answer all year, from occasional film viewers: Should they see Skyfall or Lincoln? It’s funny not just because the answer is

“both,” but also because the answer was obvious, and they already knew it. As a Bond fan of 40 years’ standing, I’m grateful Skyfall made Bond relevant, interesting and Zeitgeisty in a way he hadn’t been since Goldfinger. Repeated viewings made the film grow in mood and color. With success, however, came a bit of a shift to the right: 007 once again takes orders from a man, and the sharpshooting field agent Eve becomes “the desirable secretary” to use Ian Fleming’s phrase. Rather than the titanic conspiracies of yesterday, Skyfall takes us back to the Forever War on Terror. I’m still more terrified of Blofeldian hyper-capitalism. As for that item in so many Top 10 lists: I still haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty, opening in the valley in January. Sight unseen, I’m willing to enjoy the dispute on whether or not it endorses waterboarding. Apparently, the hard-as-nails spook played by Jessica Chastain pukes after watching the torture, demonstrating moral ambivalence—which says nada. Forgive me Godwin, but Nazi war diaries recorded the soldiers’ nausea about the terrible things they were forced to do because the Reich needed them done. Film critics may not be the first in war, but they’re often first to be embedded.

In 2012, we had Batman fighting the Commie revolution in Gotham, winning in the end, heralding four more years of muddling centerism. Lincoln was a fine film surprisingly free of Spielberg sentiment about the harsh side of forming coalitions. Let’s also remember The Avengers as a crazier tale of political consensus, with its mixed crew ironing out their differences. It’s not that I’m likening Loki’s alien army to the losing party in the last election (and Republicans never actually came out and called Sandra Fluke a “mewling quim”). Long before the election was over, I knew Romney was going to be walking home in the rain like a Hemingway hero on the first Wednesday in November. And I knew it the instant I heard Agent Coulsen summing up Loki: “You’ll lose. It’s in your nature. You lack conviction.” (Director Joss Whedon’s own feelings ( about abo Romney are summed up in his viral vira mock-endorsement of the candidate as the t one leader who could save us from a zombie invasion.) zo The T snippet of Jack Black in Bernie singing sing the Florida Boys’ Love Lifted Me ornamented a parable of Christian love orn through small-town eccentricity—a virtue thr professed by many, practiced by few. pro ParaNorman was an acute animated P fable about the cost of small-town intolerance. Keenness about class-crossed romance made Wuthering Heights and Deep Blue Sea two of the year’s best in different ways: history working its will on trapped lovers. The strange world of The Master (with the best male acting of the year, give or take the mighty Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained) makes for a sometimes mystifying film. When pondered over, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film made the clearest address yet to the struggle between paternal iron authority and the urge to commit acts of monkey-man misbehavior.

Richard von Busack’s Top Ten The Master Bernie Lincoln Queen of Versailles This Is Not a Movie Wuthering Heights Life of Pi ParaNorman Holy Motors The Deep Blue Sea


(PG-13; 114 min.) Based on a true story: several members of a European family were reunited after catching the full force of the tsunami at the Thai resort where they’d come to vacation. The fierceness of mother love was the subject of director Juan Antonio Bayona’s previous film, the excellent The Orphanage. He’s showing a gift for depicting that kind of passion: The Impossible seems to be a good film to see with Mom. Having the technical means to whip up a tsunami, Bayona ends up floating around in a pool of depersonalized international-action filmmaking. Right before the killer wave, this family is most worried about the father’s potential career change. (It tends to make their problems look less urgent than the problems of thousands dead.) In the lead, Naomi Watts plays a physician who has temporarily retired to raise her kids. “You’ve been promoted,” says a smiling Thai hotel employee; this woman, who spent who knows how many years in med school, takes this mama comment as a compliment without an edge. Watts makes another big impression; Ewan MacGregor plays the mild dad, sought by his family in the wrack and ruin. (Opens Fri.) (RvB)

Reviews DJANGO UNCHAINED (R; 165 min.) Django, an escaped slave (Jamie Foxx, emulating the stolid heroes of yesterday’s blacksploitation films) joins up with a benign German (Christopher Waltz, practically a one-man Goethe Society). Their mission is to free Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) from a vicious Southern planter. Talky and sprawling, the film rests solidly in Quentin Tarantino’s comfort zone, with alternating bands of speechifying and big payback. Samuel L. Jackson catalyzes what Tarantino has to say about slavery. Every white liberal who flinches at seeing an Uncle Ben rice box will get that sting watching Jackson playing a diabolical old house man. Jackson shows us the corrosion of a man who has to pretend to be a pet, putting on a show of human warpage that only white people grown stupid from the slaveholder’s life wouldn’t suss out. If it’s foolery, it’s the kind of fooling that goes on in King Lear. (RvB)

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(PG-13; 157 min.) The realism of the cinematic close-up marries the figurative qualities of the beloved stage hit—they have a baby and it’s ugly. It’s the material that’s to blame: a rhyming-dictionary heavy libretto, a plot that zips around making characters turn up aged with white hair for yet another coincidental pathcrossing, requiring them to describe their feelings in “What is this I’m feeling right now?” lyrics. Tom Hooper’s film seeks streetiness through handheld cameras and an emphasis on realistically filthy sewers. Through it all, Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Russell Crowe (Javert) bellow at each other. It’s a sunless movie, seeking to re-create the surly clouds of Doré. But Hooper is also trying to emulate Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, in the soot and satin costume design, the gore and the whores; we even get two of Sweeney’s cast members, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. Amanda Seyfried is stuck with the role of the uninteresting good girl Cosette. As the show-stopping Fantine, Anne Hathaway gives something like 10,000 percent; she plummets into her fate so fast, that there’s no time to feel anything for her. She sings her swan song straight to the camera with a bit of retching in her voice: a cry from a broken stomach. (RvB)

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YOU’RE IN FOR A HELL OF A RIDE.

JESSICA CHASTAIN IS A MARVEL.” -PETER TRAVERS,

“A POWERHOUSE THRILLER. ‘ZERO DARK THIRTY ’ MOVES WITH SPEED, WEIGHT, BR AINS AND GR ACE.” -RICHARD CORLISS,

THE BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR .”

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NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

LISA SCHWARZBAUM

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

MY WORST NIGHTMARE (NR; 99 min.) A French comedy with Isabelle Huppert and Benoit Poelvoorde about a romantic relationship between two very different people. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)

PROMISED LAND (R; 106 min.) See review on page 19.

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (R; 92 min.) The franchise soldiers on with new victims. (Opens Fri.)

TOBE HOOPER, DIRECTOR ‘TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE’

COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A KATHRYN BIGELOW FILM “ZERO DARK THIRTY” JESSIEXECUTICAVE CHASTAIN JASON CLARKE JOEL EDGERTON MUSIC BY ALEXANDRE DESPLAT PRODUCERS COLIN WILSON TED SCHIPPER GREG SHAPIRO PRODUCED WRITTEN BY MARK BOAL KATHRYN BIGELOW MEGAN ELLISON BY MARK BOAL DIRECTED BY KATHRYN BIGELOW

Revivals FOR THE LOVE OF MARY/THREE SMART GIRLS (1948/1936) Talk about Hyde Park on Hudson: Deanna Durbin goes to Washington, D.C., to work at the White House. Also stars Edmond O’Brien. BILLED WITH Three Smart Girls. The Craig sisters (including Durbin) sing their way through girls’ school in Switzerland. This was Durbin’s first feature. (Plays Jan 4-7 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.)

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SOMETHING IN THE WIND/UP IN CENTRAL PARK (1947/1948) A radio personality (Deanna Durbin) is kidnapped by a plutocrat’s grandson (John Dall). Costarring Donald O’Connor (in his first film after a time in the Army) and the Nicholas Brothers. BILLED WITH Up in Central Park, a musical about

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corruption in early 1900s New York being exposed by a reporter (Dick Haymes) and his girlfriend (Durbin). She sings from Verdi’s La Forza del Destino; Vincent Price plays Boss Tweed. (Plays Jan 2-3 in Palo Alto at Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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THEY T HEY ‘‘SLEIGH’ SLEIGH’ US Dredg’ Dredg’ss Dino Campenella is a big fan of the remix of Sleigh h Bells’ ‘Demons ‘Demons.’.’

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I’m not rreally I’ eally ll sur suree why wh hy I like like this hi so much,, butt I do do.. Something sp special ecial was w as ccaptured apturred on the rrecording, ecording, and the ffeeling eeelingg is so unique that it it’s ’s inspiring.. inspiring

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Eric E i Gales G l is i left-handed, l ft h d d and d he h strings hiss guit guitar ar upside down. He is one of th the he most amazing guit guitar ar pla players ayers wi with ith eexpressive xpressive vvocals o cals like like no other other.. GGARY ARY MOORE MOOR RE—Blues ffor oor Jimi

arists One of thee finest British guit guitarists ayys tribute to JJimi imi of all timee pa pays T is one of m avorite Hendrix. This myy fa favorite rom one master to tributes fr from another. another. NAS N AS—Lif —Life fe Is I Go Good od

Nas is a hip-hop hiip -hop pioneer whose music has lasted longer than his many many detractors detrractors thr throughout oughout his career. career. Hiss music isn isn’t ’t just a bunch of rap wor words rds pieced pieced together together but more more of a b beautiful eautiful p poem o em told through through a music musical al story. story.

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THE BLANK CLUB Wed, 9pm: Bell Noire, Bonnie & the Bang Bang, Owl Paws. No cover. Fri, 9pm: Pounders, Stellar Corpses, the Parade, Our Vinyl Vows. $5. Sat, 9pm: This Charming Band, Jean Genies. $10. San Jose.

BOSWELL’S Wed, 9:30pm: Jack Rip-Off. Thu, 7pm: Liquid Courage. Sun, 8:30pm: The Gents. Campbell.

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AGENDA LOUNGE Wed, 8pm: Salsa. Thu, 9pm: Banda. Sun: Reggae. San Jose.

AZÚCAR LATIN BAR Wed: Rock band. Thu: Latin fusion. Fri, 9pm: Bachata and rock en espanol. Sat, 9pm: Salsa, Latin fusion. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS CUPERTINO Sun, 6pm: Carolyn’s Jazz. Cupertino.

CLUB FOX Wed, 7pm: Burning Down the House. Benefit for Garth Webber. $5. Redwood City.

CAFFE FRASCATI Tue, 7pm: Open mic. San Jose.

CITY ESPRESSO Fri, 7pm: Open mic. San Jose.

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CLUB FOX Fri, 8pm: The Cheeseballs. $18/$20. Sat, 8pm: ‘80s Dance Party with RebelYell. $13. Redwood City.

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Thu: Pro Jam hosted by Vicious Groove. No cover. Fri-Sat, 9pm: Live music. Sun: Pro Jam. Sunnyvale.

Sat, 7pm: Monica Marquis. San Jose.

Fri, 6:30pm: Start the Fire Up, I, the Deceiver, Asterion, Limits, Walk the Atmosphere, the Rest Will Fall. All ages. $10. Sat, 6pm: Lionheart, Helm’s Deep, Bad Times Crew, True Hearted, Beg for Death. $10. Cupertino.

Even second Thu: Gothic, industrial karaoke. Club Lido, San Jose.

STEPHENS GREEN

Fri, 8:30pm: Long Train Runnin’. $10. Sat, 8:30pm: Road Show. $10. Santa Clara.

THE REFUGE

Nightly, 9pm-2am: Karaoke. San Jose.

MISSION PIZZA Fri, 7pm: Cowboy Bill and the Sierra Travelers. No cover. Fremont.

MOUNTAIN CHARLEY’S

Tue, 7pm: Steve Tiger. Cupertino.

BOGART’S LOUNGE Wed, Fri and Sun, 8pm-2am: Wildside Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

BOULEVARD TAVERN Thu: Karaoke. Los Gatos.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Uncle Hank. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN Wed, 9pm: August. Mon, 9pm: Comedy. San Jose.

Wed: Live country. Los Gatos.

DASILVA’S BRONCOS RED ROCK COFFEE Fri, 8pm: Mr. Kind, River Shriver. Sat, 8pm: Dogcatcher. Mtn View.

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Thu, 9pm-2am: August. Milpitas.

Fri: DJs and dancing. $10. Sat, 9pm: DJ Bizkit. $10. Mon: Industry. Tue: College Night. San Jose.

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AGENDA Most Fri: Hip-hop, Top 40, club hits. San Jose.

LOS GATOS BAR AND GRILL Wed, 9pm: Black Wednesday. Thu: EDM Thursdays. Sat: Video Killed the DJ. Los Gatos.

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Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Campbell.

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Sat, 9pm: Thick & Sexy. $10. San Jose.

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THE NEW JERSEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Sat: Karaoke. Campbell.

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TOURETTES WITHOUT REGRETS Beatboxing, slam poetry, freestyle battles, dirty haiku and plenty more from bizarre brigade. Jan 3 at Oakland Metro.

ANTHONY B Pan Afrikanist and reggae ruler rarely seen without trademark headwrap. Jan 3 at the Independent.

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REEL BIG FISH Big sideburns, Hawaiian shirts and trombones: these fourth-wave ska revivalists will never die.


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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ClaimsDirect Billing, 3072 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, 95054. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Saad Siddiqui

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business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Above entity was formed in the state of California. FICTITIOUS Registrant began The following person(s) The following person(s) transacting business is (are) doing business is (are) doing business BUSINESS under the fictitious Different Choice as: Åmuris Mobility, NAME STATEMENT as: business name or Insurance Services, 301 3270 Payne Avenue, #572919 names listed herein on N. Jackson Ave., Ste. 4A, San Jose, CA, 95117, The following person(s) San Jose, CA, 95133, Prasanna Vinjamuri. This 11/09/2012. is (are) doing business Sandra Dowell, 4442 business is conducted by /s/Sarah Tenisi as: Eclipse Microdevices, Ladner St., Fremont, CA, CEO a individual. Registrant 2095 Ringwood Avenue., 94538, Maria I. Vega, 571 began transacting #201113710183 Suite 60, San Jose, This statement was filed Continental Dr., San Jose, business under the CA, 95131, Eclipse with the County Clerk of CA, 95111. This business fictitious business name Microwave, Inc.,. is conducted by a General or names listed herein on Santa Clara County on Refile of previous 11/21/2012. Partnership. Registrant 9/1/2012. file #570691. Due to (pub Metro 12/19, 12/26, has not yet begun /s/Prasanna Vinjamuri publication requirement 1/02, 1/09/2013) transacting business This statement was filed not met on previous under the fictitious with the County Clerk of filing. This business FICTITIOUS business name or names Santa Clara County on is conducted by a listed herein. 11/21/2012. BUSINESS Corporation. /s/Sandra Dowell and (pub Metro 12/19, 12/26, NAME STATEMENT Above entity was formed Maria I. Vega Co-Owner 1/02, 1/09/2013) in the state of California #572396 This statement was filed Registrant has not The following person(s) is with the County Clerk of FICTITIOUS yet begun transacting (are) doing business as: Santa Clara County on BUSINESS business under the xoxox Designs, Brookvale 12/17/2012. NAME STATEMENT fictitious business name Ave., #4, San Jose, CA, (pub Metro 12/26, 1/02, or names listed herein. 95129, Ann Seaton. 1/09, 1/16/2013) #572498 /s/Jeffrey Rapadas The following person(s) is This business is CEO #2400134 conducted by a FICTITIOUS (are) doing business as: This statement was filed 1. Nutralife International individual. BUSINESS with the County Clerk of Registrant began Inc., 2. Lifetime Energy NAME STATEMENT Solutions, 2471 Santa Clara County on transacting business 12/19/2012. Autumnvale Dr., Suite D., under the fictitious #572889 (pub Metro 1/02, 1/09, business name or names The following person(s) San Jose, CA, 95131. 1/16, 1/23/2013) listed herein on 12/4/12. is (are) doing business This business is /s/Ann Seaton as: 1. B&J Enterprises, conducted by a FICTITIOUS 330 W. Hedding St., Suite Corporation. Above entity This statement was filed with the County Clerk of 115, San Jose, CA, 95110, was formed in the state BUSINESS Santa Clara County on B&J Management, 3. of California NAME STATEMENT 2. 12/05/2012. Wodins Kennel, Joyce Registrant began #572297 (pub Metro 12/19, 12/26, Bledsoe, 11429 Clayton transacting business The following person(s) is Rd., San Jose, CA, 95127, under the fictitious 1/02, , 1/09/2013) (are) doing business as: Robert T. Bledsoe. business name or Queen Kho Bo, 190 Story This business is FICTITIOUS names listed herein on Rd., #30, San Jose, CA, conducted by a Husband 12/02/2011. BUSINESS 95122, Huong Nguyen, and Wife. Registrant has /s/Ernesto Martinez NAME STATEMENT 2486 Roslyn Ct., San not yet begun transacting President Jose, CA, 95121. This #571605 business under the #C3271602 business is conducted by fictitious business name The following person(s) This statement was filed a individual. Above entity or names listed herein. is (are) doing business with the County Clerk of was formed in the state as: Konjoe Burger Bar, /s/Joyce Bledsoe, Robert Santa Clara County on of California Registrant 100 North Almaden Blvd., Bledsoe. This statement 12/07/2012. has not yet begun was filed with the County (pub Metro 12/26, 1/02, #180, San Jose, CA, transacting business 95110, Konjoe Restaurant Clerk of Santa Clara 1/09, 1/16/2013) under the fictitious LLC. County on 12/19/2012. business name or names (pub Metro 12/26, 1/02, FICTITIOUS This business is listed herein. conducted by a Limited 1/09, 1/16/2013) BUSINESS /s/Huong Nguyen Liability Company. NAME STATEMENT Above entity was formed This statement was filed FICTITIOUS with the County Clerk of in the state of California. #571833 BUSINESS Santa Clara County on Registrant has not The following person(s) NAME STATEMENT is (are) doing business 12/04/2012. yet began transacting (pub Metro 1/02, 1/09, business under the as: Le Test Only, 34 San STATEMENT 1/16, 1/23/2013) fictitious business name Jose Ave., San Jose, CA, #572912 or names listed herein. 95125, Phi Le, 5469 The following person(s) FICTITIOUS /s/Joseph Camacho Ellyridge Dr., San Jose, is (are) doing business CA, 95123. This business Managing Member BUSINESS as: Premier Auto Care #201223810281 is conducted by a NAME STATEMENT & Locksmith, 3295 El This statement was filed individual. Camino Real, Santa #573100 with the County Clerk of Registrant has not Clara, CA, 94551, Carmel The following person(s) Santa Clara County on yet begun transacting Greenberg, 3177 Scott is (are) doing business 11/08/2012. business under the as: TimeLinux.com, 4673 Way, Napa, CA, 94558. (pub Metro 12/05, 12/12, fictitious business name This business is Jarvis Avenue, San Jose, 12/19, 12/26/2012) or names listed herein. conducted by a CA, 95118, Mrinal Sarkar. /s/Phi Le individual. Registrant This business is FICTITIOUS This statement was filed began transacting conducted by a with the County Clerk of BUSINESS business under the individual. Registrant has Santa Clara County on NAME STATEMENT not yet begun transacting fictitious business name 11/16/2012. (pub Metro or names listed herein on business under the #572457 12/12, 12/19, 12/26, 12/01/2012. fictitious business name The following person(s) 1/02/2012) /s/Carmel Greenberg or names listed herein. is (are) doing business This statement was filed /s/Mrinal Sakar. This as: JR Computer Services, FICTITIOUS with the County Clerk statement was filed 118 S. Claremont Ave., of Santa Clara County BUSINESS with the County Clerk of San Jose, CA, 95122, on 12/19/2012. (pub NAME STATEMENT Blanca R. Montes, Jose Santa Clara County on Metro 12/26, 1/02, 1/09, 12/26/2012. Juan Ibarra. #571967 1/16/2013) (pub Metro 1/02, 1/09, This business is The following person(s) 1/16, 1/23/2013) conducted by a husband is (are) doing business as: SCT Consulting, 4808 and wife. Registrant began Pepperwood Way, San transacting business Jose, CA, 95124. This

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): In 2013, I pledge to conspire with you to increase your mastery of the art of friendship. Together we will concentrate on making you an even stronger ally than you already are. We will upgrade your skill at expressing your feelings with open-hearted clarity, and in ways that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make people defensive. We will also inspire you to help others communicate effectively in your presence. I hope you understand that doing this work will empower you to accomplish feats that were never before possible for you. TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): Chickens and alligators

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share a common ancestor. Seventy million years ago, they were both archosaurs. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why chickens possess a gene that has the ability to grow teeth. A few years ago, a biological researcher at the University of Wisconsin managed to activate this capacity, inducing a few mutant chickens to sprout alligator teeth. I predict there will be a metaphorically comparable event happening for you in 2013, Taurus. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;chickenâ&#x20AC;? part of you will acquire some of the gravitas of an alligator.

GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): â&#x20AC;&#x153;People wish to learn

to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground,â&#x20AC;? said French novelist Marcel Proust. An attitude like that is always a barrier to growth, of course, but in 2013 it would be especially ill-advised for you Geminis. In order to win full possession of the many blessings that will be offering themselves to you, you will have to give up your solid footing and dive into the depths over and over again. That may sometimes be a bit nerveracking. But it should also generate the most fun youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in years.

CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the horoscope I





                                               

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hope to be able to write for you a year from now: You escaped the chains that kept you enslaved to your primary source of suffering. You broke the trance it kept you in, and you freed yourself from its demoralizing curse. Now you have forged a resilient new relationship with your primary source of sufferingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a relationship that allows you to deal with it only when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthy for you to do so and only when you feel strong enough to do it. Very nicely done! Congratulations! Excellent work!

LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this world,â&#x20AC;? said Oscar

Wilde, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m counting on you to refute the last part of that questionable assertion, Leo. According to my analysis of the long-term astrological omens, you will deďŹ nitely be getting what you want in the next six months. You will receive your prize ... you will earn your badge ... you will win a big game or claim your birthright or ďŹ nd your treasure. When that happens, I trust you will make sure it is an enduring blessing. There will be no sadness involved!

VIRGO (Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): English poet Alfred

Tennyson wrote so many memorable lines that he is among the top ten most frequently cited authors in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. One of his most famous passages was â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all.â&#x20AC;? When he was on his death bed at age 83, his enigmatic last words were, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have opened it.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make that declaration your mantra for the coming year, Virgo. In your case, it will have nothing to do with death, but just the opposite. It will be your way of announcing your entrance into a brighter, lustier, more fertile phase of your life. Try saying it right now: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have opened it!â&#x20AC;?

LIBRA (Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): Back in 1830, it was expensive to stay up and do things in your room after dark. To earn enough money to pay for the whale oil that would light your lamp for an hour, you had to work for 5.4 hours. And today? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheaper. You have to put in less than a second of hard labor to afford an hourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of light. I suspect that in 2013 there will be a similar boost in your ease at getting the light you need to illuminate your journey. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m speaking metaphorically here, as in the insight that arises from your intuition, the emotional energy that comes from those you care about, and the grace of the Divine Wow. All that good stuff will be increasing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been absolutely terriďŹ ed every moment of my life,â&#x20AC;? said Scorpio

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painter Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.â&#x20AC;? I think her declaration is excellent medicine for you. In 2013, you will have great potential for upgrading your relationship with your fearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not necessarily suppressing them or smashing them, but rather using them more consistently as a springboard, capitalizing on the emotions they unleash, and riding the power they motivate you to summon.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ambition can creep as well as soar,â&#x20AC;? said Irish philosopher Edmund Burke. That will be good for you to remember throughout 2013, Sagittarius. Later this year, the time may come for your ambition to soarâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the month of April, for example, and again in the month of August. But for the foreseeable future, I think your ambition will operate best if you keep it contained and intense, moving slowly and gradually, attending to the gritty details with supreme focus. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): In Tom Robbinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; book Skinny Legs and All, one of the characters, Ellen Cherry, has a conversation with a voice in her head. The voice gives her a piece of advice: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trick is this: keep your eye on the ball. Even when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the ball.â&#x20AC;? I think that happens to be excellent counsel for you to heed during the next six months, Capricorn. You may not always be able to ďŹ gure out what the hell is going on, but that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect your commitment to doing the right thing. Your job is to keep your own karma clean and pureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and not worry about anyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karma. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be bold and predict that 2013 will be a time when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover more about the art of happiness than you have in years. Here are some clues to get you started. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not easy to ďŹ nd happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to ďŹ nd it elsewhere.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agnes Repplier. 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things that are beyond the power of our will.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Epictetus. 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the rational, healthy person, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nathaniel Branden. 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our happiness springs mainly from moderate troubles, which afford the mind a healthful stimulus, and are followed by a reaction which produces a cheerful ďŹ&#x201A;ow of spirits.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; E. Wigglesworth. 5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;William H. Sheldon. 6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Charles Kingsley. PISCES (Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): In 2013, I pledge to help you feel at peace and in love with your body; I will do everything in my power to encourage you to triumph over media-induced delusions that tempt you to wish you were different from who you actually are. My goal is to be one of your resourceful supporters in the coming monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to be a member of your extensive team of allies. And I will be working with you to ensure that this team grows to just the right size and provides you with just the right foundation. If all goes well, your extra help will ensure that you ďŹ nish almost everything you start in the coming year. You will regularly conquer everyday chaos and be a master of artful resolutions. Homework: Send me your New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions. Go to RealAstrology.com and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Email Rob.â&#x20AC;? For extra credit, also send me your anti-resolutions: Weird habits and vices that you pledge to continue.

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