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Curse of Reed The city’s fearless and occasionally politically tone-deaf leader, CHUCK REED, was riding high after successfully placing pension reform and binding arbitration on the ballot with a carefully stitched-together coalition that seemed to spell the end of organized labor’s control of the San Jose City Council. The afterglow was short-lived, however. Reed threw the new majority into chaos with his divisive endorsement of gay marriage opponent LARRY PEGRAM for a council seat, just a day before a California court overturned Prop 8. Though he won’t say so publicly, among the dismayed was cat-herder SAM LICCARDO, the downtown district councilman who helped orchestrate the 7-4 vote. JUDY CHIRCO, who holds the council seat for which Pegram is now battling DON ROCHA, was “visibly sickened” by the mayor’s announcement, according to one 18th floor source. As Fly noted last week, it’s the latest in a series of Reed endorsements that seem to be based more on Don’t personal loyalty than forget high strategy. These to tip! have ranged from his support for labor FLY@ back-watcher DOLORES METRONEWS. CARR, the defeated COM DA, and his baffling recent endorsement of RICHARD CALDERON, who also lost. The Pegram bombshell also recalls Reed’s disastrous 2007 endorsement of HON LIEN against KANSEN CHU, which showed that Reed couldn’t even secure his own council district for a successor. While Reed’s personal popularity remains high in polls, his endorsement seems to be more of a curse than a blessing these days. The effect will likely be to drive Rocha, who was hoping the mayor would stay out of the race, more tightly into the clutches of the South Bay Labor Council, rather than cost him the election.


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garbage bills and been threatened with eviction on his business and foreclosure on his house. Last month, he was kicked off the San José Small Business Development Commission. Duong’s money problems seem to begin in 2005. That’s when the Long Beach Mortgage Company notified him that the mortgage on his house at 2342 McLaughlin Ave. was in arrears, and demanded $506,511.23. The default notice said the California Reconveyance Company would be selling the home at public auction if he did not pay up. By September 2009, Duong faced foreclosure on the home.What’s more, he and his wife, Hieu Duong, have failed at least three times to pay property taxes on their home, as well as MHD Home Furniture and Décor, their Brokaw Road furniture store. Santa Clara County tax collector Martha L. Williams says that one October 2009 tax lien she issued

Duong for $2,643.29 remains unpaid. In 2008 Duong’s store was threatened with eviction when Duong fell $10,450.14 behind in his rent. And he got behind with the city of San Jose last year, when he didn’t pay $237.51 in garbage bills. Though he lists his position as a San Jose Small Business Development Commissioner at the top of his qualifications on his campaign mailers, in reality Duong was thrown off the board on July 20 by City Clerk Lee Price following three unexcused absences from commission meetings. Asked about the laundry list of money troubles, Duong says he wasn’t aware of the foreclosure and tax violations, and would have to confer with his accountant. “I’m surprised that there are so many things popping up,” Duong said in a telephone interview Friday, “But if they are, they must be an oversight and I’ll certainly dive into the details on that.” As to his furniture store’s eviction notice, Duong explains that one of employees failed to send a rent check when he and his wife were on vacation. “I went to the management office and said, ‘Look, I have had this the whole time, it’s just that the person who I delegated the work to didn’t send it in,’” Duong says. “I handed it to them and it was done, finished. So that was a



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Temple Doomed? With countless dusty throngs waiting in the Black Rock Desert for the 25th annual Burning Man to begin, San Jose-based PayPal almost thwarted the construction of an elaborate “Temple” at the heart of the beloved annual bacchanalia. PayPal, which invented one of the first safe ways to spend and collect money on the Internet, and later was purchased by eBay, froze tens of thousands of



very minor misunderstanding.” While campaigning, Duong has repeatedly emphasized his experience as a local businessman who, having achieved the “American Dream,” wants to bring his expertise in responsible budgeting to voters. “We can not spend more than we can take in,” Duong said at a meeting of the San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) last Friday. As “someone who has signed both sides of the check, who knows what it’s like to turn a profit,” Duong continued, “I understand what it’s like to live between the means.” Friends Like These The Republican got a huge shot in the arm last spring when he was endorsed by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce over incumbent Nguyen. Chamber head Pat Dando was not available for comment at presstime, but when the ChamberPAC first announced its endorsement last spring, Dando said Duong’s consistent business-centric campaign line stood out in comparison to Nguyen. “Quite frankly, just looking at Madison’s voting record over the past year, she had clearly not been a real friend to business,” Dando said. According to Nguyen, Duong’s past money issues are no secret in San Jose’s tight-knit and all-to-often drama-filled Vietnamese community. She says the local Vietnamese-language media have been all over his record of financial inconsistencies.

dollars destined for the Temple of Flux, a massive artwork being built by artist JESS HOBBS and a crew of 200 volunteers. According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s STEVEN T. JONES, the online money-transfer giant refused to release the money because the IRS has not yet granted the Burners tax-exempt status. “[PayPal] will take the donations and their fees, but they won’t give us our money until we get our nonprofit status,” Hobbs said, a week before PayPal backed down and released the money. The artist said her team, unlike other famously informal groups responsible for the spectacular

displays that spring out of the desert every September, filled out the reams of IRS paperwork required to win their 501c3 status, but have been waiting on Uncle Sam: “The IRS is so backed up they’re taking at least six months to give out nonprofit status. “To the delight of Burners everywhere, PayPal decided to release the funds a few days after the SFBG article was published. Silicon Valley biz-watcher Fast Company notes that Burning Man’s website points visitors to PayPal to purchase their $300 tickets, and that the Burning Man organization is a $10 million-a-year business, so “it pays PayPal not to upset Burners.”

“If he can’t balance his own checkbook, how can voters expect him to balance the city budget?,” Nguyen says. Duong says focusing on his personal life draws attention away from the important issues currently facing District 7 residents. He accuses the Nguyen campaign with tarnishing his name. “If I’m going to talk about my opponent, I’m going to talk about issues that are relating to the residents and what’s not been done for them, and how our leaders have misused and abused and mislead the district,” Duong says. “I’m not going to dig into my opponent’s personal life.” Nguyen says that Duong has a pattern of not taking responsibility for his actions. “He consistently apologizes for his mistakes, but never intends to correct them,” she says. “He’s like, ‘Sorry, I didn’t know,’ but he just keeps on letting it happen again and again.” This is Duong’s second attempt at getting on the San Jose City Council. He ran a failed campaign for Dave Cortese’s old District 8 seat against Rose Herrera in 2008. In addition to the issues that have just come to light, Duong was fined $500 by the San Jose Elections Commission last month for violations of city campaign disclosure laws. Specifically, he was penalized for not reporting that he was sued in January 2010 for $22,459 by Ronald Wong, a campaign consultant on his first bid at City Hall. The Elections Commission also determined Duong had filled out several election filing forms incompletely and

incorrectly—errors he says were entirely unintentional. Signs of TroubleIn related news, eight large blue-and-white “Reelect Madison Nguyen” signs were knocked over or torn up Sunday night at different locations around District 7. In a strange twist, Nguyen says that she got a text Sunday evening from Rudy Rodriguez, Duong’s campaign manager, admitting that he was going to be taking action against her signs. The texts, which were forwarded to Metro by Nguyen’s campaign, read: “Madison—Your volunteers or you have placed signs on my Latino supporters who are now supporting Minh. These signs will be removed tonight. Call me if you would like to discuss.” Nguyen says the property owners did not authorize anyone to remove or destroy the signs, which were worth about $40 each. The police are investigating the matter as possible misdemeanor vandalism. Before he took over the Duong campaign, Rodriguez himself ran for the District 7 seat in the June primary. Duong was not available for comment Tuesday, but told CBS 5 on Monday that nobody from his campaign was behind the sign destruction. Even so, he admits his campaign manager Rodriguez did in fact sent Nguyen the above text “in a moment of passion.” sign destruction. Even so, he admits his campaign manager Rodriguez did in fact sent Nguyen the above text “in a moment of passion.”

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Meanwhile, Hulu’s biggest competitor in streaming video is perhaps Netflix, which is streaming more and more movies online, and TV shows as well. In June, more people went to than Hulu for the first time, and that trend continued in July. —ERICK SCHONFELD, TECHCRUNCH.COM Lucian Armasu They are having a classic innovator’s dilemma. The companies owning Hulu know Hulu is the future, but they can’t put their whole weight behind it because that would mean killing their current business much sooner. If they don’t, others will do it for them—like Netflix. Harry Hulu will never make it until the networks and production companies let them stream everything and to everyone. Jonathan A Hulu IPO is an exit for the group of networks that have holdings in the company. That’s the sole reason for it to happen mrvco Good luck on the IPO. Hopefully you can capitalize on a little irrational exuberance among techignorant investors

Is It Worth $100 Million to Be Governor? Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman’s quest to buy the California governor’s seat continues. She just donated another $13 million to her own campaign, bringing her total contribution to $104 million. Her opponent, Jerry Brown, has spent less than $1 million. ADRIAN CHEN, VALLEYWAG,GAWKER.COM

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Clueless Commentators: ‘Stop Wikileaks’ Marc Thiessen is a former Bush speechwriter, who seems to have tried to make a second career out of saying really clueless things as loudly as possible. Lately he’s been on a rampage against Wikileaks, first suggesting that it somehow made sense to use U.S. military power to track down and capture Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. This resulted in a reporter pointing out that Thiessen’s response to Wikileaks is like the RIAA’s response to Napster: destined to backfire due to a basic misunderstanding of the Internet. Apparently Thiessen either didn’t read or didn’t understand that response. Or, perhaps in the business of being loud and wrong, he just doesn’t care. He’s since written a few more pieces attacking Wikileaks, including directly blaming it for an Afghan tribal leader being killed . . . though in the very next sentence he admits he doesn’t know if that had anything to do with Wikileaks. But, last Friday, Thiessen moved things up a notch on the RIAArepeatifier, and suggested that with Assange’s recent promise to release the remaining 15,000 documents in the recent collection—after scrubbing them of identifying information—the U.S. should somehow “shut down” Wikileaks. Yeah, good luck with that. . —MIKE MASNICK, TECHDIRT.COM

Nate I realize it’s convenient to try to paint everything as a “new media vs. old media” struggle, but some issues fit that mold easier than others. The fact remains that real people’s lives have been placed in imminent danger as a result of a willful disclosure of sensitive information.

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The rebirth of the Rose Garden could not have been done by only park maintenance staff or volunteers. It is the combination of both that allows for this fantastic achievement. And the leadership of Beverly Rose Hopper and Terry Reilly. Just over three years ago, I walked through the Rose Garden park with concerned neighbors and saw the decline and devastation. I knew then that our city did not have the resources to pay for staff to care for the park, nor would a band-aid approach allow the park to reach its potential. I also knew the city was behind the times with its volunteer policy. Instead, I proposed a pilot for outsourcing park maintenance. That caused the unions to assemble and defend the status quo. Although outsourcing park maintenance, even as a pilot, was not approved in May 2007, I did push for and was successful in having council support amending the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer policy in October. I remember asking thenâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Vice Mayor Dave Cortese to accept my amendments to allow more ďŹ&#x201A;exibility in the volunteer policy, including

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ZZOMBIES O M B I E S 19 sticky sstage sticky tagge blood, blood, she she decided decided tto o go go aass a gas-masked gas-masked zombie zombie hunter. hunter. She’s She’s rrepeating epeating the the costume costume this this week, week, only only with w ith a half-mask—“The half-mask—“The full full o one ne iiss ttoo oo hot. hot.” Rob R o ob Corbin Corbin went to o the crawl craaw wl dressed dr essed as a zombified d Circuit Circuit City City emplo yee. “I was was coming com ming up the employee. rroad,” oad,”” he remembers, remembers, “and my my wif fe wife w as chasing a bystander bystand der who had was been b een waiting waiting iti att the th crosswalk. crrosswalk. lk He H circled cir cled back aaway way fr from om m her and came came around ar ound the corner corner rig right ght into me . . . and I jumped jumped at him. It was was fun.” fun.” The T he S Second econd A Annual nnuall ZombieZombieO-Rama O -Rama in in San San Jose, Jose, which which takes tak kes place p lace on on Aug. Aug. 25, 25, aims aiims to to repeat repeat the the disgusting d isgusting magic magic with with a free free screening screening off 2009’s o 2009’s Z Zombieland, ombieland, a zzombie ombie ffashion ashion show show and an nd a monster monster pub pub ccrawl rawl throughout throughout downtown. downtown. E vents staged staged by by the the Cacophony Caccophony Events S ocieties iin nS an Francisco Francisco and and L .A. Societies San L.A. m ay have have anticipated an nticipated this this kind kind o may off m ass costumed costumed event; event; in in the the early earrly mass 11990s, 990s, the the S.F. S.F. Cacophony Caccophony society society o rganized a mob mob of of unruly unruly Santas Santass organized tto o iinvade nvad de Union Union Square Squarre during during the the h eight o the sshopping hopping season. season. height off the A or zombies zombies themselves, themselves, Ass ffor iitt is is claimed claimed that that Sacramento Sacram amento o riginated this this kind kind of of mayhem mayhem in in originated 2 001. Ov er the h last l decade, d deecade d , cities ii 2001. Over fr om Melb ourne to P hiladelphia from Melbourne Philadelphia ha ave seen gangs of walking walking a have dead or ganized for for o fun or charity. c charit y. organized T here h ave b een iimpromptu mpromptu There have been fl ashmobs of of zombs zombs haunting hau aunting smaller smalller flashmobs ccity ity eentertainment ntertainment districts districts aand nd b ars. bars. T here h ave aalso lso b een w ell- organized There have been well-organized eevents, vents, from from the the aannual nnual Zombi-Com Zombi-Com iin nF ort M eyers, F la., where where a half-ton hallf-ton Fort Meyers, Fla., o food aand nd 33 33 units units of of blood blood were were off food ccollected, ollected, tto o tthe he eeven ven llarger arrger ZombieZombieC om in in New New York Y ork City. City. Com C learly, more more than than just just an an urge urge to to Clearly, ccongregate ongregate iiss at at work work here. here. Zombies Zombies m ake a useful useful metaphor metaphor for for what’s what’s make h ap ppening in in society, society, like like their their happening h orror-movie b rothers iin n ssymbology, ymbology, horror-movie brothers tthe he eever-popular ver-popular vampires. vam mpires. JJust ust as as the the vampires vam mpires suck suck the the llifeblood ifeblood ffrom rom tthe he m iddle cclass—Wall lass—Wall middle S treet b ankers, for for iinstance—or nstance—or from from Street bankers, tthe he earth earrth itself—like itself—like BP—so BP—so zombies zombies rrepresent epresent tthe he u ndead victims victims lleft eft tto o undead fforage orage iin n a ravaged ravaged economy economy on on an an o verheating p lanet. As As I was was finishing finishing overheating planet. tthis his aarticle, rticle, T he N ew Y ork T imes The New York Times eeven ven u sed ““zombie” zombie” in in a headline headline used tto od escribe the the enfeebled enfeebled mortgage mortgage describe aagencies gencies Fannie Fan nnie Mae Mae and and Freddie Freddie

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Dead D ead and LLoving oving IItt Spokeszombie for Spokeszombie for tthe he S San an JJose ose Z ZombieombieO-Rama O -Rama is is writer writer aand nd ccartoonist artoonist JJon on Hastings, H asstings, w whose hose makeup makeup ffor or last last yyear’s ear’s H Halloween alloween party party aatt S Slave lave L Labor abor Graphics G raphics d downtown owntown m made ad de him him tthe he poster p oster boy boy ffor or tthis his yyear’s earr’s S San an Jose Jose zzombie ombie jjamboree. amboree. Hastings’ Hasting gs’’ work includes the comics comics Smith, Br Brown, ow wn, J Jones ones o Alien A Accountants ccountants and the ch children’s hildren’s book book T Tarabella arab a ella Smoot Smo ot and the Unsung Monsters; Monstteerrs; his up upcoming com ming book book Murmur Murmur,, in ccollaboration ollaborattion with J.D. J.D. Arnold, is a four-year-long four o -year e -long project project he d describ ibes as a ““Finding Finding i di N Nemo done d describes b n King.” King.” byy Stephen wh hat use, use, you you ask,, is a QV QV ffor or o But what someone already a eady dead? alr A “Zom mb Hastings,” Hastings,” JJon on Ass “Zomb ac compan nies wife wiffe and coco accompanies sp okeszom mbie Terry Terr e y to the cra aw wl. spokeszombie crawl. She –Santa Cruz theater arts arts She,, a UC UC–Santa major lped him create create his unique major,, hel helped lo ok of peeling peeling e latex, and protruding protruding look latex, false sk ull made out of a chunk of skull yyogurt ogurt ccontainer—“plus on ntainer—“plus I sacrific ed sacrificed one of my my b eloved Ha awaiian shir ts.” beloved Hawaiian shirts.” Hasting gs’’ love love affair with zombies Hastings’ o ccurred after a experiencing a double occurred experiencing bill of Night Nighht of the Living Dead and Dawn of the thhe Dead. Dead. “I w as not a big was horr or fan n,, but after I sa aw those two two horror fan, saw I was was up at a 3am kicking back doors doors to see if th here wer behind there weree zombies behind them. Thiss year, year, he pr oposes to b proposes bee “a runover e businessman zombie”: zombie”: run-over “I got a ni ce business suit,, shredded shredded nice it,, and ran n the car car over over it.” it.” Dan Vado, Vad ado, owner of the comic comic and fine -art publishing pu ublishing shop Slave Slaave Labor Labor fine-art Graphics i de facto organizer organizer of this Graphics,, is yyear’s ear’s San Jose Jose Zombie-O-Rama. Zombie- O -Rama. L ast Last yyear, ear, he ha ad noted the package package of had fr ee down ntown mo vies at the St arlite free downtown movies Starlite Cinemas and a wonder ed if the wondered theyy might b bee able to show something that had a lit tle mo ore guts to it. little more “The howed The Shiningg one “Theyy sh showed yyear, ear, so ob bviously they they wer en’t obviously weren’t worried ab bout content,” content,”” V ado a sa ays y about Vado says fr om his South S First Str eet offic e. from First Street office. Being dead, dead, the crowd crowd last year year w as p eacefful. was peaceful.


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ZZOMBIES O M B I E S 2200 “I didn’t didn’t hear about about an anyy incidents when the theyy were were wandering wandeering around,” around,”” Vado V ado a sa says. ays y . “The cops cops se seemed eemed bored bored and amused for fo or the wh whole hole thing. thing. Zombies Z ombies wer weree taking taking pictures p pictur es of themselves themselv es with the police. polic o e. It wasn’t wasn’t yyour our club crowd; crowd; there there was was no alcohol alc ohol on sale. sale. It was was a much more more family event event than I en envisioned.” v visioned. ” Among the improvements improvements e promised pr omised i d for for o this thi year’s year’’s Z Zombie-Oombie bi - O Rama is more more or organization ganizaation to avoid avoid anyy incidents: last yyear, an earr, zombies crossing cr ossing intersections too t o slowly to rresulted esulted in anonymous anonymous hate mail ffor or V o Vado. ado a . “Why “Wh hy anonymous? anonymous? y Did he think I w was as going to sicc the undead on him?” Preston Pr eston comments, comments, “Ther ““There’s e’s this who photo online of this person person e is really really very very zombied out, and she’s she h ’s holding h ldi a baby. b bab by. So So naturally ll eeveryone veryone is going ‘bad parenting!’ parenting!’’ I saw was sa aw that baby, baby, and it w as laughing and ha having aving v a blast blast—it —it was was all in brought her son, fun. My friend Lee Lee br o ought 10-to-11-years 10-to -11-years old at thee time time,, and he free went to the fr ee makeup makeu up thing at Slave Sla ave Labor Labor Graphics earlier e that day. daay. I mean,, yyou ou go downtown downto own and you you see 1,0 1,000 00 zombies—w zombies—what hat kid is not going to be that?” be all over over tha at?” The h San Jose Jose Downtown Downttown Association’s 1,500 A ssociation’s estimate of 1,500 undead revelers revelers makes makess the cavalcade cavvalcade of zombies one of the nation’s nation’s largest. lar gest. “The estimation estimation seems a tad tad generous me,” gener ous to me ,” Vado Vaado says. saays y . But it was w as a wild success success compared com mpared to what had been been expected: expected: maybe maayb y e a ffew ew hundred hundr ed at best. best. “Even “Ev en if we don’t don’t do o as well as last yyear, ear, we won won’t ’t consider consideer it a great great failure. failur e. When yyou ou get to a point point when yyou’re ou’re building an a event, event, these things go in plateaus, plateeaus, and our beginning b eginning point point was was a high water water mark. This is something somethin ng that could could bee massiv b massivee and huge eventually.” eventuallyy.” Vado V ado h has as a ffew ew ttips ips for for tthe he budding budding zzombie ombie maker: maker: “Use “Use liquid liquid latex latex as as a base. b asse. IIff yyou ou d don’t on’t h have ave a ggood ood b base, asse, yyou’ll ou’ll jjust ust look look ssunburned unburned instead instead d off dead. o dead d. S Some ome p plant lant life life ass garnish garrnish is is aanother nother ttip. ip. D Don’t on’t p pick ick tthe he fl flowers owers downtown! d owntown! Your Your cclothes lothes m make ake a sstatement. tatement. If If you you d don’t on’t get get some some good good rripped ipped thrift-shop thrift-shop clothes, clothes, you’re you’re just just ggoing oing tto o llook ook llike ike a d dude ude wearing wearing makeup. m akeup. Y You ou want want to to go go 100 100 percent percent aall ll the the w way. ay. “Be uniquely you. you. Don Don’t D ’t be be the

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CCathartic Cathar h rtic Gor GGoree Ms. Monste Ms. Monster, er, azur azure-skinned e-skinned horror horr or hostess hosttess from from Hel, “which is essentiall essentially ly right where where San Francisco Francisc o is, iss, . . . on another plane of rreality eality cl clearly,” learlyy,” is a blue blue-skinned -skinned “half-zombie” “half f-zomb bie” noted ffor or o her live live introductions intr oductio ons of scary scary (or scarily scarily bad) cinema cinem ma at area area clubs. clubs. When one needs a zom zombie mbie expert, expert, she she’s ’s a think ttank ank unto herself h on the subject. In her opinion, op pinion, the zombie fad is dead: “So dead d in fact that it walks walks again . . . and an nd again . . . and again! How did it go? Monkeys, Monkeys, pirates pirates,, zombies? And A the zombie thing, thing, it just never never went w away.” away.” A vveteran eteran n of many man ny zombie mobs mobs,, Ms.. Monste Ms Monster er advises joining in whenever whene ver possible. possible. “Z ombiee walks walks are are a perfect perfeect “Zombie mindless at-dusk att- dusk excuse excuse to get yyour our gor cathartic. A release release of goree on. It is cathartic. tensions nd fluids, fluids, in a ccommunity ommunity tensions,, an and fformat. ormat. Alll are o are welc ome, eeven ven the welcome, unholy y. Wh hen we stumble together, together, unholy. When we stumblee as one. one. “What makes m es all these p mak eople people all over over thee world embrace embrace zombie w alks? What Wh hat makes makes people people embrace embrace walks? horr or? To To become become one with the horror? walking w alkingg dead dead ma maybe ayybe allows us to ccatch atch a glimpse glim mpse of life liffe b byy confronting confronting our ffears. ears e . What W if you you b became ecame that which you you feared? fear e ed? ““A A zomb zombie bie is a rebirth rebirth of sorts. sorts. You’ve Y o ou’ve gon gone ne the distance distance of lif life, fe, now now,,

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you ask: What you W has death and gore gore have ha ave to offer?” off ffeer?” ff Hastings H asstings believes believes that that the the appeal ap ppeall ccan an be be summed summed u up p in in one one word: word: ““BRAINNNSSSS!” BRAINNNSSSS!” Dan Vado’s Vad ado’s analysis is simpler: “They’re “The y’re fun!—if fu un!—if you’re you’re a zombie zombie,, yyou ou get to put p your your brain aaway, way, yyou’re ou’re not you. you. The zombie is the working workin ng class of the undead. V aampir i es are a e needlessly ar dl l cruel, l, eeven ven Vampires in curr ent vampire v vampir e lore lore that tries to current mak m nice. nice. makee them “By contrast, conttrast, zombies are are working men. Here Here you you are, are, risen from from your your dir nap, and an nd you you wander wander around. around. dirtt nap, Seriously y, what w are we these days? daayys? Seriously, are W e’re sla aves e , waiting waiting for for o greener greener We’re slaves, times ahea d when this recession recession is ahead o ver, trudg ging off to work, doing over, trudging something we don’t don’t lik e. I get home like. ffrom fr om work, work k, and d my my wif iffe sa ays y , ‘Y You o wife says, ‘You lo ok like like a zombie.’ zombie.’ Being a zombie look is one of those th hose things where where it speaks speaks to experiences experien nces in America, America, mor moree than any any other otther monster.” monster.”

Working W oorkiing D Dead ead Well, W eell, go ahead ah head and bite me, me, I’m sold. One of ourr local local literary literary suc successes, cesses, fformer o ormer Santa San nta Cruzan S.G. S.G. Br Browne, owne, just sold hi his is book book Br Breathers eatherrs to Diablo Cody C ody a wee week ek before beffo ore the no novel vel w was as published, so we can can judge that the craze isn’t isn’t over over yet. yet. Similar literary literary satir satires es (such (such as the delicious genre genre bender b ender Prid Pride de and Pr Prejudice ejudice and Zombies) Z oombies) ha have ave lur lured ed fickle hipsters back to thee bookstores. bookstores. But B ut I d do oh have ave llingering ingering doubts. doubts. Not Not tto o dampen dam mpen tthe he p parade, arrad de, but but isn’t isn’t it it all all jjust ust a bit bit m orbid? The The idea idea of of posing posing morbid? aass tthe he rrotting otting d ead may may be be a bit bit more more dead aashes shes aand nd ssackclothish acckclothish tthan han iitt sseems. eems. T he b ad-asss aappeal ppeall of of zombies zombies The bad-ass p artak kes o he same same loaded loaded quality quality partakes off tthe tthat’s hat’s ffound ound in in any any makeup-covered makeup-covered m ob. B ut tthe he tthreat hreat o ombies is is an an mob. But off zzombies aancient ncient one: one: not not just just the the revenge revenge o off tthe he dead, dead, b ut a m ob of of them. them. Poet Poet but mob JJames am mes D ickey (who (who created creatted eeveryone’s veryone’s Dickey ffavorite avorite terrifying terrifyying camping camping experience experience iin n Deliverance) Deliverance) ssaid aid tthat hat h is b ook w as his book was p owerful b ecause iitt was was about about the the powerful because u ltimate fear: fear: the the fear fear of of being being done done ultimate tto o death death b trangers. byy sstrangers. A ccrowd rowd iin nm asks has has been been bad bad d masks n ews ssince ince ancient ancient ttimes. imes. Take Taak ke the the news ffate ate of of tthose hose in in Ancient Ancient G reece w ho Greece who


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ALDO’S A LDO’S IItalian. talian. $ $$$. $$. A w warm arm aand nd eengaging ngaging aatmosphere tmosphere ssets ets tthe he sscene cene ffor or ffullullflavors bbodied odied fl avors aand nd hhealthy ealthy iingredients. ngredients. 111:30am-2:30pm 1:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri, M on-Fri, 55-9pm -9pm TThu, hu, 55-10pm -10pm Winchester Blvd. FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 114109 4109 W inchester B lvd. 4408.374.1808. 08.374.1808.

CCALIFORNIA ALIFORNIA CCAFE AFE N New ew American. $$$. An A merican. $ $$. A n iinnovative nnovative aapproach pproach ttoo P Pacific acific R Rim im makes sstaples taples m akes ffor or ssome ome llovely ovely ssurprises. urprises. TThe he aace ce sservice ervice matches m atches tthe he ssmart mart ssetting. etting. FFull ull bar. bar. 111:30am-10pm 1:30am-10pm MonMonFFri, ri, 110:30am-10:30pm 0:30am-10:30pm Sat, Sat, 110:30am-9:30pm 0:30am-9:30pm SSun. un. 550 0 University Ave. U niversity A ve. 4408.354.8118. 08.354.8118.

CCIN-CIN IN-CIN EEclectic clectic w wine ine bbar. ar. $ $$$. $$. menu TThe he heart heart of of Cin Cin Cin’s Cin’s m enu iiss aann eclectic eclectic m mix ix of of ssmall mall pplates, lates, ttapas-size apas-size ddishes ishes tthat hat ppartner artner well with wine w ell w ith a ggreat reat w ine llist. ist. Mon-Sat. Village 44-10pm -10pm M on-Sat. 3368 68 V illage Way. W ay. 4408.354.8006. 08.354.8006.

CCRIMSON RIMSON Rustic Rustic bistro. bistro. $$$. $$$. LLarge arge portions portions ooff uupscale pscale rrustic ustic ffare are ssate ate tthe he ddiner iner aatt tthis his nnew-style ew-style O ld W orld Old World bbistro, istro, but but don’t don’t fforget orget ttoo ssave ave rroom oom for for Fondue Fondue ffor or TTwo. wo. 111:30am-2pm 1:30am-2pm M Mon-Fri, on-Fri, 55pmpmcclose lose M Mon-Sun. on-Sun. 115466 5466 LLos os G atos B lvd. 4408.358.0175. 08.358.0175. Gatos Blvd.

DIO D IO D DEKA EKA GGreek. reek. $ $$$. $$. D Dio io Deka iiss ddoing Deka oing iits ts ppart art ttoo eelevate levate G Greek reek ffood ood iin n SSilicon ilicon Valley. V alley. There’s There’s m much uch to to recommend recommend at at this this handsome handsome restaurant. restaurant. Most Most starters starters are are large large so so they’re they’re best best shared. shared. 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 5-10pm 5-10pm Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 5-9pm 5-9pm Sun. Sun. 210 210 E. E. Main Main St. St. 408.354.7700. 408.354.7700. FFLEUR LEUR D DEE COCOA COCOA FFrench rench bakery. $ bakery. $$. $. A Almond lmond ccroissant. roissant. Almond A lmond croissant. croissant. Almond Almond ccroissant. roissant. LLos os G Gatos’ atos’ Fleur Fleur ddee CCocoa ocoa iiss rightly rightly known known

for its its chocolate chocolate confections confections for and pastries, pastries, but but I can’t can’t sstop top and thinking about about the the little little pastry pastry thinking shop’s shop’s sspectacular pectacular aalmond lmond croissants. croissants. There’s There’s pplenty lenty of of other other good good stuff stuff and and not not all all of of it it sweet, sweet, like like the the croque croque monsieur monsieur and and the the quiche. quiche. 7:30am-6pm 7:30am-6pm Tue-Sat Tue-Sat and and 8am-4pm 8am-4pm Sun. Sun. 39 39 N. N. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.354.3574. 408.354.3574.

FFORBES ORBES M MILL ILL SSTEAKHOUSE TEAKHOUSE SSteakhouse. teakhouse. $ $$$$. $$$. W When hen M etro first first checked checked in in with with Metro FForbes orbes Mill Mill in in 2003, 2003, it it was was called called “a “a big, big, burly burly brasserie brasserie equipped equipped with with style style as as well well as as substance.” substance.” IIt’s t’s holding holding up up well well and and still still does does things things in in a big big way. way. Dinner Dinner 5-9pm 5-9pm Sun-Thu, Sun-Thu, 5-10pm 5-10pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 206 206 N. N. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.395.6434. 408.395.6434.

GGREEN REEN P PAPAYA APAYA VVietnamese. ietnamese. $ $$. $. CCalifornia alifornia cuisine cuisine meets meets SSoutheast outheast Asia Asia bbyy w ay ooff P aris, way Paris, with with inventive inventive updates updates of of clay clay pot pot and and five-spice five-spice authentica. authentica. 11am11am- 3pm, 3pm, 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm TueTueSun.. Sun.. Beer, Beer, wine. wine. 137 137 N. N. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.395.9115. 408.395.9115.

I GGATTI ATTI New New IItalian. talian. $ $$$. $$. I Gatti Gatti fits fits like like a glove glove along along peaceful peaceful Main Main Street. Street. The The chef chef understands understands the the basics basics but but isn’t isn’t aafraid fraid ttoo ccreate reate rrefreshing efreshing twists twists on on traditional traditional recipes. recipes. 11:30am-2pm. 11:30am-2pm. 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm MonMonSat, Sat, 5-9pm 5-9pm Sun Sun 25 25 E. E. Main Main St. St. 408.399.5180. 408.399.5180. KAMAKURA SSUSHI KAMAKURA USHI AND AND ushi bbar ar SSAKE AKE H HOUSE OUSE SSushi cclassics. lassics. $ $$. $. IInn a smart smart setting, setting, KKamakura amakura sshowcases howcases a pprocession rocession ooff iimpeccable mpeccable ssushi ushi aand nd ssashimi ashimi pplatters. latters. 110:30am-2pm, 0:30am-2pm, 55:30-10pm :30-10pm N.. SSanta Ave. ddaily. aily. 1135 35 N anta CCruz ruz A ve. 4408.395.6650. 08.395.6650.

LLOS OS GATOS GATOS BREWING BREWING CO. CO. B Brewpub. rewpub. $ $$$. $$. M Most ost bbrewpubs rewpubs sseem eem ttoo bbee ccooking ooking ffrom rom tthe he menu, ssame ame m enu, bbut ut eexecutive xecutive cchef hef JJim im SStump tump hhas as ccreated reated menu a ddiverse iverse m enu ooff uupscale pscale well ccomfort omfort ffood ood tthat hat ggoes oes w ell

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beyond beyond burgers burgers and and grilledgrilledchicken chicken sandwiches. sandwiches. The The handsome handsome wood-accented wood-accented interior interior and and open open kitchen kitchen with with its its wood-fired wood-fired pizza pizza oven oven and and rotisserie rotisserie grill grill add add to to the the restaurant’s restaurant’s appeal. appeal. Breakfast Breakfast 10am-2pm 10am-2pm Sat-Sun, Sat-Sun, lunch lunch 11:30am-3pm 11:30am-3pm and and dinner dinner 5pm 5pm to to 9pm 9pm daily. daily. 130 130 N. N. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.395.9929. 408.395.9929.

MAIN M AIN STREET STREET BURGERS BURGERS B Burgers. urgers. $ $.. M Main ain SStreet treet B Burgers urgers ooffers ffers ffast ast ffood ood cconvenience, onvenience, aaffordable ffordable pprices rices aand nd ffood ood made with m ade w ith iingredients ngredients tthat hat more aare re hhigher igher qquality uality aand nd m ore hhealthful ealthful than than what what you’d you’d find fi nd aatt tthe he ggolden olden aarches. rches. Mon-Thu, 9am111am-8:30pm 1am-8:30pm M on-Thu, 9 am9pm 9am-8:30pm 9 pm FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 9 am-8:30pm Ave. SSun. un. 220 0 SS.. SSanta anta CCruz ruz A ve. 4408.354.1881. 08.354.1881.

MANRESA M ANRESA H High igh cconcept. oncept. $ $$$$. $$$. Drawing Drawing from from produce produce ggrown rown aatt hhis is own own farm, farm, ssuperstar uperstar cchef hef D David avid Kinch Kinch is is bblazing lazing a ttrail rail of of high high caliber caliber ccuisine uisine tthat’s hat’s as as daring daring as as iitt iiss ddelicious. elicious. Expensive Expensive but but worth w orth iit.t. 3320 20 Village Village Lane. Lane. 4408.354.4330. 08.354.4330.

NICK’S N ICK’S O ON N MAIN MAIN AAmerican. merican. $$$. $$$. Nick’s Nick’s on on Main Main is is a relaxed relaxed but but elegant elegant bistro bistro full full of of neighborly neighborly charm charm and and is is a showcase showcase for for owner owner Nick Nick Difu’s Difu’s decadent decadent and and deeply deeply satisfying satisfying style style of of cooking. cooking. 11:30am-3pm 11:30am-3pm and and 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Tue-Sat. Tue-Sat. 35 35 E. E. Main Main St. St. 408.399.6457. 408.399.6457.

PASTARIA P ASTARIA & MARKET MARKET Italian. Italian. $$. $$. Pastaria Pastaria ooffers ffers reasonably reasonably priced priced comfort comfort food food in in an an unpretentious unpretentious but but lively lively atmosphere. atmosphere. 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 5-10pm 5-10pm Fri-Sat Fri-Sat and and 5-10pm 5-10pm Sun. Sun. 49 49 E. E. Main Main St. St. 408.399.3477. 408.399.3477.

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The old ranch property, which was first settled in the late 1800s, is located up winding mountain roads near Big Basin State Park high into the Santa Cruz Mountains where GPS devices fear to tread. It’s not the kind of place you pop into on a whim, but the winery’s new tasting room in downtown Saratoga is. It opens Friday, Aug. 20, and is located at 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B. If you like syrah and other Rhone-style wines, you’ll want to check out the ROAMIN’ THE RHONES event Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 21–22. Participating wineries Burrell School, Hunter Hill, Loma Prieta, Poetic Cellars and Vine Hill will offer samplings of syrah, mouvedre and grenache, as well as specially selected cheese and cured meats for $5. Rhone wines are food friendly and easy to love. They come from the south of France where the climate is similar to the northern Central Valley and the Santa Clara and Livermore valleys. The Santa Cruz Mountains are cooler but still provide a favorable growing climate. I had a chance to try POETIC CELLARS’ mouvedre, a delicious, intriguing wine that’s big and earthy yet eminently drinkable. Go to for more details. HUNTER HILL will be holding a vineyard dinner on Sunday, Aug. 22, featuring a mixed grill from DOUGLAS RANCH. The dinner, which will be prepared by Los Gatos’ MICHAEL’S ON MAIN, is $85 per person and includes live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. For reservations, call Christine at 831.465.9294 or email —Stett Holbrook

31 R ESTAURANT JJAMES AMES RESTAURANT alifornian. $ $$$. $$. R RANDALL ANDALL CCalifornian. CChef hef aand nd cco-owner o-owner R Ross oss Hanson Hanson takes takes his his cues cues from from the the seasons seasons and and favors favors a simple, simple, ingredient-driven ingredient-driven approach approach that that places places it it squarely squarely in in the the California California school school of of cooking. cooking. He He favors favors big, big, robust robust flavors flavors and and large large serving serving sizes sizes to to create create a kind kind of of California California comfort comfort food. food. Dinner Dinner 5:30-11pm 5:30-11pm TueTueSat. Sat. 303 303 N. N. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.395.4441. 408.395.4441.

SSTEAMER’S TEAMER’S New New American. American. $$$. $$$. Styling Styling iitself tself as as a ggrill rill house, house, Steamer’s Steamer ’s includes includes rotisserie rotisserie meats meats and and fragrant fragrant

grilled grilled chops chops in in addition addition to to fresh fresh fish. fish. Quality Quality control control and and service service are are excellent. excellent. Full Full bar. bar. 11:30am-2:30pm, 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm daily. daily. 31 31 University University Ave. Ave. 408.395.2722. 408.395.2722.

TANDOORI T ANDOORI O OVEN VEN IIndian. ndian. $. $. Tandoori Tandoori Oven Oven hhas as qquickly uickly found found its its nniche iche iinn LLos os Gatos Gatos among among the the burrito burrito joints, joints, sushi sushi spots spots and and upscale upscale restaurants restaurants with with its its made-to-order made-to-order curry curry dishes dishes and and spicy spicy north north Indian Indian fare fare at at good good prices. prices. 11:30am11:30am9:30pm N.. Santa 9:30pm daily. daily. 133 133 N Santa Cruz Cruz Ave., Ave., Los Los Gatos, Gatos, 408.395.1784; 408.395.1784; 1875 1875 S. S. Bascom Bascom Ave., Ave., Campbell, Campbell, 408.559.3885; 408.559.3885; and and 109 109 S. S. First First St., St., San San Jose, Jose, 408.292.7222. 408.292.7222. TAPESTRY T APESTRY CContemporary ontemporary

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VALERIANO’S V ALERIANO’S ITALIAN ITALIAN R ESTAURANT AND AND BAR BAR RESTAURANT CContemporary ontemporary IItalian. talian. $ $$. $$$. While While the the kitchen kitchen exudes exudes earthy earthy aromas, aromas, the the dining dining room’s room’s ssoft oft tterra-cotta erra-cotta walls walls glow glow with with a sense sense of of Mediterranean Mediterranean mission. mission. Hands-on Hands-on management management makes makes each each patron patron feel feel pampered. pampered. Full Full bar. bar. 5pm-close 5pm-close daily. daily. 160 160 W. W. Main Main St. St. 408.354.8108. 408.354.8108.

VIVA LOS VIVA LOS GATOS GATOS N EIGHBORHOOD EATERY EATERY NEIGHBORHOOD California. California. $ $$$. $$. This This ppopular opular Los Gatos Gatos rrestaurant estaurant m ixes Los mixes it up up with with Italian-leaning Italian-leaning it Mediterranean Mediterranean food, food, fresh fresh fish, fi sh, ggrilled rilled ssteaks teaks aand nd sseveral everal Asian-inspired well. A sian-inspired ddishes ishes aass w ell. Mon-Fri 8am111am-9:30pm 1am-9:30pm M on-Fri 8 am8am-9:30pm 110:30pm 0:30pm SSat, at, 8 am-9:30pm Gatos Blvd. SSat. at. 115970 5970 LLos os G atos B lvd. 4408.356.4902. 08.356.4902.

WILLOW SSTREET WILLOW TREET WOODWOODizza. $ $$. $. SSilicon ilicon FFIRED IRED PIZZA PIZZA PPizza. Valley’s Willow Valley’s three three W illow SStreet treet pizza pizza locations locations prepare prepare the the definitive definitive upwardly upwardly mobile mobile California California pizza. pizza. Crispy, Crispy, thin thin crusts crusts breathe breathe with with accents accents of of almond almond from from the the Italian Italian wood-fired wood-fired oven. oven. Check Check out out the the new new Neapolitan-style Neapolitan-style pizzas—delicate, pizzas—delicate, light light and and satisfying. satisfying. Hearty Hearty pastas, pastas, salads salads and and sandwiches, sandwiches, too. too. 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-10pm Sun-Thu; Sun-Thu; 11:30am-9:30pm 11:30am-9:30pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 20 20 S. S. Santa Santa Cruz Cruz Ave. Ave. 408.354.5566. 408.354.5566. For For other other locations locations see see www. www.

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BANANA B ANANA LEAF LEAF Southeast Southeast Asian/Malaysian. $$$. Asian/Malaysian. $ $$. A charming, charming, exotic exotic gem gem of of a place place with with some some of of the the best best Southeast Southeast Asian Asian ffood ood iin n tthe he county. county. Sauces Sauces are are masterfully masterfully crafted crafted and and reduced reduced to to glossy glossy consistencies. consistencies. 11am-3pm, 11am-3pm, 5-9:45pm 5-9:45pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 5510:30pm 10:30pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 182 182 Ranch Ranch Dr. Dr. 408.719.9811. 408.719.9811. CCHILI HILI GGARDEN ARDEN SSzechuan. zechuan. $ $$. $. There’s There’s a llot ot ttoo rrecommend ecommend at at tthis his SSzechuan zechuan sstandout. tandout. Mapo Mapo ttofu ofu iiss a cclassic lassic that that rules rules here. here. For For sheer sheer fireworks, fireworks, go go for for the the Chongqing Chongqing spicy spicy chicken, chicken, a fearsome-looking fearsome-looking dish dish of of chicken chicken lightly lightly battered battered and and crisp. crisp. 10:30am-2:30pm 10:30am-2:30pm and and 4:30-10pm 4:30-10pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 10:30am-2:30pm 10:30am-2:30pm and and 4:304:3010:30pm 10:30pm Fri-Sun. Fri-Sun. 210 210 Barber Barber Lane. Lane. 408.526.9888. 408.526.9888. DARDA SSEAFOOD DARDA EAFOOD slamic CChinese. hinese. RESTAURANT R ESTAURANT IIslamic $.. D Darda meat $ arda serves serves halal halal m eat aand nd ddraws raws pparts arts ooff iits ts m menu enu ffrom rom western w estern CChina, hina, a rregion egion tthat hat bborders orders tthe he M Muslim uslim ccountries ountries ooff KKazakhstan, azakhstan, KKyrgyzstan yrgyzstan aand nd TTajikistan. ajikistan. SSeafood eafood aand nd nnoodle oodle ddishes ishes aare re pparticularly articularly Noo aalcohol ggood. ood. N lcohol sserved. erved. 111am1amMon-Fri 22:30pm, :30pm, 55-9:30pm -9:30pm M on-Fri 110:30am-3pm, 0:30am-3pm, 44:30-9:30pm :30-9:30pm Barber SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 2296 96 B arber CCourt. ourt. 4408.433.5199. 08.433.5199.

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LLIOU’S IOU’S H HOUSE OUSE Chinese. Chinese. $$. $$. A sshopping hopping ccenter enter next next to to a miniature miniature golf golf course course is is an an unlikely unlikely place place to to find find a classically classically trained trained Chinese Chinese chef, chef, but but Silicon Silicon Valley Valley offers offers good good food food in in unexpected unexpected places. places. Check Check out out the the Hunan Hunan tofu, tofu, kung kung pao pao chicken chicken and and


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SSWAGAT WAGAT IIndian. ndian. $ $.. Swagat Swagat explores explores both both southern southern and and northern northern Indian Indian cuisine cuisine in in its its traditional traditional and and extensive extensive menu. menu. Casual. Casual. Beer, Beer, wine. wine. Buffet Buffet daily daily 11am-3pm, 11am-3pm, 5:30-10pm. 5:30-10pm. 68 68 S. S. Abel Abel St. St. 408.262.1128. 408.262.1128. TIRUPATHI T IRUPATHI B BHIMAS HIMAS Indian. $$. Bhimas Indian. $ $. Tirupathi Tirupathi B himas specializes specializes in in vegetarian vegetarian food food from from south south India, India, particularly particularly that that of of Andra Andra Pradesh, Pradesh, a spicy spicy and and aromatic aromatic cuisine, cuisine, as as well well as as a few few north north Indian Indian dishes dishes and and “Indo-Chinese.” “Indo-Chinese.” 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm and and 6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm Tue-Thu, Tue-Thu, 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm and and 6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm Fri Fri and and Sat Sat and and 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm and and 669:30pm 9:30pm Sun. Sun. 1208 1208 S. S. Abel Abel St. St. 408.945.1010. 408.945.1010.

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BODRUM B ODRUM CCAFE AFE TTurkish. urkish. $$. $$. menu TThe he m enu at at Bodrum Bodrum Cafe Cafe iiss extensive extensive aand nd covers covers a llot ot ooff gground, round, bbut ut iit’s t’s the the llamb amb ddishes ishes that that stand stand out. out. A ggood ood place place to to sstart tart is is with with tthe he llahmacun ahmacun (Turkey’s (Turkey’s take take oonn pizza) pizza) aand nd the the kebabs. kebabs. 110am-10pm 0am-10pm ddaily. aily. 383 383 Castro Castro 650.396.7010. SSt. t. 6 50.396.7010.

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MARU M ARU IICHI CHI JJapanese apanese noodles. $. noodles. $. M Maru aru IIchi chi iiss a true true noodle noodle shop. shop. While While there there are are a few few appetizers appetizers on on the the menu, menu, the the slurpable slurpable house-made house-made noodles— noodles— ramen, ramen, soba soba and and udon—are udon—are what what you you want. want. Go Go for for the the house house sspecialty pecialty kuro kuro ramen ramen or or the the soy soy sauce sauce ramen. ramen. Beer Beer and and wine. wine. Cash Cash only. only. 11:3011:302:15pm, 2:15pm, 5-9:45pm, 5-9:45pm, 11:30am11:30am9:45pm, 9:45pm, 11:30am-9pm 11:30am-9pm Sun. Sun. 368 368 Castro Castro St. St. 650.564.9931. 650.564.9931. NAMI N AMI N NAMI AMI JJapanese. apanese. $ $$$. $$. Nami Nami N ami N ami sspecializes pecializes in in kkappo-style appo-style JJapanese apanese fo food, od, food fo od pprepared repared iin n tthe he aartful, rtful, llabor-intensive, abor-intensive, sseasonally easonally with ddriven riven sstyle tyle aassociated ssociated w ith tthe he ccity ity ooff KKyoto. yoto. FFor or ddiners iners willing minds w illing ttoo oopen pen ttheir heir m inds mouths, aand nd m ouths, iitt ooffers ffers oone ne ooff most restaurant tthe he m ost eexciting xciting re staurant Bay Area. eexperiences xperiences iin n tthe he B ay A rea. 111:30am-2pm 1:30am-2pm TTue-Sun, ue-Sun, 77-6-11pm 110pm 0pm TTue-Thu ue-Thu aand nd 6 -11pm 240 FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 24 0 CCastro astro SSt. t. 650.964.6990. 6 50.964.6990.

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THE T HE SSPICE PICE ISLANDS ISLANDS CCAFE AFE Singaporean, Singaporean, M Malaysian, alaysian, Indonesian. $$. Indonesian. $ $. TThis his restaurant restaurant will will send send your your taste taste buds buds to to the the tropics. tropics. Talented Talented chefs chefs put put out out dishes dishes full full of of spice spice and and passion, passion, like like jumbo jumbo chile chile prawns, prawns, papaya papaya salad salad and and Malaysian Malaysian spareribs. spareribs. The The menu menu is is expansive. expansive. Prices Prices are are reasonable. reasonable. 210 210 Hope Hope St. St. 650.960.1888. 650.960.1888.

SSUSHI USHI T TOMI OMI JJapanese. apanese. $$. $$. SSushi ushi TTomi omi sserves erves Japanese Japanese food food with with an an elegant elegant simplicity. simplicity. Sushi Sushi and and sashimi sashimi are are ocean ocean fresh. fresh. For For a real real treat, treat, ask ask for for an an omakase omakase dinner dinner and and let let the the chef chef put put together together a tasting tasting menu menu for for you. you. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm 5:305:309:30pm. 9:30pm. 635 635 W. W. Dana Dana St. St. 650.968.3227. 650.968.3227. TAQUERÍA T AQUERÍA LO LOSS CCHARROS HARROS Mexican. $.. TThis M exican. $ his cclean lean aand nd fe fetching tching ddiner iner iiss tthe he pplace lace forr aauthentic Generous fo uthentic ffare. are. G enerous 6:30am-10pm pportions. ortions. 6 :30am-10pm Mon-Fri, 6:30am-11pm M on-Fri, 6 :30am-11pm SSat, at, 8am-10pm 854 W.. D Dana 8 am-10pm SSun. un. 8 54 W ana SSt. t. 650.969.1464. 650.969.1464.

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Bakery Bakery is is a busy, busy, goodgoodlooking looking space space that that has has a happy happy buzz buzz about about it. it. The The first first thing thing you you notice notice as as you you walk walk in in is is all all the the fresh fresh pastries pastries on on the the counter. counter. There’s There’s a llittle ittle bit bit of of everything everything including including a number number of of Middle Middle Eastern Eastern specialties. specialties. 7am-10pm 7am-10pm daily. daily. 135 135 Castro Castro St. St. 650.625.9888. 650.625.9888.

VASO V AS O A AZZURRO ZZURRO RRistorante istorante IItalian. talian. $ $$$. $$. Entrees Entrees are are attractively attractively presented, presented, and and the the waiters waiters will will make make you you feel feel as as though though you you were were the the most most important important guests guests in in the the place. place. Dessert Dessert lives lives up up to to the the rest rest of of the the meal. meal. Beer, Beer, wine. wine. 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm MonMonFri, Fri, 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 5510pm 10pm Fri-Sat, Fri-Sat, 5-9:30pm. 5-9:30pm. 108 108 Castro Castro St. St. 650.940.1717. 650.940.1717.

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But if there are any feats of incredible human strength and flexibility going on this car, it’s chef MICHAEL VAUGHN. He’s the man responsible for providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to a cast and crew of 350 people as they travel between shows from one end of the country to another in a car that seats 32. “It’s not a circus trick,” he says with a laugh. “It just flows better than you expect.” Vaughn grew up in Louisiana, and the Creole influence in his signature dishes is strong. Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya and gumbo are among his favorites to make, but good old-fashioned barbecue ranks high, too. For lunch that day, I was treated to Vaughn’s tomahawk steak, so named because the enormous rib bone attached to the equally massive steak makes 9XieldÊj it look like a weapon for He-Man. Vaughn wielded =lele[ild it expertly—spicy, juicy and tender, the steak’s only fault was that it was too big for me to finish. Aug. 18–22 Ringmaster JONATHAN LEE IVERSON, who also HP Pavilion, joined us for lunch, says he doesn’t make it to the San Jose Pie Car much since he’s usually having meals with his family in their private living quarters, but when asked about his favorite dish, he doesn’t hesitate: “The French toast. I will get up for the French toast.” Although the train uses mainly commercial suppliers, Vaughn makes it his priority to shop locally whenever possible. He says he’s always happy to be in the San Jose area because that means that fresh produce in large quantities can’t be far. One of the greatest challenges—and pleasures—that a circus chef faces is creating a menu that is as diverse as the people on the train. He loves getting requests from performers for dishes from their hometown, such as chicken Stroganoff, moussaka and feijoada, and if they want to assist him in the kitchen to show him just how their mother used to make it, they can. One of Vaughn’s greatest concerns is for the people he feeds to be able to get a taste of home when they’re far away, and it’s this concern that makes the Pie Car more like a family dining room than a restaurant. There’s another Pie Car—Pie Car Jr.—that gets towed out to the venue site in order to feed the cast and crew while they’re working away from the train. Vaughn’s next project is to have this car revamped and better equipped to feed all of the people who perform every night from one city to the next. And although he’s no trapeze artist or lion tamer or motorcycle stuntman, in many ways, Vaughn is the man responsible for making the Greatest Show on Earth as great as it is.—Sarah Suksiri

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JJOHN OHN M MAYER AYER Shoreline, Mountain View Shoreline, Fri – 7pm; 7 $36-$79.50 In secret secrret experiments that will not bee declassified until the year 2525, 2525, U.S. scientists tested a new superglue—one superglue—one that 10,0 is 10,000 000 times stronger stronger than rregular egular superglue—by superglue—by trying to Mayer’s keep JJohn ohn Mayer ’s mouth shut it. with it t. The rresult esult was such a catastrophic several catast rophic ffailure ailure that sever al around small governments g ar ound the

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August 21st & 22nd

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Discovery Meadow at Guadalupe River Park

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Saturday Schedule Again I have the great pleasure of welcoming you to San Jose Pride. It is with hard work and dedication of the Pride board that we survive another year in an economy where festivals all over the country have lost the battle to produce an annual event. I first have to thank with tremendous gratitude my 2010 board for their support throughout the year and I commend all past and future board members who take on a piece of this huge commitment. With the recent positive steps towards equality in California what better time to celebrate PRIDE. The journey is by no means over and through Pride festivals all over the world we help drive the message home in our communities. Pride festivals are an important opportunity for us to not only let loose and enjoy a fabulous weekend in a fun safe environment but to also highlight as a group the number of the gay and gay friendly people in the immediate area who are fighting everyday for the same equal rights as others around them.   I have now served a four year term on the Pride board and two years as President. I joined the board to help drive positive changes and while they might not all be visible to you I think I have played my part to help set the stage for future years in what has been a long hard battle with a crippling economy. It is with sadness that I announce that I will be stepping down from the board this year but I am happy that I am leaving things in great hands. This is just the (new) beginning for San Jose Pride and I really encourage you to support the festival in whatever way you can for many years to come.  

Saturday August 21 • 11am – 7pm • Free For vendor applications and other info, go online to

I wish to thank everyone who has supported me over the years and especially those who put me in the position to make a difference. Please allow me to recognize just a few people who have meant something to me through my journey…   First and foremost my partner for putting up with me through it all, Lucy Manhattan and Ms Jean whose Chicago performance is probably my first drag show but also one of my first and most loved memories of San Jose Pride, Joe Colligan for pushing me to join the board and for being a great debater (chuckle), Annie Kretowiczs for passing the torch and being a rock of support, Fil Maresca and team for all the hard work they put in, John Rodgers more recently for having the patience and commitment keep “the office” in order and Jamie Awad (Club Papi) for his support, friendship and advice. Finally, last but by no means least a man with a huge heart that is rarely seen, he’s the engine behind the festival, Gary Walker.     I thank you all “The Community” you are the ones that keep Pride alive and I am honored to pass the torch on to your 2011 board.   With Great Pride Steven Cochrane President

On the Grounds of Discovery Meadow at Guadalupe River Park Advance Sales for Sunday $10 - tickets available all day at the San Jose Pride Information Booth Kidland - Bounce House, Spin Art, Face Painting, Jugglers, Magicians Rainbow Recreation - Volley Ball on the Main grass San Jose Non Profit Row - Booths representing the finest non-profit gay community related services The Arts and Crafts Village - A wide array of arts, crafts and pride related goodies The International Food Court - Foods and beverages from around the world Micro Brew Tent - Imported Bottled Beer Specialties at Ridder Square Hosted by Lucy Manhattan and Ms. Jean

Pride Stage 11:00am 11:15am 12:00 noon 12:15pm

NATIONAL ANTHEM Karaoke Winners IRLM Diamond John’s DRAG REVUE

Down Under The Dance Tent 1:00pm Robert Nick Arredondo Fashion Show 1:30 Gilette 2:00 DJ Gabe 2:45 Chris Cole 3:00 Sean Basset 4:00 Mix America From The Push Party in West Hollywood. A Real L Word Hotspot!!

Women’s Music Festival Lineup 1:00pm 1:45pm 2:30pm 3:15pm 4:00pm 4:45pm 5:30pm 6:15pm

Holly Heaven Tamra Engle Letters Make Words Scranton Blair Hansen Band The Hormones Tehya BRAY

*All acts,exact times and locations subject to change

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Sunday Schedule Sunday August 22 • 11am – 8pm

Festival at Discovery Meadow at Guadalupe River Park 11 am - 8pm $10 in advance available at the Info Booth in the Park on Saturday, or $15 at the door on Sunday. Children 12 and under, Seniors 60+ and handicapped patrons are free

On the Grounds Kidland - Bounce House, Spin Art, Face Painting, Jugglers, Magicians Ten-Gallon Hal’s Country Dance Corral - Line Dancing and Country Swing by 10 Gallon Hal Moss Club Papi’s “Dance in the Park” behind the AIDS Grove - dj’s, dancing and special performances by KRISTINE W and ERIKA JAYNE San Jose Non Profit Row - Booths representing the finest non profit gay community related services The Arts and Crafts Village - A wide array of arts, crafts and pride related goodies The International Food Court - Foods and beverages from around the world Micro Brew Tent - Imported Bottled Beer Specialties at Ridder Square Mobile USA Rock Climb Wall - In front of Ridder Square Hosted by RAVEN of RuPaul’s Drag Race

Pride Main Stage

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Pride Board Steven Cochrane – President Angie Taha – Vice President Jeffrey Zhang – CFO John Rodgers – Secretary Jen Beehler – Board Member Dianne Curtain – Board Member Monica Gimenez – Board Member

CY Shih – Board Member Robert Parra – Board Member Roman Fernando – Board Member Steve Bass – Board Member Omar Torres – Board Member Gary Walker – Festival Director

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Aug. 21–Jan. 9; San Jose Museum of Art Leo Villareal is one of the first to make extensive use of computer-aided techniques like LEDs in his art. In the ’90s, he worked on virtual-reality concepts at Interval in Palo Alto. A close encounter at Burning Man led to further experiments in largescale computer-controlled light installations. This is the first major retrospective for Villareal.

San Jose Salsa Festival Saturday, noon–8pm; Alum Rock Avenue at White Road, Alum Rock Village

The hot sauce and the hot music come together at the San Jose Salsa Festival. Orquesta Borinquen (pictured), Latin Affect and Orquesta Saborcua provide the music; there will also be a dance contest for serious salsa movers and shakers, a salsa contest for gourmets and plenty of food booths and kids’ activities.

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ROOSTER R OOSTER T. T. FEATHERS FEATHERSS Wed, 8 Wed, 8pm: pm: N New ew TTalent alent SShowcase. howcase. $ $10. 10. Thu, Thu, 8pm, 8pm, FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, 9 9pm, pm, SSun, un, 8 8pm: pm: IIan an Bagg. B agg. $12. $12. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.


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Mar 114. Mar 4. ““Vital Vital SSigns: igns: N New ew Media M edia FFrom rom tthe he P Permanent ermanent 6.. ““New CCollection.” ollection.” Thru Thru FFeb eb 6 New SStories tories From From the the Edge Edge of of Asia: A sia: P Plastic lastic LLife.” ife.” TThru hru SSep ep 119. 9. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, 111am-5pm, 1am-5pm, cclosed losed M on. San San JJose. ose. Mon.




”Genghis KKhan.” ”Genghis han.” A nnew ew sshow how aabout bout tthe he ttechnological, echnological, martial m artial aand nd ssocial ocial aadvances dvances Mongol warrior. Monooff tthe he M ongol w arrior. M onWed, W ed, 9am-5pm, 9am-5pm, TThu-Sun, hu-Sun, 9am-8pm. 9 am-8pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

“Leo V “Leo Villareal.” illareal.” A retrospective works re trospective ooff w orks bbyy aann artist artist at at who who was was among among first tthe he fi rst ttoo uuse se LLEDs EDs and and ccomputerized omputerized iimagery magery iin n hhis is Aug ppieces. ieces. A ug 221-Jan. 1-Jan. 9. 9. TueTueSSun, un, 111am-5pm, 1am-5pm, closed closed Mon. Mon. SSan an Jose. Jose.

CCONTINUING ONTINUING CCANTOR ANTOR A ARTS RTS CCENTER ENTER “Mami W “Mami Wata: ata: Arts Arts fo forr W Water ater SSpirits pirits iin nA Africa frica aand nd IIts ts D iasporas.” Thru Thru Jan Jan 2. 2. Diasporas.” ““True True ttoo N Nature.” ature.” D Drawings, rawings, watercolors w atercolors aand nd oil oil ssketches ketches bbyy landscape landscape artist artist William William Richards. TTrost rrost R ichards. Thru Thru Sep Sep 26. 26. Highlights ““Collection Collection H ighlights FFrom rom Ancient EEurope urope 11500-1800, 500-1800, A ncient Greece Rome. G reece aand nd R ome. ““Buildings Buildings oonn Paper: Paper: Architectural Architectural Drawings.” D rawings.” Thru Thru Oct Oct 17. 17. WedWedSSun, un, 111am-5pm, 1am-5pm, Thu, Thu, 11am11am8pm. 8 pm. Stanford. Stanford.

CHILDREN’S D CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY ISCOVERY M USEUM MUSEUM “Run! Jump! “Run! Jump! Fly! Fly! Adventures Adventure r s iinn A Action.” ction.” A sshow how aabout bout tthe he jjoy oy ooff bbeing eing physically physically aactive. ctive. TThru hru Sep Sep 9. 9. M Mon-Sat, on-Sat, 110am-5pm 0am-5pm and and Sun, Sun, noonnoon55pm. pm. San San Jose. Jose.

HISTORY H ISTORY PARK PARK SAN SAN JJOSE OSE “Explore SSan “Explore an JJose ose Parks— Parks— Open O pen ttoo tthe he P Public ublic SSince ince 11850.” 850.” Thru Thru Jan Jan 23. 23. At At Pacific Pacific Hotel H otel G Gallery. allery. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, noonnoon55pm. pm. San San Jose. Jose.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF QUILTS Q UILTS AND AND TEXTILES TEXTILES “ITAB: International “ITAB: International TECHstyle TE CHstyle Art Art Biennial.” Biennial.” A jjuried uried sshow how of of works works bbyy fiber aartists rtists who who combine combine fi ber aarts rts with with nnew ew technologies. technologies. Reception TThru hru Oct Oct 331. 1. R eception Aug Aug 222, 2, 2-4pm. 2-4pm. Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, 10am10am55pm. pm. San San Jose. Jose.

SSAN AN JJOSE OSE M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF A ART RT “Retro-Tech.” A ggroup “Retro-Tech.” roup sshow how aabout bout artists artists reusing reusing old old aand nd new new technologies. technologies. 6.. ““Degrees TThru hru Feb Feb 6 Degrees ooff SSeparation: eparation: CContemporary ontemporary Photography P hotography From From tthe he Permanent P ermanent CCollection.” ollection.” TThru hru

TRITON T RITON M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF A ART RT “A CChild’s “A hild’s W World.” orld.” A sshow how with aabout bout iinner nner yyouth, outh, w ith works w orks bbyy SSqueak queak CCarnwath, arnwath, EEnrique nrique CChagoya hagoya aand nd oothers. thers. Goodwin-Guerrero: ““Erin Erin G oodwin-Guerrero: Between Heaven CCaught aught B etween H eaven aand nd Recent works EEarth.” arth.” R ecent w orks bbyy tthe he ppainter. ainter. ““Flights Flights of of Fancy: Fancy: New works N ew w orks bbyy LLivia ivia SStein.” tein.” TThru hru SSep ep 119. 9. Tue-Wed Tue-Wed aand nd FFri-Sun, ri-Sun, 111am-5pm. 1am-5pm. TThu, hu, 111am-9pm. 1am-9pm. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

TTue, ue, 111am-4pm, 1am-4pm, W ed-Sat, Wed-Sat, 111am-8pm, 1am-8pm, SSun, un, 111am-3pm. 1am-3pm. P alo A l to. Palo Alto.

GGALLERY ALLERY SSARATOGA ARAT TOGA “Gourds aand “Gourds nd G Gorgeous.” orgeous.” FFlower lower photos photos by by Judith Judith TTurner urner aand nd ggourd ourd ccreations reations bbyy JJoo CCooley. ooley. TThru hru SSep ep 55.. Daily D aily (except (except Sun) Sun) 11am11am6pm. 6 pm. Saratoga. Saratoga.

GGOOD OOD K KARMA ARMA V VEGAN EGAN CCAFE AFE “A Little “A Little Bird Bird Told Told M Me.” e.” Works Works bbyy CChristine hristine Benjamin Benjamin and and SSid id Enck, Enck, JJr.r. Thru Thru Aug Aug 228. 8. SSan an JJose. ose.

KALEID K ALEID GGALLERY ALLERY Works bbyy LLucy Works ucy LLiew iew and and Nora N ora SSchwaller. chwaller. TThru hru A Aug ug 227. 7. SSan an JJose. ose.


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“Anna Ka “Anna Karenina—The renina—The Making Modern M aking ooff a M odern American A merican O Opera.” pera.” Material Material ffrom rom ccollection ollection of of composer composer David D avid Carlson. Carlson. Thru Thru Aug Aug 330. 0. ““Animals Animals of of the the Bible” Bible” bbyy Aug TTamar amar Assf. Assf. TThru hru A ug 331. 1. SSan an JJose. ose.



“Pangea.” W “Pangea.” Works orks bbyy FFernando ernando CChamarelli hamarelli ooff Brazil. B razil. TThru hru SSep ep 118. 8. SSan an JJose. ose.

“(Whatever). Sometimes “(Whatever). Sometimes No No Good TTheme heme IIss a G ood Theme.” Theme.” A pphoto hoto show show by by FFirst irst St. St . Photo P hoto CCollective. ollective. Thru Thru Aug. Aug. SSan an JJose. ose.




A ggroup roup sshow how oon n tthe he ttheme heme Aug ““Where Where II’m ’m FFrom.” rom.” TThru hru A ug 227. 7. SSan an JJose. ose.

CCAFFE AFFE T TRIESTE RIESTE “Are YYou “Are ou N Normal ormal EEnough?” nough?” SSelected elected ppaintings aintings and and pphotographs hotographs aabout bout eeccentricity ccentricity by by Michael Michael FFoley. oley. TThru hru A Aug ug 228. 8. SSan an JJose. ose.

CCITY ITY W WINDOWS INDOWS GGALLERY ALLERY “Earth-Bound.” A sshow “Earth-Bound.” how ooff works w orks bbyy cclay lay ssculptors. culptors. LLevinson. evinson. City City Hall, Hall, South South FFourth ourth SSt, t, San San JJose. ose.

“Sculpture on “Sculpture on the the Grounds.” Grounds.” works IIn-site n-site w orks bbyy David David Middlebrook, M iddlebrook, Ann Ann Weber Weber and and Alili Maschke-Messing. A Maschke-Messing. Thru Thru Oct. O ct. Saratoga. Saratoga.

MOHR M OHR GGALLERY ALLERY Watercolors by Watercolors by William William Dunn. D unn. TThru hru SSep ep 220. 0. Reception R eception Aug Aug 20, 20, 6 6-8pm. -8pm. CCommunity ommunity School School of of M Music usic aand nd A Arts, rts, M Mountain ountain View. View.


“America tthe “America he bbeautiful,” eautiful,” a sshow how ooff sstudent tudent aartwork. rtwork. TThru hru SSep ep 112. 2. Woodside. Woodside.

“Secret Drawings.” “Secret Drawings.” A show show bbased ased on on tthe he SSurrealist urrealist idea idea ooff the the eexquisite xquisite corpse. corpse. ““Dream Dream SSequences.” equences.” Ceramic Ceramic fi gures by by Michael Michael Lucero, Lucero, figures B everly Mayeri Mayeri and and others. others. Beverly ““Surreal Surreal Reinventions.” Reinventions.” Thru Thru SSep ep 4. 4. Tue-Sat, Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, 10am-5pm, TThu, hu, 7-9pm, 7-9pm, Sun, Sun, 1-5pm. 1-5pm. Palo P alo A Alto. l to.



DOWNTOWN D OWNTOWN Y YOGA OGA SSHALA HALA Works bbyy EEmily Works mily LLounsbury. ounsbury. TThru hru A Aug. ug. SSan an JJose. ose.


“Open SSpaces, “Open paces, Abstract Abstract Places.” P laces.” Works Works bbyy Martha Martha CCastillo astillo in in clayprint clayprint aand nd TTrevlyn re r vlyn W Williams illiams in in watercolor. w atercolor. TThru hru A Aug ug 221. 1.

Works iinn w Works windows indows aalong long SSouth outh FFirst irst Street Street by by Abe Abe Menor M enor aand nd P Paolo aolo FFachinetti. achinetti. SSan an JJose. ose.


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In one piece, Lubell uses a pneumatic tubing system to control a pen that then transcribes the pulsing movement of two people rocking on a wooden bench. Meanwhile, a third person pedals a stationary bicycle, turning a cog and enabling the pen to continue up the roll of paper. Though the movement is exterior, Lubell’s machines measure more than physics; they record what transpires when three people fall in sync. That’s one of the main ideas of the exhibit—the necessity of human relationships in order to fully appreciate the machinery’s capabilities. Just as each unit depends on another, so do visitors to the exhibit. Because the machines require at least two people to operate them, a visit to the gallery without a companion would be, for the most part, unsuccessful; restoring intimacy to the visitor’s experience is the only solution. And the “intimacy” element is decidedly sexual: touching is not only encouraged, but required. Lubell’s piece titled Making a Point of Inflection encourages one person to press against another but separates them with a thin latex wall, reminiscent of skin or contraceptives, a symbol of the detachments we willingly or unwillingly maintain. Seemingly crude and counterintuitive, “Conservation of Intimacy” is not what we’ve been taught to expect when we consider technology, but that’s part of what makes it so provocative and so challenging. Immersing ourselves in Lubell’s exhibit forces us to question our own assumptions about what technology should do for us and instead realize what we can do for each other.—Sarah Suksiri

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ARTS RT S metroactive metr oactive A 42 SAN JOSE SAN JOSE INSTITUTE INSTITUTE OF CCONTEMPORARY ONTEMPORARY AR ART T ““Exposed: Exposed: TToday’s ooday’s Photograph/Yesterday’s Photogr aph/Yeesterday’s TTechnology.” eechnologyy.” . Artists Artists working in old-school photo phooto techniques. TThru hru SSep ep 19. ““Conservation Conservation off IIntimacy.” ntimacy.” Bernie IInstallation nstallation byy Be ernie LLubell. ubell. TThru hru SSep ep 19. Tue-Fri, Tuue--Fri, 10amnoon-5pm. 5pm, SSat, at, noon-5 5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

SLGG ART SL ART BOUTIKI BOUTIKI “The A “The Art rt of the G Geeks.” eeks.” W Works orks graphic Gene by gr aphic novel by G ene Aug. LLuen uen YYang. ang. a TThru hru A ug. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSUNNYVALE UNNYVALE AR ART RT GGALLERY ALLERY Oils, acrylics and mor Oils, moree by Angelo A ngelo Lopez Lopez an and nd other artists. ti t TThru h A hru Aug ug 30. 30 Daily D il till 8pm, SSun un n till t 6pm m. SSunnyvale. unnyvale. 6pm.

VIEWPOINTS VIE WPO POINTS GGALLERY ALLERY “Color ... SSquared.” “Color quarred ed.” Works Works by 1 artists. 14 artis TThru hru SSep ep 4. Daily 11am-5pm, m-5 SSun, u 11amun, 111am-3pm. 3pm. LLos os A ltos. Altos.

WORKS/SAN W OR S/SAN JOSE ORK JO OSE “W “Walls Walls of SSilicon ilicon V Valley: alley: P Past, ast, Present, Pr e nt, Futur esen FFuture.” e.”” A gr group oup sshow.. TThru show hru SSep epp 4. 4 SSan an Jose. Jose.

Boo k B Books KHALED KH K KHA H LED HOS HOSSEINI SEI EINI Hos Hosseini os ini osseini ni appears a s as part of t Pictur the Picture ctu t e a Boo Bo Book ook CChanging hanging LLives ivess campaign. ca G Get et your photo to taken t n and a uploaded contribution and a contributio b on will w be Borders, made TThu, made. hu,, 7pm. Bor ders, Row. SSantana antana R o . ow

SSUZANNE UZA Z NN NNE CA CARREIRO RR REIRO TThe he author talk talks ks about ks ““The Thee Dog Do Who A Ate te the Free. TTruffle.” rruffle.” fle ” TThu, hu,, 7pm 77pm. m. Fr ee. Book Books ooks IInc., nc., P Palo alo A Alto. lto. o

LITERARY LI TERARY RY D DEATH EA ATH M MARCH ARCH A battle ba of the po poetry oetry including World cha ion inclu champions, uding W orld Mike McGee, SStan t CChampion tan hampion nM ike M cGee, IInternational n rnat nternational CChampion haampion LLuke uke Warmwater National W armwater mw an N and ational Perez. Wed, CChampion ham hampion David P errez. W ed, Free. Milpitas 6:30pm 6:30pm. :30p 30p Fr eee M ee. ilpitas Public LLibrary. ib aryy. ibr

MARY M ARY R ROACH OACH A book booksigning signing ev evening vening ffor or “Packing th author the auth of “P a acking ffor or Mars: M ars: TThe he Curious Curiou uri s SScience cience of Void.” Mon, LLife iffe in the V oid.” M on, 7pm. Free. Menlo Park. Fr ee. KKepler’s, ee epler er ’s, M e P enlo ark.

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A ccircus ircus spectacular spectacular with with eelephants, lephants, ggymnasts, ymnasts, more, ttrapeze rapeze aartists rtists aand nd m ore, Ringling Bros. ppresented resented bbyy R ingling B ros. Barnum Bailey. Wedaand nd B arnum & B ailey. W edFFri, ri, 7:30pm, 7:30pm, Sat-Sun, Sat-Sun, 111am, 1am, $15 HP 3 and and 77pm. pm. $ 15 aand nd uup. p. H P Pavilion, P avilion, San San JJose. ose.

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CCAJUN/ZYDECO AJUN/ZYDECO FFESTIVAL ESTIVAL With LLouisiana With ouisiana culinary culinary treats treats pplus lus music. music. Sat, Sat, 10am-7pm. 10am-7pm. Ardenwood A rdenwood H Historic istoric Farm, Farm, FFremont. remont.

DANCING D ANCING O ON NT THE HE SSQUARE QUARE Free lessons Free lessons in in rumba. rumba. Tue, Tue, 6-8pm. 6 -8pm. CCourthouse ourthouse Square, Square, Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

DIY A DIY ART: RT: SSKETCHING KETCHING SSESSION ESSION Visit tthe Visit he “Degrees “Degrees of of SSeparation” eparation” sshow how aand nd ssketch ketch iinn an an art-making art-making workshop. workshop. Materials M aterials pprovided. rovided. Sat, Sat, 1-3pm. 1-3pm. FFree ree with with admission. admission. San San JJose ose Museum M useum ooff A Art. rt.

GUGLIELMO H GUGLIELMO HARVEST ARVEST FFESTIVAL ESTIVAL With ffood, With ood, ggames ames aand nd fi fine ne wines. w ines. 21+. 21+. Sat, Sat, 2-9:30pm. 2-9:30pm. Guglielmo G uglielmo Winery, Winery, Morgan Morgan H Hill. ill.

MUSIC SSCHOOL MUSIC CHOOL O OPEN PEN H HOUSE OUSE A dday ay ffor or sstudents tudents aand nd tteachers eachers to to get get aacquainted cquainted ffor or the the new new year. year. Sun, Sun, 10am10am44pm. pm. CCommunity ommunity SSchool chool ooff Music M usic and and Arts, Arts, Finn Finn Center, Center, Mountain M ountain View. View.

NORTH FFAIR NORTH AIR O OAKS AKS CCOMMUNITY OMMUNITY FFESTIVAL ESTIVAL Am morning orning parade parade iiss ffollowed ollowed by by a wide wide variety variety ooff eentertainment, ntertainment, performing performing aarts, rts, ccrafts rafts aand nd aallll kkinds inds ooff ffood. ood. SSun, un, 11am–6pm; 11am–6pm; free. free. Middlefield M iddlefield Road, Road, bbetween etween FFirst irst aand nd FFifth ifth aavenues, venues, Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.


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SAN JJOSE SAN OSE GGAY AY P PRIDE RIDE CCELEBRATION ELEBRATION With CChristian With hristian CChavez, havez, KKristine ristine W rika JJayne ayne aand nd W,, EErika R aven for for “Changing “Changing Times, Times, Raven CChanging hanging Hearts, Hearts, Changing Changing M inds.” Sat, Sat, 11am-7pm, 11am-7pm, free free Minds.” ccommunity ommunity dday ay in in the the park park with w ith llocal ocal eentertainment. ntertainment. SSun, un, 111am-8:30pm, 1am-8:30pm, festival festival with $15 forr w ith eentertainment. ntertainment. $ 15 fo SSunday. unday. Discovery Discovery Meadow, Meadow, SSan an Jose. Jose.

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On Saturday, Kevin Putz’ piano concerto Night (2007) was, by his own admission, modeled on Maurice Ravel’s Concerto in G, sans the jazzy elements, and indulges flavors of Rachmaninoff. John Adams’ City Noir is, he said, “an imaginary film score . . . for virtuoso orchestra.” At Sunday’s San Juan Bautista program, Uzbek-Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin’s Heaven Is Closed (2000) unashamedly restored tonal harmonies to Cabrillo’s vocabulary, while Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto came dangerously close to traditional harmonic cadences itself. But for the Adams, whose final movement upped the orchestral congestion to a brilliant if challenging level, the rest was downright easy listening. Putz yet again renewed the vitality and energy that have inspired director Marin Alsop to invite him back to Cabrillo again and again. In this instance, he put on display his own piano virtuosity well mastered before he turned to the composer’s life. A combination of ringing bell tones and repeating arpeggios laid a tonal foundation over which he played right-hand melodies in other keys generating tasty dissonances. The three movements are Dies Irae (without that actual hoary old tune), Nocturne and Midnight Toccata. The Glass concerto (2001) also tracked the three traditional movements, with expected minimalist fingerprints and soaring melodies. In the long slow movement, Glass skillfully mined a rich thematic vein. Cellist Wendy Sutter made her 1620 Amati instrument sing and cavort. At 33 minutes, the work lasted as long as the Adams symphony (2009). That work’s first two movements, The City and Its Double and The Song Is for You, were played without a break. Every kind of movie-musical device was paraphrased in the lush score, not least a variety of jazz-inflected solos (on sax, trumpet, trombone, viola, etc.), which gain complexity amid cinematic cameos of L.A.’s distinctive intersections in the finale, Boulevard Night. On Sunday, George Theophilus Walker’s Foils (2006), an homage to the mythical St. George, fenced with angular thrusts in the musical rhetoric of the 1960s familiar among the 88-year-old composer’s earlier works. Framed in quiet sorrow, Pierre Jalbert’s In Aeternam (2000) spent most of its 14 minutes in violent grief over the death-at-birth of a niece. The Saturday program opened with short works by Michael Shapiro and Sean Hickey.—Scott MacClelland


(PG-13) See review at right.


(R; 105 min.) See review on page 46.


(PG-13) A comedy about a man who wins the lottery but has to survive three days to collect. (Opens Fri.)


(PG; 117 min.) Bruce Beresford directs a story based on the life of Chinese dancer Li Crunxin. Stars Chi Cao, Joan Chen and Kyle MacLachlan. (Opens Fri at the Aquarius in Palo Alto and CinéArts Santana Row.)


(PG; 109 min.) A very clever nanny helps a family while dad is away. (Opens Fri.)


(R) Fish with teeth, really sharp teeth, comin’ at ya. Who gets it first? Richard Dreyfuss, Elisabeth Shue, Eli Roth or Ving Rhames? (Opens Fri.)


(PG-13) Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston star in a comedy about a woman, a man and a turkey baster. (Opens Fri.)



CINEMAS (Unrated;CAMERA 94 min.) A documentary about George Mallory, the British AD explorer, and Conrad Anker, the man Wednesday, August 18th who found his1body Mr. Everest. x 4oninches (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)


(1946) Returning from World War II to a fictional Midwestern city, three veterans try to rebuild their lives, picking up their old jobs and their old status: a banker (Fredric March) and a soda jerk (Dana Andrews) can’t adjust, but it’s worse for Homer (Oscar-winner Harold Russell), who lost his hands. William Wyler’s drama was considered the definitive cinematic statement on the veteran’s return, and it has the advantage of being made by a directorX-MEN who had seenWOLVERINE the action ORIGINS: close-up. (Plays Aug 21-24 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)


(1954) In the Amazon, a humanoid amphibian from the Devonian era is discovered in the depths. Jack Arnold’s compact monster movie has its slow points, but the Gill-Man is one memorable fiend. (Plays Aug 18 at sunset in San Jose on Post Street between First and Market streets; free, 3-D glasses will be on sale.) (RvB)


(1948/1942) Fred Astaire stars as a 1912 vaudevillian who loses his conceited dance partner, Nadine (Ann Miller). At a bar (and under the influence), he decides to pick a chorus girl at random to be her replacement. He chooses well: Hannah Brown (Judy Garland). The uncertain girl spends the movie proving that even though she’s not an elegant piece of work like Nadine, she has good points of her own. Meanwhile, Peter Lawford, in the secondary role, is very secondary. Garland’s lovable performance of “Down on the Farm,” a novelty tune by Irving Berlin, beats the film’s most famous number, “A Couple of Swells.” It seems to be a consensus among musical fans that Miller is a showoff. But her almost disturbing sensuality deserves more praise—check out her ballroom dance with Astaire early in the film, as opposed to the more typical Miller moment: the cold, impressive pre–Jennifer Beals audience-slayer she whirls out at the end while draped


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TRAVEL ADVISORY Julia Roberts gets around in ‘Eat Pray Love.”

Roberts on the Road A TRIPLE-DECKER sandwich of selfindulgence thick enough to choke a horse. Eat Pray Love stars Julia Robert as Liz, a chronically dissatisfied New York writer Liz Gilbert. Under cloudy financial and marital circumstances (Gilbert’s memoir made them clearer, apparently), Liz suffers a longlasting crisis over what she’s supposed to do next. Her best friends have a baby—should she produce one too? Instead, she divorces her husband (Billy Crudup, thankless role, even more thankless Dick Cavett hair cut) and drops her subsequent boyfriend (James Franco as actor David Piccolo, which come to think of it is about his range here—he’s piping). Liz heads off on an around-theworld voyage of self-discovery to Italy, India and Bali.

that cinematographer Robert Richardson’s landscapes kept me tranquilized. And how long has it been since a big movie was made in Bali? Bardem’s Iberian musk perfumes the film; he cocks one great warm bedroom eye, lid closed in half-siesta, right to the camera. And the basic argument of Eat Pray Love is strong: these Eat Pray Love days, who doesn’t feel the PG-13; 133 min. ambient toxicity of life Plays valleywide in the United States, the need for silence, beauty and good food? Can anyone, however, credit Eat Pray Love’s argument that the United States is in trouble because we’re not praying hard enough?

Director Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee) goes into beautification mode. Eat Pray Love is as rich as a spy thriller; the only difference is that Roberts isn’t shooting the natives this time. We get glamour shots of perfect bowls of pasta: close-ups of Roberts slurping noodles with her new lips; exotic ashrams and emerald rice paddies. In India, Liz goes to worship a photo of a guru, scrubs floors and swears a too-short vow of silence. She also takes a spiritual beating up in India at the hands of hippiesh Richard (Richard Jenkins). At last in Bali, naturally, she finds Mr. Right: a Brazillionaire jewelry importer (Javier Bardem).

It’s Roberts herself who makes the film hard to endure. There’s her facile relationship with the divine (“God, I’m a great fan of your work”). There’s the spurious generosity of the break-up letter (“I believe, with every molecule of my body, you will find the person you want”); there are the self-esteem issues Liz obviously doesn’t have: “He’s won the lottery,” she says, describing a man lucky enough to go to bed with her. The backbone of Eat Pray Love is Liz’s search for the one word that describes her. One word? It’s like something Don Draper would say about a product. After 2 1/2 hours in the company of this woman, the audience might be able to suggest a single word.—Richard von Busack

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JAWS (1975) Expert counterprogramming for the unpreviewed (why?) Piranha 3-D. This is the movie that started it all. In a small coastal resort, a great white shark is prowling, and the locals are trying to sweep it under the rug. Feisty scientist Richard Dreyfuss and Ahab surrogate Robert Shaw go on the warpath in this entertaining


“★★★★. PHONE HOME Kevin Kline talks a good game in ‘The Extra Man.’


Escorts KEVIN KLINE delivers a wonderful performance as Henry Harrison, an oddball, aging gentleman who believes that the education system has led to the demise of women and who has an affinity for Christmas balls. But is he enough to save viewers of The Extra Man from asking, “What was that for?”


Regularly scheduled programs of independent and silent films. Aug 21: Chaplin in One AM (1916), Saturday Afternoon with Harry Langdon (1926), Buster Keaton in One Week (1920) and Laurel and Hardy in We Faw Down. Greg Pane at the piano. (Plays Aug 21 in Fremont at the Edison Theater, 37417 Niles Blvd.) (RvB)


(1936) California is a few votes away from turning into a state overwhelmed with smokers of damned Indian hemp! Want to know what it’ll look like? This film shows what happens when hepcats huff the hellish herb! Based on sworn testimony—can you prove it didn’t happen? MST3K veterans RiffTraks somberly comment on the tragedy. No cookie will be safe! (Plays Aug 19 at various local theaters. (RvB)


(1934/1944) The Marlene Dietrich/ Josef von Sternberg rich farrago on the life of Catherine the Great, from convent to hilarious last two-shot. Dietrich plays the innocent German princess corrupted by a nest of mad royals, including Sam Jaffe (an evil Harpo Marx look-alike with a toy guillotine) and Louise Dressler as the profane old empress. The cinematography is superb beyond all reason, with Dietrich’s face filtered through shimmering clouds of smoke and glimpsed behind layers of gossamer veils. BILLED WITH Kismet. Ronald Colman plays a sophisticated beggar in ancient Islam; Dietrich is a gilded wife of a portly vizier (Edward Arnold) clearly too slow for her. Pretty much what you put in the dictionary when you’re defining the term “Orientalism.” (Plays Aug 25-27 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

The film follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano from Knight and Day and Little The Extra Man Miss Sunshine) after he loses is job R; 105 min. as a Princeton English professor and Plays valleywide decides to move to Manhattan to pursue his dream as a writer. Once there, he searches the newspapers classifieds (hasn’t he heard of Craigslist?) and finds a room for rent by a “gentleman” who seeks the same. Louis ends up in the home of Harrison, a formerly promising playwright, clinging to his dilapidated old car. Henry’s only source of income is moonlighting as an “extra man,” escorting elderly society women to their soirees. Louis, with his almost unnatural liking for F. Scott Fitzgerald, finds Harrison’s life exciting and decides to become an “extra man.” He also works for a magazine alongside environmentally conscious Mary (Katie Holmes), whose part in the story is ultimately nonessential. The outlandish characters keep on coming, with John C. Reilly as Henry’s hairy neighbor—then there is the hunchback whom Henry believes stole his greatest play. All of the quirkiness provides laughs but doesn’t add up or lead anywhere other than mystification at how far from reality the characters have become. Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) create a world of eccentrics, but with so much going on in one film, they all get lost in a maze of awkwardness.—Jen Nowell

movie, sold by John Williams’ cello theme. (Aug 18 and 20-22 in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)




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(2009) Don’t be fooled by the kid appeal if you haven’t seen it; this was last year’s best movie, a jewel-colored comedic drama about mortality and lost dreams set in the mountains of South America; Ed Asner does the voice of a senior citizen whose magic escape brings him into deadly conflict with a childhood hero (Christopher Plummer). The visual storytelling in the opening sequence is masterful, the kind of lost art that people go back to Hitchcock to rediscover. (Plays Aug 19 in Redwood City at Old Courthouse Square; free.) (RvB)


(PG; 95 min.) Even the second tier of animated filmmaking is fairly advanced, and thihs brisk and intelligent rephrase of the evilgenius plot makes up for several cul de sacs. The bald, heavy-eyebrowed and Akim Tamiroff–accented Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is a mad scientist working on his latest plot. If he can steal a shrink-ray just being developed, the Bank of Evil will give him a loan to finance his magnum opus: the theft of the moon itself. But Vector, an unsightly nerd bearing a notable resemblance to Bill Gates, swipes the ray from Gru. The scheme to retrieve it depends on a trio of forlorn, cookie-selling orphans who have been haunting his front door. The action may be silly, but the directors take it seriously. The 3-D is mostly a gimmick, though there’s one startling moment of a rocket’s needle nose heading for the audience. (RvB)


(PG-13; 100 min.) In the 1930s south, a hermit named Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) emerges from his decades of solitude. He drives his mule cart into a nearby small town and make plans for his funeral, which he intends to have while he’s still alive. He finds no trouble with this idea from the local mortician (Bill Murray). Part of the draw will be Bush publically telling the secret that made him hide his face in the woods for so many years. Murray, wearing a suspicious-looking mustache, fur-collared suits, and a horseshoe pin, is the film’s saving grace; he has the true comedians’

solitude and toast-dry humor, an eloquent wince at boredom and a consoling flask in the pocket. (RvB)

(Unrated; 129 min.) This second installment in the Stieg Larsson series brings back Noomi Rapace’s ratty but invincible urchin Lisbeth Salander. Shortly after Lisbeth’s return to Stockholm, her old nemesis (and rapist) of a parole officer starts stirring up trouble. Meanwhile, trustworthily pockmarked investigative journalist Mikael (Michael Nyqvist) meets a new writer. He and his sociologist girlfriend are trying to expose the sex-slave trade conducted out of the former Soviet Union, apparently abetted by the Sapo, the Swedish Secret Police. It all comes together with help from the ever-clutching Hand of Coincidence. Director Daniel Alfredsen is trying to create a Euroanswer to Americanized thrillers by gentling them with humanism. Match this with the kind of sexual


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(R; 103 min.) Director/co-writer/star Sylvester Stallone rounds up the cast of most of the action movies of the past few decades as mercenaries for an assault on the vile island of Vilena, a Caribbean dictatorship run by an evil general, who is the sock-puppet for CIA swine Eric Roberts. Turning the private army of El General into what Terry Crewes’ Hale Caesar accurately describes as “red sausage” is the aim of the aged if still muscular lugs. The slo-mo girl is Sandra (Giselle Itié, whose accent is somewhere between Romanian and Bob Dylan), the curvy daughter of the dictator. The scene of her waterboarding is typical for Stallone; the decades have proved that he never knows when he’s crossed over the fun line. The wasting of the army




(PG-13; 114 min.) Steve Carell stars as Barry, one of the most dim-witted individuals imaginable. He is courted by Tim (Paul Rudd), a rising executive looking for the perfect guest for his boss’s monthly event, a dinner for idiots. The message is essentially that an abnormally idiotic man can ruin your entire life but you should not make fun of him because of it. Interestingly, the denouement contradicts the exact purpose of the movie for the audience. Replete with buffoonery, the film does boast some moments of incomprehensible social awkwardness that will have audiences twisting in their seats. (Marlon Maloney)


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(one long explosion in a butcher shop) and the fights between musclemen are as low-class as the greatly uninteresting car-crunches, though a Dolph Lundgren/Jet Li bout has some style. Look for a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose disdain for the movie is less dismaying than his presidential ambitions, and some muttered crazy-talk about Bosnia by Mickey Rourke. (RvB)


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Stone Face Speaks WHILE the Three Stooges were making hay recycling vintage comedy bits, with the help of directors and personnel from the golden age of silent comedy (not to mention a scad of innovative sound effects), one titan of 1920s comedy was laboring at the bottom of the industry he once topped. Educational Pictures: The Spice of the Program was a short-subject distributor whose roster included vaudevillians (including Shemp Howard), Mack Sennett, Harry Langdon and Felix the Cat cartoons. But the greatest name in Educational’s roster has to be Buster Keaton, who had a 3-year-long career there.

metroactive FILM politics unseen since the 1970s in film; ornery even before she was raped, Salander is an old-fashioned pulp heroine in a pulp plot. (RvB)


(PG-13; 148 min.) The basic idea of Christopher Nolan’s film is simple. Led by Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a sort of Impossible Mission Force,


working for a Japanese trillionaire (Ken Watanabe), descends into the sleeping subconscious of the plutocrat’s young rival (Cillian Murphy), using technology that allows them to design dreamscapes. Because of the complexity of this operation, the team is forced to create dreams within dreams, and


“The Winning Ticket For Big Laughs… The Entire Cast Is Terrific.” – Pete Hammond, BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE

“‘Lottery Ticket’ Hits The Comedy Jackpot!” – Kimberly C. Roberts, THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE

“It’s ‘Friday’ For A New Generation.” – Jen Yamato, MOVIES.COM

Calling the 16 shorts in the new two-DVD package Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts 1934–37 “lost” may be a bit generous. True, they haven’t been seen in decades in good, clear prints, but there’s something telling about the cover photo. Keaton, battling Lost Keaton alcohol in those days, looks not Kino just forlorn but haunted, with a International pin-prick-eyed gaze that makes him $34.95 resemble Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath. For the most part, Keaton was redoing old shorts and old bits amid sub–Poverty Row production values. Workhorse director Charles Lamont leads Keaton through occasional rallies, despite Keaton’s seeming reluctance to speak dialogue—even though his dustdry prairie rasp of a voice complements the eloquent desolation of his face. Allez Oop (1934) is a circus adventure with droll discursive twists. While service comedy is usually aggravating, Tars and Stripes (1935) is a sporadically hilarious highlight, with Buster as a trouble-prone apprentice seaman. Three Stooges regular Vernon Dent, playing a burly, hostile officer, orders Buster to “take a bight,” and Buster obediently gnaws on a rope. One Run Elmer (1935) has Keaton operating a last-chance gas station in the desert that suddenly gets both a competitor and a customer (Lona Andre, kind of a living version of Bette Boop). Extras include David McLeod’s notes on Buster’s sound years. —Richard von Busack

each deeper dream takes place in an exponentially larger time frame. Throughout the film, Nolan insists on the practical effect: the miniature and the set, as opposed to CGI. The film is audacious and frequently thrilling, especially when Nolan folds Paris in on itself and Escherizes interior spaces. It’s visionary filmmaking, uncommon at this scale, with neither the mawkishness of What Dreams May Come or the spiritual horse feathers of the Matrix trilogy. (RvB)


(R; 104 min.) Crisis occurs when a very settled lesbian marriage is challenged by the arrival of the sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) who fathered one of the couple’s children. Julianne Moore as a classic California girl: no intellectual, very earthy, a blurter-out of things she probably shouldn’t have said; Annette Bening, amusingly dour, is her hard-working spouse. Director Lisa Cholodenko and co-writer Stuart Blumberg takes their film away from the realm of the typical gay and lesbian film fest talkathon and up to speed with the blogs, Alison Bechdel’s cartoons Dykes to Watch Out For and with the fiction of Mary Gaitskill. As a director, Cholodenko is a dry, tough-minded wit. But the way she analyzes the needy, unpretty cores of these characters is what takes The Kids Are Alright out of the realm of the domestic comedy/drama and makes it a film to remember. (RvB)



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(PG-13; 107 min.) Two disgraced cops—Allen (Will Ferrell) and Terry (Mark Wahlberg)—hope to claim the roles of star detectives held by fellow detectives P.K. (Samuel L. Jackson) and Christopher (Dwayne Johnson). Ferrell’s Allen is a socially awkward detective just looking to get through each day by handling the accounting side of police work. Wahlberg’s Terry provides the kind of extreme vexation that having to deal with Ferrell’s character on a daily basis inevitably leads to. Despite some excellent comedy pairing by the leads, the antics begin to run stale, and Allen lacks the hilarious, good-natured stupidity of, say, a Ron Burgundy. Ferrell attempts to use more dry humor here rather than the outsized expressive comedy we’re used to seeing from him. Other “other guys” detectives Martin and Fosse (Rob Riggle and Damon Wayans Jr.) deliver some of the film’s better one-liners, usually at the expense of our well-meaning protagonists. (Marlon Maloney)

49 (PG-13; 100 min.) A fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride with a tinge of Cold War–era military tension. Angelina Jolie, who plays CIA officer Evelyn Salt, continues to be the sole actress capable of playing the lead role in an action film. The story begins with the torture of Salt in a North Korean military prison. Eventually, she is released in a prisoner exchange. Two years later, Salt and her superior, Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber), are on their way out of the building when a Russian defector, Orlov, accuses Salt of being a Russian spy during an interrogation. This is the point where the action starts and never stops again. Unfortunately, the plot in this film doesn’t leave much room for the audience to decide whether Orlov’s accusation is true or false. The twists and turns are mostly predictable up until one little crook in the story that comes as a surprise. Otherwise, the movie is completely reliant on Jolie for its appeal, and she delivers. The action sequences are filled with old-school foot chases and fights blended with plenty of new-school, improbable—or likely impossible— stunts and special effects. If you love action flicks with a near minimal amount of thought required to decipher the impending acts this is a great show. (Marlon Maloney)


(PG-13; 113 min.) Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim, a laybout in a local Toronto band, who has a thing for two girlfriends—the old Veronica and Betty dichotomy. The nice, too-loyal Betty is a Charlene Yi surrogate called Knives Chau (Ellen Wong); he is more obsessed with Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whose nationality (American), multicolored hair (mostly magenta or ultramarine) and romantic history make her seem exotic. Unfortunately, her ex-lovers are in league against him. Not a bad premise, just a bad carry-on. Ultimately, I’m on the world’s side in re: Scott Pilgrim. The heavily cybertreated visuals, from the winter exteriors to grungy basements, close in on you like the walls in an Indiana Jones tomb. Edgar Wright did this kind of material before and better (on tv’s Spaced); better digital effects and more expensive editorial cleverness can’t make it fresh. (RvB)


(PG-13; 107 min.) The high-stakes world of dance competitions—look out for flying feet.

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By Sunlight Wednesday, Aug. 18, 5:30pm, Streetlight Records, San Jose; free Their guitars pack a punch at times, but twinkle and sparkle at others. The drums pound mechanically yet also swirl and sweep into tribal rhythms. The vocals punctuate the songs’ force, building on top of a gorgeous, moody musical bed with which this Seattle indie band lives up to its name. (AC)

Jessi Jane Art Show Wednesday, Aug. 18, 9pm, Blank Club, San Jose; $8 No, not Jesse Jane the porn star. This one is “i” not “e,” and she’s a fixture on the downtown SanJo scene, not just for music (she was in the original incarnation of Suicidal Barfly with Jen Chambers, for one), but for her art. She gets the hometown love, as proven by the caliber of musicians turning out to play acoustic sets at her art show: Dover, Shawn Packer and Preaching to the Animals. (SP)

Rufus Wainwright/ Martha Wainwright Monday, Aug. 23, 7:30pm, Mountain Winery, Saratoga; $35-$59.50 Just a hint of what it must be like to grow up as Louden Wainwright’s children can be found in his songs about them: “Rufus Is a Tit Man” (it was about breastfeeding, but still, way off the mark) and “Hitting You,” a Martha-based tale of discipline-turned-childabuse. Wow, no wonder these two are so trippy. In turn, Martha claims her song “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” is about her dad. Ouch. (SP)

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Sat: Pacific Pacific SStandard tandard Time Time Band. Menlo Park. Park.

Wed, W ed, 9pm: 9pm: Jessi Jessi JJane ane Art Art Show Show w/ w / Dover, Dover, Packer Packer Preaching Preaching to to the the Animals. 9pm: Amonie, A nimals. Fri, Fri, 9 pm: A monie, SSoft oft Volume, $7.7. SSan V olume, Dirty Dirty Pillows. Pillows. $ an Jose. Jose.

BOSWELL’S B OSWELL’S Wed: Jack Wed: Jack Rip Rip Off. Off. Fri: Fri: Bitchin’ Bitchin’ Daddy. CCamaros. amaros. SSat: at: SSuga uga D addy. SSun: un: Chili Chili Sauce. Sauce. Mon: Mon: Drive! Drive! CCampbell. ampbell. Buy tickets at To charge by phone (800) 745-3000. Limit 8 tickets per person. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges.

BRITANNIA ARMS BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN A LMADEN Fri, 110pm: Fri, 0pm: LLove ove Stoned. Stoned. Sat, Sat, 110pm: 0pm: Metal Metal Shop. Shop. San San Jose. Jose.

CAPERSS CAPER Fri, 8:30pm: Live music. Sat, 8:30pm: Live music. CCampbell. ampbell.

GGRAPEVINE RAPEVINE Thu, 77pm: Thu, pm: Mike Mike Medina. Medina. Sat, Sat, 77pm: pm: Iwalani. Iwalani. San San Jose. Jose.

LOS GATOS LOS GATOS MUSIC MUSIC IN IN T THE HE PARK P ARK Sun, 5-7pm: Sun, 5-7pm: Sage, Sage, Alexis Alexis FForchette. orchette. CCivic ivic Center Center Lawn, Lawn, LLos os Gatos. Gatos.



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Lucinda Williams/ Robert Earl Keen I saw Robert Earl Keen open for Lucinda Williams several years ago at South by Southwest, as he will at this Mountain Winery show. It’s a great bill because they’re two of the top talents to come out of the rootsy and quirky Americana movement, and both Keen and Williams have rootsiness and quirkiness to burn. Though known for emotionally charged New West tales like “Blow You Away” and “Feelin’ Good Again,” Keen’s last album had a song called “10,000 Chinese Walk Into a Bar” that is both about that, and not about that. Meanwhile, Williams spent six Wednesday, Aug. 11 years making her breakthrough album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, recording the whole thing and then Mountain Winery, firing the producer, recording it again with Steve Saratoga Earle, and then firing him, too. How that thing ever finally got out is anybody’s guess, but thank God it $35–$69.50 did. A couple of years ago, Williams began performing her various albums in their entirety on different nights. Her last album, Little Honey, had a pretty good cover of AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)”. Basically, you can’t predict what either of these performers will do at any time, but they’re among the best songwriters working today, and Keen’s warm style and humor nicely balance Williams’ artsy cool. —Steve Palopoli

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NUMBER N UMBER O ONE NE B BROADWAY ROADWAY Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: JJCC SSmith mith B Band. and. TThu: hu: Blind Pilots. B lind P ilots. Fri: Fri: Touch Touch of of CClass. lass. Hitmen. Gatos. SSat: at: TThe he H itmen. LLos os G atos.



Wed, 8:30pm: Wed, 8:30pm: Pro Pro Jam Jam Night. Night. 8:30: TThu, hu, 8 :30: TThrowback hrowback Thursdays. Thursdays. FFri, ri, 8pm: 8pm: Ded Ded Ringer. Ringer. $7. $7. Sat, Sat, 9pm: Blind 9 pm: B lind Cavefish, Cavefish, Black Black Mast, Mast, Bray. $10. B ray. $ 10. Mon, Mon, 8:30pm: 8:30pm: Alvin Alvin Draper D raper Jam. Jam. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Sat, 5pm: Sat, 5pm: 5606, 5606, The The Golden Golden Hour, H our, I Am Am Empire, Empire, Dizzy Dizzy Balloon, B alloon, Assemble Assemble tthe he SSkyline, kyline, Picture P icture Me Me Broken, Broken, K Sera, Sera, Poor Poor AJ. A J. CCupertino. upertino.


Thu, 5:30pm: Thu, 5:30pm: Y&T, Y&T, OTR OTR Band. Band. FFree. ree. Plaza Plaza de de Cesar Cesar Chavez, Chavez, SSan an JJose. ose.

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SSARATOGA ARATOGA REC REC Fri, 6 Fri, 6pm: pm: B Battle attle ooff tthe he Bands, Bands, Aethere, Blood Water, A ethere, B lood aand nd W ater, Neiche, Pacific Raelin. N eiche, P acific LLights, ights, R aelin. SSaratoga. aratoga.

SSOUTH OUTH FIRST FIRST BILLIARDS BILLIARDS Thu, 8pm: Thu, 8pm: The The Eyesores. Eyesores. FFri, ri, 9pm: 9 pm: TThe he Lords Lords ooff EElectron lectron FFlow. low. SSat, at, 11pm: pm: The The Jim Jim Hauer Hauer Band. B and. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSTREETLIGHT TREETLIGHT RECORDS RECORDS Wed, 55:30pm: Wed, :30pm: Manuok, Manuok, By By Brackish SSunlight. unlight. Fri, Fri, 6pm: 6pm: B rackish Water Band. W ater B and. SSat, at, 77pm: pm: TThe he EEyesores. yesores. SSan an JJose. ose.

SUNNYVALE SUMMER SUNNYVALE SUMMER SSERIES ERIES Wed, 55:30pm: Wed, :30pm: Native Native Elements. Elements. Downtown FFree. ree. D owntown Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

TOONS T OONS Sun: Live Sun: Live Latin/rock Latin/rock band. band. SSan an JJose. ose.

VOODOO V OODOO LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm: pm: Trash Trash KKannon, annon, the the Midtones. $5. M idtones. $ 5. Thu, Thu, 9pm: 9pm: Love Love FFool. ool. SSan an Jose. Jose.

WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE FFri-Sun: ri-Sun: P Pro ro JJam. am. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

World W orld ALBERTO’S A LBERTO’S Wed: B Wed: Bachata. achata. TThu: hu: Salsa Salsa w with ith Pantea. P antea. FFri: ri: SSalsa alsa FFridays. ridays. SSat: at: Nights. with LLatin atin N ights. TTue: ue: SSalsa alsa w ith Pantea. Mountain P antea. M ountain View. View.

ARYA A RYA GLOBAL GLOBAL CUISINE CUISINE Fri-Sat, 8 Fri-Sat, 8pm: pm: LLive ive music music aand nd bbelly elly ddancing. ancing. CCupertino. upertino.

CCASCAL ASCAL Fri, 9 Fri, 9pm: pm: KKaweh. aweh. SSat, at, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: Robinson. Mountain View. JJames ames R obinson. M ountain V iew.

MOROCCO’S M OROCCO’S R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT FFri, ri, 8pm: 8pm: W World orld m music. usic. SSan an JJose. ose.

PARRANDA P ARRANDA NIGHTCLUB NIGHTCLUB Thu, 9pm: Thu, 9pm: Banda Banda 3300, 00, D DJJ Akustik. 8pm: Norteño A kustik. FFri, ri, 8 pm: N orteño and and Bandas B andas llive. ive. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

JJazz/Blues azz/Blues ANGELICA’S A NGELICA’S BISTRO BISTRO Thu, 4pm: Thu, 4pm: Dan Dan Dillon, Dillon, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Blues B lues JJam. am. Fri, Fri, 6pm: 6pm: CCorinne orinne

Marcus Marcus & the the Kindred Kindred Spirits. Spirits. Mon: Mon: RWH RWH Jazz Jazz Triad. Triad. Tue, Tue, 4pm: 4pm: Dan Dan Dillon, Dillon, 7pm: 7pm: Jazz Jazz open open stage stage hosted hosted by by Angelica’s Angelica’s Jam Jam Band. Band. Redwood Redwood City. City.

CCAFFE AFFE TRIESTE TRIESTE Fri, 8pm: Fri, 8pm: San San Jose’s Jose’s LLyric yric TTheatre. heatre. 8pm: Phil SSat, at, 8 pm: P hil Hudson Hudson aand nd his his IImaginary maginary FFriends. riends. SSan an JJose. ose.

GGRAND RAND D DELL ELL SALOON SALOON Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: B Blues lues Jam Jam with with Aki Aki KKumar. umar. Fri, Fri, 8pm: 8pm: Pinky Pinky & the the Blind B lind Resistance. Resistance. Sat, Sat, 8pm: 8pm: Andy A ndy SSantana. antana. CCampbell. ampbell.

HEDLEY H EDLEY CLUB CLUB Wed, 7:30pm: Wed, 7:30pm: Jazz Jazz Jam. Jam. Thu, Thu, 8pm: Russo-Alberts 8 pm: R usso-Alberts Trio. Trio. Fri, Fri, 8:30pm: VW 8 :30pm: TThe he V W Brothers. Brothers. Sat, Sat, 8:30pm: Rocha Hotel 8 :30pm: Dave Dave R ocha TTrio. rio. H otel Anza, ddee A nza, San San JJose. ose.

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METROACTIVE.COM M ETROACTIVE.COM with B with BBQ BQ and and W Will ill Roc Roc Griffin Griffin ooff Vicious Vicious Groove. Groove. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

SSANTANA ANTANA R ROW OW TTue, ue, 6:30-8:30pm: 6:30-8:30pm: Kat Kat P Parra arra Mexican aatt CConsuelo onsuelo M exican Bistro, Bistro, Gus G us KKambeitz ambeitz at at LB LB Steak. Steak. SSan an JJose. ose.

THREE FFLAMES THREE LAMES RESTAURANT R ESTAURANT SSun, un, 5-8pm: 5-8pm: A Above bove the the LLaw aw Roxanne Weisinger. ffeaturing eaturing R oxanne W eisinger. TTue, ue, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Modesto Modesto Briseno Briseno SSeptet. eptet. Willow Willow Glen. Glen.

UNWINED U NWINED SSat, at, 7pm: 7pm: Jazz Jazz Night. Night. San San Jose. Jose.



Wed, 7:30pm: Wed, 7:30pm: Dave Dave P Powell, owell, ppiano. iano. Thu, Thu, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Russell Russell Barber Billy B arber & B illy Davis Davis Band. Band. Sat, Sat, 8:30pm: Russell 8 :30pm: R ussell Barber Barber & Billy Billy Davis Band. D avis B and. SSan an JJose. ose.

Wed, 6:30pm: Wed, 6:30pm: Monterey Monterey Jazz Jazz Fest Fest High Allll SStars. CCounty ounty H igh SSchool chool A tars. FFree. ree. Gatos LLos os G atos Town Town Plaza. Plaza.

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JJ.J.’S .J.’S BLUES BLUES CCAFE AFE Wed: SSuzi-Q, Wed: uzi-Q, JJames ames Robinson. Robinson. Madylan Rose. TThu: hu: M adylan R ose. Fri: Fri: Dog Dog House Riley, H ouse R iley, Chris Chris Cain. Cain. $15. $15. 85, SSat: at: Exit Exit 8 5, SSammy ammy Varela. Varela. $10. $ 10. Sun: Sun: Alvin Alvin Draper. Draper. Mon: Mon: Dennis Dove. D ennis D ove. Tue: Tue: Blue Blue J, J, Liar’s Liar ’s CClub. lub. San San Jose. Jose.


LLILLY ILLY MAC’S MAC’S Sun, 5-8pm: Sun, 5-8pm: LLive ive Irish Irish Music. Music. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

O’FLAHERTY’S O ’FLAHERTY’S Sun aand Sun nd TTue, ue, 55pm: pm: TTraditional raditional IIrish rish music. music. San San Jose. Jose.


Fri: TThe Fri: he B Beat eat Monkeys. Monkeys. Sat: Sat: Jazz Jazz Beyond &B eyond Series. Series. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: EEoghan oghan CColgan. olgan. SSat, at, 8pm: 8pm: TThe he Comforters. Comforters. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.



TThu, hu, 77-10pm: -10pm: Jazz. Jazz. SSan an JJose. ose.

LLUNCHTIME UNCHTIME ON ON THE THE SQUARE SQUARE Wed, 11:30am: Wed, 11:30am: Heroes Heroes Last Last Mission. M ission. Mon, Mon, 11:30am: 11:30am: Chris Chris Merrill. M errill. Courthouse Courthouse Square, Square, Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

MOROCCO’S M OROCCO’S R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Wed: A Wed: Andrew ndrew D DiRzza iRzza aand nd R Rick ick Bellenkes TTutunjian. utunjian. TThu: hu: JJason ason B ellenkes Duo. Margaret Victor’s D uo. Sat: Sat: M argaret & V ictor ’s Duo. D uo. Sun: Sun: Lemo. Lemo. San San Jose. Jose.


Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: Rodeo Rodeo House. House. ThuThu9pm, FFri, ri, 9 pm, Sat, Sat, 10:15pm: 10:15pm: Diablo Diablo Road. R oad. Sat, Sat, 7:15pm: 7:15pm: The The Bell Bell Brothers. B rothers. Fremont. Fremont.

BBQ SSAM’S AM’S B BQ Wed, 6pm: Wed, 6pm: Sidesaddle Sidesaddle & Co. Co. TTue, ue, 6pm: 6pm: Windy Windy Hill. Hill. San San Jose. Jose.

THREE T HREE FFLAMES LAMES Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D Doug oug R Rose ose Productions w/ P roductions w / Bit Bit and and Spur Spur Band B and ffeaturing eaturing CCowboy owboy LLarry. arry. Willow W illow Glen. Glen.

Wed, 6pm: Wed, 6pm: R Ron on TThompson hompson aand nd Price FFriends. riends. Thu, Thu, 6pm: 6pm: Lara Lara P rice aand nd Band. YYesterdays esterdays B and. Fri, Fri, 6pm: 6pm: Perry Perry Pumpers & tthe he P umpers ffeaturing eaturing Perry Perry Welsh, Phil W elsh, P hil Aaberg, Aaberg, Steve Steve Freund, Freund, JJune une Core, Core, Steve Steve Ehrmann. Ehrmann. Sat, Sat, Voodoo Revival, 11-4pm: -4pm: ZZydeco ydeco V oodoo R evival, 6-10pm: Morris Blues aand nd 6 -10pm: SSid id M orris B lues Band. B and. Sun, Sun, 2-6pm: 2-6pm: Zydeco Zydeco Dance Dance Party P arty ffeaturing eaturing the the Zydeco Zydeco FFlames. lames. SSan an JJose. ose.

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CCITY ITY EESPRESSO SPRESSO Fri, 77-10pm: Fri, -10pm: Singers Singers and and musicians. m usicians. San San Jose. Jose.

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Wed-Sat, 9pm: KKaraoke. Wed-Sat, araoke. TTue, ue ue, 9pm: KKaraoke. araoke. San Jose.


LLILLY ILLY M MAC’S AC’S Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ TThomas homas ““Soulman.” Soulman.” Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

NORMANDY N ORMANDY H HOUSE OUSE LLOUNGE OUNGE Fri-Sat, 9 Fri-Sat, 9:30pm: :30pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

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POINCIANA P OINCIANA LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, 9:30pm: Wed, 9:30pm: W Wildside ildside Noo ccover. EEntertainment. ntertainment. N over. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

SSOUTH OUTH FFIRST IRST B BILLIARDS ILLIARDS SSun: un: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

BOGART’S BOGAR T’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, Fri and Sun, 8pmWed, 8pm-2am: 2am m: KKaraoke. araoke. Sunnyvale.

BOSWELL’S BOS WELL’S TTue: uue: DJ Davey K. K CCampbell. ampbell ampbell.

BRITANNIA BRIT TANNIA A ARMS CUPER RTINO CUPERTINO Sun--Tuue, 10pm: KKaraoke. Sun-Tue, araoke. CCupertino. upertino.

BRIT BRITANNIA TANNIA A ARMS A RMS SAN SAN JJOSE OSE Wed, 9pm: KKaraoke Wed, araoke w/ August. San Jose.

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DIVE B BAR AR Wed-Sun and TTue, Wed-Sun uue, 9pm: KKaraoke. araoke. San Jose.

FLAMESS CCOFFEE FLAME OFFEE SHOP Thu-Sat, 9pm: Uncle Dougiee Show.. No cover cover.. San Jose. Show


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BRITISH B RITISH B BANKER’S ANKER’S CCLUB LUB Wed: CCollege Wed: ollege Night Night D DJ. J. Thu: Thu: 118 8 Upp G Girls DJs. aand nd U irls Night Night Out. Out. FFri: ri: D Js. Reggae. Beer SSun, un, 44-8pm: -8pm: R eggae. TTue: ue: B eer Pong. Menlo Park. P ong. M enlo P ark.


WOODHAM’S W OODHAM’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, TThu, Wed, hu, SSat at and and SSun: un: 110pm: 0pm: Vinnie. V innie. SSanta anta CClara. lara.


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Thu, 9 Thu, 9pm: pm: D DJJ O Otrebor. trebor. FFri, ri, 9 9pm: pm: DJJ O Otrebor DJs. D trebor aand nd gguest uest D Js. SSat, at, 9pm: DJJ CC-Note DJs. 9 pm: D -Note aand nd gguest uest D Js. 9pm: Venom SSun, un, 9 pm: DJ DJ V enom and and gguest uest DJs. D Js. SSan an JJose. ose.

Wed, 8pm: Wed, 8pm: SSalsa alsa W Wednesdays. ednesdays. TThu: hu: SSLAP!. LAP!. FFri: ri: Envision Envision w/ w/ Taj, Taj, Beaver, DJJ B Blurr, JJohn ohn B eaver, D lurr, TThomas homas Phan, DJJ YYesha. Planet P han, D esha. SSun: un: P lanet Reggae. R eggae. San San JJose. ose.



Wed: R Wed: Reggae eggae R Riddims. iddims. TThu: hu: SSoultry. oultry. Mon: Mon: Monday Monday Night Night Madness. 9pm: M adness. TTue, ue, 9 pm: CCollege ollege Night. N ight. San San JJose. ose.

Wed, W ed, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: B Bachata achata w with ith Pantea. with P antea. TThu: hu: SSalsa alsa w ith Pantea. Pantea. FFri: ri: SSalsa alsa FFridays. ridays. SSat: at: LLatin atin Night. with Pantea. N ight. TTue: ue: SSalsa alsa w ith P antea. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

AZUCAR A ZUCAR Wed: CComedy Wed: omedy CClub lub A After fter Party. Party. Urban DJ. TThu: hu: U rban D J. FFri-Sat: ri-Sat: LLive ive Hot ssalsa. alsa. Sun: Sun: Sizzlin’ Sizzlin’ H ot SSundays. undays. Mon: Beats Beer M on: SSalsa. alsa. TTue: ue: B eats aand nd B eer Pong w/Mike P ong w /Mike JJones. ones. San San JJose. ose. Wed-Sun, TTue, Wed-Sun, ue, 77pm-close: pm-close: D DJ. J. Big B ig bband, and, sswing. wing. CCupertino. upertino.


Fri-Sun, 9:30pm9:30pm-1:30am: 1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. Willow Glen.


Wed, 9pm-2am: Wed, 9pm-2am: Whip Whip IItt Out. Out. Huntress. Breathless. TThu: hu: H untress. FFri: ri: B reathless. SSat: at: SSinful. inful. SSun, un, 9pm-2am: 9pm-2am: Afterglow. Mon: Marathon. A fterglow. M on: M arathon. TTue: ue: Off, TTake ake IItt O ff, kkaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.

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PARRANDA P ARRANDA N NIGHTCLUB IGHTCLUB TThu: hu: D DJJ A Akustik. kustik. FFri: ri: D DJJ M Mayo. ayo. DJJ M Mayo DJJ A Akustik. SSat: at: D ayo aand nd D kustik. Beat. SSun, un, 77pm: pm: LLatin atin B eat. Sun, Sun, 9pm: 9pm: Night. SSonidero onidero N ight. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

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CCANCER ANCER ((June June 221–July 1–July 222): 2): TThis his w would ould bbee aan n excellent excellent ttime ime ffor or yyou ou ttoo gget et aaggressively ggressively iinventive nventive about wouldn’t myy about yyour our eeducation. ducation. IItt w ouldn’t bbee ttoo oo ccrazy, razy, iin nm opinion, with opinion, ttoo llaunch aunch yyour our oown wn sschool, chool, w ith yyou ou aass tthe he oonly nly student. student. YYou ou ccould ould ddesign esign yyour our oown wn ccourse ourse ccurriculum urriculum for Decide who will for the the ccoming oming yyears. ears. D ecide w ho yyour our tteachers eachers w ill bbe. e. Think where Think aabout bout w here yyou ou ccan an gget et tthe he sstuff tuff yyou’ll ou’ll nneed eed ttoo expand mind, expand yyour our m ind, eenhance nhance yyour our sskills, kills, aand nd jjust ust pplain lain increase increase yyour our iintelligence. ntelligence. YYou ou ccould ould ccall all yyour our ccenter enter of University Wily of higher higher llearning earning tthe he U niversity ooff W ily EExuberance xuberance oorr the Astonishing Grace the Academy Academy ooff A stonishing G race oorr tthe he IInstitute nstitute ooff Getting Down Business. Getting D own ttoo B usiness. LLEO EO ((July July 223–Aug. 3–Aug. 222): 2): FFor or tthe he ppeople eople ooff FFinland, inland, tthe he

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I ddon’t on’t w ant ttoo bbee ooverwhelmed; verwhelmed; I w ant ttoo what’s ssee ee w hat’s going going on.” on.” Whether Whether you you are are customarily customarily who tthe he ttype ype ooff pperson erson w ho ccontrols ontrols tthe he bboat oat oorr tthe he ttype ype who w ho eenjoys njoys ddrifting rifting ddreamily reamily aalong, long, I ssuggest uggest yyou ou ttake ake Bee hhalf LLincecum’s incecum’s iin-between n-between aapproach pproach ffor or nnow. ow. B alf iin n ccharge harge aand nd hhalf alf ssurrendered. urrendered. CCAPRICORN APRICORN ((Dec. Dec. 222–Jan. 2–Jan. 119): 9): TThe he ppoet oet JJean ean P Perrin errin dreamed marrying with dreamed ““of of m arrying tthe he ddawn awn w ith tthe he llight ight ooff tthe he moon,” moon,” aand nd I iinvite nvite yyou ou ttoo ddoo tthe he ssame. ame. TThe he ddarkness arkness you’ve will Ass iitt you’ve bbeen een iimmersed mmersed iin nw ill lleave eave yyou ou ssoon. oon. 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IIn n ffact, act, I ppredict redict yyou ou w ill bbee aable ble ttoo ddoo jjust ust tthat. hat. PISCES P ISCES ((Feb. Feb. 119–March 9–March 220): 0): For For the the llast ast 220 0 yyears, ears, worn II’ve ’ve w orn jjust ust oone ne bbrand rand ooff sshoes—all-black hoes—all-black CConverse onverse hhigh-top igh-top ssneakers. neakers. II’ve ’ve hhad ad tthem hem oon n tthem hem aatt weddings weddings while aand nd w hile jogging, jogging, aatt my my ddaughter’s aughter ’s hhigh igh sschool chool while myy sshows. ggraduation raduation aand nd w hile pperforming erforming aatt m hows Am Am I too my w ways? Definitely. Pisces, oo set e inn m a ?D efin e In n aany n case, aeP e me. Whatever ddon’t on bbee likee m eW ha e e your ou version e on oof covering o e ng your with ou feet ee w h nnothing o h ng but bu bblack a CConverse on e e hhigh-top gh op sneakers may weeks will bbee aan nea e m a bbe, e the he uupcoming p om ng w ee w n ways. 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3. The two then made 36 cupcakes using a recipe calling for three quarters of a cup of Kahlua, plus another quarter cup for the frosting. They calculated that the batter and frosting together should contain at most 1.8 percent alcohol by weight. Based on the ale phase of the experiment, they hypothesized that eating three cupcakes at a sitting, even if no alcohol were lost due to evaporation or cooking, would produce at most a BAC of just under 0.01 percent. 4. Six trials were conducted over a two-day period. Each trial consisted of eating three cupcakes and testing BAC an hour later. Results: no trace of alcohol in either experimenter at any point. What became of the leftover Kahlua I didn’t ask. 5. Meanwhile, the cupcakes themselves were tested for alcohol content. The USDA research led us to believe about 46 percent of the original alcohol would remain. Samples of the cake and frosting were mixed with enough water to make a paste and applied to the BAC strips. The frosting registered 0.04 percent, the cake roughly 0.30 percent. So the cupcakes had some residual alcohol in them, but seemingly not much. Is there such a thing as hypersensitivity to alcohol? Yes, but that doesn’t typically mean very small amounts make you drunk. Further perusing the medical literature, we find accounts of alcohol-induced anaphylactic shock, essentially a severe allergic reaction. The most common symptom is hives, but others include dizziness, slurred speech, nausea, wheezing, diarrhea and abdominal pain. My guess: if you experience all this, you don’t think you’re drunk, you think you’re going to die. I guess it’s conceivable the supposedly tipsy co-worker had a mild allergic reaction along these lines. But yes, it’s more likely that her cupcake issues were all in her head.

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