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Sixy Time Never shy to whisk the pot, San Jose Councilman PIERLUIGI OLIVERIO has enraged some of his potential successors. We say “some,” because not all eight candidates for the District 6 council seat, which covers Willow Glen and Midtown, have boycotted his Voter Info Transparency Project. Each week Oliverio gives candidates items on current agendas and asks them to submit a thumbs up or down on how they’d vote. Oliverio has been criticized for playing “kingmaker” in the process, and he’s also taken flack for using district resources to publish the answers. The city attorney's office so far has dismissed all complaints, and we can think of a few things (flag raisings, plaques, days named after idiots, etc.) worse than connecting residents to possible representatives. NORM KLINE, a former planning commish running for the D6 seat, was participating in the mock votes until January; he reportedly bowed out because Oliverio wouldn’t let him change an answer after a deadline. That leaves just four candidates— DEVORA DAVIS, RUBEN NAVARRO, MYRON VONRAESFIELD and CHRIS ROTH—as They Did participants, after What? PETER ALLEN, HELEN CHAPMAN, ERIK FONG SEND TIPS TO refused to join from the FLY@ get-go. All seven of those METRONEWS. COM individuals, however, are currently scheduled to participate in Oliverio’s candidate forum being held Monday at Bellarmine College Prep. Kline has said he will not attend, and Metro finds itself a bit in the middle as managing editor JOSH KOEHN had already agreed to moderate the forum a few months ago. Kline criticized Oliverio for using the whole process to boost his name ID ahead of a surprise challenge to MIKE HONDA and RO KHANNA for Congress, but Oliverio says he was motivated to run by the recent passing of former city planning director JOE HORWEDEL, adding “life is short.”

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T 2AM SUNDAY, the state’s clocks sprang ahead one hour in an attempt to “save” an extra hour of daylight for spring, summer and early fall evenings. The semi annual clock-fixing routine musters up semi-annual arguments, petitions and letters to to change our collective mind about when the sun should come up. One particular South Bay official is now heeding these calls.

If he gets his way we’ll never reset our clocks again. Assemblyman Kansen Chu (DSan Jose) introduced a bill Feb. 19, which would allow all Californians to vote on whether to ax daylightsaving time. Assembly Bill 2496 has been a long time coming, according to Chu, who said he was originally approached with the idea last year, after the legislature submission deadline had already passed. Daylight saving time (DST) was first adopted by the United States in 1918, during World War I, in an effort to conserve energy—the move was almost immediately scrutinized by the general public, and ultimately, the act would be repealed just two years later. However, states were

granted the opportunity to continue to observe DST after its repeal. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt re-enacted year-long daylight saving time to conserve energy usage during World War II, until 1945. After the war ended, most states rescinded it, until 1966 when most re-adopted it. In 2007, it was extended by five weeks, and now runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. If Chu’s bill makes it to voters and is approved, California would join an exclusive club of states that ignore the annual time change— Hawaii and Arizona. California adopted daylight saving time after the passing of a 1949 ballot initiative that shifted the hours in the hopes of increasing recreation time and decrease energy costs for lights. Chu was first approached by a group of constituents who are parents. They described their daily routine of putting their children


winter time,” says Julie Dabey, owner of Steepers in downtown Campbell. “It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s dark in the morning, but I think being able to go outside in the evening and enjoy the fresh air would be more enjoyable.” Chris Wondolowski, Kansen Chu star and captain of the San Jose Earthquakes, told Metro after Sunday evening’s game that he too would appreciate more light into the evenings. “I like sunlight, and anyway we can get more sunlight would be great,” he said after the team’s 2-1 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers. Perhaps the loudest argument in favor of Chu’s push to eliminate daylight saving time came from his senior constituents, who opined that the shift affects their medicine schedules. According to a 2014 research study authored by the news agency Reuters, an hour of sleep lost because of time changes can increase the odds of suffering a heart attack by 25 percent. A laundry list of university studies make a compelling argument in favor of the elimination—between 1986 and 1995, fatal traffic accidents rose 17 percent on the Monday following the time switch, according to the University of Colorado. A 2006 report found daylight saving time led to a 1 percent overall rise in residential electricity use in Indiana, costing the state an extra $9 million. Perhaps coincidentally, 2006 was the same year the state implemented the use of daylight saving time. From 1983-2006, there was a 68 percent increase in lost working days due to workplace injury on the Monday following the time change. Chu said he became aware of these facts and others during his research to put the bill together, and he’s now more sure than ever that doing away with the century-old tradition is better for the general health of the public. “We’re trying to eliminate some potential health hazards from the populace,” he said. “Should the voters ultimately approve this, we wouldn’t be taking away sunlight from anybody. The hazard of having to change your clock, and your schedule, is what everyone stands to gain.”

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to sleep, then waking them up for school the following morning, and how it became more strenuous because of the time change. “It’s an archaic philosophy, and it’s really difficult to adapt to with how our schedules work these days,” agreed Heather Calderone, as she roamed the rainy streets of Campbell’s farmer’s market this past Sunday. “My daughter is in high school, and she has to get up at 5:30 in the morning, and during the springtime, she has to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to make up for the lost time. I don’t think we need it anymore, it adds more confusion, and I don’t think the farmers need it either.” The farmers, at least those who fill the booths of Campbell’s market, agree with Calderone. Jose Carpio, of Rodriguez Farms in Watsonville, said for the first week of the change, they lose about an hour of their regular sales. Overall, he said, the change doesn’t impact his and his workers’ wallets that hard, but the overall confusion DST creates is enough to be rid of the hassle. Luke Estrella, of Fifth Crow Farms in Pescadero, didn’t even realize daylight saving time had hit until he woke up for the drive to Campbell to set up at the market. He doesn’t necessarily disagree with DST opponents, but he appreciates the extra time he and co-workers receive from the spring time change, when his highest harvest takes place. “We get more daylight earlier,” Estrella said. “Sometimes, during the fall, it’s not light enough for us to work at 7am. I don’t enjoy adjusting my schedule with the hour change either, but it helps our business.” Chu said he’s already garnered support from multiple assembly members, but declined to name names. However, he noted, some of the state legislators who support his bill work in the agriculture community themselves. Other colleagues, Chu said, support the move away from daylight saving time but would ultimately like to see a complete shift away from Pacific Standard Time (PST), to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). If this were to happen, days would stay light well into the evening, something residents believe would be better for their children and safety on the roads. “I want to keep summer time, not


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crack? I’m taking crack smoking over the Nazism.

When you say healthcare is free in Canada, how much are we talking? Not to get all “universal healthcare is better” on you, but… • Infant mortality rates are lower in Canada. • Life expectancy is longer in Canada. • Canada spends about 10 percent of GDP on healthcare, whereas the US spends roughly 16 percent.

Have there been any reports of Americans sneaking across the border? If so, how are they being treated?

BIG DICK Donald Trump definitely fits the bill, and we’re not even talking about his paws.

If Donald Trump Wins: A Guide to Moving to Canada BY JOSH KOEHN Donald Trump’s presidential campaign shows no signs of slowing down in the wake of violent clashes between supporters and protesters, suggesting Democracy really was in need of a roundhouse to the junk— in between candidates defending their own dicks. But not everyone seems ready to jump on the Trump train (it’s uuuuuge) and advocate for curb stomping. In fact, some people are dusting off an oath from the ‘W’ days, claiming they’ll move to Canada if Trump wins the race for president. For those with bags half-packed, Jay Rosenthal, a former Silicon Valley political consultant, is here to help. He’s created the helpful how-to website “If Trump Then Canada.”

Best known for working on Mayor Sam Liccardo’s council campaigns, and for helping lead the Chamber of Commerce’s policy and political operations under Jim Cunneen, Rosenthal is also widely believed to be the founder and original author of anonymous links blog The Daily Fetch. In 2012, possibly sensing impending political doom, he moved to Toronto with his wife and family. San Jose Inside asked Rosenthal a few questions by email about his new website.

San Jose Inside: Are you sure Canada is cool with this? Canada is embracing the words atop the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your

huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Can you imagine hearing those words from President Trump?

How does Trump compare to Rob Ford, the former cracksmoking mayor of Toronto? To my knowledge, Donald Trump never smoked crack. But the populist, anti-intellectual, crack-potery is similar. However, and this is important, Rob Ford wasn’t a racist and always came across as a likeable, jolly guy—kind of like Santa—even if completely unprepared for office and sometimes high on crack. Ask yourself, would you rather have a jolly, friendly leader that sometimes smokes crack or an angry, bigoted, neo-Nazi leader that doesn’t smoke

Parliament just passed a resolution to treat American refugees in Canada the same way Syrian refugees are being treated in the US…Americans are currently being barred from entering certain provinces and are being badmouthed at right-wing political rallies.

Since hockey is big in Canada, can we bring along the San Jose Sharks? You don’t need to bring the Sharks to Canada because Canada has already brought hockey to San Jose. Twelve players of the Sharks 23-man roster are from Canada. Also, the Sharks picked up goalie James Reimer from the Maple Leafs before the trade deadline. From everyone in Toronto, we say thank you and good luck!

What’s the difference between Canadian dollars and American dollars? Will they still be exchangeable after the election? Assuming that President Donald Trump doesn’t do for the American dollar what he’s done for his business four times, the U.S. dollar is roughly 25 percent more valuable than the Loonie. Will U.S. dollars be exchangeable post-election? We shall see...


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Super-Con THE STARS ALIGN Some of the biggest stars in nerdom are slated to converge on the San Jose Convention Center this weekend.

Tech icon brings big names to the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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EVERAGING HIS fortune and influence, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bringing a San Diego-style comic convention to the San Jose area. True, the first-ever “Silicon Valley Comic Con” isn’t exactly new. It is, in fact, the buying, rebranding and supersizing of the long standing Big Wow! Comicfest. However, with The Woz’s backing, the event is growing and packing some serious star power. It’s a chance to share drawings, confer with the lions of the business and gripand-grin with celebs, some of whom cost a significant sum of money to grip.

With the exception of Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, nearly everyone who knows how to fly a starship will be in San Jose this weekend. Carrie Fisher has cancelled, but Firefly fans will rejoice to learn that Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, will be in attendance. Also making the scene, Charisma Carpenter and Julie Benz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; the time-traveling trio of Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson from the Back to the Future trilogy; and doing his last tour of the convention circuit (he plans to retire after September) is the putative, and sometimes actual, creator of so many of those masked Marvel characters, the nonagenarian Stan Lee. Oh … and Shatner. Frickin’ Shatner— clearly one of the most satisfying actors who has ever lived. Saturday morning includes a

spotlight on Silicon Valley artists, led by the Cartoon Art Museum. Longtime cartoonist, inker and Eisner Awardwinner Mick Gray will be taking the podium. In addition, Norman Felchle—who has done storyboards, comics and logos, and collaborated with Slave Labor Graphics’ Dan Vado on DC’s Star Corps: United—and Alex Sheikman, of Robotika and The Dark Crystal series, will speak. There is a surprising amount of meat—and I don’t mean carnage—to be found among other panels. The serious science of inter-planetary exploration is up for discussion, along with cosplay help, competitions and support groups for artists and writers. And the festival pays a significant amount of attention to women, which is a relief in this male-dominated field. The world of comics shares the old literary schism between the romantic

and classical. On the one hand, Captain Kirk himself, a dashing representative of a benign United Federation of Planets; on the other, Mal Reynolds of the Serenity, a don’t-tread-on-me type, rebelling against the sweet reason of his own government, The Universal Alliance. The struggle between these opposites is also exemplified in this year’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (coming to an ear-blasting, retina-burning, big screen later this month). It’s Batman, the romantic hero, up against a real live God and embodiment of that classical, paternalist Greco-Roman-American might. Of course, any one of these characters are never just one thing. Is Batman a terrifying hell-knight of the Gotham wastelands, or a Lego figure? Is Superman an unshaven warrior with flaming eyeballs, or a comforter to frightened children everywhere?


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As longtime comics maven Lee Hester puts it: “My only fear of the Silicon Valley Con is that it’s going to be the kind of party where most people have their nose against the glass watching celebrities eating Lobster Thermidor.” This spring, Hester will shutter the San Mateo branch of Lee’s Comics to focus on his larger Mountain View shop. He insists there is nothing foreboding about the decision, noting his plans to increase hours and bump up the number of staffers at his Mountain View store. Lobster Thermidor or no, Hester will attend the Silicon Valley Comic Con. “It remains to be seen how this will pay out,” he says. “But Woz wants to do it big time, and he’s got the deep pockets.” When it comes to the state of comics, Hester says there is still plenty of great work being done. He lauds Sacramento-bred Adrian Tomine and the work of Image Comics in Berkeley—the publisher that helped launch the ’80s “retro boom” by partnering with writer, artist and

convention guest Josh Blaylock. “Image really has the mojo these days,” Hester says. “Image is the Bernie Sanders of comics. They’re not relying on gimmicks, superheroes and campy crossovers. The creators are able to do their own things.” Anna Warren Cebrian, another fan of Image, runs Illusive Comics in Santa Clara. Her 9-year-old store is relatively unique in the comics business. Of the 2,500 or so direct sales shops left in the United States—down from about 4,000 before the Great Recession—less than 4 percent are women-run. She rattles off some of the small-business woes she faces. Skyrocketing rents in Santa Clara are squeezing out shops. The city now has a mandatory minimum wage with increases every year. She feels her employees deserve the money, but it’s hard to flex prices on the merchandise when comics traditionally sell for $3.99. “Business is very challenging now,” she says. “But I’m always up for a challenge.” While online sales take their toll on brick-and-mortar retailers, Cebrian claims Illusive can coexist with cyber store giants like Amazon. “What can never be replaced by Amazon is someone who can answer the question ‘what’s good?’ When someone asks me ‘what’s good,’ I want to be able to answer, “What do you like, what’s your favorite TV show? If you’re looking for something that you can share with the kids, it’ll be less sex and violence. If it’s something for you, then it’ll be more sex and violence.” She’s looking forward to the rebranded con. “I’m very curious of how it’s going to work.” Still, she has some concerns, like the placement of the comic sales booths. “I was very surprised when I saw the

LOCAL COLOR Lee’s Comics is one of many South Bay comic book stores with a table at the Silicon Valley Comic Con.

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NUMBER OF South Bay comic book store owners have mixed feelings about the upcoming Silicon Valley Comic Con. They welcome an event that encourages interest in comics. But they worry that the focus on bluechip celebs and superhero franchises may eclipse the purpose these gatherings originally served—that is, to bring comic books fans together and help independent shops in the process.

floorplan,” Cebrian says, noting that merchants are usually clustered at the center of the room. At the SV Comic Con, all the direct sales tables are in the Big WOW! Tent, separated from the main floor. “That was unexpected,” she continues. “We’re shoved off to a corner. And we’re a little depressed we can’t sell tickets for the convention at the shop. I’m nervous about how it’s going to work with attendees. I’ve heard there are not a lot of indie artists showing up.” Neil Farris, who owns Willow Glen’s Hijinx Comics, San Jose’s oldest direct-sales comic store won’t be attending this year, mainly because he doesn’t have time. “Setting it up requires a lot of time and prep,” he explains. “In most respects, I’m kind of a one-man gang.” He’s the fourth owner of the direct sales shop that started out in 1982 as the collectible card shop Mike’s

Colosseum. In his view, the newly remade convention didn’t do enough outreach to the local direct sales shops. “I wish ‘em well,” Farris says, “but it’s puzzling that they didn’t reach out to us.” Like Cebrian, the Hijinx owner complains that the ticket setup didn’t include direct-sales stores. “I’ve heard after the fact that they didn’t have time, but I think they had tons of time. When we did Big Wow! previously, we helped promote the show. Now that Wozniak and Stan Lee own it, it’s different.” The comic book business is in “a very healthy state,” Farris says. “Business is solid now—we had too many dips over the past few years.” His only complaint is that the major publishers—namely, DC and Marvel—produce too many superhero films. “They may be killing the golden goose,” he says, “by putting out too much stuff.”

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Negotiate your way through SV Comic Con with these essential Shatner-isms FROM CAPTAIN KIRK and T.J. Hooker to the “Priceline Negotiator,” William Shatner has spent more than 60 years in the public eye. These quirky quips are proof positive of the Shat’s ubiquity.

ROCKET MAN

In the late ’60s Shatner turned to spoken word, doing surprisingly compelling jazz-poetry takes on such hits as “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and most famously, Elton John’s “Rocket Man.”‘

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There’s literally a word to describe Shatner’s overthe-top acting style. Urban dictionary describes it as “deliberately produce(ing) something so bad it’s good.” Adam Sandler, take note.

One of the most famous lines ever screamed by his Kirk. Although overlooked at the release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it has since become a punchline and a rallying cry.

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY

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The fact that this oft-uttered line was never once uttered by the character of Captain Kirk is less an indictment of us and more an indication of Shatner’s mystique. Much like Dirty Harry’s “Do you feel lucky?” speech, people have been botching this teleportation reference for decades.

In one of the more notorious episodes of The Twilight Zone, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” Shatner plays an airplane passenger convinced that there is a gremlin on the wing. The episode—satirized in Ace Ventura II—predated his run as the captain of the starship Enterprise. —Tad Malone

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‘Future’ Shock ‘Back To The Future’ realized: a high tech progress report STARTING IN THE ’80s, the Back to the Future trilogy promised some tantalizing do-dads. Last year, we passed Marty’s arrival date in the sequel—Oct. 26, 2015— and inventors have done a decent job of delivering on some Robert Zemeckis’ vision. With one, glaring exception.

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The most immortal of the prospective inventions is also the most disappointing realization. These flammable, beyond-douchey transports are nothing more than handless segways. And now, we have to think up a new name if the real deal ever gets invented.

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Last year, Nike produced a handful of these iconic high-tops and plans to make more. Not only are they objectively dope, but they also fill a crucial need for the elderly and disabled and have been auctioned off to raise money for Michael J. Fox’s Foundation to fight Parkinson’s disease.

FLYING CARS Slovakian futurists AeroMobil have created an awe-inspiring prototype that overcomes pesky gravity. Their third generation can drive on city streets, then, once its wings unfold and its backing propeller gets whirring, it can ascend into the sky. No word yet on its time traveling capabilities, but there’s always the fourth generation.

3D ENTERTAINMENT Though Jaws 19 hasn’t come out, 3D projection technology is pretty solid. James Cameron’s Avatar was so realistic that it gave people a new form of depression because they couldn’t live on Pandora.

MOTION CONTROLLED GAMES These came true, but have been flailing since their debut as developers overlooked one of the most appealing aspects about playing video games—getting to sit down and barely move. —John Flynn


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EFORE THE DAYS of on-demand viewing, it was practically a foregone conclusion that the really interesting TV shows always died young. Such was the case for 2002’s Firefly. Joss Whedon, later to demolish box offices with his two Avengers movies, mixed Spaghetti Western tropes with a story of an interplanetary empire. It all fit together so beautifully that the management at FOX couldn’t possibly get it.

The anti-hero was the Romannosed, slightly trustworthy Captain Mal Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion. This veteran of the losing side of a galactic civil war made his living piloting the “Serenity,” a renegade craft manned by a diverse crew— including the “leaf in the wind” pilot, the Hawaiian-shirted Hoban “Wash” Washburne (Alan Tudyk, today a voice actor and comic book writer). Both will be speaking, posing for photos and signing autographs at the convention. Whedon, an obvious progressive, modeled Capt. Reynolds on the kinds of characters that peopled the smartest Western movies of the 1950s—the sore losers of the Civil War, who walked away from Appomattox with little more than a battered hat, a smart horse and a true-barreled rifle. The “Reavers”—painted cannibal savages who bedevil Mal and his crew—served the same function in the Firefly/ Serenity universes as the Apaches in a Technicolor Western. Firefly, and the very good 2006 cult movie it spawned, Serenity, were ornaments of the Whedon style— which means dauntless heroines, plentiful wit and constant surprise,

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The ‘Jessica Jones’ Netflix show and comic book series is just one example of the higher profile women now have in the male-dominated world of comics.

Punching Out Patriarchy BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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OTHING ENTHRALLS a moviegoing audience like the sight of a woman with a sword, unless it’s a woman with a bow and arrow. Still, I’m haunted by a phrase novelist A.S. Byatt made about men “who love strong women for the wrong reasons.”

Nevertheless, if there’s one thing the Silicon Valley Comic Con deserves praise for, it’s the special focus on female characters and creators, which throws this year’s Angouleme International Comics Festival into sharp relief. At that French event, where comics take on something of the cultural weight that films do at Cannes, no women were on the short list for the Grand Prix d’Angouleme. The judgement caused a boycott and a protest analogous to the #Oscarsowhite hubbub. By contrast, our local con has a series of panels suitable for the era of Agent Carter, Supergirl and Jessica Jones. Friday night’s “SUPERHEROINES!” brings together a group of fans—including local writer and archivist Mary Alexander—to celebrate the phenomena. “FIERCE FEMMES IN LIVE ACTION, AND THE LITERARY WORLD” is a subject that

requires no introduction. Perhaps getting deeper is a separate panel on “THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY” with Valerie Frankel, whose From Girl to Goddess sets out to ascribe this travel the same weight Joseph Campbell gave to the arc of the legend in Hero with a Thousand Faces. Sharing the “Heroine’s Journey” panel is film professor Patti McCarthy. Her upcoming book, Outlander and The Heroine’s Journey, regards the realm of Diana Gabaldon’s unputdownable series of historical fantasy novels. “LADIES OF THE LEGION” celebrates female cosplayers of the 501st Legion aka “Vader’s Fist”: those ever-soexpendable soldiers with their immaculately white PVC overalls, their erring marksmanship and borderline comical inability to spot the “droids they’re looking for.” Also here for the weekend is Trina Robbins, the first female to draw a Wonder Woman comic book and the world’s leading expert on women as creators and characters in the history of comics. Robbins edited The Complete Wimmen’s Comix anthology, set for release at the end of March ($100, Fantagraphics). Included in this tome is the predecessor of the long running Wimmen’s Comix anthology, the very first all-women’s comic book, It Ain’t Me Babe (1970).


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KING OF COMICS Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman and many more Marvel characters, is one of the biggest names at the convention.

Get Your Geek On AS OUR RESIDENT film critic, Richard von Busack knows a thing or two about movies. His love of silver screen trivia is matched only by his love of comics. Here are some of the events he can’t wait to check out at the Silicon Valley Comic Con.

last time I went to a con, there were enough of The Monarch’s henchmen lurking to make up a baseball team. Where else will you see such an ode to The Venture Bros.?

Julie Benz

The 90-something publisher claims this is his final year of touring on the comic con circuit, though all that means is that we can expect a comeback appearance sometime in the 2030s. Sunday, 12:15pm.

As the sweet, evil Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she was sultry and convincing. Darla was a mean piece of work. The pale sire to Angel, she was the one who turned David Boreanz and his dreadful stage Irish accent into the feared Angel. Sunday, 1pm.

‘Simpsons’ Swag Even if the Simpsons’ cultural moment is over, I’m still in search of the really odd, inside joke-y Simpsons thang. The souvenir I couldn’t find while visiting America’s Appendage: Evil Homer, Ned Flanders as Satan, perhaps a Mr. Sparkle T-shirt in a size that would fit Comic Book Guy.

Obscure Cosplay We can expect a thousand or so Deadpools walking around, but the

Stan Lee

Shatner>Shatner I guess he won’t sing, but he may answer some questions. Trekkies supposedly used to ask Shatner where the bathroom was on the Enterprise. I’m confident Silicon Valley redshirts can come up with a better question. Friday, 7pm.

Local Shopkeepers Perhaps I’ll catch some representatives from Seven Stars cantina—the geekiest bar in San Jose. And Willow Glen’s Pop Daddy is sure to keep its table stocked with arcane toys and objects d’art. —Richard von Busack

THE ELEPHANT MAN BY BERNARD POMERANCE DIRECTED BY LISA MALLETTE

MARCH 17 – APRIL 17, 2016 “Wonderful, moving and purely theatrical. A giant of a play!” –New York Post

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JUSTIN BIEBER

ELEPHANT MAN

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STYX

THE CLUFF

BRODY STEVENS

SAP Center, San Jose Thu, 7pm, $60-$130

City National Civic, San Jose Thu, 6pm, $45-$75

Back Bar, San Jose Thu, 9pm, Free

Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale Thu, 8pm, $15

Haters lament. Justin Bieber is bigger than ever. He has parlayed his bangs and prepubescent crooning into a more adult sound. Last month, he won his first Grammy as the vocalist on “Where are Ü Now?”—the Skrillex- and Diplo-produced psychedelic banger, which modulates his vocals into dolphin-esque squeals amid the womps and clacks of the drop. His new album, Purpose, marked his sixth straight No. 1 release. Each of the record’s three singles, “Sorry,” “Love Yourself” and “What Do You Mean?” charted internationally at the top spot. Like emojis and Kim Kardashian, it doesn’t matter how you feel about Biebs, he’s here to stay. (JF)

By melding pop and hard rock with elements of musical theatre, Styx gained international acclaim— boasting five multi-platinum albums and 16 Top-40 charting singles. They formed on the East Side of Chicago when fraternal twins Chuck (bass) and John Pazzano (drums) started jamming with their neighbor Dennis DeYoung (keyboard). They added guitarists and vocalists James Young and Tommy Shaw and have made a legendary career out of a combination of straightforward ballads like “Renegade” and titanic rock operas like, “Kilroy Was Here.”Their biggest hit, “Mr. Roboto,” features at-the-time innovative sonic techniques and involves an intricate storyline about a desperate-to-be-understood android with nuanced emotions. (JF)

Millennials are facing an uncertain and unsympathetic job market after taking on gargantuan student debt to earn degrees that seem to mean less and less. Fortunately, we’re a crafty bunch. The savviest among us have learned multiple skills, and jumped headlong into the “gig economy.” San Jose’s Charlie Cluff epitomizes the modern worker. He can design web pages and whip up a eye-catching logo, but his real passion is in making killer beats. The bespectacled producer combines splashy live drums and chopped up electrified effects for studio rappers, but is also plenty proficient at DJ-ing a live set. (JF)

A veteran of the L.A. standup comedy scene, Brody Stevens is a strange and fascinating human being. While he has numerous high profile movie and television credits, including two of The Hangover’s, Due Date, and Chelsea Lately, Stevens is best known for his mind-bending, aggravating, and downright brilliant standup comedy. Combining Karl Pilkington’s layman’s philosophy, Mitch Hedberg’s silly—almost sweet— absurdism, and Sam Kinison’s famous rage, Brody Stevens is a chaotic, non sequitur-spouting, comedic force. You might come away a bit shaken, but Brody Stevens is unlike any stand up act you’ve ever seen. (TM)

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THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT The Ritz, San Jose Fri, 7pm, $25 This bent trio helped to pioneer the genre of psychobilly, which adds a twisted sense of humor along with punk, surf rock and swing to the musical pastiche that is performed with manic showmanship. Channelling a tent-dwelling revivalist, lead vocalist Jim Heath preaches a gonzo philosophy on the merits of the rock & roll diet— drugs, debauchery and delirium— over the steady plucks of a stand-up bass and a guitar that flits from slide blues, grinding distortion and power rock licks. One of their biggest songs, “Baby I’m Drunk,” lays hiccupping lyrics about being cross-faded over some frenetic piano slaps and grimy fingerwork on the axe. (JF)


* concerts FUTURE

YANNI

Mar 19 at City National Civic

MELVINS

Mar 19 at The Ritz

THE STONE FOXES Apr 1 at The Ritz

ELLIE GOULDING

Apr 6 at SAP Center

LOGIC & VINCE STAPLES

Apr 11 at SJSU Event Center

SELENA GOMEZ

May 11 at SAP Center

BEYONCE

May 16 at Levi’s Stadium

THE CURE

May 26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

PRONG

Jun 1 at RockBar Theater

RASCAL FLATTS

Jul 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

STING & PETER GABRIEL Jul 14 at SAP Center

WEIRD AL

Jul 24 at City National Civic

ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Fri, 7:30pm, $15-$36 Since the early ’70s, Zakir Hussain has been considered something of a musical legend. A virtuoso on the Indian tabla, he blazed an innovative trail through modern music and film soundtracks, playing with such legends as Mickey Hart and John McLaughlin, as well as performing and producing on notable film soundtracks, including Apocalypse Now. His groundbreaking output and sound led to the first-ever Grammy for Best World Music Album in 1992, not to mention The National Heritage Fellowship award, considered the highest award given to musicians and artists. Suffice to say, Hussain’s reputation precedes him. (TM)

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City Lights Theatre, San Jose Fri, 8pm, $17

SJSU Event Center, San Jose Sat, 9pm, $50

“I am not an animal! I am a human being!” cries Joseph Merrick, better known as The Elephant Man. In Victorian England, a doctor visited a side show and discovered Merrick, who had a curved spine and a lumpy head the size of a torso. Seeking to “save” the man, the doctor brought him to a hospital and later introduced him to the aristocracy where he became a sensational curiosity and a potent example of each human’s desire for dignity. But his quest for acceptance worsened his health conditions and hastened an early death. David Bowie and Bradley Cooper have each taken a turn at the role, performed without prosthetics by City Lights’ George Psarras. (JF)

Fittingly named, few artists point to the progression of hip-hop like Future. The Atlanta native specializes in blurry bars that flit between druggy desperation and club stunting. Even his most triumphant bangers drip with stone-hearted morals and melancholy. His smoky vocals melt, bubble and pop over machine gun snares and spacious trap accents— provided mostly by it-producer Metro Boomin. He collaborated with Drake for the Warriors’ unofficial championship anthem, “Big Rings,” and juxtaposed his lavish lifestyle with police shootings of urban blacks in his relentless, expansive solo hit, “March Madness.” He is joined by Ty Dolla Sign, whose syrupy croon and blunted, bad-boy lyricism complements Future’s style. (JF)

ADELE

Jul 30-31 at SAP Center

WEEZER

Jul 31 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

CONVERSATION: MORE THAN YOUR SELFIE NUMU, Los Gatos Sat, 2pm, $9 In this informal series of conversations, contemporary Bay Area artists discuss the artistic history, trajectory and tradition of self-portraits. Is it a reasonable argument to blame the likes of Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh or Cindy Sherman for the selfie trend that is entirely unmanageable? Or are artists capturing more than their current cultural moment? Erin Feller, whose main subjects are her personal experiences and nature, will explore the motivations and intentions that inform her approach to selfrepresentation in our digital age of multiplicity. (JE)

KENNY CHESNEY

Aug 6 at Levi’s Stadium

JACKSON BROWNE

Aug 16 at City National Civic

DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS Aug 18 at SAP Center

HEART, JOAN JETT & CHEAP TRICK

Aug 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

Sep 2 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

COLDPLAY

Sep 3 at Levi’s Stadium

JETHRO TULL ROCK OPERA Oct 22 City National Civic

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Local Heroes RED RINGER Fred Spratt, who’s ‘Big Red #1’ is on display at SJMA’s ‘Artists in Residence,’ was influenced by Mark Rothko.

San Jose Museum of Art celebrates Silicon Valley’s artistic pioneers BY SHERYL NONNENBERG

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ORROWING BLOCKBUSTER exhibitions in order to increase visibility and bring patrons through the door has been standard operating procedure for art museums for many years. Recently, however, curators at the San Jose Museum of Art discovered that hidden gems, locked away in storage for decades, can draw a crowd, especially when the story they tell is compelling.

“Artists in Residence: San Jose’s 20th Century Vanguard,” a group

exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art, is a blast from the past— serving as a reminder that, although New York City was the epicenter of post-war art, other regions were responding and contributing to the American art scene. “We drew exclusively from the permanent collection for this exhibition,” says SJMA curator Marja van der Loo. “The artists in this exhibition are all of an important generation that was pivotal to art practice at a crucial moment in the South Bay.” Specifically, the exhibition celebrates the artists who lived and worked in San Jose in the 1960s and who expressed their own personal reactions to the prevailing art movements: pop, abstract

expressionism and minimalism. Many of these artists came to the region in order to teach at San Jose State College (now SJSU) and were also instrumental in the founding of the San Jose Museum of Art. “The museum wanted to take the opportunity to honor the innovative artists who dedicated so much of their time and practice to San Jose and to the Museum,” van der Loo said. Artists like Sam Hernandez, Tony May and Fred Spratt (who would go on to chair the art department at SJSU) came to the city at a pivotal time. Once a small, agricultural community, San Jose would soon swell in population, thanks to the rise of the high tech industry in the Silicon Valley. Artistically, there was not much happening, but this group of innovators would change the cultural landscape by establishing gallery spaces, forming collaborative exhibitions and through the many students who were influenced by their teaching. Fred Spratt is represented here

with several large, lacquer on aluminum paintings that make direct reference to the color field work of Mark Rothko. These works, so formal and austere, are countered by a later series of paintings he created on the theme of Leda and the Swan. Hernandez, well known for his innovative work in wood and for his long teaching career, harkens back to his Hispanic heritage with Dichos y Bichos II (2007). Joined slats of walnut wood, each incised with cursive script in Spanish, create a cascading poem. “I’ve written the proverbs out in cursive to allude to the script of those horizontal banners surrounding elementary classrooms that provide models of good penmanship,” Hernandez says. A nod to the conceptual can usually be found in the work of Tony May. He is also known for his use of everyday materials, as can be seen in Awning from 1966. As the title suggests, it is comprised of canvas, wood and rope— and might indeed have served as an actual awning were it not attached to a wall inside an art gallery. It wasn’t created to block the sun so much as to invite us to look again at something quotidian and familiar. Jacqueline Thurston, once denied a position at San Jose State University because of her gender, was originally trained as a painter. She turned to photography in the early 1970s and her Hospital series reflects her predilection for composition and formal structure. These gelatin silver prints are striking, both for their staging and their subject matter. In Radiation Treatment, a woman lies on her stomach with a Hannibal Lecteresque mask covering her face. Even more disquieting is Autopsy, a graphic depiction of a seldom-seen procedure. All of the artists in the exhibition have retired and some have passed away. The show is a worthwhile effort to celebrate the work of these local innovators and to pay tribute to the contributions they made, both as artists and teachers. A public reception will be held April 14 at 7pm with several artists in attendance. THRU

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CAFFE FRASCATI

In response to its smashing reception in 2009, this flamboyantly potent musical that focuses on large church hats returns to the theatre. $15-$38. Apr 8-May 1. Theatre on San Pedro Square. San Jose.

THE ELEPHANT MAN

SO WASTED A new San Jose-specific online literary journal, intends to preserve and breathe new life into the city’s creative community.

Voices From the ‘Wasteland’ IS SAN JOSE, sometimes dubiously called “The Capital of Silicon Valley,” indeed a Valley of the Heart’s Delight? Or might it be more accurately described as a Valley of Ashes? It all depends on who you ask. These are the questions at the heart of the new place-based online literary journal, Cheers From the Wasteland. The journal, founded by fourth-generation San Jose native Li Patron, recently released its first issue online, collecting works from ten different artists and authors, all of whom have lived, or currently live, in San Jose. “Erasure is a concern of mine,” Patron says. “This question of whose voices deserve to be heard, and which stories deserve to be told.” Resisting erasure and challenging the dominant narrative of San Jose is exactly what Cheers From the Wasteland aims to do. In it, a variety of perspectives are voiced through fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, visual art and music. All of the material is focused on the history, culture and identity of San Jose. Patron’s own contribution to the first issue tackles the topic of erasure: a poem about her family’s century of living in the city, provocatively titled “Before There Were Tech Bros There Were Patron Boys.” “The most difficult thing about San Jose is how isolated I’ve felt as a writer,” Patron says, voicing a common complaint of local creatives. For a city of more than a million people, San Jose has been surprisingly bereft of artistic voice. Despite the hanging banners downtown that proclaim “I Create Here,” one is often at a loss to name well-known San Jose artists. It’s a problem that is felt now more than ever, as creative types are being priced out by the booming tech economy. Because of this, Patron emphasizes that Wasteland accepts submissions from anyone with San Jose ties, rather than just current residents. “Sometimes when people move to Portland, OR, or Modesto or whatever, it’s not because they’re traitorous to San Jose,” Patron observes. “It’s because conditions here are such that they can’t stay.” Cheers From the Wasteland’s excellent first issue is a bold and powerful antidote to the creative wasteland of the valley, striking a unique voice that rings true to the city. Patron aims to continue releasing issues quarterly and says she is seeking submissions for the next installment. Featuring an “Inspiration Map,” which can guide readers to the areas that stoke the creative fires of Wasteland’s contributors, the journal can be found at cheersfromthewasteland.com. —Mike Huguenor

This titanic drama draws on the life of John Merrick from the Victorian era in England. Merrick contracts a disfiguring disease, but his acceptance by a doctor, then by high society, highlights the overwhelming power of the human spirit. Mar 17-Apr 17. $17-$32. City Lights Theater Company. San Jose.

CATCH 22

This comedy you can’t laugh at follows the singularly crafty bombardier, Yossarian, as he does all that he can to escape the day-to-day horrors of WWII. Apr 7-May 1. $18-$28 Bus Barn Theater. Los Altos Stage Company. Los Altos.

MY FAIR LADY

Lower-class Eliza Doolittle hacks into high society with the aid of ingenious and frumpy linguist, Henry Higgins, who molds her into a vision of elegance before falling recklessly in love. $20-$39. May 21-Jun 10. South Bay Musical Theatre. Saratoga.

*concerts MUSIC AT THE MARKET

A hotbed of live jazz talent, organized by San Jose Jazz. Every Fri, 7-9pm. San Pedro Square Market. San Jose.

TOSPS TUESDAYS

A weekly showcase of Bay Area’s budding music scene across all genres. Most Tuesdays, 7pm. Theatre on San Pedro Square. San Jose.

OFF THE GRID

A rotating cast of food trucks and music acts characterize this weekly event. Sat. Free. Computer History Museum. Mountain View.

Opera Night. First Friday of every month. San Jose.

*art MUSEUMS NUMU LOS GATOS

“The Art of Social Justice: Woody Guthrie and the Power of Songwriting.” Thru May 16. Los Gatos.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER

“Missing Persons” tracks those who have been lost. Thru Mar 21.“Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” Thru Aug 22. “Edward Hopper: New York Corner” Thru Aug 22. Stanford.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

“Healthyville” Discover ways to live better. San Jose.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM

“Gold Rush” Exploring the regional symbolism of gold through art, sports and culture. Thru Mar 13. Santa Clara.

EUPHRAT MUSEUM

Art and photography created by students at De Anza College. Cupertino.

HISTORY PARK SAN JOSE

“Slugs, Dingbats, and Tramp Printing” The printing press is one of the most important inventions in human history. See the machine that printed the first newspaper in California. Thru April 28. San Jose.

PSYCHO DONUTS

Works by John Renzel, Lacey Bryant, Nicolas Caesar, Murphy Adams, Christine Benjamin, Michael Foley, Michael Borja, Valery Milovic, Carlos Villez, Eric Joyner, Laura Callin Bennett, John Hageman and Robert McColley. San Jose.

SJ MUSEUM OF ART

“Border Cantos,” photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo combine mediums to explore the border. Thru Jul 31. “New

Stories From the Edge of Asia” Tabaimo blends reality and make-believe. Thru Aug 21. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES

“Blanket Statements” by Kaffe Fassett. Thru Jun 28. San Jose.

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART

“Gridiron Glory” The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thru April 3. Santa Clara.

GALLERIES ANNO DOMINI

A Tribute to Olivier Messiaen and the “Quartet for the End of Time.” Thru Apr 16. “Permanently Improvised” by Various & Gould. Thru Jun 18.

ART ARK GALLERY

Silicon Valley Open Studios. Thru Apr 1. San Jose.

HIGHER FIRE CLAYSPACE

First Fridays feature new artwork, demonstrations, and conversations with artists. San Jose.

KALEID GALLERY

One Thousand Thousand: The First Third Retrospective by Jason McHenry. San Jose.

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

“Gideon Rubin:” Memory goes as far as this morning. Thru May 22. “You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be:” Susan O’Malley. “Demarcate: Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping.” San Jose.

TECHSHOP SAN JOSE

Daily Classes offered on Art and Technology. San Jose.

WORKS SAN JOSE

Pieces from benefit art auction. San Jose.

*events LATE NITE CATECHISM

After killing off-Broadway and in Las Vegas, this uproarious one-woman show about a take-no-shit nun blends crowd work and improvised stand up. Fri, Mar 18, 8pm. $60. Montalvo Arts Center.

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Cybermen APPED OUT Director, star and co-writer Benjamin Dickinson loses himself in his work, quite literally, in ‘Creative Control.’

Augmented reality takes over one man’s real life in ‘Creative Control’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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NCE PEOPLE LIVED lives of quiet desperation, as per the Thoreau quote. Now they’re noisy and desperate— trapped in a gabble of voices, advertising and text messages, working 90 hours a week and masturbating to electronic phantoms for the other 10 hours. Director, star and co-writer (with Micah Bloomberg) Benjamin Dickinson’s Creative Control, a hilarious

black and white, widescreen comic fable of a marketer’s crack up, hits its mark every time. It’s not easy to make a satire like this without crankiness, or to bring a new talent to the buckshotting of that sitting duck known as Nouveau Brooklyn, where “Namaste” is the Tibetan word for “fuck you.” Dickinson’s opus is as chic as a Kubrick film, even on its modest budget. Brooklyn in the very near future: after 7 years with the Homunculus Agency (a name worthy of S.J. Perelman) David finally has creative control over a project. He’s working on Augmenta, Google Glass-like VR spectacles. He’s been sold on the idea of musician-hyphenate Reggie Watts as the roly-poly figure who can draw out the

insanely cool VR spectacles’ potential to the average buyer. “We may have a new form of art here!” a marketer burbles. But David is swallowing handfuls of the Lucky Charms-cereal shaped tablets of the panic medicine Phalinex, and washing it down with liquor. And he’s fixated on Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen), the live-in girlfriend of his buddy Wim (Dan Gill) a fashion photographer who conducts himself with the nastiness of David Hemmings in Blow-Up. Wim is cheating. He texts David snapshots of the body parts of the model he’s sleeping with. David’s own live-in Juliette (Nora Zehetner) faces a troubled career as a yoga instructor. The punishing scenes of this discipline give a physical side to a film in which so much of the action is occurring in the mind. Distracted and unhappy with Juliette, David uses Augmenta glasses to create electronic reveries of Sophie. Just as Jennifer Jason Leigh in Anolmalisa had the only distinct

voice, the phantom Sophie is the only character in the film that is in color. The semi-imaginary romance relieves the utter waste of time and talent in David’s life. On the set of a Phalinex commercial the agency is producing, an executive complains about an actor: “How do we know this guy is supposed to be a pilot?” In response, David shouts, “He’s wearing a pilot uniform and he’s in a cockpit!” It isn’t easy for a director to extract themselves from a farce, but Dickinson expertly turns this around—leaving Zehetner’s wide, dark and innocent eyes to carry the ending. I’ve wanted her to get bigger parts, ever since she played the film noir temptress in Rian Johnson’s Brick (2006). She uses a high, questioning, inexpressive voice for the role; she’s quite a ravisher, and yet she’s a full character. She has a dinner confrontation with David about the toxicity of the communication devices he’s peddling, technology that requires African colton mined with child slave labor. It’s the conversation that anyone in this valley, anyone who makes real money, that is, has brushed aside at some point in their lives. Juliette has just enough decency to almost save David’s sinking ship, even if she uses her own self-delusion to make it happen. But self-delusion is the subject of this movie—the deliberate blinkering caused by snapping on these plastic spectacles, the consorting with digital homunculi. (In alchemical terms, “homunculus” is the word for a figment a magician can bring to life.) Comedy directors really ought to use more classical music, as Terry Zwigoff does, to contrast the grandeur of human potential with the mucky situations that tangle our feet daily. Composer Drazen Bosnjak includes a great deal of baroque. Purcell’s trumpets complement the blaring car horns on the street, and Vivaldi and Bach—as well as ’80s proto-industrial music by Alan Vega, of the band Suicide. There’s genuine idealism here, and genuine romance, and Creative Control isn’t sour or cold. In these invasive times, the fantasy of relocation to some faraway mountain top off the grid is pure and not to be mocked.

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city-wide dragnet which evolves into a road trip to the basement of the Alamo. It’s hard to imagine the effect Herman had during his debut in the bellicose ’80s. Living cartoon character that he was, Paul Reubens’ Pee Wee found a kindred spirit in the form of the first time feature film director Tim Burton. (Plays Mar 24 in San Jose at Camera 3.) (RvB)

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) Another beautiful day for our hero is ruined when his beloved bike is pinched, most likely by the stinky rich kid next door, Francis (hello, Deadpool fans). What follows is a

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NO CHOICE The new documentary ‘Trapped’ makes the case that new abortion laws work to trap poor women in unwanted pregnancies.

‘Trapped’ in a Legal Web IN JUNE, the Supreme Court may consider the legality of Texas HB2, the model of restrictive abortion laws being implemented all over the South and elsewhere. One is reminded of the anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s famous quote—because if ever there was a case of laws being chains for the poor and cobwebs for the rich, here it is. The well-off can pick a facility in a large city. The less affluent have to bus in from hundreds of miles away and stay for a couple of days, while enduring politically mandated waiting periods engineered to make securing a safe and legal abortion all but impossible. Dawn Porter’s documentary, Trapped tours harassed and overbooked clinics in places like San Antonio, Tex., Montgomery, Ala., and Jackson, Miss. Horror-stories abound: a gang raped 13-year-old having to find a judge to approve her abortion (technically speaking, the court can appoint a lawyer for a fetus). A 43-year-old woman surfed the web looking for dangerous herbal abortifacients. One newly-pregnant woman an autistic child to care for already. These abortion providers are often religious. The devout Dr. Willie Parker, one of the few men who doesn’t look silly in a “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” shirt, considers his work a

tribute to his grandmother, who died in childbirth. (Since Parker is African American, he’s subject to a white sidewalk kibitzer’s argument that abortion ought to be restricted because it’s promoting racial suicide.) June Ayers, an Alabama clinic manager, has to deal with the dwindling numbers of doctors who will perform abortions. And in Texas, HB2 requires abortion clinics buy pricey and unnecessary machines; Trapped though abortion is an outpatient procedure, reproductive health NR; 90 Mins. centers in that state now BlueLight Cinemas, must fill their treatment Cupertino rooms with expensive medical equipment they’d only really need if they were performing open-heart surgery. Two take-aways from this brave documentary. One is the cheering thought that the providers haven’t lost a sense of humor: Ayers displays a bumper sticker: “May the baby you save grow up to be a gay abortion provider.” The other thought is the reminder that undefended rights wither away. The cultural shame antichoicers wield prevents the one in three women who have had an abortion from speaking up and championing this cause. —Richard Von Busack

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Ordinary Wierdos DEAR ABBIES Though their new album pays homage to baseball with a cover of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame,’ Melvins frontman, Buzz Osborne insists his band is ‘Abby Normal.’

Melvins recruit Krist Novoselic and other ’90s bassists for ‘Basses Loaded’ BY NICK VERONIN

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UZZ OSBORNE swears that he isn’t an ordinary dude, but talking to him on the phone it would be easy to mistake him as such. Sure, the guy sounds a bit high strung; but not tweaker high strung—more like quirky science professor after too many cups of coffee.

In fact, after more than 30 minutes in conversation with the man better known as King Buzzo, the frizzyhaired frontman of Melvins—those highly experimental, super-sludgy, Nirvana-influencing weirdos—one

gets the distinct impression that the co-founder of one of GenerationX’s most influential, and ostensibly out-there acts, might actually be the band’s eccentric lawyer. He talks fast and authoritatively and seems well versed in the finer details of artist management, booking and promoting tours and the history of rock & roll. But yes. This is Buzzo. And though he admits to leading “a relatively conservative life,” he is adamant that there is nothing runof-the-mill about him, or his band. “We’re Abby Normal,” Osborne quips, borrowing a joke from the Mel Brooks creature feature spoof, Young Frankenstein. Indeed. Since 1983, Osborne and Co. have released 21 full-length

studio records, seven live albums and six EPs—many of them boundary pushing, some of them trendsetting, and all of them far from anything anybody might consider “mainstream.” He knows so much about the business side of his trade because Melvins only briefly worked with a manager and have been booking their own tours since the ’90s. And if he sounds like a fast-talking attorney, it’s because he only seeks legal counsel when it’s absolutely necessary, like when he and his band inked a deal with Atlantic Records, back at the height of Washington’s grunge wave—without the help of a manager to sweet talk the label’s A&R team. “I don’t take orders very well from people,” he says, explaining why he prefers to do everything himself. But that doesn’t mean Buzzo is a Billy Corgan-esque control freak. While he admits that he’s played bass on plenty of Melvins albums, on the band’s forthcoming LP, Osborne welcomed collaborators—specifically

those who specialized in playing four strings at a time. Basses Loaded, due out June 3 on Mike Patton’s label, Ipecac, features a rotating cast of bassists, including Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Steve McDonald from Redd Kross, the Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Jared Warren of Big Business and Trevor Dunn of both Mr. Bungle and Fantomas. On a few tracks Crover even puts down his sticks and picks up the bass, while the Melvins’ original drummer, Mike Dillard, takes a seat at the kit. The album’s title serves not only as a pun, but as an acknowledgement of Osborne and Crover’s interest in baseball. A recent press release detailing the new album, notes the two are “often spotted at games across the country” and that the record features a cover of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” These facts, combined with Osborne’s apparent pride in his happy and stable marriage—and the fact that he does not flinch at my mentioning once spotting him at Disneyland—might, once again, lead one to conclude he is some kind of old-fashioned gentleman. But the way Osborne tells it, it’s the opposite, especially when it comes to music. “I’m not a ‘good old days’ type of guy,” he says. “I kind of feel like, ‘What have you done lately?’” Osborne feels a duty to push the limits of his craft. “I believe my job is to write songs and play music and be an entertainer and be an artist. And I work at it as hard as anybody works at any job.” It just so happens, that in Osborne’s line of work, weirdness is often rewarded. “I let my weirdness come out in my music,” he says. And considering that the band are nearing 40 official releases in a little over 30 years of performing together, it all starts to make sense. King Buzzo’s life is a lot like a devil’s food cake with white frosting. Through Melvins, he gets to discharge his dark and sludgy thoughts without disturbing the vanilla facade. In this way, it seems, Osborne is able to have his cake and eat it, too.

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I’m 25, and my boyfriend is 29. He is super-sweet, is a good person, and treats me really well. However, recently, he told my roommate that she has “nice cheekbones.” I didn’t say anything, but I think this was inappropriate. It’s not like “I like your shirt” or whatever. It’s about another woman’s beauty. Can I tell him I don’t want him complimenting other women in the future?—Hurt It says something when a man notices a nice view—like that it’s only a matter of time before he and that pretty orange sunset are sneaking out to his car to have sex. Okay, it’s possible that “nice cheekbones” is man-speak for “Those are some hypno-hooters you got there, honey.” But maybe he was just trying to say something nice. Or maybe he was mesmerized in a bad way—like “Whoa, are those forceps marks?”—and he noticed her noticing and ducked for verbal cover. As for why you find this upsetting, consider that our emotions aren’t just feelings; they tell us what to do. The disturbing emotion of jealousy,

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TECHNICAL Applied Materials, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following positions in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, CA: Software Engineer (SCCHO): Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Please mail resumes with reference number to Applied Materials, Inc., 3225 Oakmead Village Drive, M/S 1212, Santa Clara, CA 95054. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE. www. appliedmaterials.com

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #614352 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Garden to Table, 651 Macredes Ave., San Jose, CA, 95116, Garden to Table Silicon Valley. This business is conducted by a corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/05/2013.Refile of previous file #579157 with changes. /s/Zach LewisExecutive Director#3548174 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 2/24/2016.(pub) 3/09, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30/2016

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS #613431 The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Healthy America, 2523 Glen Hastings Ct., San Jose, CA, 95148, Quynh To. Filed in Santa Clara County on 3/19/15 under file #602863This business was conducted by an individual/s/Quynh ToThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 1/28/2016. (pub Metro 2/24, 3/02, 3/09, 3/16/2016)

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Artist Steven Spazuk works exclusively with an unusual medium: soot from candles and torches. He spreads the stuff across a blank canvas, then uses various instruments to sculpt the accidental blobs into definitive forms. I've seen the results, and they’re both well-done and intriguing. What would be the metaphorical equivalent, in your world, of using soot to make beautiful and interesting things? I think you’re primed to turn waste into building blocks, rot into splendor and lead into gold. (See Spazuk’s work at spazuk.com.)

be grateful for those times when things are taken away? Should we regard moments of loss as therapeutic prods that compel us to understand ourselves better and to create ourselves with a fiercer determination? Meditate on these possibilities, Libra. In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce that the things-getting-taken-away period of your cycle is winding down. Soon you’ll begin a new phase, when you can become a deeper, stronger version of yourself because of the things that are given to you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Carl Sagan said that

the lust subsides,” sings Denitia, of the electro-pop band Denitia and Sene. That would be a good motto for you to play around with in the coming days, Scorpio—in both literal and metaphorical ways. I’ll enjoy seeing how your emotional intelligence ripens as the white-hot passion of recent weeks evolves into a more manageable warmth. As fun as the intensity has been, it has blinded you to some of the possibilities for collaborative growth that have been emerging. You may now be ready to explore and appreciate sweeter, subtler pleasures.

science thrives on “two seemingly contradictory attitudes: an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new.” Whether or not you are a scientist, Taurus, I recommend that you practice this approach in the coming weeks. It’s the tool that’s most likely to keep you centered and free of both rigidity and illusion. As Sagan concluded, this is “how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Excess on occasion

is exhilarating,” said British author W. Somerset Maugham. “It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” Now would be an excellent time to take that advice to heart, Gemini. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you not only have a license to engage in rowdy fun and extravagant pleasures; it’s your sacred duty. So get out there and treat yourself to an orgy of naughty adventures—or at least a celebration of meaningful thrills. You can return to the rigors of discipline and order once you have harvested the healthy benefits that will come from escaping them.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): At one point in Friedrich Nietzsche's book Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the hero is having a conversation with himself. “You have wanted to pet every monster,” he says. “A whiff of warm breath, a little soft tuft on the paw—and at once you were ready to love and to lure it.” If I were you, Cancerian, I would regard that type of behavior as forbidden in the coming weeks. In fact, I will ask you not to pet any monsters at all—not even the cute ones; not even the beasties and rascals and imps that have slight resemblances to monsters. It’s time for maximum discernment and caution. (P.S.: One of the monsters may ultimately become a nonmonstrous ally if you are wary toward it now.) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): On a social media site, I posted the following quote from self-help teacher Byron Katie: “Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons.” One commenter took issue with this. “‘Pushing buttons’ is a metaphor that’s long past its expiration date,” she wrote. “Can't you come up with something fresher?” So I did. Here are a few potential substitutes for “push our buttons”: “tweak our manias” ... “prank our obsessions” ... “glitter-bomb our biases” ... “squeeze our phobias” ... “badger our compulsions” ... “seduce our repressions” ... “prick our dogmas.” Whichever expression you prefer, Leo, find a graceful way to embrace your fate: Your current job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in your life is to tweak your manias and prick your dogmas. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the coming weeks, you will have maximum power to revise and reinvigorate your approach to cultivating intimate relationships. To aid your quest, I offer this paraphrased advice from Andrew Boyd: Almost every one of us seeks a special partner who is just right. But there is no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why? Because you yourself are “wrong” in some ways—you have demons and flaws and problems. In fact, these “wrongs” are essential components of who you are. When you ripen into this understanding, you're ready to find and be with your special counterpart. He or she has the precise set of problems you need—is the person who is wrong for you in just the right ways. (See Boyd’s original quote: tinyurl.com/boydquote.) LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In her book The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels says, “We become ourselves when things are given to us or when things are taken away.” If she's right, does it mean we should

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I’ll make love when

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The poems I have loved the most are those I have understood the least,” said T. S. Eliot. I’m going to steal and expand upon his idea for the purpose of giving you an accurate horoscope. In the coming days, Sagittarius, I suspect that the experiences you love most will be those that you understand the least. Indeed, the experiences you NEED the most will be those that surprise and mystify and intrigue you. Luckily, life will be ingenious in bypassing your analytical intelligence so as to provide you with rich emotional stimuli for your soul. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn painter

Henri Matisse made the following testimony about his creative process: “At each stage I reach a balance, a conclusion. At the next sitting, if I find that there is a weakness in the whole, I make my way back into the picture by means of the weakness—I re-enter through the breach—and I reconceive the whole. Thus everything becomes fluid again.” I recommend this approach to you in the coming days, Capricorn. You’ve been making decent progress on your key project. To keep up the good work, you should now find where the cracks are, and let them teach you how to proceed from here.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “We all lead three lives,” said Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard, “an actual one, an imaginary one, and the one we are not aware of.” I suspect you'll get big glimpses of your third life in the coming weeks, Aquarius: the one you’re normally not aware of. It might freak you out a bit, maybe unleash a few blasts of laughter and surges of tears. But if you approach these revelations with reverent curiosity, I bet they will be cleansing and catalytic. They are also likely to make you less entranced by your imaginary life and better grounded in your actual life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “The greatest illusion is not religion,” says aphorist Michael Lipsey. “It's waking up in the morning imagining how much you’re going to get done today.” But even if that’s often true, Pisces, I suspect that you have the power to refute it in the coming weeks. Your ability to accomplish small wonders will be at a peak. Your knack for mastering details and acting with practical acumen may be unprecedented. For the immediate future, then, I predict that you’ll largely be able to get done what you imagine you can get done. Homework: Identify your fondest childhood memory, and recreate in the present time the feeling you had back then. Testify at Freewillastrology.com. Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700


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ICHARD MISRACH spent years depicting the isolated, haunting landscapes of the U.S.-Mexico border areas via large-scale photographs. Guillermo Galindo builds musical instruments from debris left behind by migrants at the border. This Thursday, the photographer will join the composer and instrument builder as they both talk about their joint show, Border Cantos, at the San Jose Museum of Art. The opening reception was one

of the most enchanting events I’ve ever seen at the San Jose Museum of Art. Galindo and Misrach addressed the crowd, as did downtown San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez, who, in particular, delivered a poignant, heartfelt, intellectual speech about immigration and how the arts bring people together in San Jose. It seemed much more human than any speech Sam Liccardo or Cindy Chavez ever gave when they held the same position. The real highlight of the evening came when the legend himself, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, delivered the official opening performance. A renowned author, poet and Chicano cyberpunk performanceart troublemaker, Peña is one of the all-time greats, and like any genius he has no use for categories, fences,

binaries or boundaries of any sort. His entire life seems like a work of performance art in of itself, however one defines “self,” of course. I remember discovering Peña’s words back in the ’90s when he was the first commentator to characterize Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatistas, as one of the best performance artists of the 20th century, a “consummate performancero.” Marcos seemed to be influenced by Gomez-Peña and vice-versa. Maybe they even knew each other. Marcos seemed to operate in some strange transdisciplinary border zone of Dada, Mexican wrestling, academic socialist philosophy, recycled Che Guevara and Yasser Arafat props, and media manipulation that no other mysterious masked Mexican revolutionary ever articulated. Except for Guillermo Gomez-Peña, that is. He seemed to know exactly what Marcos was doing, and thus Peña was a pleasure to read. But that was then. This time, there Peña was, standing in front

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of all the gussied-up patrons of the San Jose Museum of Art, offering an insurrectionary bilingual rant in support of all the ignored, marginalized heroes and escapees from the world’s apparatus of oppression. No one else but Peña would place Berlin disco transvestites in the same struggle as the Palestinians and then use it to officially christen an art show about Mexican-American border issues. It was quite possibly the best delivery I’ve ever seen in that building. Together, Misrach, Peña, and Galindo seemed like the Three Musketeers. The arts intelligentsia of the valley explored the three rooms the entire night. As an example, a series of Misrach’s images depict the arduous yet arcane methods of border patrol agents clearing up dirt pathways by dragging tires, all in order to see migrants’ footprints once they get past the fence. Galindo takes rusty ladders, discarded bike parts, shoes, gloves, tires and even a gigantic metal piece of the wall itself, and then wires them up, amplifies them, or even adds strings, pickups or guitar jacks. The contraptions conjure up ghosts of Marcel Duchamp’s readymades or Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculptures. While a more rudimentary dufus might simply attach a contact microphone to a piece of junk, bash on it with a hammer, and call it “sound art,” such is not the case here. It’s much more human and personal. Galindo is sonically and shamanistically conjuring the remaining stories of the people who discarded these items, which then function as sonic avatars of the immigrants’ plight. There are ingredients from Mesoamerican perspectives, 20th century composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen and even Fluxus troublemakers like Joseph Beuys. Together, the work of Misrach and Galindo fuses into a collaboration highlighting the human layer of the immigration issue. Gone is the belligerent hotheaded phlegm-spittle from political rallies or corporate news networks. What a relief. What’s more, a full-color brochure with curators’ essays and a poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is now available for free throughout the exhibition.


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With a clean and charming interior reminiscent of a Napa Valley restaurant, Adega boasts a menu consisting entirely of Portuguese dishes, including imported wines and desserts. The wine list covered various regions of Portugal and was extremely enticing, but they were no match for the Sangria Branca and Tinta (white and red sangrias for $7 each). The fruity yet strong drinks were very refreshing. We sipped and whet our appetites with an ornate arrangement of complimentary fresh baked bread, marinated olives,

house-made hummus and softened butter. The menu is written in Portuguese with English translations, making our decisions easy. I had the monkfish and the gentleman had the duck; but first, our appetizers. Morcela com Maca Verde ($10) comes with three fried wonton raviolis, stuffed with blood sausage and green apples, on a mixed greens salad. The green apple was undetected while the blood sausage was perfectly rich and minerally. I personally prefer a pasta to a wonton wrapper, but the blood sausage is really the main point and it is done well here. The Creme de Marisco ($12) came in an intricate soup bowl served via table-side pouring. It was a very satisfying seafood bisque with lobster and raw oysters, delivering

creamy texture and concentrated lobster flavor. The rice in my Arroz de Tamboril ($22) was cooked in monkfish broth and it turned out to be an enjoyable soupy consistency with bits of cilantro. However, the seared monkfish was probably not the right fish for my palate. This was my first time having monkfish filet and I found the flavor to be fishy and the texture a bit chewy. Thinking this was prepared similarly to bacalhau, which is rehydrated dried fish, I asked the waitress who confirmed that it was actually fresh fish. I will have to reserve my opinions on monkfish after more experiences. My gentleman’s Arroz de Pato ($22) was the favorite dish of the night. Fatty seared duck breast over chouriço sausage and a similarly flavored shredded duck rice made for a filling entrée. No complaints here about great duck and great flavor. Chefs David Costa and Jessica Carreira prove that it’s not their first rodeo, as the two both have experience at one-Michelin star restaurant Eleven in Lisbon. Adding to the quality of the dishes is the top-notch service and a carefully curated wine list, with an option for a wine membership. After all, Adega means “wine house” in English. And because I’m a fan of dinnerware, everything served here was in beautiful plates and bowls with unique shapes. All these elements, along with complimentary valet parking, help Adega provide an amazing experience, despite being located in a city where little is known of Portuguese cuisine. The older, sophisticated crowd it attracted seemed unlikely to have come to this part of town for any other reason. In fact, an issue with coming down to Alum Rock for dinner is that there is little else for entertainment before or after a meal. Perhaps Adega can spark a movement in changing both the Alum Rock area and increasing the popularity of Portuguese cuisine in San Jose.

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