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Metro Issue: Apr 27–May 3, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: Revolution App

Revolution App

HotSpot Shield, a free program developed in Mountain View, has become a conduit to the free and open World Wide Web during the wave of revolution in the Middle east.

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Frankenfish

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California braces for the arrival of a fast-growing genetically engineered salmon.

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Diaz Shilling for Loan Sharks

Manny Diaz, a former city councilmember and state assemblymember, is now a registered lobbyist for Community Financial Services Association of America, a trade group that represents the payday loan industry.

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Silicon Alleys: Thai Tastes

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The author travels to Thailand for the Songkran Festival and some intense cooking lessons.

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Big in Japan

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Insolence hails from San Jose, but the band has enjoyed some of its biggest successes in Japan of all places.

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Finding Truth

A young Bay Area company named Inferno Theatre looks back at the family life of astronomer Galileo and his two devout daughters.

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La Bohème

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The men have all the fun and the women do the suffering in Opera San Jose's fine production of Puccini's classic opera about the artistic life of bohemians.

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The Princess of Montpensier

Swashbuckling in widescreen, photographed as close to Technicolor as you can get today and with a percussive soundtrack by Philippe Sarde, Bertrand Tavernier's The Princess of Montpensier re-creates a visually grander era of moviemaking. This is what one would expect from Tavernier, whose 1975 Que la fete commence is still one of the best films made about the 1700s.

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Talk to the Fist

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Donnie Yen takes on a whole raft of foreign enemies in the amusing martial arts pastiche 'Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen.'

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Royal Epic

Bertrand Tavernier shows how to make a costume drama with some substance and historical complexity in his new feature, 'The Princess of Montpensier.'

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Live Feed: Class Cuisine

The Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose embarks on a series of cooking classes with sessions on making pasta and limoncello.

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