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Metro Issue: May 4–May 10, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: Infinite Wisdom

Infinite Wisdom

Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack bring philosophy and astronomy together in their book 'The New Universe and the Human Future'—plus an excerpt from the book.

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All Fired Up

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After weeks of machinations, the kind that high-stakes labor negotiations frequently produce, the city of San Jose and its police union began talking directly to each other 10 days ago. It isn’t clear that either side is listening.

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Silicon Alleys

The Spartan Bookstore changes hands, and the author recalls his days dealing with the bureaucracy in the business of selling textbooks.

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Restraining Order

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San Jose's Matsuri grows up from a raucous, assaultive style with a well-crafted new concept album.

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Concert News

Montalvo and Mountain Winery announce extensive summer music seasons.

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Page Makers

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As the old drug peddler said, "First one's free." Free Comic Book Day is back this May 7, and comic stores across the country and throughout Silicon Alley will be offering samples from various publishers. The annual custom started nine years ago at Concord's Flying Colors Comics and has since spread worldwide.

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Down in the Hole

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Werner Herzog totes his 3-D cameras deep into the earth to discover the roots of human art in 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams.'

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Hammer Film

The new big-screen adaptation of the 'Thor' comic features a winning performance by hunky Chris Hemsworth as the son of Odin.

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Not for Purists

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Cupertino's Aqui Cal-Mex ranges far afield to supplement its Mexican menu with artisanal cheese, vindaloo sauce and tofu.

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Live Feed: On the Road

Food editor Stett Holbrook embarks on a summer-long culinary journey across America—in an Airstream trailer.

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