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Metro Issue: Jun 29–Jul 5, 2018

Metro Cover Story Photo: An Out of Valley Experience

An Out of Valley Experience

The best way over the Santa Cruz Mountains is by foot.

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Chinese Games

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Asian giant's purchase of Los Gatos-based Cryptic Studios miffs gaming geeks.

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Tax and Save Lives

More than a few eyebrows lifted last week when Councilmember Sam Liccardo proposed raising the city’s sales tax to help fund police and firefighter jobs.

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Fourth of July Weekend Guide

Celebrate the stars and stripes all weekend long in the South Bay area.

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Silicon Alleys: Cup of Memories

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The Quakes pay tribute to the U.S. team that took on Brazil in 1994 in a game for the ages.

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Style: Aware But Oblivious

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With multiple artistic identities, Cheyanne Payne, a.k.a. Miss Oblivious, a.k.a. Kook Teflon, find beautiful things in dark places.

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Ghoul, Uninterrupted

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Even solo, Kepi Ghoulie of the Groove Ghoulies is still a rock & roll monster.

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Neko Case

Neko Case brings her unique alt-country sound to the Mountain Winery Friday, July 1.

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YDMC

A San Jose rapper debuts his new album, 'Under the Radar.'

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Book Review: Cracked Up

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Mark Arnold's 'If You're Cracker, You're Happy' is not just the best book about the history of 'Cracked' magazine, it’s near certain to be the only book about it.

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Art Review: Frames of War

Artist and Hanna Hannah uses scenes of international tragedy—South African shanty towns, a child buried in debris—and decontextualizes them in her show 'Frames of War' at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Continental

Two new features— 'Viva Riva!' and 'Africa United'—examine the seamy and the sentimental sides of life in Africa.

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Robots at Bay

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Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' is helped by the use of effective 3-D—but nothing can help the plot.

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Bucking the System

Every really good teacher is, in part, a performer. And Buck Brannaman, horse whisperer, never lets his mask slip in the excellent documentary.

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Cuban Accent

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La Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto evokes the culinary kick of Havana.

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Live Feed: Raw Deal

A visit with Mark McAfee at Organic Pastures diary in Fresno reveals the value of raw milk.

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