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Metro Issue: Dec 7–Dec 13, 2018

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Thrashed

Two Silicon Valley authors relive the heyday of thrash metal in a new book

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Wine or Whine?

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Oenophiles who consume $230 magnums at Silicon Valley’s top restaurants may be unaware that one “rock star” winemaker currently finds himself in hot water.

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420: Here’s Your Stuff Back

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While some San Jose cannabis providers experience a not-so-merry holiday season, Christmas has come early for others. About two weeks ago, employees at San Jose Patients Group and Angel’s Care Collective got word that criminal charges stemming from a Santa Clara County raid in November 2010 were being dropped.

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Racers’ Edge

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The recent opening of K1 Speed in Santa Clara, at 295 Mead Ave., can provide one’s inner Michael Schumacher a chance to let loose around a winding track.

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Kottonmouth Kings

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Stoner-rap-rockers Kottonmouth Kings have switched gears completely, putting out all their music on their own label

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Hop and Roll

Please Do Not Fight positions their holiday Rock Hop as the local alternative to Not So Silent Night

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Gift Therapy

Ah, Nevermind. Although the Pixies’ Trompe le Monde, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ BloodSugarSexMagik and A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory were all released on the same day in 1991 as Nirvana’s breakthrough album, only Nevermind received the 20th-anniversary box-set treatment this year.

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Radio Life

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The Tabard Theatre Company is ringing in the holiday season with its rendition of It’s a Wonderful Life, a stage version of the Frank Capra film familiar to generations of fans.

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Scandal Man

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Director Ken Russell was part of a Fellini-goes-to-Soho movement of brash English directors in the 1960s and ’70s

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The Bet Goes On

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It’s almost plot-free but rich with incident, visual skill, and loads of violence. Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage shows the Japanese filmmaker at the top of his craft.

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The Secret Life of Hummus

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Oren’s Hummus Shop in Palo Alto stakes its rep on its chickpea specialty

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