.MetroActive Archives

Dec 12, 2021

Video Game Symphony: Zelda

'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses' is part of this movement to draw in audiences that may have previously dismissed video games and appreciate them as a legitimate art form.
Apr 7, 2021

Voices Carry

Recalling the early-aughts days of Gmail, at least some of Clubhouse's allure stems from this perceived exclusivity. No invitation? Join a waitlist, just like at an exclusive restaurant or nightclub. The purpose is to allow smaller groups of users to test it out and iron out kinks, sure, but it's also a classic psychological paradigm: If not everyone can have it, more will desire it.
Jun 17, 2020

The Recovery Begins

A community's identity is often expressed through the locally-based businesses it sustains over the course of decades. The news this week that longtime icon Original Joe's would reopen was comforting news, because let's face it, it's hard to imagine a San Jose without Original Joe's.
Jun 5, 2019

Advice Goddess: I Want to Prove I’ve Changed

I spent years on and off drugs and alcohol, but I've been sober for six years. I'm just not the same self-centered immature brat I was. Last week, I reached out to my best friend's brother to apologize for things I did about seven years ago. He still hasn't responded to my text (requesting time to talk to make amends). He told my friend he was having a hard time believing I'm any different. But I am, and I want to prove to him I have changed. How can I do that?
Jun 5, 2019

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 5, 2019

Some birds can fly for days without coming down to earth. Alpine swifts are the current record-holders, staying aloft for 200 consecutive days as they chase and feed on insects over West Africa. I propose we make the swift your soul ally for the next three weeks. May it help inspire you to take maximum advantage of the opportunities life will be offering you. You will have extraordinary power to soar over the maddening crowd, gaze at the big picture of your life and enjoy exceptional amounts of freedom.
May 29, 2019

Advice Goddess: How Come She Doesn’t Follow Her Own Advice?

My sister dates super hot guys, but she's always telling me that looks aren't what matter and I should go for a man who's stable and reliable. Is she looking out for me? How come she doesn't follow her own advice? It seems weirdly hypocritical.
May 29, 2019

Free Will Astrology: Week of May 29, 2019

Has a part of you become too timid, docile or prosaic? Is there an aspect of your beautiful soul that is partially muzzled, submissive or housebroken? If so, now is a favorable time to seek an antidote. But listen closely: The cure isn't to become chaotic, turbulent and out of control. It would be counterproductive to resort to berserk mayhem. Here's a better way: be primal, lush and exciting. Be wildly playful and unpredictably humorous and alluringly intriguing. Try experiments that rouse your rowdy sweetness, your unkempt elegance, your brazen joy and your sensual intelligence.
May 22, 2019

Advice Goddess: Tall Girl Problems

My style is basically grunge rocker girl: ancient jeans, a vintage rock T-shirt, and bedhead. I need photos of myself, so late Saturday afternoon, I did a photo shoot with a professional stylist, makeup artist, and photographer. Long story short, I despise all the photos.

Latest Giveaways

$25 to Smoking Pig BBQ

Smoking Pig BBQ Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Smoking Pig BBQ in San Jose. Drawing July 10, 2024.

Tickets to Music in the Park – Los Van Van

Los Van Van Giveaway
Enter for a chance to win tickets to Music in the Park featuring Los Van Van on Friday, July 26. Drawing July 17, 2024.