For the Week of
October 19-25, 2005
Cover Story: Secret Gardens:
Critics say prime SV open space became the Santa Clara Gardens development project through backroom deals and hush money.
News: The Great Golden State Gas Swindle:
Think you're paying more for gasoline because of natural disasters? That's just what the scamming oil industry wants you to believebut it's not true.
The Fly: Hear that giant sucking noise? That's the sound of Knight-Ridder devouring independent media from the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Alleys: Pac-Man Fever Revisited.
Techsploits: Strike Blogs Put Workers on the Web.
Rev: Grease Girl: Spreading like an alternative-fuels wildfire, straight vegetable oil (SVO) finally caught me in its flames, and I'm loving it.
Homage to Catalonia: A new show at San Jose State's Thompson Gallery highlights the varied traditions of Catalonia.
Alison in Blunderland: Atom Egoyan's 'Where the Truth Lies' explains the splitting of Martin and Lewis for the very credulous.
Global Focus: The features at the U.N. Association Film Festival tackle tough global topics.
Limitless: This year's San Jose Jewish Film Festival gathers movies from around the world.
Pod Caste: The video iPod kills the radio star.
Misfit Lit: Author Sarah Vowell views the world through the prism of history instead of the romanticized musical mixtape.
Degree of Style: Big flavors and metropolitan swank are the stuff of Los Gatos' 180.
Live Feed: Grapes Gone Greek.
5 Things to Love: Great Food Websites.
Club Life: Loft Bar and Bistro in San Jose.
Sisters Act: Louisa May Alcott's famous siblings burst into song at American Musical Theatre of San Jose.
HoJo Mojo: Northside Theatre Company sneaks up on 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's' from an odd angle.