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UrbanDaddy app offers nightlife suggestions for those on the go

January 19, 2011

Being new to the area, a friend recommended I apply for the UrbanDaddy newsletter to stay updated when it comes to new places to eat, drink and hang out. The editors of UrbanDaddy check out all kinds...

Hosseini Follows “Kite Runner” with Understated Epic

January 13, 2011

2007’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini offers a look behind the burqa. As the less-heralded follow-up to Khaled Hosseini’s breakthrough novel “The Kite Runner,” 2007’s...

The Kardashians Cement Themselves In Pop Culture

January 8, 2011

Kourtney, Kim and Khole Kardashian have expanded their money-making horizons in a way that may seem unexpected: they wrote a book. “Kardashian Konfidential” is a triple tag-team autobiography of the...

Stars Shine in the Inspired Remake of “True Grit”

January 8, 2011

I think everybody has a soft spot for an original that is done right. For multiple generations of movie buffs, 1969’s “True Grit” staring John Wayne and Kim Darby is a timeless classic. An...

Artist Draws Inspiration From George W. Bush Presidency

January 8, 2011

In a digitized world, it’s no shock that art too has become digital. The demand continues to skyrocket with guerilla and underground art becoming increasingly assimilated and commoditized into corporate...

Niles Silent Film Museum Speaks For Fremon’st History

January 8, 2011

Niles, a small neighborhood on the outskirts of Fremont, isn’t exactly a “normal” neighborhood. Antique shops dominate any other businesses. Old-fashioned, rickety buildings line the main street,...

“Black Swan” a Poignant, Gritty Film

December 9, 2010

Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” grabs you by the hair and drags you through hell in the most twisted, psychologically disturbing movie about ballet yet. It also just so happens to be one of the best...

“Decision Points” Reveals George W. Bush’s Analytical Side

December 9, 2010

George W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” is probably the most casual recollection of an eight-year presidency written, especially one that saw America undergo such momentous, era-defining events...

When It Hits, It Hurts in More Ways than One

December 9, 2010

“Mary” was smart, independent, and strong--she was not the sort of woman usually thought of as a victim of domestic violence. “You know, you’re stupid sometimes. You don’t see things you...

Celebrating Christmas, in the Spirit of Dickens

December 2, 2010

The 32nd Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers visitors a chance to celebrate the holidays in a recreation of and the Victorian Era of 1812 to 1860. “Here, it’s a whole different world where...

OBAMA’S WARS

December 2, 2010

The moment Barack Obama decided to run for the presidency was a tacit acceptance that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would become his to fight and to win. Bob Woodward’s new book, “Obama’s Wars,”...

BODY WORLDS Brings the Dead to Life

December 2, 2010

The hauntingly fascinating BODY WORLDS Exhibit, a display of authentic human bodies is currently at the San Jose Tech Museum for a limited engagement. Creator, physician and anatomist of BODY WORLDS,...

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