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Metro Silicon Valley
09.03.08.08

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News

A Question of Taste
It's what makes babies love breast milk and the rest of us love Doritos. It's the secret weapon of Japanese chefs. It's behind the controversy over MSG. It's umami—the taste you didn't know you couldn't get enough of—and scientists are finally beginning to understand why it's important.

News

Where the Flavor Isn't
Eshoo bill would put a stop to flavored cigarettes enjoyed by children and hipsters. Does it go too far?

The Fly
Not So Fast | Sig Alert

Columns

Silicon Alleys
Ornery Ennui

Sporting Events
Fear the Sweet Pea

Events
The Bay Area's Lisa Quinn, a.k.a., the House Doctor, will be one of the headline speakers at the South Bay Home & Garden Show this weekend. The show includes scores of vendors, lots of demonstrations about home-improvement projects and appearances by domestic-zone celebrities. The action runs Sept. 5–7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Kids
All Star Kung Fu will be conducting classes for kids ages 3 and up at this weekend's Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. The annual event features lots of food, arts and crafts, entertainment and all-ages amusement. It takes place Sept. 6–7 along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View.

Movies


Movie Review: 'Trouble the Water'
A new documentary shows Katrina's impact on the people who lived through the devastation

Movie Review: 'I Served the King of England'
An ambitious waiter recalls his days catering to the upper classes in a Czech comedy

Cult Leader: 'Salo'
The most disgusting movie ever gets a shiny new DVD release

DVD Review
'American Slapstick, Vol. 2'

DVD Review
'Errol Flynn Westerns Collection'

DVD Review
'Extasis'

MORE MOVIE REVIEWS    MOVIE TIMES

Music & Clubs

Reborn
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham finds a new artistic voice

Music Picks
Dave Matthews Band, Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels and Xavier Rudd

MORE MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE    MUSIC AND CLUBS LISTINGS    MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE CALENDAR PICKS

Restaurants

Street Elite
Where to find Silicon Valley's best vendors

Silicon Veggie
A Campbell Surprise

5 Things to Love
Local Brewpubs

BOOK A RESTAURANT RESERVATION    FIND A RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Arts

Art Review: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Two installations and a group show tackle nature from all angles

Stage Preview
Renegade Theatre Experiment stays alive for another season

Book Review
'Colosseum' by Katie Ford, reviewed by John Freeman

Book Review
'The Scotia Widows,' by Gerald M. Stern, reviewed by Richard von Busack

The Arts

Letters to the Editor
September 3 - 9, 2008