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Bonobos Guideshop Opens at Santana Row

Bonobos Guideshop Opens at Santana Row

Despite what some Silicon Valley evangelists might have us believe, digital disruption is not the cure-all for all modern needs. Back in 2011, four years into his online menswear business, Bonobos founder and CEO Andy Dunn realized this with the opening of Bonobos Guideshop in…

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‘Ser!’ Explores Being Bi-Cultural and Queergender

‘Ser!’ Explores Being Bi-Cultural and Queergender

Karen Anzoategui defies traditional definitions. With hair coiffed in a bold pseudo-pompadour, Anzoategui is genderqueer and self-identifies as “they,” as opposed to “he” or “she.” “I always felt different because when I was a child I was probably very showing that I was more of…

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FurCon returns to San Jose Convention Center

FurCon returns to San Jose Convention Center

Furries from all around will take over the streets of San Jose and the McEnery Convention Center for Further Confusion 2015. Further Confusion: London Fog- a Victorian Murder Mystery, will feature various events and seminars for the furry community—people interested in animal characters with human characteristics. Many…

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Whole Foods Breaks Bread After Much Anticipation

Whole Foods Breaks Bread After Much Anticipation

After eight years of waiting, Whole Foods on The Alameda in downtown San Jose opened to the public today. Hundreds gathered to break bread with community members, market managers and Sharkie of the San Jose Sharks. Adam Smith, executive coordinator of store development for Whole…

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Stage Reveiw: ‘Truce’ at City Lights Theater Company

Stage Reveiw: ‘Truce’ at City Lights Theater Company

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of that ghastly folly known as the Great War. Reflecting on the centennial of the First World War, this year saw a variety of commemorations—including art installations, books, lectures and concerts. Locally, City Lights Theater Company…

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‘Scarcity’ Examines San Jose’s Relationship with its Past

‘Scarcity’ Examines San Jose’s Relationship with its Past

A lot can be gathered from a city’s leftovers. Just ask Leyla Cardenas. The Colombian artist has long been intrigued by the things that societies willingly discard. Growing up in a civil war-torn country, Cardenas recalls searching for meaning among the piles of debris and…

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Bio+Beer Event Illuminates the Science Behind the Sauce

Bio+Beer Event Illuminates the Science Behind the Sauce

Behind-the-scenes knowledge can ruin the magic sometimes. There’s a reason “watching how the sausage gets made,” especially taken literally, could ruin your day. But that seems unlikely to happen with something as beloved as beer. After all, learning how grains become liquid sunshine has turned more than one beer fan into a brewer.

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Jeff Chang’s New Book ‘Who We Be’ and the Failure of America’s Race Conversation

Jeff Chang’s New Book ‘Who We Be’ and the Failure of America’s Race Conversation

For decades now, Jeff Chang has been a student of the complex and interconnected issues of race, class and inequality in America. It only took him two books and subsequent book tours to realize that he was uniquely qualified to say something meaningful on the subject. And what he has to say isn’t exactly heartening.

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Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Review: San Jose Stage Company’s ‘The Rainmaker’ Does the Classic Justice

Known for its innovative sets and strong ensemble acting, the San Jose Stage Company lives up to its reputation in a new production of a classic of American theater, The Rainmaker.

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Seeing Things Gallery Is ‘Living in the Eighties’ with New Show

Seeing Things Gallery Is ‘Living in the Eighties’ with New Show

Christine Benjamin says she never really fit in at her high school. It was the end of the ’70s and she really didn’t like disco or big hair. But the ’80s—which bookended her college years—that was a decade she could get behind.

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