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Mountain View, California 55 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, California 94043
02 - Dec
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(Nearby Event: Arts & Theater, Family)
Where:San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market Street, San Jose, California, United States, 95113
Celebrate the launch of Gary Singh's book, Silicon Alleys, Selected Metro Silicon Valley Columns, 2005-2020, which compiles the best, the craziest, and the most unbelievable—but true stories of San José's cultural landscape and history. Singh is joined by former Santa Clara County poet laureate, Mighty Mike McGee for a conversation that delves deeper into Singh's column, focusing on the history surrounding SJMA's building that once housed the post office and the San Jos��Public Library, where Singh's mother worked as a librarian, and how Jack Kerouac discovered the Buddhist Bible on-site. Singh will also share some stories about his favorite exhibitions as well as the parties and people who attended them. 
 

Registration Link Coming Soon About the Book

In 2005, the editors of Metro Silicon Valley, San José's alternative weekly newspaper, gave Gary Singh his own column, "Silicon Alleys," to explore the underbelly of San Jos��from a perspective only a creative native could offer. To this day, he still writes the column every week. Now a selection of Singh's greatest hits, over 250 columns in chronological order, is available in one mammoth volume, hand-picked by the columnist. Following a gnarly foreword by cyberpunk science fiction pioneer Rudy Rucker, a glorious mishmash of humanity emerges. UFO researchers sit right alongside rock stars, repo men, and professional wrestlers. Buddhist scholars hold column space with women's drinking clubs. Abandoned strip malls return to life. From punk rock to high art, from dive bars to luxury digs, from literary vibes to forgotten history, no other body of work more aptly sorts out the guts of America's 10th largest city than Singh's weekly column. 

 About the Speakers

Gary Singh is a journalist with a music degree, a published poet, and a long-time newspaper columnist at Metro Silicon Valley. His byline has appeared over 1400 t

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