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American Assassin They don't make 'em like they used to? Tell that to Lionsgate and CBS Films. Their new release "American Assassin" -- based on the best-selling novel by the late Vince Flynn -- has a mindset trapped in the 1980s when Chuck Norris ruled the roost of d...... Read the full review

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Alexann - winner of the AYRU coloring competion shows off her prize a new rugby ball Submitted by Paul Lynch on Jan 15, 2014

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Curiouser and curiouser: Nina Katchadourian show at Cantor Arts
How did you while away the hours during your last long-haul flight? Odds are you read, watched a few movies and hoped for a long, uncomfortable nap. Multimedia artist Nina Katchadourian finds other ways to use her time, making art out of the most ordinary, mundane things at hand. Thursday, 12:09 PM

Future greens
The creator of a new salad-making robot sees his invention as an ideal healthy-food option for restaurants, hospitals, workplaces and cafeterias. Thursday, 10:42 AM

Gunn student to present Ramayana retelling
Swati Goel, a sophomore at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, has written "Ravaan," a retelling of the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana from the point of view of the traditional villain, with parallels to Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Thursday, 10:41 AM

Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest
It's bier, brezeln and bratwurst time. Redwood City's annual Bavarian-style celebration of Oktoberfest will take place this weekend (Sept. 21-24) at Courthouse Square. Thursday, 10:40 AM

New in theater: 'Cirque Exotique du Monde'
When you see the words "1936 Berlin," you know things on the whole aren't going to go too well. Thursday, 10:35 AM

Pear Theatre is abuzz with 'In the Next Room (or, The Vibrator Play)'
Yes, it's a play about vibrators. The electrical stimulation device was invented by a physician in order to bring about a "paroxysm" in patients, which, it was believed, would help alleviate the wide range of hysteria symptoms. It sounds funny, and indeed "In the Next Room" often is, but don't expect a campy tone or lurid jokes. It's serious when it needs to be, and beautiful, too. Sunday, 1:14 PM

Film: Tuolumne River Film Festival
The third-annual Tuolumne River Film Festival, featuring short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, live music, ice cream and more, will be held Sunday. Wednesday, 3:38 PM

Electric-vehicle test drives
Take a spin in an electric vehicle (EV) this Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. at 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. The free test drives are part of Acterra's celebration of National Drive Electric Week, to encourage adoption of environmentally friendly practices and products. Wednesday, 3:37 PM

It's her way
Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Canadian-American songwriter and social activist, will perform at Stanford University on Sept. 22. Wednesday, 9:40 AM

Sunday: Benefit in Woodside to aid Hurricane Harvey relief effort
Local residents can extend a helping hand to Houston residents on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. in a benefit for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort at the Mountain Terrace restaurant at 17285 Skyline Blvd. in Woodside. Thursday, 11:07 AM

Arts aplenty this autumn
Prepare ye the decorative gourds, cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spice everything! It seems like only yesterday it was 107 degrees, but the Earth keeps spinning, kids have headed back to school and, suddenly, autumn will be in the air. We've compiled some highlights from the upcoming arts season on the Midpeninsula to help you look forward to fall. Thursday, 10:52 AM

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs at CSMA
Pianist Sarah Cahill will perform a free concert of modern American classical music on Saturday at Mountain View's Community School of Music and Arts. Thursday, 10:50 AM | 2 comments

Chef in the house
In a blogosphere saturated with mommy and cooking blogs, a blog launched several months ago by Menlo Park resident Andrea Potischman, called Simmer + Sauce, might at first look like just more beautiful foodie fodder for your Pinterest. But that's only because you haven't tried her coconut cake. Thursday, 2:01 PM

Friday: Author Donia Bijan under spotlight in Woodside
Menlo Park author Donia Bijan will be the featured guest at the First Friday event at Woodside Town Hall on Sept. 1. Ms. Bijan's novel, "The Last Days of Cafe Leila," was released earlier this year. Thursday, 11:43 AM

Star-crossed lovers
In Nick Payne's "Constellations," receiving its regional premiere with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, the world (or worlds, rather), contains infinite timelines and multiverses, each with their own alternate realities and myriad possibilities. Wednesday, 9:23 AM | 1 comments

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