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Halloween (2018) Slasher films have become such a prominent feature of the American movie landscape that we take these movies -- and the knife-wielding, mask-wearing killers who star in them -- for granted. But one must remember that if "Psycho" blazed the first trai...... Read the full review

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Spectacular light show at Shoreline Park. Submitted by G-man on Mar 1, 2015

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Sublime design
Ge Wang has always been a maker. As a child, he experimented with making clay bricks at his grandparents' home in Bejing, China. As a student and later a professor, he's made music, innovative instruments, apps and programming languages. Now, he's made a book: "Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime." Monday, 3:20 PM

Local wineries, by invitation only
Want to get involved in the local wine scene? Then join the club. Monday, 12:21 PM

Thai-style comfort food
It seems as if Mountain View's Amarin Thai Cuisine has been around forever. Twenty-six years of staying power means repeat business from a cadre of loyal customers, both old acquaintances and those newer in town. Friday, 12:05 PM | 2 comments

International documentary film fest looks toward 'Tomorrow?'
With a full slate of documentary films rolling out between now and Oct. 28, the 21st UNAFF continues the festival's mission to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showcasing global documentary films demonstrating diversity, compassion and justice. Thursday, 9:51 AM

Review: Pear offers winning 'Hedda Gabler'
From the moment she maligns dear Aunt Juliana's feathered bonnet, draped carelessly on a corner of the sofa, it's clear that Hedda Gabler is no sweetheart. Thursday, 9:49 AM

A modernized masterpiece
There are moments throughout West Bay Opera's inspired interpretation of Giacomo Puccini's "La bohème" when audience members can be forgiven for forgetting that they're watching a work that premiered more than 112 years ago. Wednesday, 2:01 PM | 2 comments

Woodside: Day of the Horse celebration Saturday
Woodside celebrates its equestrian heritage -- this year on Saturday, Oct. 13 -- as it has in years past: with a fair, stagecoach rides, a trail ride, exhibits, prizes and a blessing of the horses. Friday, 9:58 AM

'Fun Home' is a moving musical memoir
"Fun Home" is a very personal and specific story of one woman and her memories of her dysfunctional family. However, it's one that resonates with anyone who's ever had a complicated relationship or who's struggled with finding and embracing their identity. That is to say, everyone. Thursday, 10:21 AM

Andy Warhol: The fame game
Andy Warhol would have been 90 years old on Aug. 6 of this year. Had he lived, there is little doubt that he would be right at home with our image-obsessed society. Thursday, 10:17 AM

Black Lick Rich makes a new old-fashioned treat
Gail Waldo perfected her licorice recipe for over a year, testing online recipes until she struck what might be cheekily referred to as "black gold," a sweet that's not as hard and bitter as conventional black licorice. Thursday, 10:15 AM

A&E brief: The Rontgen Trio
Bay Area concert pianist Mark Anderson, Dutch violinist Antoine von Dongen and cellist Eric Gaenslen together form The Rontgen Trio, which will perform Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms and the Piano Trio No. 6 in C-minor, Op. 50 by Julius Rontgen on Saturday, Oct. 13. Thursday, 10:11 AM

Hellenic hospitality
Taverna, a six-month-old jewel box of a restaurant in Palo Alto, already has established itself as a formidable rival to the Bay Area's most storied Greek restaurants. Friday, 4:39 PM

'Honor & Sacrifice' and 'Proof of Loyalty'
Wife-and-husband filmmakers Lucy Ostrander (who grew up in Palo Alto) and Don Sellers will offer free showings of their award-winning documentaries "Honor & Sacrifice" and "Proof of Loyalty" on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple. Friday, 2:42 PM

Desert meditations at Pace Gallery
Sometimes what inspires an artist can seem arcane or beyond comprehension. That is not the case in the current exhibition at Pace Gallery, where the cool, meditative paintings of Agnes Martin are paired with colorful 19th-century blankets created by Navajo women. Friday, 2:38 PM

I'm With Her is a true team effort
Singer/mandolin virtuoso/multi-string player Sarah Jarosz, singer/fiddler/ukulele player Sara Watkins and singer/guitarist Aoife O'Donovan make up I'm With Her, a supertrio of sorts. Thursday, 9:12 AM

Jose Antonio Vargas' undocumented life
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has dealt with labels his entire life -- whether that be as a gay man, a journalist, a Filipino or an immigrant. Saturday, 11:49 AM

Natural causes
For many of the species that call the Baylands home, artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O'Brien have designed Foraging Islands to be a place of food and shelter that will eventually become one with the surrounding habitat. Thursday, 1:42 PM

'The 90-year Journey: Two'
Vijaya Herekar, a longtime Palo Alto resident who turned 93 this month, is showing her paintings at a solo show at the Rinconada Library. Thursday, 1:41 PM

A whole lot of Watsons in Dragon Theatre production
In Dragon Productions Theatre Company's "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," actor Tasi Alabastro has the task of playing not one, not two, but four characters, all named Watson. Thursday, 9:55 AM

Comedian Nick Thune comes to Bing
Comedian Nick Thune has been seen on Comedy Central, “The Tonight Show" and more. This week, locals can catch him at Stanford University's Bing Studio. Thursday, 9:54 AM

Palo Alto Players goes ape for 'Tarzan'
The Lucie Stern Theatre is transformed into a vibrant, verdant African rainforest this month, thanks to Palo Alto Players' production of "Tarzan," which proves a mostly-sweet, engaging adventure. Thursday, 12:46 PM

Mom-and-pop art

Celebrate Oktoberfest, Peninsula-style

Moonlight Run returning to the Baylands

Jazz at Stanford this autumn

Jazz legend opens new season at Stanford Live