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Luce Julius Onah's dramatic film "Luce" unfolds at Northern Virginia High School -- a.k.a. Nova High School -- but it's ins and outs deal with more than just education and child-rearing. Adapted by Onah and J.C. Lee from the latter's provocative play, "Lu...... Read the full review

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Bethani Semple find coverage under her Cirque du Soleil rainbow umbrella as she walks down Castro Street. On her way to Book Buyers, Semple says she enjoys the rain. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010

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The Pear goes Wilde with 'An Ideal Husband'
A good plan for staging an Oscar Wilde play in which everyone is expected to speak with proper British accents: Hire an experienced director who is actually from Great Britain. Wednesday, 1:32 PM

Musical 'As You Like It' has two more free performances this weekend
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, which offers free performances in Bay Area parks, is back at the scenic grounds of Sequoia High School in Redwood City with two more performances of the comedy "As You Like It." Tuesday, 10:57 AM

A conversation with the chefs of Maum in Palo Alto
Over tater tot poutine and budae jjigae, the chefs of Maum talked about why they got into cooking, where they eat on their days off and winning their first Michelin star. Monday, 10:03 AM

Escaped lemur faces judge in 'Chimerica'
Art, law and jungle primates mix in surprising ways in Anita Felicelli's new novel "Chimerica," where the Mountain View writer puts a giant talking lemur on the witness stand in a twisty legal case of artists' rights. Friday, 4:31 PM

Broadway By the Bay's 'Sister Act' has soul power
Broadway By the Bay closes out the summer with another crowd-pleasing musical comedy. "Sister Act," based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name, may have some hackneyed elements but it also has plenty of high-energy tunes. Friday, 8:45 AM

After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January
Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing arts for Stratford Middle Schools. Wednesday, 5:35 PM | 1 comments

Stanford student by day, viral YouTube baker by night
Rachel Fong's creations -- doughnuts that look like alpacas, color-changing noodles and cakes that resemble sushi -- have drawn her a loyal following on her YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World. Friday, 10:00 AM

Celebrate Shark Day on the bay
Budding marine biologists are invited to check out Shark Day at the Marine Science Institute. Thursday, 4:29 PM

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley
Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation, celebrated the soft opening for family, friends and construction workers over the July 21-22 weekend. Thursday, 10:43 AM | 3 comments

Making connections — love or otherwise — at TheatreWorks
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will always have a special place in the hearts of Kait Kerrigan and Nathan Tysen. Not only because it's a supportive and nurturing place for writers such as themselves, but for more personal reasons, too. Thursday, 10:15 AM

Student-led Shakespeare company debuts in Palo Alto

Nick the Greek brings Hellenic street food to a fun corner of Redwood City

East Palo Alto Blues Festival returns this weekend

Dragon hosts a trio of solo shows in its first 'Singular Stories' festival

SF Mime Troupe takes on 'Treasure Island'

Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken


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