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What We Do in the Shadows Cross "Bram Stoker's Dracula" with the Britcom "The Office," and you get "What We Do in the Shadows," a brilliantly funny new vampire-themed mockumentary out of New Zealand. Written and directed by old pals Taika Waititi ("Eagle vs Shark," "Boy") and...... Read the full review

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After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical productions: "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Anything Goes." Thursday, 3:20 PM | 2 comments

La bella vita
From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners, two guys from Sicily, want nothing to be difficult. Thursday, 11:05 AM

Worth a Look: Gallery House art exhibit, family-friendly concert and more
This week, catch Peninsula Youth Theatre's production of "Les Mis," check out mixed-media paintings at Gallery House and enjoy a free family-friendly piano recital. Thursday, 11:31 AM

The examined life
Irvin Yalom's latest book, "Creatures of a Day," circles around the crisis of our mortality and finds redemption in our capacity for growth, in love and in language. On Saturday, March 14, Yalom will give a talk at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Community Center. Thursday, 11:18 AM

A&E Digest: New leader for Pacific Art League, Google doodler gets props
Stanford produces a literary journal on mental health, Pacific Art League announces a new interim director and Google doodler Dennis Hwang receives the first Art Visionary Award. Wednesday, 10:02 AM

Farmers are making it count
California is years into its latest drought, but a stroll through the Palo Alto Farmers Market doesn't show it. Chard, broccoli, kale, potatoes and apples fill tables and crates at dozens of vendors' stalls. Yet a longer conversation with vendors yields a more complete picture of the state of California agriculture. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Garth Stein: still in the race
Six years after the publication of his international bestseller "Racing in the Rain," Garth Stein has come out with "A Sudden Light," a family saga about the Pacific Northwest lumber industry, intergenerational secrets and spectral presences. Thursday, 9:50 AM

A painting comes to life
The current production of "Sunday in the Park with George" by Foothill Music Theatre is a welcome and ambitious undertaking, sure to please Stephen Sondheim fans as well as those new to the particular joys of his oeuvre. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Public Art Commission approves proposal for private development
Innovation. Technology. Sustainability. These were the buzzwords at Palo Alto's Public Art Commission meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, where commissioners voted unanimously to approve a public art project for a private development. Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 7 comments

Fine-dining comfort food
BFD isn't an old-fashioned diner with blue-plate specials. It's more like San Francisco's Fog City Diner in concept, with Lark Creek Inn cuisine, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and superior talent in the kitchen. Thursday, 9:12 AM

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