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Transcendence Make no mistake about it: The science-fiction chiller "Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But since it's also the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception" -- "Transc...... Read the full review

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"Pensive silverback"
In the Virunga Mountains amid the Amahoro mountain gorillas, Ubumwe watches over his family. Submitted by Liz Hadly on Aug 28, 2012

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This week in Worth A Look, a stage production of "Harold and Maude," and a musician who teaches children how to "speak" with music. Thursday, 4:25 PM

Book review: Major-league mystery
"The Setup Man," the new novel by South Bay author (and Palo Alto Online blogger) T.T. Monday, is about 35-year-old world-weary Johnny Adcock, a left-handed relief pitcher. Friday, 12:07 PM

Teens put together play in 24 hours
Teens from around the Bay Area spent Friday evening through Saturday evening creating an entire play from scratch as part of the TheatreWorks 24 Hour Play Festival. Saturday, 11:31 AM

Feature: the cocktail craftsman
If you find yourself thirsty in downtown Palo Alto, you might wander into the Epiphany Hotel's restaurant, Lure + Till, and order the Peninsula Punch, made with Kappa pisco, lemon juice, pineapple and basil. Friday, 9:38 AM

Tuneful teaching
"The three Rs," reading, writing and arithmetic, are all integral components of any elementary school curriculum -- necessary for opening up a child's mind and paving the way for middle school, high school and beyond. But there is a fourth "R" that's just as important: art (and music). Friday, 9:38 AM

Stanford professor and poet Wesley Trimpi dies at 85

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