Dear White People
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Dear White People At this point in American history, we'd like to believe we've come a long way, baby, on the subject of race. But as "Dear White People" wades into those very much still roiling waters, viewers will have to confess we've still got a long way to go. ...... Read the full review

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"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014

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Visual raptures
The Windhover Meditation Center, which opened earlier this month on the Stanford campus, houses works by the late professor of art Nathan Oliveira. Friday, 4:44 AM

Worth a Look
This week, indulge your wanderlust at a Foothill College photography exhibition, soak up the masterful jazz stylings of Arturo Sandoval at the JCC, and catch a mold-breaking puppet show at Stanford Live. Friday, 4:44 AM

A taste of fall
Local establishments are celebrating sweater weather by crafting new drink menus featuring a variety of autumn-appropriate cocktails. Friday, 4:45 AM

YouTube and beyond
On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose has earned a loyal fanbase through posting clever music videos on YouTube. Friday, 4:43 AM

Long-distance collaborators
After years of working together long distance, two writers will meet face-to-face for the first time to promote their new novels at Bay Area bookstores. Friday, 4:44 AM

A ghostly tale for the season
Dragon Theatre brings us a chilling little horror story for the Halloween season, and does it with enough aplomb to give you goosebumps. Friday, 4:44 AM

Book Talk
This month, the City of Palo Alto Library launches California Reads book discussions, La Entrada Middle School hosts a used book fair and a Stanford English professor publishes a book on failure. Friday, 4:45 AM

Art Center awarded $88,000
Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Palo Alto Art Center plans to launch a community project that explores the links between art and nature. Saturday, 6:55 AM

The butcher, the baker

The Grand Cru of wine shops

Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes


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