The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 No doubt about it: "The Hunger Games" has captured the imagination of American moviegoers. Much of its popularity owes to breakout star Jennifer Lawrence, riding a heartening new wave of heroine chic, while some may be due to the franchise's young-ad...... Read the full review

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This plant in Portola Valley looks to be wearing little caps of snow on Feb. 26, 2011. Submitted by Nathan Hanley on Feb 26, 2011

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Funnier than fiction
Four Los Angeles-based stand-up comics are coming to Stanford as part of a nationwide tour they've dubbed the "Walk of Shame." They'll be working the room for laughs and shooting footage of their road trip for a TV docu-series pilot. Thursday, 9:23 PM

A choristers' piece
When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "German Requiem" without a symphony orchestra to overpower the quieter movements, concertgoers can bask in the subtle harmonies of this 50-voice chorale. Thursday, 9:23 PM | 1 comments

Bodacious buns
Buffalo in Mountain View serves some of the tastiest burgers in town, and the restaurant's inspired baos rival the best cutting-edge fusion fare in the area. Thursday, 9:23 PM

Worth a Look
This week, take an international journey through the music of East of the River, get your giggles on with Los Altos Stage Company's "Fox on the Fairway," and revel in the beauty of the Peninsula Symphony's holiday concert. Thursday, 9:23 PM

Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday pairings
Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly, overwhelming. Holiday foods tend to be full-flavored whether it's turkey, buttery mashed potatoes or sausage-filled stuffing so here are a few options from local wine experts to complement all of your holiday meals: Saturday, 8:43 PM

Chefs dish on how to transform your holiday leftovers
When Nov. 1 hits, so does the holiday-meal planning. Are you brining, roasting or smoking? Pumpkin or pecan? Will you stick to your family's traditional side dishes, or try something new?
Amidst all the food planning, something crucial can fall to the wayside: What to do with all those holiday leftovers. Friday, 10:27 AM

Shop Talk: Olive Garden's future uncertain, Loving Hut closes
Timothy Adams Chocolates goes pink in a big way, Loving Hut makes way for T4, and the future of Olive Garden in Palo Alto may be uncertain. Friday, 7:05 AM

Beyond her years
This dark comedy offers a new angle on timelessly troubling questions: Does old age render us unlovable? What happens when the ordinary laws of aging and mortality no longer apply? Thursday, 9:10 PM

Let them eat cake
One bite of a kouign-amann from Alexander's Patisserie will dispel any doubts you may have about the quality of a French patisserie run by a restaurant group best known for its high-end steakhouses. Friday, 7:05 AM

There's something about 'Harvey'
This feelgood comedy features plenty of high jinks, all centered around a giant invisible rabbit. Friday, 7:05 AM | 1 comments

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