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The Angry Birds Movie
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The Angry Birds Movie Adults will have a hard time looking at Sony Animation's "The Angry Birds Movie" -- based on the addictive, phenomenally popular video game -- and not seeing it for what it is: the answer to a question no one asked. Well, movie studio executives obvi...... Read the full review

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Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens
A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center and more. Thursday, 12:36 PM

Chime' to ring some changes
If you stand in Palo Alto's King Plaza on a blustery day, you may hear a wind chime, playing a ghostly melody on the breeze. Meet "Chime": the city's newest interactive piece of public art. Wednesday, 2:52 PM

Rethinking 'Madama Butterfly'
In wrapping up its 60th season with the most performed opera in the world's repertory, it would have been easy to replay one of West Bay Opera's nine previous productions of "Madama Butterfly." Instead, the always inventive Palo Alto company chose to inject some new ways to understand the story, making it more compelling. Wednesday, 3:16 PM | 1 comments

Worth a Look
The tabloid-inspired story of a half-bat, half-human creature trying to fit in with civilized life (set to a beat-driven rock-music score), "Bat Boy: The Musical," presented by the Los Altos Stage Company, opens this week. Thursday, 11:00 AM

Staying hot
In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively dining scene in Mountain View. Thursday, 10:38 AM | 4 comments

Goodbye to 'Double Take'
"Double Take," the whimsical willow sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty that's stood on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center since 2011, has reached the end of its life. Karen Kienzle, the art center's director, said the piece, which was always planned to be temporary, will be demolished and turned into wood-chip mulch in June. Friday, 3:30 PM | 1 comments

Feel the 'Burn'

New Stanford Live executive director named

'The Skeleth' continues epic tale of battle against otherworldly evil

Code: ART coming to downtown Palo Alto next year

Tales from the realm of Suzanne Vega