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About this blog: I grew up in Palo Alto and now live in Mountain View with my husband, daughter and two corgis. After about a decade grappling with the law, first as a law student at UC Berkeley and then as a litigator around the Bay Area, I left ...  (More)

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Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" v. James Franco's "Palo Alto"
May 18, 2014 8:58 am
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A year ago I was browsing Goodreads reviews, and noticed one by a co-founder of Goodreads (who I went to Gunn High School with) criticizing James Franco's... More
Mother's Day
May 10, 2014 2:39 pm
Comments: 10 | Views: 6,401

If you follow this blog, its most consistent critique is that our cultural products should place greater value on art, originality, empathy and diversity. These... More
"The Railway Man" Falls Flat
May 5, 2014 8:45 am
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Playing at CinéArts Palo Alto Square, The Railway Man adapts war veteran Eric Lomax's 1995 memoir. The story tells of how Lomax was tortured... More
Q & A with Local Author Jaya Padmanabhan
Apr 26, 2014 10:38 am
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Jaya Padmanabhan's debut short story collection Transactions of Belonging was published by Leadstart Publishing yesterday. I met Jaya when we... More
"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
Apr 19, 2014 11:55 pm
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Who has never dreamed of absolute freedom? For some of us, that dream involves an island and a reclusive existence. Talented local filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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