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Stronger Seldom has the idea that "It's in the telling" seemed more apt than as a description of "Stronger." On paper, this based-on-a-memoir story of tragedy overcome would seem to be the most obvious of Oscar bait, with Jake Gyllenhaal in the showy role of ...... Read the full review

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Curiouser and curiouser
How did you while away the hours during your last long-haul flight? Odds are you read, watched a few movies and hoped for a long, uncomfortable nap. Multimedia artist Nina Katchadourian finds other ways to use her time, making art out of the most ordinary, mundane things at hand. Thursday, 10:50 AM

Future greens
The creator of a new salad-making robot sees his invention as an ideal healthy-food option for restaurants, hospitals, workplaces and cafeterias. Thursday, 10:11 AM

Positive vibrations
Yes, it's a play about vibrators. The electrical stimulation device was invented by a physician in order to bring about a "paroxysm" in patients, which, it was believed, would help alleviate the wide range of hysteria symptoms. It sounds funny, and indeed "In the Next Room" often is, but don't expect a campy tone or lurid jokes. It's serious when it needs to be, and beautiful, too. Saturday, 9:06 AM | 2 comments

Shop Talk: More fitness; Copyamerica shutters
In this week's retail news in Palo Alto, Stanford Shopping Center is slated to get another workout option, a longtime printing shop on California Avenue shutters and a new milk-tea shop opens in Midtown. Thursday, 10:18 AM

Classic for a reason
Though you may have read this seminal text in your 10th-grade English class, there is nothing like seeing a solid production of The Crucible mounted on stage. Thursday, 9:56 AM

It's her way

New in theater: 'Cirque Exotique du Monde'

Gunn student to present Ramayana retelling


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