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Ad Libs: Downtown with Bryan Ida

SoCal meets Palo Alto in a new show of 15 paintings by PA native Bryan Ida. On round and rectangular panels, his thick epoxy layers recall his history with Southern...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 29, 2013
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Ad Libs: Facelift for Stanford totem poles

Outdoor art needs special treatment, even when it's made out of trees. Stanford's two totem poles carved and painted by Pacific Northwest artists recently got respectful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 30, 2013
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Ad Libs: Facelift for Stanford totem poles

Outdoor art needs special treatment, even when it's made out of trees. Stanford's two totem poles carved and painted by Pacific Northwest artists recently got respectful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 30, 2013
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Ad Libs: Unforgettable face

Quick. Who do you see? I focused on the glasses lens and saw Lennon right away, but peer in and McCartney's there too. Mountain View artist Jay Hill likes to...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 7, 2013
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Ad Libs: Unforgettable face

Quick. Who do you see? I focused on the glasses lens and saw Lennon right away, but peer in and McCartney's there too. Mountain View artist Jay Hill likes to...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 669 Views

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Ad Libs: Drawing the past and present

The lights are dim, and some of the images require bend-in, squint-close viewing. Magnifying glasses hang on the walls here and there. We're grateful to find them. It...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 30, 2013
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Ad Libs: Drawing the past and present

The lights are dim, and some of the images require bend-in, squint-close viewing. Magnifying glasses hang on the walls here and there. We're grateful to find them. It...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 284 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 274 Views

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Ad Libs: Timber!

When you switch journalism beats, you can usually torch your Rolodex. It's rare that your sources will carry over en masse from, say, the cops beat to the sports...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 10, 2013
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Ad Libs: Timber!

When you switch journalism beats, you can usually torch your Rolodex. It's rare that your sources will carry over en masse from, say, the cops beat to the sports...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 229 Views

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A reading rainbow

If life gives you self-help manuals, make a quilt. Well played, artist Lisa Kokin, who found a bunch of said manuals at a recycling center and gave their spines...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 8, 2013
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A reading rainbow

If life gives you self-help manuals, make a quilt. Well played, artist Lisa Kokin, who found a bunch of said manuals at a recycling center and gave their spines...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

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Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count is on this weekend: get involved to gather crucial data

If you have time this weekend, you might want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. It's a project of the Cornell Lab of...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 15, 2014
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Marley & You: Is your dog a Canine Good Citizen?

This post is part of an occasional series that explores how to make the most of the relationship with our dogs, on both a training and philosophical level. Since...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 8, 2014
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Basic recipe for a quiet Valentine's Day

Here's an idea for a lovely Valentine's Day, namely a quiet evening spent at home. It's for anyone thinking of staying home for the evening, be it couples, families,...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 6, 2014
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The Future of our Parks: Public Workshops this Week

Thanks to Howard Hoffman of Palo Alto Dog Owners, for forwarding the city's announcement about two public workshops to be held this...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Oct. 26, 2014
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David Rakoff's Last Work

David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday, 2013) Here's a thought experiment for you writers out there: Imagine you were dying...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Nov. 25, 2013
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2013 Holiday Book Guide (Nonfiction Picks)

Last week I listed three of the best works of fiction I read in 2013. Here...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Dec. 8, 2013
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2013 Holiday Book Gift Guide (Part 1)

The year-end lists are upon us. Over the weekend, the New York Times published its Best 100 Books of 2013, followed this afternoon by its Best 10. Squawk all you...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Dec. 4, 2013
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