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Arts & Entertainment - September 10, 2010

A modern Renaissance man

Palo Alto native James Franco can act, direct, write — and, in his upcoming Ginsberg biopic, howl

by Peter Canavese

Mark Twain once turned over Socrates' famous chestnut thusly: "The unexamined life may not be worth living, but the life too closely examined may not be lived at all." Local-boy-made-good James Franco has puzzled over this conundrum in his own way.

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