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X-Men: Apocalypse
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X-Men: Apocalypse Has the superhero bubble at last popped? The "X-Men" franchise, at least when in the hands of original director Bryan Singer, has tended to be a reliably smart and thrilling universe with a dynamic cast of characters played grandly by top-tier talent...... Read the full review

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At a past Palo Alto Art Festival Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Aug 18, 2011

A&E Features

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

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

Art in the shadows
Visitors to Redwood City in recent months may have noticed something unusual about the shadows cast by some of the bike racks, lamp posts and benches scattered around the downtown area. Monday, 3:59 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 | 3 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

Goodbye to 'Double Take'

Staying hot

Feel the 'Burn'

New Stanford Live executive director named