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Rules Don't Apply
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Rules Don't Apply "Never check an interesting fact." With these words, Warren Beatty returns to the silver screen, after a 15-year absence, in his film "Rules Don't Apply." They are, we're told, the words of Howard Hughes, the mercurial movie producer and aviation ind...... Read the full review

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A&E Features

'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage
This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less "comfort and joy" and a bit more blood and guts; less "Night Before Christmas," more "Night of the Living Dead." Thursday, 11:44 AM | 1 comments

Trading places
'Tis the season for exchanges -- of gifts, of course, but also holiday greeting cards, fancily decorated cookies and, in the case of the Redwood Symphony and Palo Alto Philharmonic, of maestros. Wednesday, 1:59 PM

Home-style Salvadoran
Zipotes is a little Salvadoran restaurant in the middle of a strip mall, a few yards from a Latino grocery store. It's a casual, order-at-the-counter spot that draws a loyal crowd. Thursday, 10:31 AM

Worth a Look
By popular demand, artist Patrick Dougherty returned to the Palo Alto Art Center in November to create another outdoor, large-scale, temporary art installation. Like the beloved "Double Take" installation, which stood for several years and was dismantled in June, "Whiplash" has the whimsical look of an enchanted woodland village or giant bird's nest and is made of tens of thousands of willow branches. Wednesday, 11:02 AM

New baker knows art, science of bread-making
In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade bread tends to infuse the air with excitement. Strouts may do the same for her hometown.
Thursday, 11:07 AM

'Tis the season
Though winter doesn't officially arrive until the solstice on Dec. 21, the holiday season has begun. With it comes plenty of arts-and-entertainment events to help you warm up in cool weather, deck the halls or make merry. Wednesday, 1:33 PM

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