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Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" may be something less than the sum of its dazzling parts, but it is a sight to behold and an entertaining, cultural zeitgeist-y farce of life as an actor in the ti...... Read the full review

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"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014

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A legend comes to life
Artistic Director Michael Lowe traveled to Mongolia to conduct research for "Legend of the Seven Suns," which opens Nov. 8. Friday, 5:47 AM

Classic comfort food -- minus the meat
Veggie Grill is whipping up fresh and creative dishes that may change your mind about a vegan diet. Friday, 5:51 AM

Worth a Look: bluegrass, Noël Coward and klezmer music
This week, attend a bluegrass jam and concert, enjoy a Noël Coward comedy at Gunn High and dance the night away at the Yiddish Culture Festival. Friday, 5:51 AM

'Curtains' rises on Broadway spoof
The whodunit Broadway musical is a wise-cracking comedy seasoned with risqué innuendos and campy song-and-dance numbers. Friday, 5:51 AM

Shop Talk: new hotels, a market and more
Four new hotels scheduled to open, Miki's Market may make a comeback and the Nike store returns. Friday, 5:50 AM

A&E Digest: this week's arts news
In this week's arts news: Artists wanted for public art project, Peninsula Symphony names a new director and more. Friday, 5:51 AM

YouTube and beyond
On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose has earned a loyal fanbase through posting clever music videos on YouTube. Friday, 4:43 AM

A ghostly tale for the season
Dragon Theatre brings us a chilling little horror story for the Halloween season, and does it with enough aplomb to give you goosebumps. Friday, 4:44 AM

Visual raptures
The Windhover Meditation Center, which opened earlier this month on the Stanford campus, houses works by the late professor of art Nathan Oliveira. Friday, 4:44 AM

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