In his book "Leviathan," English philosopher Thomas Hobbes infamously described a human life in the anarchic state of nature as "nasty, brutish, and short." As it happens, that's also a pretty good description of "Don't Breathe," a high-tension thril...... Read the full review
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"Homestead at Palo Alto"
Palo Alto's Alison Lu assisted on the Vikings' third goal. Photo by Al Chang. Submitted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 23, 2014
A poignant pair at the Pear
It's been nearly 15 years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, though for some, the painful memories are no doubt as fresh as ever. Mountain View's Pear Theatre (celebrating its own 15th anniversary this year) kicks off its new season with a pair of shows, running in repertory; plays that highlight the strength of humanity in times of crisis, including 9/11. Wednesday, 11:41 AM
Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike. Thursday, 11:13 AM | 2 comments
Are 'We Gon' Be Alright'?
Journalist, activist, record producer and teacher Jeff Chang took nearly 10 years to write his first book in 2005, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation." It won the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award and established Chang as a leading culture critic. Thursday, 1:39 PM
Mona Dena's mature musical debut
For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative renaissance, inspiring her to write, record and release her very first album. Wednesday, 10:56 AM
At Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center, an exhibition involving a homegrown app called Art++ is allowing visitors to gain an enhanced understanding of a group of carefully curated works. Wednesday, 11:22 AM
Worth a Look
Libraries are not always quiet. The Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) will host an afternoon of original indie-pop from local band The Corner Laughers on Sunday, Aug. 28. Wednesday, 10:18 AM