A&E Features

Life during pandemic lockdown might actually be good for your brain
Menlo Park author and neuroscientist David Eagleman's new book explores the myriad ways in which the 3-pound organ inside our skulls alters itself in reaction to the outside world. Friday, 8:46 AM

How Misfits Bakehouse became the source of the Bay Area's best gluten-free goods
An interview with Mina Makram an Egyptian refugee, former engineer and self-taught baker determined to overcome the "stigma" of gluten-free bread. Thursday, 11:34 AM | 3 comments

Blue trees and recycled labyrinths: The art of public art
"Public art is a really powerful thing that can stimulate conversation in a way that artwork in a gallery doesn't," according to the leader of Palo Alto's public art program. Wednesday, 9:23 AM | 4 comments

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch marks 25th anniversary with two-week virtual sale
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an online sale taking place Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Tuesday, 4:57 PM

TheatreWorks offers a new take on 'Pandora'
Laurel Ollstein's new play "Pandora" offers a new spin on the very ancient myth about the titular first woman and her troublesome box. Tuesday, 5:33 PM

Fall arts preview: Creatives focus on the divine, and the sublime, this fall
Take a peek at some highlights of the upcoming fall arts season on the Midpeninsula, many of which will take place in cyberspace. Thursday, 8:54 AM

Palo Alto welcomes Bay Bridge light artist for new gallery show
Leo Villareal's dazzling "Harmony of the Spheres," a new exhibition at Pace Gallery, is on view until Oct. 10. Tuesday, 11:14 AM

Black Lives Matter muralists reflect on art, social justice
The power of public art to bring communities together, foster conversations and amplify racial equity initiatives was the theme of a virtual panel discussion hosted by Palo Alto's Public Art Program on Thursday, Sept. 10. Friday, 4:21 PM | 6 comments

Graphic novel chronicles the start of a long, strange (local) trip

Breathing life into wire: Kristine Mays' sculptures 'emerge from the scenery'

Books capture 'The Face of Iran Before'


Wonders of the water: Meet the tide pool whisperer of the San Mateo coastline
Dive into the aquatic oddities, coastal creatures and other rapidly-disappearing denizens of the Peninsula shores.


6 Steps to master the home buying process during a pandemic
Your no-stress guide to buying a home no matter what the circumstance.


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