Recent A&E Features

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Katharina Fritsch's eye-catching sculptures come to Cantor's courtyard

An enormous purple egg; a gigantic, yellow human skull; a large white snake and life-size depictions of St. Catherine and St. Nicholas in deep red and bright green, respectively, have come to visit the courtyard of Stanford University'

Thursday, 3:02 PM | No comments yet
Savoring the details

The 6-month-old Tre Monti in downtown Los Altos spotlights the lighter fare favored by southern Italians, with high attention to detail.

Thursday, 10:34 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Feminist world premiere, plus best-of highlights, to mark dance company Smuin's 25th anniversary

Contemporary ballet company Smuin will celebrate the end of its 25th anniversary season with "DANCE SERIES 02," a program pairing a world premiere with some "best-of" highlights from Smuin's history.

Wednesday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
Stanford Theatre celebrates Jimmy Stewart

The annual festival will showcase 21 of the versatile Hollywood actor's films over the next five weeks.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Foothill College

A plethora of short films showcasing the beauty of nature, the importance of environmental conservation, the wonders of science and more will be screened as part of the free Wild & Scenic Film Festival this Sunday.

Wednesday, 1:41 PM | No comments yet
Verdi, Shakespeare and the #MeToo era

So, why did West Bay Opera General Director José Luis Moscovich choose Giuseppe Verdi's "Falstaff" to close the venerable company's 63rd season?

Wednesday, 1:36 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Book Talk

A roundup of local literary events, including an upcoming talk by author Donald McPhail about his new book that examines the horrors of war.

Thursday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
'Enemy Child' chronicles local statesman's life in Japanese internment camp

Norman Mineta, the trailblazing congressman from San Jose, has come forward to share a different story about his life before politics in a biography that recounts his childhood years spent in a Japanese American internment camp.

Thursday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the principles she used to raise two Silicon Valley tech CEOs and a pediatrics professor.

Thursday, 4:54 PM | 4 comments
Shop Talk: Greek-Turkish eatery, vegan cafe, women's boutique open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about two new local restaurants, including one with a 100% plant-based menu, and a new women's clothing store.

Thursday, 11:54 AM | 4 comments
Former Manresa cook's deep-dive podcast into culinary culture lands James Beard award

Copper & Heat's first season, "Be A Girl," unpacks the restaurant industry's deep-rooted mistreatment of women from the perspective of local chefs. We sat down with creator Katy Osuna to talk about the podcast.

Thursday, 10:56 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley brings choreographers, classes to Mountain View

In the final months of 2016, Alyssa Mitchel choreographed her broken friendship for the stage.

Wednesday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
Stanford looks forward to a Frost-y summer

The 82-year-old Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University has reopened.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | 5 comments
Local photographer illuminates the many faces of immigration

Menlo Park resident Mark Tuschman has earned accolades for his international photography. Now, he has turned his photographic lens closer to home to explore a topic that resonates with him on a deep personal level: immigration.

Wednesday, 1:07 PM | 1 comment
Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

If you go see Cameron McNary's "Shoggoths on the Veldt" at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back and be prepared for maximum silliness.

Wednesday, 1:04 PM | 2 comments

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.


Vote now!

It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Palo Alto. Voting is open now through May 27. Watch for the results of our 2019 Best Of contest on Friday, July 19.