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Tomorrowland Where are our flying cars? It's a meme of Baby Boomers, whose ranks include Brad Bird, director of "The Incredibles," "The Iron Giant" and "Mission: Impossible <0x2014> Ghost Protocol." In Bird's new science fantasy, "Tomorrowland," an elaborate fabl...... Read the full review

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Cuesta Park neighborhood residents and citywide travelers, Barb & Heinz @ Google during their holiday staycation. Submitted by Barbara Bernie on Dec 26, 2011

A&E Features

This week's A&E highlights: The Corner Laughers, 'Urinetown' and more
This week, catch Midpeninsula indie band The Corner Laughers on KZSU, Foothill College stages 'Angels in America' and more. Friday, 12:21 PM

Carefully crafted cups at Blue Bottle
Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle Coffee is serving up its carefully crafted cups of java out of Palo Alto's historic Varsity Theater. Friday, 10:11 AM

Cantor digitization to wrap up this fall
Since launching its digitization and inventory project in May 2010, the Cantor Arts Center has photographed the majority of works in its permanent collection. These images can be searched publicly on its website. Wednesday, 9:16 AM

Return to 'Silicon Valley'
A graduate of JLS, Gunn and Stanford, actor Joshua Chang was thrilled to land a role on season 2 of the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy, "Silicon Valley." Monday, 10:00 AM

This week's A&E highlights: The queen of grunge, James bond theme songs and more
This week, catch Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey on stage together, check out creativity of all kinds at Midpeninsula High School, hear a Dave Eggers short story read aloud and more. Thursday, 12:05 PM

Keen for controversy
Author and entrepreneur Andrew Keen is more than comfortable with controversy. The author of "The Internet Is Not the Answer" seems to relish any opportunity to puncture the pretensions of the digital elite. Thursday, 12:03 PM

Book Talk: Migrant memoirs, life after retirement and more
This month, hear award-winning author Francisco Jiménez discuss his latest memoir, hear the story of Los Altos residents who recreated themselves after retirement and more. Thursday, 11:37 AM

No amore in the kitchen
Delicious sandwiches seem to be Café Vitale's métier, but other dishes fall short of the mark. Thursday, 11:36 AM

A&E Digest: Creative Ecology program launches, and more
Menlo Park-based national arts nonprofit launches a comprehensive study, Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum & Zoo team up to offer Creative Ecology program to kids, and more. Tuesday, 11:29 AM

Books: The horrifying, and wonderful, complexities of parenthood
Chara Burnett and Helen Waters are close friends, professionals, Palo Alto mothers and authors of the new book, "If Only Someone Had Told Me: Wickedly straight talk about parenting kids 0-5." Tuesday, 10:11 AM | 2 comments

Dancing across borders
The Silicon Valley is an international folk-dance epicenter, with no less than seven groups meeting on a weekly basis in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and beyond. Thursday, 12:00 PM

This week's A&E highlights: Beatles tribute, Irish fleadh and more
This week, catch some Beatlemania in Redwood City, hear humorist Firoozeh Dumas read at Stanford, celebrate all things Irish in Mountain View and more. Thursday, 11:50 AM | 1 comments

War and peace
In his latest book, "War! What is it Good for?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots," Stanford professor Ian Morris argues that war is the surest path to peace. Thursday, 11:48 AM

Taco shop with a twist
Worlds collide at Valencia Asian Market, which serves Mexican classics like burritos and tacos alongside Chinese BBQ pork and boba milk tea. The food is good, and the prices are outrageously affordable. Thursday, 11:20 AM

Baumé review: Star of the valley
The Peninsula's only Michelin two-star restaurant, Baume is a true splurge. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel shows off his exquisite craftsmanship in complex, delicate works of culinary art. Thursday, 2:01 PM | 1 comments

Adventures in the art world
Silicon Valley Open Studios invites the public to visit the working studios of more than 350 artists based in the South Bay. The free event runs May 2-17 at sites throughout the region. Thursday, 1:54 PM

This week's A&E highlights: A la Carte & Art
This week, celebrate all things literary as part of Independent Bookstore Day, peruse art vendors and sample cuisine at Mountain View's A la Carte & Art festival and catch 700 kids singing at 2015 Choralfest. Thursday, 1:41 PM

Superb silliness with 'The Addams Family'
The cult classic TV series featuring a cast of comically macabre characters hits the stage in the 2010 musical, "The Addams Family." Palo Alto Players puts on a stylish production with an inspired cast. Thursday, 12:33 PM

The happiest of hours
Check out this roundup of some of the top happy hours in the region, from the stiffest cocktails and most appealing appetizers to a bar where the drinks are so affordable it doesn't even need a happy hour. Friday, 10:06 AM

No excuses
Director Kirby Dick's new documentary on sexual assault, "The Hunting Ground," should be required viewing for every current and incoming college student. Friday, 10:15 AM

Worth a Look: Bay Area Dance Week, technological artifacts and more
This week, dance your heart out as part of Bay Area Dance Week, check out technological artifacts at Palo Alto's Museum of American Heritage and catch Western Ballet's original production of "Snow White." Saturday, 7:20 AM

Wiener takes all at Chez Franc
At Chez Franc on California Avenue in Palo Alto, the house-made franks are top notch. The double-cheeseburger's great, too. Friday, 10:28 AM | 1 comments

Love and War
Los Altos Stage Company's impressive production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" play is a bracing reminder of the dark side of marriage. Thursday, 11:34 AM

This week's A&E highlights: floral artistry, Earth Day plays and more
This week, catch work by emerging playwrights at the Planet Earth New Play Festival, learn floral arranging from a master of the trade and see a film about how dance transformed the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. Thursday, 11:29 AM

A high-octane 'Hairspray'
Ram's Head Theatrical Society's infectiously energetic "Hairspray" features a 40-foot wall of color-changing LEDs, a cast of true triple threats and subtle references to modern-day civil rights struggles. Tuesday, 10:17 AM

Mountain View's Moksha aims to better your coffee beans
Started in 2004 by coffee lovers Rekha Shivapa and Vikram Shrivastava, Moksha is a customized roasting company that helps customers find the right bean and blend, and works to bring business to small-scale sustainable coffee growers. Friday, 9:59 AM

Kepler's aims to start national conversation
Starting on Wednesday, April 8, well-known radio journalist Angie Coiro will host "In Deep," a two-hour talk show recorded live at Kepler's in Menlo Park. The first hour will be dedicated to current issues and the second spent on arts and culture. Thursday, 10:30 AM

Back-to-basics burgers at Five Guys
No milkshakes. No drive-thru. No breakfast, chicken, fish or coffee. Five Guys is tightly focused on burgers and fries. Friday, 1:33 PM | 4 comments

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