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Deepwater Horizon The new historical disaster film "Deepwater Horizon" has more facts and figures than a presidential debate. There are 126 crew members on board the titular floating rig, drilling on behalf of $186-billion-company BP, and 390 broken machines, accordin...... Read the full review

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A&E Features

Local lawyer turns crime novelist
Susan Wolfe had no plans to become a writer when she began practicing law as a corporate attorney in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Palo Alto resident says she was very focused on developing a career in the burgeoning high tech world while working for the up-and-coming high tech law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. Friday, 12:13 PM

Sabaa Tahir spins a multifaceted tale
Though it's only been a few weeks since local New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's release of her second book, "A Torch Against the Night," Tahir is already making plans to write two more books in the series, and Paramount Pictures is working on a movie based on her series. Friday, 11:24 AM

Celebrating fall
Filoli is kicking off the fall harvest season with its Autumn at Filoli Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. Thursday, 12:43 PM

Silicon Valley winemaker
Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and the surrounding area was known for its vineyards and its wine. Thursday, 11:31 AM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, check out ZiRu Dance and the Silicon Valley Dance Festival, sample Redwood City's annual salsa festival celebrating the spicy dip and the spicy dance music, hear Russian cellist Ian Maksin in Mountain View, and more. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Review: Dive bar taqueria
The advantage of the setup of Taqueria Azteca, located inside California Avenue dive bar Antonio's Nut House, is that you can have your Bud Light and chicken taco all in the same place. Friday, 2:59 PM | 1 comments

Israeli-born opera singer expands cultural roots at JCC
Ronit Widmann-Levy, born in Haifa, has performed in opera houses and symphony halls worldwide -- in Italian, French, German and Russian -- but the Israeli soprano rarely has had the opportunity to perform an opera in her native Hebrew language, until now. Friday, 12:02 PM

'The Dybbuk' transforms Yiddish legend into opera
There's nothing comical about "The Dybbuk," Israeli composer Ofer Ben Amots' multimedia chamber opera that holds its West Coast premiere Sept. 24 and 25 at Palo Alto's Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. Friday, 11:56 AM

Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat Photography to close in October
Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat, will be closing next month, owner Terry Shuchat confirmed Thursday. Friday, 9:19 AM | 14 comments

New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years
Palo Alto's popular CinéArts theater will remain open for at least two more years, thanks to a new agreement between the theater's parent company and the property owner of Palo Alto Square, the city announced Thursday morning. Thursday, 10:50 AM

Full circle: 24-hour donut shops
No-frills places like Chuck's and Happy Donuts in Palo Alto have long been neighborhood hangouts for all kinds of clientele, from hungry high-school students to blue-collar workers to those who are simply fond of donuts, at any hour of the day. Thursday, 1:27 PM

Lippa's lively 'Party'
Now playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, "The Life of the Party: A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa" is very much what one would expect from the title: a polished, fast-paced, thoroughly enjoyable musical revue featuring the work of Andrew Lippa, the composer/lyricist behind such musicals as "The Addams Family," "The Wild Party," "Big Fish," "A Little Princess," "John & Jen" and more. Thursday, 11:33 AM

Berkeley's Counting Crows return to the Bay Area
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz now calls Greenwich Village home, but the singer/songwriter got his start as a musician in the Bay Area with his debut album, "August and Everything After," which went multi-platinum and catapulted the band into a music career that hasn't let up for 25 years. Thursday, 11:29 AM

Trigger warning
Some did it out of anger, some out of a twisted sense of love. Some did it out of vengeance, some out of a desire for fame. Some succeeded, some failed. But what the principal characters in the dark musical comedy "Assassins" have in common is right there in the title: They all attempted to assassinate the president of the United States. Thursday, 11:27 AM

Get set, go ... sign up for the Moonlight Run
Wend your way on levees through marshland and sloughs under the harvest moon during the Moonlight Run & Walk in the Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday, Sept. 16. Wednesday, 1:46 PM

Autumn arts almanac
Autumn is always a fruitful time for arts and entertainment on the Peninsula, with an abundance of theater openings, intriguing art exhibits, concerts, lectures and more, and this year is no exception. We've harvested a few choice highlights to present in our annual fall arts preview. Thursday, 11:47 AM

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. Saturday, 3:42 PM

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