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Mary Kom There's a reason why audiences keep coming to boxing movies in droves, despite the genre's generally predictable narratives, stock characters and melodramatic sequences. With few exceptions, boxing movies seem to exist for no higher purpose than to ...... Read the full review

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Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence
When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Tuesday, 10:17 AM

Where to savor the end of summer
Summer is drawing to a close, but chances are the warm weather plans to stick around for another month of comfortable outdoor dining. Here are 10 great spots to dine outdoors in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Menlo Park. Friday, 10:42 AM | 4 comments

A Festival of Fall Arts
Fall is here, and as all art lovers know, that means a fresh new arts season is upon us. In the following pages, you'll find events ranging from live dance and theater to music, film, comedy, magic and storytelling. Friday, 10:41 AM | 1 comments

This week's A&E events
This week, check out fine arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, live music and more at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. Enjoy moon cakes and traditional lion dances at Ming's of Palo Alto in celebration of the Autumn Moon Festival, and welcome the Pacific Art League back to its newly-renovated Ramona Street home at its Grand Opening Exhibition. Friday, 10:13 AM

Portrait of a nation
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Cantor Arts Center unveils many of Robert Frank's iconic images, alongside some of his never-before-seen works, in "Robert Frank in America." Friday, 10:11 AM

Review: The best of all worlds at Borrone MarketBar
What's a "marketbar?" Please, let it be not another pricey, erratic new eatery that's trendier than thou and louder than garbage trucks backing up. Rest assured, the restaurant that opened in Menlo Park early this year is none of the above. Friday, 10:08 AM

Moonlight Run & Walk tonight
The 30th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk takes place tonight under the full Harvest Moon in the Palo Alto Baylands. Friday, 10:06 AM

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies
Greg Brown, a Palo Alto muralist whose elaborate, realistic and often whimsical depictions of crooks, aliens, cunning animals and everyday people have been shocking and amusing local pedestrians for nearly four decades, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 62. Wednesday, 10:10 AM | 2 comments

Timely and tender
The current offering in TheatreWorks' new season is the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Quiara Alegria Hudes, who previously won a Tony for the book of the musical, "In the Heights." In this newest work, Hudes follows a cluster of recovering crack cocaine addicts who only meet virtually, as well as a pair of cousins dealing with family death and denial. Friday, 10:22 AM | 1 comments

Gone garbanzo
Saumil Pandey, founder and CEO of Tasty Karma, began making chickpea chips for her family, bagging them for her kids' lunchboxes, and sharing them with friends and neighbors. She now sells the crunchy, good-for-you snacks at local farmers markets and grocery stores. Friday, 9:59 AM

New gelato shop melds Italian and California sensibilities
From chocolate faucets to kumquat sorbetto, there's something different about Gelataio, Palo Alto's newest gelato shop. Friday, 10:50 AM | 2 comments

Moonlight Run/Walk celebrates 30th year
Pull out those running shoes and hop on the Internet -- it's time to register for the 30th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk. Friday, 10:42 AM

This week's A&E events
The Palo Alto Art Center wants your old VHS tapes; the last chance to catch some exciting local shows before they close; and the Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View hosts an open house. Friday, 9:53 AM

Review: Mandarin Roots offers menu with fusion twist
Let's not argue. Some of you might say Mandarin Roots isn't really a true Chinese restaurant, it's an Asian-Californian-fusion restaurant. It is, but the menu and presentation fall predominantly on the west side of the International Date Line. Friday, 3:15 PM

Worth a Look
Arts events around town worth checking out in the coming weeks range from an photography exhibit that draws you into the world of Silicon Valley's movers and shakers to Stanford Repertory Theater's theatrical reproduction of Orson Welles' legendary 1938 radio production, "The War of the Worlds." Friday, 3:51 PM

Works from major American artists gifted to Stanford

From barnyard to butcher shop

When all the world's a stage

Regional Indian cuisine still shines


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