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The DUFF "What do people think of me?" is the uber-question of high school movies, usually paired with an even more important one: "What do I think of myself?" Pitched somewhere between "Mean Girls" and "She's All That," "The DUFF" returns to these questions ...... Read the full review

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Farmers are making it count
California is years into its latest drought, but a stroll through the Palo Alto Farmers Market doesn't show it. Chard, broccoli, kale, potatoes and apples fill tables and crates at dozens of vendors' stalls. Yet a longer conversation with vendors yields a more complete picture of the state of California agriculture. Friday, 4:29 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, book a walking tour of site-specific sculptures, see an ancient form of classical Indian dance and take a workshop with some of Spain's rising flamenco stars. Thursday, 10:44 AM

A painting comes to life
The current production of "Sunday in the Park with George" by Foothill Music Theatre is a welcome and ambitious undertaking, sure to please Stephen Sondheim fans as well as those new to the particular joys of his oeuvre. Thursday, 10:36 AM

Still in the race
Six years after the publication of his international bestseller "Racing in the Rain," Garth Stein has come out with "A Sudden Light," a family saga about the Pacific Northwest lumber industry, intergenerational secrets and spectral presences. Thursday, 10:31 AM

Fine-dining comfort food
BFD isn't an old-fashioned diner with blue-plate specials. It's more like San Francisco's Fog City Diner in concept, with Lark Creek Inn cuisine, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and superior talent in the kitchen. Friday, 3:47 PM | 1 comments

Unleashing creativity
At the brand-new School for the Performing Arts at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, drama instructor Kay Kleinerman aims to let her students' imaginations run wild. Friday, 3:24 PM

A gem of an opera
In the creative hands of Palo Alto's West Bay Opera, this rarely performed forerunner of all of Mozart's greatest theatrical works proves to be a little gem of an opera. Friday, 2:55 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, catch San Francisco's hottest cross-disciplinary performance art collaborative, hear author Issa Rae discuss her YouTube sensation 'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' and check out digital prints at the Pacific Art League. Friday, 2:50 PM

Pinter's 'Betrayal' bares affair's underpinnings
In nine short scenes, English playwright Harold Pinter traces the evolution of a seven-year affair, but in reverse order: from two years after it ends to its spontaneous beginning. Saturday, 9:32 AM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, catch Latin funk sensation Ozomatli in Redwood City, go on a tour of public art in Palo Alto and take your sweetheart to the symphony for Valentine's Day. Friday, 1:53 PM

Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open
Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats up in Palo Alto. Friday, 1:50 PM

Love is sweet
Forget that sad heart-shaped box of chocolates you were thinking about buying for Valentine's Day and head straight to Tout Sweet Patisserie at Town & Country Village to step up your sweets game. Thursday, 2:44 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, get inspired by passionate female leaders with TheatreWorks, catch a drama about love and lies at the Pear and see rare botanical prints at Filoli. Friday, 10:50 AM

A giant leap for humankind
This weekend, the curtains rise on "HumanKIND," a dance production put on by the students of Castilleja School. The show benefits Ada's Cafe, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that employs adults with disabilities. Friday, 10:42 AM

Cantonese comfort food
Cooking Papa, now in Mountain View, conjures the pace and Cantonese comfort foods of busy restaurants in Hong Kong. With close to 200 menu items, the restaurant has something for everybody. Friday, 9:41 AM | 1 comments

At Stanford, a singing tradition thrives
A cappella singing has become a vibrant part of the Stanford University culture, from the zany antics of the Fleet Street singers to the world-music focus of Talisman, there is a group for just about every taste. Friday, 9:35 AM

Pacific Art League director Seth Schalet resigns
The director of the Pacific Art League, Seth Schalet, has announced his resignation, and has accepted a leadership role with a national nonprofit based in San Francisco. Tuesday, 10:04 AM

All aboard the pastry train
Los Altos bakery and cafe Voyageur du Temps, located in the city's former train station, offers high-quality pastries and bistro cuisine made the old-fashioned way. Friday, 1:27 PM

Beyond the veil
Now on view at the cantor Arts Center, "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" is the first exhibition of its kind in the United States: a collection of images of women, by women from across the Middle East. Friday, 1:09 PM

Menlo Park's Refuge pairs pastrami, Belgian beer
Menlo Park's Refuge specializes in an unlikely but tasty duo: pastrami and Belgian beer. The vibrant night spot is a welcome addition to downtown's quiet Crane Street. Friday, 1:08 PM

Worth a Look: Encaustic paintings, a trip to the 1950s and more
This week, catch a dark comedy about 1950s nostalgia, check out encaustic wax paintings on the Stanford campus and revel in an orchestral performance of Holst's "The Planets" accompanied by NASA images of the solar system. Thursday, 1:01 PM

The gay heart of San Francisco
With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead Maupin has penned his last novel starring the motley cast of characters from 28 Barbary Lane. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 28, Maupin will appear at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park to discuss the cult series and talk about what comes next for him as a writer. Tuesday, 1:26 PM | 2 comments

Striking the right note
"2 Pianos 4 Hands" is more than just a show for classical music fans. It's for anyone who loves a good laugh, who appreciates virtuoso acting or who ever watched a childhood dream recede at the cusp of adulthood. Saturday, 11:35 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, catch comedian Maria Bamford at Stanford, enjoy a musical tribute to MLK Jr. and check out Ballet San Jose's new Palo Alto kids' program. Friday, 11:06 AM

The story of Cuba, told on film
Next week, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs from Cuba opens at Foothill College. Raúl Cañibano's first solo exhibition in the Western United States coincides with a momentous shift in U.S. and Cuban relations. Saturday, 8:19 PM

Tiny restaurant, huge flavors
East Palo Alto's Taqueria La Cazuela serves fresh, flavorful dishes without fanfare. Among the house specialties: enchiladas Michoacanas, menudo and chicken meatball soup. Friday, 9:48 AM

Greening up the dinner table
Eat your vegetables.
Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Thursday, 11:00 AM

Wild woman writer
How do you know you've arrived as a writer?
When Nick Hornby decides to adapt your memoir for the big screen -- and Reese Witherspoon stars as you. On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Cheryl Strayed, the author of "Wild" will give a free talk at Stanford University. Sunday, 10:08 PM

Neighborhood sweet spot
The owner of Sweet Shop in Los Altos, Google's "chief culture officer" Stacy Sullivan, aims to create a community gathering place rather than just a run-of-the-mill candy store. Friday, 1:30 PM

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Unpretentious French

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