In his book "Leviathan," English philosopher Thomas Hobbes infamously described a human life in the anarchic state of nature as "nasty, brutish, and short." As it happens, that's also a pretty good description of "Don't Breathe," a high-tension thril...... Read the full review
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"El Camino Hospital Foundation"
Kenny Loggins on stage at El Camino Hospital Foundationâ??s first annual Sapphire SoirÃ©e. More than $650,000 was raised for the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center. Four hundred twenty community leaders, physicians and Foundation supporters attended the gala evening on May 14 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park in celebration of El Camino Hospitalâ??s 50th anniversary. Photo by Moanalani Jeffrey Submitted by Shara Hall on Jun 7, 2011
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
Vlasta Diamant, Jessica Bennett and Susan Wolfe will present their latest books. Saturday, 3:41 PM
Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike. Friday, 2:23 PM
French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant together on California Avenue in Palo Alto. Thursday, 4:22 PM
A poignant pair at the Pear
It's been nearly 15 years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, though for some, the painful memories are no doubt as fresh as ever. Mountain View's Pear Theatre (celebrating its own 15th anniversary this year) kicks off its new season with a pair of shows, running in repertory; plays that highlight the strength of humanity in times of crisis, including 9/11. Wednesday, 12:36 PM
This week's A&E highlights
This week, check out the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, hear local band The Corner Laughers in Menlo Park, and see the one-night-only one-woman show "Abelia" in Redwood City. Wednesday, 12:35 PM
Mona Dena's mature musical debut
For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative renaissance, inspiring her to write, record and release her very first album. Wednesday, 12:32 PM