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A Man Called Ove
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We've all seen the pieces of "A Man Called Ove" before, and all the more reason that the film's success impresses. A curmudgeon slowly melts in the presence of good company, including children and a cat. A widower talks to his wife's gravestone. A su...... Read the full review

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A&E Features

A Scottish primer
Martins West Gastropub in Redwood City is all about Scotland, from the haggis on a stick to delectable fish and chips. Thursday, 10:42 AM

The kids are alright
In the words of the old maxim, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Local teens have taken that credo to heart by forming Upstage Theater, an independent company that allows teens to take charge of all aspects of theater production. Thursday, 7:52 AM

Sister sojourners
Three intrepid explorers from the Victorian era set off on an adventure through time in Eric Overmyer's surreal "On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)," currently staged at the Dragon Theatre. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

When Irish eyes are smiling
Set in a peaceful and fleetingly prosperous contemporary Ireland, "Outside Mullingar," now offered by TheatreWorks, is a quirky, character-driven pastorale that offers at least the plausible hope of a happy resolution. Friday, 8:06 AM

Talking about Hip Hop, Street Art, and Muslim Cool
Stanford University professor Samy Alim will lead a panel discussion on "Hip Hop, Street Art, and Muslim Cool" with perfomers Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Mark Gonzales, and Iraqi-Canadian artist Narcy, on Friday, Oct 14. Thursday, 9:28 AM

Korean classics
If your knowledge of Korean food starts and ends at kimchi, then Song Pa in Mountain View offers an easy introduction; if you are looking for the latest in jjajangmyeon, bingsu or tteokguk, you might need to go elsewhere. Monday, 11:16 AM | 3 comments

This week's A&E highlights
This week, hear astronomer Seth Shostak of Mountain View's SETI talk about the science of "Star Wars," meet live bats at the library in Redwood City, check out an arts open house at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall and see a performance of "Chaos Theory" in Palo Alto. Thursday, 11:33 AM

West Bay Opera stages a Mozart masterpiece
Palo Alto's plucky West Bay Opera company opens its 61st season Oct. 14 with a new production of the composer's operatic masterpiece. Wednesday, 12:22 PM

Family-owned fast casual
Yelpers compare Mountain View's Srasa Kitchen to another local Asian-fusion fast-casual chain, Asian Box, and to Mexican food chain Chipotle. Yet Srasa Kitchen is family-owned and arguably still a mom-and-pop restaurant, just wearing different clothes. Sunday, 1:55 PM

'Best American' editors bring new collection to Menlo Park
Work by some of the country's top genre and mainstream writers will be showcased at Kepler's Books on Oct. 4 during a special launch of the newest volume of "The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy." The event will feature series editor John Joseph Adams, guest editor Karen Joy Fowler -- author of "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" and "The Jane Austen Book Club" -- and contributors Charlie Jane Anders and Liz Ziemska. Sunday, 1:46 PM

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

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

This week's A&E highlights

Israeli-born opera singer expands cultural roots at JCC

'The Dybbuk' transforms Yiddish legend into opera

Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat Photography to close in October

New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years

Full circle: 24-hour donut shops

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