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Silicon Valley
BY | 06.25.14

Google embraces a flat world. “Material Design” will bring new icons, fonts, and cards to the Android user interface.

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Mobile
BY | 06.25.14

Google head of mobile Sundar Pichai revealed that Android market share on tablets has jumped from 39% in 2012 to 62% in 2014.

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Home on the junk shop range
BY | 06.24.14

Making parallels between rapacious capitalists and corner store con men is too easy, and Mamet’s too smart to let the story rest there. The heart of this piece isn’t in the ideas as much as it is in the characters – and here O’Connor, Carpenter and Jordan do justice to the work and to their audience.

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Wine Country Culture
BY | 06.23.14 VIDEO

Festival del Sole. July 11-20. Mark your calendars. One of Napa’s cultural gems features another strong line-up of performers. Classical rockstar Joshua Bell headlines the opening night gala.

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San Francisco Stage
BY | 06.23.14

We meet a self-proclaimed witch who prays to Elvis, a world Qigong leader, Muslims, rabid Christians, atheists, drag queen and rabbi Irwin Keller, and assorted others.

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Wine Country
BY | 06.16.14

Matthew Crafton takes over winemaking duties at iconic Napa winery. How will the Chateau Montelena style evolve?

From left: Daisuke Tsuji, Orville Mendoza, and Julyana Soelistyo in American Conservatory Theater's production of The Orphan of Zhao at The Geary Theater.
Mother and child reunion
BY | 06.14.14

What might have otherwise been a cheap slice’em, dice ‘em suicidal thriller was rendered into something deeply emotive that probed the dimensions of loyalty and family.

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Theater News
BY | 06.11.14

San Jose Repertory Theatre confirms the worst. The 34-year-old non-profit has ceased operation as of June 9, 2014.

Allison F. Rich as Bonnie Parker and Cliff McCormick as Clyde Barrow in the musical 'Bonnie & Clyde,' playing June 4-July 27 at the San Jose Stage Company.
Bay Area Stage
BY | 06.10.14

Allison F. Rich (Bonnie) and Cliff McCormick (Clyde) give Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty a run for their money.

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Theater & Arts
BY | 06.09.14

Watching Felder’s Bernstein conduct the Vienna Philharmonic play Wagner, you’re immediately in the moment, understanding perhaps, for the first time, Bernstein’s take on something so hugely heroic.