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Silicon Valley Shakespeare performs ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ in Sanborn Park

Surrounded by the woods of Saratoga’s Sanborn Park is a small amphitheater — half decorated with Egyptian symbols and statues, half with Roman masks and lettering. It is here that Silicon Valley Shakespeare (SVS), formerly called Shady Shakespeare, brings their modest, yet charming, production of “Antony and Cleopatra” to life. It is SVS’s first time tackling…

Conditioning and care: Equestrian and polo teams over the summer

In many sports, when the season comes to a close, teammates continue to train, condition and prepare to start fresh again the following year. While the same is true with Stanford’s equestrian team and polo club, these two teams also take on additional responsibility in the summer: the care of over 50 1,100-pound horses ranging from semi-retired mounts to seasoned competitors.

Film review: Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’ packs a punch

Professional boxing may not be America’s pastime, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from continuing to produce boxing movies, often to great success.  Director Antoine Fuqua’s latest film, “Southpaw,” enters the ring as a quintessential boxing tale, one in which the consistently phenomenal Jake Gyllenhaal submerges himself in yet another demanding role. “Southpaw” brings a captivating tale…

‘Terminator Genisys:’ Maybe it’s time to say ‘hasta la vista’ to ‘The Terminator’

As originally promised in 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is back (again). “Terminator Genisys,” the latest in the seemingly endless “Terminator”  series, brings former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a fourth turn as the infamous deadpan cyborg. And, as is to be expected of the newest addition to the rapidly aging franchise, “Genisys,” though mindlessly…