Many-Splendored Man: Harvey Pekar, creator of the autobiographical 'American Splendor' comics, talks about life in Cleveland and his Almost All-Expenses-Paid Vacation to Hollywood in a 1996 article. The big-screen adaptation of 'American Splendor,' starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar, recently took the top prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Banking on It: Menlo Park's Left Bank packs in bon vivants determined to bust out the real bistro experience.
Cirque du Silly: 'Varekai' swings into San Jose with feats of impossible skill.
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