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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Human Sacrifice and Sexual Sadism at Stanford

Yesterday's Crimes: Human Sacrifice and Sexual Sadism at Stanford

Arlis Perry was just 19 years old when her body was found under a pew, spread-eagled and naked from the waist down, in Stanford University’s Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 13, 1974. Described by UPI as “the pretty blonde wife…
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Film, "Goodbye World": When the Whole World Gets Forced Off the Grid

"Goodbye World": When the Whole World Gets Forced Off the Grid

After the apocalypse, things seem pretty status quo up in Mendocino County, where a handful of entitled young Stanford alums congregate off the grid to reinforce the tensions between their unsubtlely delineated social types. Crunchies (Kerry Bishé, Adrian Grenier) are…
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Calendar, Night&Day Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

An alumnus of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship program in fiction writing at Stanford, Justin St. Germain has a debut memoir, Son of a Gun, which was released to widespread critical acclaim this past August. The New York Times Book…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience

The Collected Works is a brand-spanking-new theater producing company formed by Stanford and Berkeley alums who are hell-bent on bringing exceptional, experimental performance to the West Coast theater scene. Together with the Performance Art Institute they present Princess Ivona, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Justice Is Ours

Justice Is Ours

If you think civics is what social studies was once called, you’re just one of the millions of Americans making Justice Sandra Day O’Connor incredibly nervous about the future of this country. Before Americans can address the myriad challenges of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ifs, Ands, and Butts

Ifs, Ands, and Butts

The last time we found ourselves around someone waxing poetic about indexicality and polysemy at a cocktail party, our instinctual reaction was, "Shut up, asshole." We would have been less damning if the discussion in question was about assholism itself.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Past and Future, Set in Stone

Past and Future, Set in Stone

What’s past is prologue: If the Old Mint is stands as a testament to our future, it is one with a resilient and enduring spirit. It was commissioned by Congress in 1852 to accommodate the needs of a growing gold…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dream On

Dream On

Whenever we hear about a new rock novel, we flinch, reliving the misery of Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street anew — what the hell was he doing there? Forget the Great American Novel: The Great Rock Novel is the most…
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News, The Snitch Stanford Wants to Install an Earthquake Sensor on Your Computer

Stanford Wants to Install an Earthquake Sensor on Your Computer

The bad news: The Big One is coming. The good news: At least you can measure it.  Geophysicists are looking for "citizen seismologists" in the Bay Area to install a tiny earthquake sensor in their home, classroom, or office this…
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Culture, Books "Exiles": A Stanford Doctor and His Daughter Take on the World in Debut Novel

"Exiles": A Stanford Doctor and His Daughter Take on the World in Debut Novel

In Exiles, the debut novel from journalist Cary Groner, a middle-aged Bay Area cardiologist yanks his teenaged daughter out of their broken home and takes her to Nepal to work with him in a health clinic there. This goes as…
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News, The Snitch Naked Stanford Trumpeter's Solo Leads to Lawsuit

Naked Stanford Trumpeter's Solo Leads to Lawsuit

Here is a story involving a naked man and his trumpet -- and it didn't happen at band camp. Two marching band members got Stanford University into a legal battle after a half-naked trumpeter got hurt when the band manager…
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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: Alexis Manheim: "Oh, Golly: New Work"

Looking at an Alexis Manheim painting, you want to jump into the canvas. You want to experience the primitive, dreamlike states she paints with so much verve. The playful shapes and colors are almost childlike — squiggles, blotches, ovals, shadings,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

Remember when you first considered yourself fluent in Spanish? (Just kidding. Let’s try that again.) Remember your friend who learned Spanish, and what she told you was key to becoming fluent? “You have to reach the point where you think…
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News, The Snitch Elite College Hoaxer Showdown: Stanford Vs. Harvard

Elite College Hoaxer Showdown: Stanford Vs. Harvard

News this week of Adam Wheeler, the 23-year-old who lied his way into Harvard and almost into Yale, brought back fond memories of Azia Kim, the dorm-squatter who was discovered posing as a Stanford student two years ago. We have…
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News, Feature The Many Faces of Dr. Syed

The Many Faces of Dr. Syed

They were on a family vacation in Los Angeles when Dr. Syed called with the test results. Priyanka P. was just 13 then, and had suffered for several years with the itchy, chronic skin rash that comes with eczema. But…
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Culture, Books <i>The Possessed</i>: Academia hasn't killed Elif Batuman's sense of humor

The Possessed: Academia hasn't killed Elif Batuman's sense of humor

The title of Elif Batuman's highly charming new book, she writes, is "borrowed from Dostoyevsky's weirdest novel, The Demons, formerly translated as The Possessed, which narrates the descent into madness of a circle of intellectuals in a remote Russian province:…
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Calendar, Night&Day Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Soon, every object, from your headband to your mailbox, will have the capability to record video, and we will finally be in our much-promised dystopia. It will be terrible, just as they told us, but think of the opportunities for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Raised by Wolff

Raised by Wolff

The stories of Tobias Wolff are like a good YouTube short, offering snapshot scenarios that suggest worlds about the characters that inhabit them. We can be grateful that local theater ensemble Word for Word got the idea first to dramatize…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dar Ling

Dar Ling

You think you already know whether you like Indian classical dance, don't you? Whatever else you're pondering, whatever other traditional-art-based conundrums haunt you, you've figured that one out. But you can see where this is going: Maybe you don't know…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art Pulse

Art Pulse

In his ongoing robotics art project, Serpentine Robot Arm with Tendon Transmission, Carl Pisaturo is attempting the impossible: "the artful handling of wine glasses." He's gunning for "animal-like grace" but will settle for "robust, reasonable showability." His lamp-sized Orbit Machines…
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