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Arts and Life Editors

University commissions multimillion-dollar monument to the arts

This Thursday, University President John Hennessey announced a multimillion-dollar proposal to install a “monument to artistic expression” in front of the recently completed McMurtry Building. This proposal arrives at the end of Hennessey’s term as president, and Hennessey, a computer scientist, hopes it will serve as a reminder of his work at Stanford as a…

Art appreciation: This week’s top five

Meticulously curated by The Daily’s Arts and Life Editors, here are our selections for the top five things to watch, see and listen to this week in Palo Alto. 1. “Cold Stares” The music video for “Cold Stares,” by LA producer Nosaj Thing, was released on Wednesday. The song, which dropped last year, features a…

This week in Arts and Life: May 18 – May 26

From “Prisoner” to the Stanford Wind Ensemble, here’s what’s happening this week in arts and life. Film The Cary Grant Festival is in full swing at the Stanford Theatre in downtown Palo Alto. Stop by the theatre this week to catch “The Awful Truth” and “Hot Saturday” this Friday through Sunday. Non-Grant offerings during the…

This week in Arts and Life: May 11 — May 17

Film This week is for sequels: Both “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” will be hitting theaters Friday, with the hope of joining “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at the top of the box office. “Pitch Perfect” fans will be happy to hear that the sequel premiered last week to respectable acclaim. Many are already…

This week in Arts and Life: May 4 — May 10

From “Inside Out” to Hiatus Kaiyote, here’s what’s happening this week in arts and life. Film Pixar is joining forces with the Stanford Daily, Stanford Students in Entertainment and Reel Update to bring you an exclusive look at the making of “Inside Out.” “Inside Out,” the latest from the folks over at Pixar, explores the…

This week in Arts and Life Apr. 27 — May 4

From “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to “The Last Five Years,” here’s what’s going on this week in Arts and Life. Film Last Thursday, The San Francisco International Film Festival began downtown. Featuring a meticulously curated selection of films, SFIFF runs until May 7, leaving plenty of time to attend any of the festival’s many exceptional premieres. If you’re…

Why Stanford arts?

Art first glance, Stanford may not seem like the best place to get a formal education in the arts. Yet, for those prospective freshman interested in film, visuals, music and theater, The Stanford Daily Arts and Life Editors truly believe Stanford to be the perfect fit. Film Stanford’s film program is relatively young, so the University is…

This week in Arts and Life: Apr. 20 – Apr. 26

From “Star Wars” to “The Vagina Monologues,” here’s what’s going on this week in Arts and Life. Film With “Avengers: Age of Ultron” hitting theaters next Friday, this week is unsurprisingly light on mainstream fare. Save for Lee Toland Krieger’s (“Celeste and Jesse Forever”) “Age of Adaline” — which, despite the involvement of Blake Lively,…

This week in Arts and Life: April 13 — April 19

As always, there’s a great deal going on, both on campus and off as we enter into week three. Here are our recommendations for how to get the most out of your time, this week in arts and life. Free advanced screening of  Sundance winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” for Stanford students This Thursday,…

Art on demand

From film to theater, technology has revolutionized the way we interact with assorted media. This week, Arts and Life takes an in-depth look at art in the digital age.

This week in Arts and Life: April 6 – April 12

From Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young” to the Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s production of the hit musical “Hairspray,” the coming week is chock full of can’t-miss art. Here are our carefully curated selections for what to listen to/view/watch this week in arts and life. Film With the Aquarius closing up shop for the summer —…

This week in Arts & Life: Feb. 23 – Mar. 1

Between all the new movies we’ve finally got — or are getting — in Palo Alto this week, including a special Stanford screening of “Red Army,” and all of the student concerts and productions, there’s no shortage of great things to do in Arts & Life this week. Here’s a look at our top recommendations.…

This Week in Arts & Life: Feb. 9–15

Each week, there are a barrage of films, theatrical productions, art exhibits, and musical performances open to the public both on and off Stanford’s campus and The Arts & Life Editorial Staff is here to help you wade through the muck. The following is a compilation of our suggestions for what to catch –– and what to skip –– this week in Arts & Life.

This week in Arts & Life

Film On campus, The Stanford GSB Black Alumni Association in partnership with The Stanford GSB Hispanic Alumni Association will be hosting a screening of “Dear White People,” followed by a Q&A session with director Justin Simien and filmmaker Spike Lee (“Do the Right Thing”). The event will take place on Friday, January 30, in Cemex Auditorium…

Arts & Life: The best of 2014

2014 was a pivotal year for the arts, both on and off-campus. Here’s an overview of the best films, best performances, best on-campus productions, best songs that coined catchphrases, best rising conductors, and the best Arts & Life stories we published here at The Daily.  

The five best Arts & Life visual arts stories of 2014

In 2014, The Cantor Arts Center played host to a variety of fantastic exhibits, including a retrospective of Robert Frank’s photography. Stanford also saw the opening of its new building to house the modern art collection of the Anderson family, which is notable both for its innovative architectural design and its impressive collection. Arts & Life…

The five best Arts & Life film stories of 2014

Last year was a great year for film here at The Daily. We greatly expanded our coverage of international film festivals. We sent our Managing Editor Alexandra Heeney to cover the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, the Cannes Film Festival in France, and the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. And we’ve had an unprecedented…

The five best Arts & Life theater stories of 2014

As the new year kicks off, Arts & Life takes a look at our five best theater stories of 2014. “Goliath” makes a historic return to the Farm by Katie Straub “Goliath” began as an original Winter One Act on campus in 2007, and it came back with a special one-night-only engagement in 2014. A biting and…
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