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Review: ‘John Carter’

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series first appeared in 1912 with the immensely popular “A Princess of Mars.” Over the course of Burroughs’ life, he wrote 10 more books about Barsoom – or Mars, for us human folk – all of which became massively influential both during his lifetime and long after his death. Famous science-fiction authors as diverse as Arthur C. Clarke and H.P. Lovecraft were inspired by the series, and both George Lucas and James Cameron cited the books as explicit influences for “Star Wars” and “Avatar.” With such a wide swath of the American zeitgeist carved by Burroughs’ stories, it is surprising that it has taken a full century for Barsoom itself to appear on the silver screen in “John Carter.”

‘Black Love’ brings life to Valentine’s

It’s a wonder that students living in Toyon Hall ever get any work done. Performance groups of all types looking for a small venue with good acoustics gravitate to the all-sophomore dorm’s main lounge to host their events. The most recent group to throw their hat in the fray is the Black Student Union, whose event, “Let’s Stay Together: Black Love 2012,” packed that main lounge to capacity on Tuesday night.

Poreotics brings sweet moves to Stanford

It all started with a fire. Well, it wasn’t exactly a fire, although the heat of an inferno would have been nice as a group of at least 100 stood expectantly outside of Paul Brest Hall in the brisk autumn night. They were waiting for the final part of IDX (Identity Xpression), a two-day event jointly hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon and the Residential Arts Program intended to promote awareness of and engender an appreciation for the diversity on the Stanford campus.