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Stanford’s Best Dressed Freshmen

Josh Petersen Major: Philosophy and either Science, Technology and Society or Math Describe your style: Fairly preppy, but [it] definitely takes a lot of the southwestern and Austin feeling to it – muted tones, different textures and a good pair of shoes. Hobbies: Classical piano, acting and generally loafing about. Secret talent: Tap dancing Favorite…

Film review: “Art and Craft”

In 2008, a mysterious donor offered Matthew Leininger, who was the registrar of the Oklahoma City Museum, a collection of obscure yet valuable works, ranging from a sketch by Honoré Daumier to a watercolor by Paul Signac. What initially appeared to be a no-strings-attached donation would become the cornerstone of an investigation into the life…

“Boyhood” presents a tale of childhood and the meaning of growing up

Imagine if you could rewatch the last 12 years of your life in just two-and-a-half hours. That’s exactly what 20-year-old Ellar Coltrane did as the star of Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood.” Coltrane plays Mason Evans, Jr., a young boy living in Texas with his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and single mother, Olivia (Patricia Arquette). What unfolds is a masterfully woven tale of what it means to grow up: Linklater takes us through Mason’s childhood, from the earnest conversations he has with his father about the potential existence of elves, to the difficulties of dealing with a less-than-exemplary stepfather, to first love and beyond. Indeed, “Boyhood” spins the mundane hum of everyday life into a work of art about the human condition.