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…
Over the last decade, the University has seen a soaring interest in what is often referred to as the “Digital Humanities,” a term that has become more and more a part of the University’s lexicon.
On Sept. 30, the University’s written sexual assault policy, as outlined in the Annual Safety, Security & Fire Report, included new language aimed at establishing a clear parallel between University policy and California’s SB 967.
One mishap had led to the next—first, a delayed Caltrain, then, an inexperienced Lyft driver—but we were here. Irene and I raced up the stairs, bypassed the refreshments stand and thrust open the doors to the sanctuary—and there stood Damien Rice, crooning “Greatest Bastard” under the sweeping frescoes of San Francisco’s Congregation Sherith Israel.
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…
Next fall, the University will launch Stanford in New York City (SiNYC), an off-campus program in New York City that combines internship experience with coursework in the humanities and social sciences.
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.
Rich Hill— an ironically-named town in rural Missouri, where more than 27 percent of the population lives below the poverty line— serves as the backdrop for Tracy Droz Vargos’s latest film, “Rich Hill.”