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COLLO promotes interdisciplinary arts collaboration

COLLO, a new student arts organizing body housed under the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), received voluntary student organization (VSO) standing from Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) this spring. The group aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration within the arts at Stanford.

ME 289 offers artful side to Frost

Musical guests Dispatch, Yeasayer and Paper Void will draw large crowds to this year’s Frost Music and Arts Festival, but a more understated — while still integral — part of Saturday’s experience will be the student-created art installations and performance pieces that will be featured.

Coachella 2014 comes to a close

Set against the picturesque backdrop of watercolor paint-thin mountain silhouettes, requisite palm trees and massive art installations, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s second weekend was an elaborate, well-produced affair. Featuring less hype and celebrity appearances than the first weekend, the final three-day leg of the annual extravaganza nevertheless had well-rehearsed acts and a relaxed atmosphere.

Stanford senior Tayo Amos creates “Black Excellence” video series

Since the beginning of February, in conjunction with Black History Month, Tayo Amos ’14 has uploaded one to two new videos to her website bexcellent2014.tumblr.com for her “Black Excellence” series at Stanford. The videos, which are modeled after The New York Times “Screen Tests”, feature Stanford students in the black community discussing their passions, interests and ambitions. The project will continue through the end of February.

Top Five TV Shows to Rent from Green Library

Not sure how to fill the “Breaking Bad”-induced void in your life and desperately searching for the next binge-watching fix? Look no further: Here are five excellent TV shows you can rent from Green Library, just in time for midterm-season procrastination.

Review: “Orange Is the New Black”

A 15-month prison sentence has never looked more promising. The latest addition to Netflix’s original television programming, which has given cable a run for its money, is the 13-episode “Orange Is the New Black,” created by Jenji Kohan of “Weeds.” Released in its entirety on July 11, the series spins a fresh prison dramedy based on Piper Kernan’s 2010 memoir of the same name. The show centers around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), an upper-middle-class white woman whose perfectly yuppie life, as an artisanal soap maker with an unemployed writer fiancé called Larry (Jason Biggs), gets rudely turned upside down when a post-college relationship with a female international drug trafficker is dredged up from the past and lands her in a women’s federal penitentiary.
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