Part tech-thriller and part wilderness adventure, “Micro” is the story of seven graduate researchers at a Harvard biology lab who go on a recruiting trip to Nanigen MicroTechnologies, headquartered in Hawaii.
When it was first announced that Neil Gaiman and his musician wife, Amanda Palmer, would be performing in a string of small theaters on the West Coast, the San Francisco event sold out so quickly that they decided to put on a second show, which took place on Wednesday evening. It was, appropriately, Day of the Dead-themed.
San Jose’s not exactly the first place you would think to head to for a book reading, especially given the plethora of literary events happening right here on campus. Daniel Handler, however, reading from his 2006 book “Adverbs” and introducing his forthcoming novel, “Why We Broke Up,” was well worth the trip.
Stephenson, in formal, nondescript black, took the podium amidst vigorous applause and opened with a succinct plot summary of “Reamde,” his latest novel: “It’s a lot of people running around shooting each other.” It’s that, and so much more.
George R. R. Martin has been dubbed the “American Tolkien.” He’s been on every bestseller list out there.
With classes and finals almost out of the way and the joys of summer about to begin, everyone needs a few good books to read on the beach, on the plane or during their commute to work, especially ones that aren’t textbooks or academic studies.
On Monday evening, May 8, Stein Visiting Writer Charles Baxter culminated his stint at Stanford by reading a poem and a story.
The Stanford Shakespeare Company’s reputation for excellence is well-deserved, and “As You Like It” is no exception.