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In TAPS’ ‘Cabaret,’ even the orchestra is beautiful

NOTE: A previous version of this article inaccurately reported the identities of Cabaret ensemble members in “Maybe This Time” and “Entr’acte”. Commentary on the live sound design has also been amended. Come hear the music play in the 2019 Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Mainstage production of Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” (1966), choreographed and directed…

The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh: Act V

This is the final installment in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: The following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. Gerald Neesh stood in his living room staring through the gap between the curtains at the young woman who had crashed into the back of…

Stanford students make Calico Cards, unique watercolor kits for fans of crafts

As someone who loves making and giving handmade gifts, I was incredibly excited to learn about Calico Cards, a product brought to life by seniors Vivian Xiao (‘19), Chloe Thai (‘19) and Nicolette Grabiec (‘19) for ME216C: Implementation, a two-quarter capstone class for product design majors. Xiao described Calico Cards as “a watercolor-stencil card-making kit…

‘Knock Down the House’ is a must-watch in the current political climate

To those disillusioned after the 2016 presidential election, “Knock Down the House”, a documentary featuring four women — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who ran for public office in 2018, offers a message of hope through the stories of women who fight to improve their broken communities. Directed by Rachel Lears, “Knock Down the House”, released…

The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh: Act IV

This is Act IV in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: The following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. “Maria Stone,” he said as he read her insurance card. “That’s a cool name.” “Thanks,” Maria said, as she scanned the room with its leguminous entrails…