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A ‘Beautiful’ look at the life of Carole King

“Beautiful– The Carole King Musical” has joyously returned to the SHN Golden Gate Theatre for a limited two week engagement. Its stellar touring cast effectively propagates a unique dialogue with San Franciscan audiences and emphasizes “Beautiful’s” tonal complexity and engaging narrative. The Tony and Grammy-winning musical centers on the life and career of singer/songwriter Carole…

SCOr picks up ‘Good Vibrations’

Last Friday night, under the soft lights of Toyon’s lounge, Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr) swept the audience away on a musical adventure. Layers of strings, woodwinds and incredible pianists carried the listeners through a dizzyingly gorgeous set and reminded me of just how many amazing musicians Stanford has. SCOr’s spring concert, “Good Vibrations,” featured a…

‘A Tale of Two Kitchens’ celebrates welcoming kitchen culture built upon dedication of migrant workers

“A Tale of Two Kitchens,” a documentary released on Netflix on May 22, tells the story of two restaurants owned by Mexican restaurateur Gabriela Camara. Directed by Trisha Ziff, the short film explores the dynamics of working in the culinary industry and the spirit that fuels Camara’s restaurants. The interior of Contramar, which opened in…

‘True Detective’ stays true to form

After a largely disappointing second season, the third season of “True Detective” is a refreshing return to form. Writer Nic Pizzolatto has proven that the series was more than a one-hit wonder, and can sustain a high level of quality across multiple stories. While this new season isn’t quite as groundbreaking as the first, it’s…

‘Creative Confidence’ here

There was no mistaking the thick, black-rimmed glasses and the walrus-like mustache. It was David Kelley himself, founder of design firm IDEO and the Stanford d.school. As my Uber drove back to campus, I stared into the sticker in the palm of my hand that signified I was a visitor, emblazoned with “I visited IDEO…