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Art ++: Faulkner and the Stanfords

Working in the Cantor’s Art + Science Learning Lab, I find strange objects almost every day. Most recently, I found a daguerreotype of Mr. and Mrs. Stanford taken in 1850 to commemorate their marriage in that same year. The word daguerreotype conjures up images of anonymous soldiers from the Civil War, which broke just out…

Art++: Mary’s Place

Art ++ is a new weekly Reads beat column published in the Thursday issue of The Daily. Each week, we will take a piece of art that is publicly available on campus and compare its resonances with another, completely different piece.  We hope to draw attention to art on campus not usually found within the…

Sad sells

Today, I found out that an artist I follow on social media committed suicide. In fact, she ended her life one month ago, on Oct. 1, and I only found out now because I happened to come across one of her old posts. I didn’t know her that well. She was someone whose vision and work…

United Nations Association Film Festival: A look at ‘Guangzhou Dream Factory’

“Their Communism is better than some democracies.” This line from the documentary “Guangzhou Dream Factory” elicited some chuckles from the audience. The light was dimmed, and the small screening room was crammed with ardent viewers coming from drastically different walks of life. In fact, many of them had made this pilgrimage to the United Nations…