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‘What is Not Yours is Not Yours’ exquisitely enchants and eludes

Quoting Emily Dickinson, Helen Oyeyemi’s first short story collection, “What is Not Yours is Not Yours,” begins with the epigraph of “open me carefully” and swiftly delves into an exquisite unravelling of storytelling and reality. To great effect, Oyeyemi explores and broaches the boundaries of traditional narrative expectations, balancing fantasy and the surreal over a…

Letter to the Editor: A $25 million potential

As a long time friend and supporter of the Silicon Valley Archive,  since an initial mid 1980’s research visit to interview its founder, innovative librarian, Henry Lowood, as part of an NSF sponsored study of the entrepreneurial university, with Stanford as a strategic research site, I would like to pushback against violating the ‘quasi-sacred space’ of Green Library’ east wing, a “…calm refuge” for reflection. 

Maggie Nelson shatters categories and defies expectations with new writing

In the hands of Maggie Nelson, the creation of art precipitates the destruction of categories. The MacArthur grant awardee and USC professor visited Stanford on January 28 as the second Lane Lecturer of the academic year. Eavan Boland, director of the Creative Writing Program, introduced Nelson as an author who “challenges orthodoxies” and “displays her…