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Stating the obvious

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic descriptions of violence and offensive language towards queer folx and people of color that may be troubling to some readers. Matthew Shepard remained tied to a fence for 18 hours after his attack; his attackers had beaten him so badly that, when he was discovered, blood covered his…

Hirota, Scott at odds after FoHo controversy about ASSU Exec slate composition

In an email to students on the night of April 10 — the first day of the two-day Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) election period — campus newsletter the Fountain Hopper (FoHo) wrote that ASSU Executive candidate Kimiko Hirota ’20 allegedly “warned” her opponent Erica Scott ’20 that Hirota’s friends “might go public” with claims of relationship abuse against Scott’s original running mate.

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ brings Baldwin’s story to the screen

The Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim claimed that many musicals are failures because “their authors are blinded by the attractiveness of the source material,” but “they never ask themselves what music will do for the story that hasn’t already been accomplished by the original author.” Sondheim calls these works “why” musicals, because there’s no reason why…

On being mixed

It’s Lunar New Year, and the sun has just set over the terracotta roofs on the horizon. With dusk comes a cool, cleansing breeze into the sprawling neighborhoods of Santa Clara and through the screen door of my grandparents’ home. Here, in the city of my birth, the immigration site of my ancestors, my family…