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May 10 2018 | Sara Button
A girl who can taste the emotions of whoever cooked her food. A little boy in a family of pumpkinheads born with an iron for a head. A woman whose husband has no lips. These are only a few of the characters that sprout from writer Aimee Bender’s untamed imagination, which was the topic of...
May 10 2018 | Eliza Wells
Admit Weekend has come and gone, and with it the various panels, fairs, activities and open houses, all designed to convince the newest batch of freshmen that Stanford is the best place to be — under the pretense that they are helping them make an informed decision. “Why are you here,” they ask,...
May 7 2018 | Michael Taylor
In the last century or so, a certain narrative has gained power in which religion is dead, and science is the one who has killed it. If religion does exist at all, this narrative tells us, it is only among those unenlightened folks, who--either through some pitiable lack of fortune, or, worse, some...
Apr 19 2018 | Michael Taylor
Bill Burr starts his stand-up comedy special You People are all the Same by telling his audience why he wants to get a gun. “What am I gonna do when the zombies come?” he asks. “ . . . If you don’t know how to fight, all you’re doing is gathering supplies for the toughest guy on the block, right...
Apr 18 2018 | Sara Button
For anyone living on or near the Stanford campus, it’s not unusual to see white cars on the road with no driver in the front seat. This is, after all, Silicon Valley, and autonomous vehicles are not only the future but our present. As we inch closer to realizing this mode of transportation in a...

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