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  • by Lelia Glass on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:32am
    Two years ago, Bill Gates famously proclaimed that he didn’t understand how anyone could donate money “to build a new wing for a museum rather than spend it on preventing illnesses that can lead to...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:14pm
    Can taking a selfie be a feminist act? The answer to this question, according to Stanford professor Peggy Phelan, lies at the intersection of feminist art and photography.Phelan is a leader in...
  • by Katherine Quiles on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:21am
    May marks the anniversary of two important events in Asian American history. The first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States in May of 1843. The transcontinental railroad—built by the...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:34am
    "Knights in shining armor." The phrase calls up images of strength, virtue, and devotion: at home, medieval knights devoting themselves to fair maidens, chivalry, and romantic courtship; on crusade,...
  • by Y. Yvon Wang on Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:38am
    Shanghai in 1942, under Japanese occupation. Posing on the tatami mats of a Japanese restaurant, a young Chinese beauty named Wang Jiazhi sings to the married man with whom she is having a passionate...
  • by Salil Dudani on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:13am
    Most people who donate a kidney transplant it to a family member or friend in need, but from the outset Ellie was determined to...
  • by Adrienne Johnson on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:30am
    Can pornography be political? Can it be anti-racist? Maybe even feminist?Film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu answers with a resounding YES. At a Stanford talk, Shimizu argued that feminist porn is...
  • by Ashley Farmer on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:16am
    Alice Walker is standing on a small boat, called "The Audacity of Love." The vessel is part of Freedom Flotilla II, an international group of boats protesting Israel’s 2011 blockage of Gaza. Despite...
  • by Tres Pittman on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:12am
    When asked about the difficulties of breaking into the fraternity of Kerouac and Ginsberg as a woman, Diane di Prima took almost no time to formulate an answer, matter-of-factly declaring, “I wasn’t...
  • by Lelia Glass on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:14am
    “Start down at the floor,” Aleta Hayes told the audience at Stanford’s Clayman Institute. “Think of a flower – a specific one. Now, standing on one leg, extend and bloom into that flower,...

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