Towards Cultural Literacy: Spring 2011

Books:

  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (9 May 2011) (admittedly, this one is not exactly upping my cultural literacy)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (30 Apr 2011)

Short stories:

  • “A Real Doll” by A.M. Holmes, read online (14 Apr 2011)
  • “Goo Book” by Keith Ridgway, The New Yorker, April 11, 2011 (12 Apr 2011)
  • “The King of Norway” by Amos Oz (translated by Sondra Silverston), The New Yorker, January 17, 2011 (7 Apr 2011)
  • “The Years of My Birth” by Louise Erdrich, The New Yorker, January 10, 2011 (6 Apr 2011)
  • “Going for a Beer” by Robert Coover, The New Yorker, March 14, 2011 (4 Apr 2011)

Performances:

  • Moves: Student Spring Showcase, choreography by Stanford student dancers, Roble Gym, Stanford, CA (13 May 2011)
  • Discalypso (Cardinal Calypso), Toyon Lounge, Stanford, CA (6 May 2011) (hey, I thought it was culturally enriching…)
  • Broken Social Scene, White Plaza/Dinkelspiel Outdoor Stage, Stanford, CA (21 Apr 2011)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street presented by Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, Stanford Memorial Auditorium (16 Apr 2011)

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