The Time Lapse: Stanford Class of ‘17

A centennial glimpse back for millennials going forward by Charles Russo The gentlemen of Phi Kappa Psi, circa 1917. (Courtesy of the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection) The 2017 school year begins today at Stanford University, and The Six Fifty sees it as an opportune launching point for our new visual history column — The Time Lapse, which will showcase a wide range of historical photography from many areas and eras of the Peninsula over the years. For this first ...

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Get Your Art on at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

How to Get Your Art on at the Palo Alto Arts Fest Tips from a local on getting the most out of the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts by Caitlin Wolf It’s the end of August in Palo Alto, and that can only mean one thing: time for the annual Festival of the Arts! Having grown up here, I remember being dragged along University Avenue as a child waiting impatiently as my mother and grandmother ...

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6 Silicon Valley spots for upping your Insta game

Instagram has given us so many gifts: planking, food porn, and slime-making documentaries to name a few. Among these gifts is the rise of professional Instagrammers who have a seemingly never-ending budget to travel around the world taking aesthetically-pleasing shots for a living. As an average young Instagram user, I can’t help but want to populate my feed with artsy photos as well, albeit on a human-scale budget. I’ve compiled ...

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Realizing your Renaissance: six skills to learn today in the 650

Sous-vide steak seared with a blow torch. Techniques via Bold Food. Photo courtesy of Michelle Le. Being a Renaissance woman/man ain’t easy. One must always be acquiring new skills. Lucky for you, we did a bit of asking around. From cooking to golfing to shooting a gun, we found the top instructors and programs in the 650 for you to pick up a new skill or two. 1. Break 100 Feeling left out of those corporate ...

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Peninsula Abandoned

A photo essay by Colleen Salvosa The Davenport Ditch was a catch basin turned canvas. Today it’s covered in dirt. Left. Gone. Waiting for decay. These are the structures Bay Area photographer Colleen Salvosa gravitates towards. Graffiti is almost a natural byproduct of abandonment. No rules means an open canvas for color and an outpouring of ideas. In Peninsula Abandoned, Salvosa highlights the colorful beauty of structures forgotten. Abandoned train station — Brisbane, CA Abandoned pier — Davenport, CA Abandoned farm house — Half Moon Bay, CA Abandoned ...

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Three great panoramas anyone in Silicon Valley can get to

The Dish via IG/wonderin_world. What sets the Bay Area apart other than its proximity to huge urban centers, perfect weather, and brilliant residents is its topography.Silicon Valley is named that for a reason — we can get the best views of the entire Bay just by driving or hiking 20 minutes from our quaint suburbia. Here are some spots for the perfect panorama: The Classic:The Dish, Stanford Ok, ok. If you have lived in the Peninsula ...

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