Culture

The Queen’s Gambit: Show checkmates traditional television

Green tranquilizer pills tumble out of a ceramic toothbrush holder into the palm of a 9-year-old girl with roughly cut bangs. She swallows them dry, and the dark shadows on the ceiling begin to morph into the pattern of a chessboard. A looming stone ...

Dynamite: K-pop transcends cultural boundaries

Vibrant pastels and cotton candy-like clouds fill the screen as the camera slowly zooms and a soft melody starts up in the background. With over 100 million views in 24 hours, K-pop group BTS’s latest hit, “Dynamite,” broke YouTube’s record for the m...

A guide to Bay Area parks: Exploring Palo Alto’s natural side

At the very top of a particularly challenging climb at the Dish, you’re greeted with a wide view of the whole city, filled with minuscule buildings and clusters of trees. The wind sends the golden grasses dancing — a rare moment of peace amongst the ...