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Painting perspective (real art gallery)

C Magazine explored a local fine art gallery that displays a new perspective on how to maintain tradition in a innovative society like Palo Alto.
Gigi Tierney and Fiza Usman September 19, 2018

For those who have acclimated themselves to the fast paced, technologically centered culture of Silicon Valley, it may seem out of the ordinary to trade an hour of exchanging innovative ideas for time...

Artist of the Month: Sophie Nakai

It takes a lot to truly make a character come to life on stage. Behind the curtain, Sophie Nakai exemplifies the skills used to transform an idea into a production.
Lara Nakamura and Gigi Tierney September 16, 2018

Every great theater production is propelled by the detailed and extensive work put in behind the scenes. From the precise decision of lighting that guides the mood of every scene to each particular...

Nursery Rhymes: Paly’s Top Ten Lil and Young Rappers

1 Lil Wayne: Known by a select few as Dwayne Carter Jr., this rap legend hasn’t released any new music lately, but he continues to feature on popular new wave trap artists’ songs, notably appearing...

An Artist At Play

Artist Nina Katchadourian redefines the essence of art as she broaches creativity in everyday life.

Photos courtesy of the artist, Catherine Clark Gallery and The Blanton Museum of Art  The power of art lies within its ability to communicate messages of importance in an aesthetic manner; however,...

Photos by Ryan Gwyn and Grace Rowell


Angie Cummings, Gigi Tierney, and Grace Rowell April 20, 2018

Can the human body be art? From the mathematical precision and beauty of ancient Greek sculpture to the contemporary and controversial reclining nude paintings of 19th century Europe, the human body...

Meet the Artists

Isabel Hadly and Rosa Schaefer Bastian March 14, 2018

C Magazine has been lucky enough to use the work of some of the most talented artists at Paly. The team of C Magazine illustrators includes five artists who contribute their skills to every issue. Each...

The Art Behind the Screen

How the magicians behind the film industry transform words on a page into a moving work of art.

  The seats of the theater are filling up with rows of people glancing up at the large screen in front of them, ready to become captivated by someone else’s story. This feeling of being swept off your...

To Bead or Knot to Bead

Talia Stanley and Maddie Yen January 26, 2018

I have had store owners see me wearing my jewelry, buy it off me and offer to sell it in their stores,” 16-year-old Emily Wood said. Not only has this Paly junior found passion within her hobby of jewelry-making,...

All that Glitters is NOT Gold

How did the biggest music awards show in the world lose its credibility?
Gabe Cohen January 26, 2018

The highest accolade that any actor or actress can receive is an Oscar. The award recognizes their outstanding performances and is given by an elite circle of well-respected members of the film industry....


Leon Lau and Grace Rowell January 26, 2018

When approaching the building on 214 Homer Avenue, the words Palo Alto Bread are visible above the wide doors. While you may expect a whiff of freshly made dough as you walk through the entrance, the...

Guide To Staying Woke

Although it’s easy to resort to a light-hearted chick flick when picking a movie, mix it up and watch some stimulating informative entertainment. These four films will help you stay socially aware.
Darrow Hornik January 26, 2018

Selma Another one of Ava DuVernay’s award-winning films, Selma tells the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches for African-American voting rights. These marches were led and run by Martin...

Queens of the Spotlight

A look into one of the most popular art forms in San Francisco’s Castro District, and how drag has transcended the LGBTQ community.

The room is in complete darkness. The sharp clicking of stilettos on the floor pierces the silence. All of a sudden, a bright spotlight snaps on and illuminates a figure on the stage. Applause rages out...

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