In “SLABBER,” Contagion Brings Closeness

October 23, 2020, by Abby Glassman, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

This semester, I have been hard at work—along with the rest of the University’s Theater Department—on creating a show that speaks to the present moment, to the conditions under which we are living. I auditioned for “SLABBER” in August because I was hoping to kick-start my theater journey at the University, but also because I was desperate to […]

“Fargo” Season Two vs. Season Four: How (or How Not) to Introduce a Midwestern Crime Story

October 23, 2020, by Isaac Slomski-Pritz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Episode six of the fourth season of “Fargo” is coming out next Monday, and I do not have any sense of anticipation to watch it. This is a problem for a show that is supposed to be an engaging and subversive crime-drama. Apart from the dark, quirky comedy and examination of the bleak American capitalist […]

“The MonoLogOn”: Overcoming the Challenges of Zoom Theater and Creating a Close Knit Community

October 22, 2020, by Sabrina Ladiwala, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Over the past few months, I’ve been acting in “The MonoLogOn,” a series of eight student-written monologues based on the theme of “the masks we wear.” The production was created by Anna Tjeltveit ’23 and Jaydie Halperin ’23 and will be live streamed on YouTube on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Each monologue was […]

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”: A Period Piece For the Current Moment

October 22, 2020, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

An increasingly unpopular president faced with civil unrest. A contentious election on the horizon. Mass protests met with police brutality. This is where writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s new film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” begins, in the summer of 1968. But, in many ways, this could describe the year that we have experienced […]

Bryson Tiller’s New Album Returns to His Roots, With Diminishing Returns

October 16, 2020, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Bryson Tiller dropped his third studio album, “A N N I V E R S A R Y,” earlier this month. The singer-songwriter started making waves in 2014 with his hit song “Don’t,” which received millions of streams on Soundcloud. It would soon be the lead single for his critically acclaimed album “T R A […]

Recent Reads: Flash Book Reviews from The Argus Arts & Culture Team

October 16, 2020, by , Arts & Culture Staff. Leave a Comment

Now that the semester is in full swing, it can be hard to find time to read for fun. But in a pandemic that limits our travel to unfamiliar places and contact with strangers, books can provide some rare adventure and a much-needed reprieve from the blue light of our communication devices. If you’re mourning […]

To the Top of the World: How “The Chicks” Helped Me Grieve and Define Home

October 15, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Mar. 9, 2020 It is my first full day of spring break, and my mind is fried from juggling an endless array of tasks that I now know will never come into fruition: extended midterm deadlines, production strikes, summer internship applications. Despite my mental exhaustion, I want to be there for my dad. When our […]

Two New Films Depict Epic Road Trips to Get Abortions, With Wildly Different Results

October 9, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

Content Warning: Abortion, self harm, sexual assault/abuse.   “I’d like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and consigned to the ash heap of history,” Vice President Mike Pence stated in a Fox News interview in 2016.  The rights that my Filipina-American mother had access to as a teenager in the 1980s (in the decade following 1973’s […]

10 Years Later, “The Social Network” Still Has Plenty to Say

October 8, 2020, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

“The Social Network,” director David Fincher’s acclaimed 2010 film about the founding of Facebook, charts the roots of the social media behemoth that would envelop and shape the following decade. But it starts small. The opening scene of the film sees a college-aged Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) having an awkward conversation with his girlfriend, Erica […]

In “Nectar,” Joji Combines Uptempo Pop and Introspective Ballads

October 8, 2020, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Singer and musician Joji delivered his second studio album “Nectar” on Sept. 25th, two years after his debut album “BALLADS 1.” Originally set to be released in Jul., the project’s release was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans who waited to see how the rising artist would follow up his first album were not […]

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