Cinefiles 9/19-9/22

September 17, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

Welcome, cinematically inclined friends, to our third week at Wesleyan! Although the first two weeks practically flew by, it also somehow feels as if we’ve been here forever. Papers and problem sets are beginning to pile up, and now that the stress of Drop/Add is over, it’s time to settle into the school year and […]

Cross-Talk: “You” Contains Equal Parts Cutting Insight and Self-Indulgent Camp

September 17, 2018, by Meg Cummings, Tara Joy, Staff Writer, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This cross-talk contains major spoilers for the pilot episode of “You” (just watch it, you won’t regret it). Meg Cummings ’20: This is Meg and Tara cross-talking “You,” the best show ever made. Tara Joy ’20: Honestly what a ride. MC: So just to recap, “You” is a show on Lifetime based on a book […]

“American Vandal” Mixes Poop Jokes and Sharp Social Commentary

September 17, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

With an outstanding first season, “American Vandal” transcended its incredibly silly premise. A pitch-perfect parody of true-crime shows, “American Vandal” followed Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), a high school senior accused of spray painting images of penises on several teachers’ cars. His story was told from the point of view of Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), a […]

Film Department Hosts “Crazy Rich Asians” Panel to Discuss Representation

September 13, 2018, by Catherine Cheng, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Students gathered in Powell Family Theater on a rainy Monday evening to listen to a panel discussing the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” The panel featured Charles W. Fries Professor of Film Studies Scott Higgins and Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Yu-ting Huang, as well as students Aditi Mahesh ’21, Tara Nair ’21, Charles Qian ’19, […]

“Predator“ Still Delights, Over 30 Years Later

September 13, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Ever since its initial 1987 release, “Predator” has left behind a complicated legacy. Nowadays, it may be best known for the scene featuring a macho-handshake, which has become a meme format; or, it’s remembered for Arnold Schwarzenegger comically screaming “Get to the choppa!” through his thick Austrian accent. It has dealt with a critically and commercially […]

Despite No Roth, the MASH Continues Showcasing University’s Diverse Musical Talent

September 13, 2018, by Tara Joy, Meredith Olin, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In spite of President Roth’s absence and light drizzle this past Saturday, performers and audience members weren’t deterred from having a great time at the University’s seventh annual MASH festival. With three different stages—on Foss Hill, in front of Olin Memorial Library, and on the North College Lawn—plus a late-night DJ showcase in Beckham Hall, […]

The Deaths and Resurrections of Mac Miller: A Flawed MC Who Was Reinventing Himself Until the Last Minute

September 13, 2018, by Nick Byers, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When Mac Miller came up via frat-rap anthem “Donald Trump,” the story was familiar. Following the model of Vanilla Ice, Marky Mark, Eminem, and countless other white men in the rap industry, Mac seemed destined for huge commercial success via cultural appropriation. When he released his first commercial album, just like his predecessors, Mac did […]

Six Degrees of Separation: On Mapping Human Relationships

September 10, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

It’s over a week into the new semester and the expectation is that life here gets less chaotic. Class schedules are more cemented, and the game of summer catch-up with friends is winding down. It’s only natural that a daily routine begin to emerge from the darkness that is balancing the school part of college […]

He Said, She Said: A Definitive Ranking of Oral Histories

September 10, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Trying to cut down on Netflix? Searching for a birthday present? Looking to impress a literary-minded Tinder match? The Argus has your back. Welcome to our brand new book recommendation column. Each column focuses on the standout works of a specific literary genre, and this week, we’re taking on the oral history. Ranging from densely […]

All My Little Words: Serena Bloom Has a Huge Crush on Matt Doyle

September 6, 2018, by Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

All My Little Words is The Argus’ love-centric column. We publish personal essays, poems, humorous pieces, and other creative written work that focuses on themes of love, loss, labor, and loneliness—romantic and not. To submit an article, please send 1000-1500 words to, or Serena Bloom had a huge crush on Matt Doyle. I […]

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