BUMPER’s “pop songs 2020”: A Soundtrack for the Summer of Quarantine

September 18, 2020, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Everyone loves a good summer song. A breezy, upbeat pop tune can brighten your day, set a mood, and take you back to your summer memories. But what about a summer we might not want to remember? “pop songs 2020,” the debut EP from indie duo BUMPER, is a short auditory vacation to a brighter, calmer plane of […]

Metrics for Whether “i’m thinking of ending things” is Right For You (With A Caveat)

September 18, 2020, by Isaac Slomski-Pritz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

As we continue this unusual fall semester at the University, our free time is steadily shrinking as our workload increases. Therefore, the time that we do have for ourselves needs to be economized. Which is why I will say this: it may be a waste of time for some people to watch Charlie Kaufman’s new […]

In Conversation With Performer Kristina Wong, Plots are Formed for Creating Art Relevant to 2020

September 18, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Sabrina Ladiwala, Contributing Writer, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“So I made a rap album in Uganda, folks!”  This is one of the many strange things I heard Kristina Wong say during her virtual event, “Noontime Talk: Identity, Politics, Comedy, Activism” on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. This discussion is one of three events Wong is leading during her virtual residency at the University’s Center […]

The Revolution is Designed: Graphics in Social Justice Movements

September 17, 2020, by Aiden Malanaphy, Will Lee, Assistant Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

You’ve probably seen it while scrolling down your social media feed for the umpteenth time, rolling around in your bed during quarantine. It’s a simple, yet unmistakably distinct graphic of an African American man with his eyes closed as a serene assortment of flowers encircles his portrait. Above the graphic reads the striking words, “Justice […]

Audrey Mills ’23 Releases Quarantine Album, “The Amateur”

September 11, 2020, by Tiah Shepherd, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

While many students were making their way through the entirety of Netflix or figuring out ways to fill the long summer in quarantine ahead of them, singer-songwriter Audrey Mills ’23 was recording, producing and releasing her first album, “The Amateur,” all from within the four walls of her closet in Texas. The homemade, indie pop-inspired album […]

Pouring Into Myself: Two Performers Dream Alone in “A Milk Kind of Play”

September 11, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Without placing judgment on yourself or your thoughts, what is one thing you can do to make a necessary change in your life?” When I was confronted with this question in late August, I didn’t know how to respond. After six months of quarantine, my life had seemingly become an endless monotony of staying in […]

Poetry: “Grounded” by Luna Mac-Williams ’22

September 11, 2020, by Luna Mac-Williams, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

My penned praises circle back to stars. The luster of clusters of gas.  The lasting they make idiosyncratic. The vastness they close tight.    I ask, how can my body fill this now and want to think of distance?  As I turn my telescope inward. As it all constellates different.    On Wednesday, 9:25 pm, […]

What’s Happening This Semester? A Sneak Peek at Arts in Unusual Times

September 3, 2020, by Aiden Malanaphy, Nathan Pugh, Sara McCrea, Tiah Shepherd, Will Lee, Arts & Culture Editors, Assistant Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

As students come out of their quarantines on campus or get used to clicking from one Zoom meeting to the next, it is already clear that this semester will be like none other. Fortunately, the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop the creativity of the campus community, and there will be plenty to keep artists […]

“I’m Calling Your Father” by Leon Ristov ’21 Premieres at Sarajevo Film Festival

September 3, 2020, by Sara McCrea, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

After the catastrophic 1963 earthquake in Skopje, Macedonia, tore buildings down to their foundations, injured and killed thousands, and decimated about 80 percent of the city, entire neighborhoods had to be rebuilt. In the next few decades, dozens of countries rushed to provide funding for Skopje, not only to rebuild the city’s infrastructure, but also […]

In Earthling Collective’s Production of “Symp,” Gaslit Nights Fuel Tragicomic Love

September 3, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The first time I realized I had a crush was in a theater. It was my freshman year of high school and I was on a blackbox stage, pretending to be gay. Or rather, I was letting down the very loose charade of straightness that I maintained everywhere else in my life and was performing […]

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