All Tied Up in the Details: Seven Shades of Grey That Aren’t Completely Terrible

February 15, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Despite having never read any of the books nor seen either of the first two movies, I decided to watch the third film in the Fifty Shades trilogy, “Fifty Shades Freed,” on Valentine’s Day, in theaters. What had gotten into me, you may ask? I can’t say I have an answer for you. Perhaps it […]

Sustainable Fashion has a Marketing Problem

February 15, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The photo is simple: a steel mobile home with the door cracked open. A woman stands in the door frame, the golden hues of the sun highlighting the profile of her face. A yellow-blue tint glazes the frame, a natural filter for the earthy scene. The caption for the image on Instagram would read something like, […]

“Mean Girls: The Musical,” Unlike Fetch, Is Definitely Happening

February 15, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

There are some movies that are so widely adored, such a staple of hangouts and sleepovers, that they become a part of the high school experience for an entire generation. For the ’80s, this was “Heathers,” which channeled anger at perfect-girl preps toward deadly ends. For the ’90s, this was “Clueless,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s […]

All My Little Words: On the Importance of Checking In

February 15, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. 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  The human mind is a fascinating and mystifying entity. One […]

Cinefiles 2/14–2/17

February 12, 2018, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

It’s raining, it’s pouring! We at Cinefiles are no strangers to the rain, and one of us is actually quite partial to it. We may have posed the question of favorite rain scene in a movie to you all before, but who remembers that far back anyway? Tell us in the comments your thoughts on […]

“Acker” Is a Lyrical Examination of a Unique Writer

February 12, 2018, by Matt Wallock, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

2017 was a fantastic year for Kathy Acker, the famous and infamous experimental-punk-poet-novelist-essayist-critic-intellectual who is perhaps most well known for brazenly reimagining (plagiarizing?) large swaths of canonical texts, depicting sexually subversive scenes and relationships, and espousing feminist and anti-capitalist politics in and through her works. Acker died from cancer in 1997, but her presence is still felt […]

Expressionism for the 21st Century Comes to Zilkha

February 12, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In the modern world of art, it is high time to view the consciousness of an oft-overshadowed group: that of the female Expressionist. This past week, the Zilkha gallery hosted the opening of “A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000.” Curated by Jason Stopa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute, and […]

Cross-Talk: MGMT’s Little Dark Age

February 12, 2018, by Matteo Heilbrun, Marc Greenawalt, Staff and Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

MGMT released their fourth album, Little Dark Age, last Friday, Feb. 9. through Columbia Records. It’s a politically driven, dark, and ultimately triumphant artistic effort from the indie-pop duo. Matteo Heilbrun ’18 and Marc Greenawalt ’18 discuss the group’s return to form and whether or not they can capture the attention of a new generation of listeners in this uncharted political and […]

Thoroughly Modern MØ

February 8, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Imagine a pixie with Cara Delevigne brows, a stunning vocal range, and a knack for techno beats. She exists, and her name is MØ. I was first introduced to the Scandinavian singer on a sunny afternoon in the passenger seat of a friend’s car. He had the aux cord, and I couldn’t help but ask, […]

“Columbus” and Hollywood’s Issue With Race

February 8, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The first time the two central characters of the indie film “Columbus” meet, it’s an awkward chance encounter. Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) is a young white woman who spends her days working in her town’s library. She’s stuck in a world that she cares too deeply for. Although she can spout countless facts about the […]

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