Author Terry Tempest Williams Discusses Relationship Between Humans and Environment

March 5, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

Renowned author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams spoke at Memorial Chapel this past Friday at an event sponsored by the College of the Environment, reading from her work and discussing her career and thoughts on environmentalism. Tempest Williams has written a number of books, essays, and poetry collections, and her work has taken her […]

“Saturday Night Live” Fails to Deliver Insightful Political Commentary

March 4, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

It’s pretty commonly acknowledged that “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been at the top of its game recently. It wasn’t long ago that it was stacked with several heavy-hitting cast members, like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Fred Armisen, just to name a few, and consistently delivered laughs. Even after those members left, the show still […]

“Snake Oil” Goes Down Smoothly

March 1, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Ancient Romans used to use silphium, a North African herb believed to have abortifacient properties, as a kind of old-school Plan B. The plant was widely known and hugely popular—so popular, in fact, that some believe Roman demand for the contraceptive is what ended up driving it extinct. All that is to say, while birth […]

“Genealogy of the Fall” and “Revelations or North of Phoenix”: Poetry from Michael Montoya ’20

March 1, 2019, by Michael Montoya, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Genealogy of the Fall Mom and Dad gathered us at the edge of forest where we played house, picked plucked leaves of grass, sieved   dirt through our hands. We breathed deeply; fresh pine air sweet like the broken boy watching Douglas Fir in the kitchen.   Suppose that we are the needles connected to […]

Netflix’s “Paddleton” Is More Than Just A Game

March 1, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Released on Netflix on Feb. 1, Mark Duplass’ new dark comedy “Paddleton” features a game of the same name that encapsulates the heartwarming friendship between two neighbors Michael and Andy, played by Mark Duplass and Ray Romano. The two characters play the game in an overgrown field, against a decrepit wall that was once the […]

FGSS Panel Discusses Transnational Feminism and the Surveillance State

March 1, 2019, by Saadia Naeem, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Last Thursday, students and faculty came together in Judd Hall to listen to a panel hosted by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. The panel, titled “Transnational Feminist Practices Against War,” featured Inderpal Grewal, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, and Caren Kaplan, Professor of American Studies at University of […]

“Pink!” Delves into the Complexities of Girlhood and How Best to Represent It

February 25, 2019, by Camille De Beus, Dani Smotrich-Barr, Executive Editor, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Pink!,” written by Stacy Davidowitz and directed by Annie Ning ’20 this past weekend, was simultaneously one of the best and one of the most difficult to watch shows that Second Stage has put on this year. The play takes place at a summer camp that is implied to be wealthy, and examines the ways in […]

Town Hall Discusses Contributions of Bureaucracy and Campus Culture to Struggling Music Scene

February 25, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This past Friday, Aural Wes and Concert Committee along with a variety of other music groups on campus organized a town hall meeting to address the year’s perennial conundrum: Why is the music scene dead? Joined by administrator representative Joanne Rafferty from Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), students tackled a broad swath of issues […]

McLeod ’19’s Photo Exhibit Captures a Contentious National Monument

February 21, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

Combining deft landscape photography and a deceptively complex subject, a recent photo exhibit on the Bears Ears National Monument, which went up this Monday in the University’s Zilkha Gallery, is worth seeing before it comes down at the end of the week. The exhibit features photographs that Fiona McLeod ’19 took while conducting field research in the […]

MuHo Concert Seeks to Revitalize Wesleyan’s Music Scene

February 21, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Luke Goldstein, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor and Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

This Friday, Music House will be hosting a concert full of new and returning acts spanning across a range of funk, punk, and soul genres. Scheduled the day of a campus town hall meeting to address the perceived death of the campus music scene over the past year, this weekend’s concert aims to bring some new […]

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