Cinefiles 12/6 – 12/9

December 4, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. 1 Comment

It goes without saying that in this final stage of classes, you’re all probably suffering from an outlandish and unreasonable volume of work that’ll only continue to pile up until it reaches its zenith during finals week. We have little good news in that department. However, we may have a few small consolation prizes for your […]

Queer Comedy Show Brings Marginalized Voices Into Stand-Up

December 4, 2017, by Stephanie Ades, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The WestCo Cafe has been the site of many a raucous show, as well as many a disco. But on Friday, it was the site of the Queer Comedy Show, a performance put on by an amalgam of Open House, Isaac Gotterer ’19, and Emma Freeman ’19. Last Friday’s show was the fourth iteration of […]

“Sweet as Whole” Leaves Bitter Taste at Alpha Delt

December 4, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

Entering the half-crowded Greene Room in Alpha Delt this past weekend, I had moderate expectations for “Sweet As Whole,” whose tagline clarified that it was not a “Waitress” parody. This is one of the more tempered statements I can make about the show. A word of advice for anyone writing their own original musical: do […]

Glam Rock and Girl Friday Star Lisa Jackson Returns for Two Nights Only

December 2, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

New York’s glam rock star Lisa Jackson and her band Girl Friday have returned this weekend after an 11-year hiatus for two sold-out charity shows at the Ars Nova in Hell’s Kitchen. The group—which features Jackson on lead vocals and guitar, Steve Lavner on keyboard, Jeff Gurner on bass, and Freddie “Boom Boom” Sanchez on, unsurprisingly, drums—initially broke […]

“Call Me By Your Name”: A Picturesque but Restrained Love Story

December 1, 2017, by Matteo Heilbrun, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” is a romance film about the love between a 17-year-old boy, Elio (Timothée Chalamet), and a 24-year-old graduate student, Oliver (Armie Hammer), who is hired as an intern at the northern Italian villa where Elio and his parents spend the summer. Thus far, the film has received some eye-popping reviews: […]

“Hadestown” is a Modern Myth

December 1, 2017, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer. 3 Comments

Why do we keep telling myths? That is the question at the heart of “Hadestown,” a refreshingly inventive new musical by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. What’s the point of resurrecting superstitious writing from millennia ago? Why should we care about some long-winded tale of events, especially when they’ve been so ingrained in our culture? And if we […]

Written in the Stars: Dec. 1

December 1, 2017, by Jessica Mason, Cosmic Consultants. Leave a Comment

Happy December and welcome to a special edition of Written in the Stars! The Mercury Retrograde is just around the corner, Dec. 3 to be exact, and we have the astrological knowledge to get you through it. While the end of term is a typically chaotic time, the Retrograde is bound to stir trouble, from […]

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” Showcases Versatility and Breadth

December 1, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The first Angel Olsen song I ever heard was “Forgiven/Forgotten.” I was riding down the New Jersey Turnpike with a friend when that jangly rhythm guitar of hers cut through the speakers. “Is this a new Fiona Apple song?” I yelled for confirmation over the constant snare hits, but my friend was far too preoccupied belting […]

Cinefiles 11/29 – 12/2

November 27, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. Leave a Comment

Welcome back to campus, film enthusiasts! We hope you took advantage of your post-Thanksgiving food coma to kick back, relax, and binge on some delectable cinematic offerings. Did you catch up on some classics on TCM or stream some new releases you missed on the big screen? Maybe you took a family outing to the cinema […]

Volume 7 of “Saga” is Earth-Shatteringly Beautiful

November 27, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

I started and finished Volume 7 of the graphic novel series Saga while on a plane from LAX to Chicago O’Hare. Embarrassingly, I cried twice—quite publicly—while reading it. I should have expected this going into the novel, I suppose, as the series tends to pack an emotional punch, but I don’t think I could have […]

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