Francophone Rapper Baloji Prepares to Go Global

February 20, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

Globalization may have found its premier music genre in rap and hip hop, with Belgian-Congolese MC Baloji being of the best suited to build bridges across cultures through the medium. Relatively unknown outside of French-speaking media markets, Baloji has branched out recently by releasing an EP of remixes based on his 2016 EP, 64 Bits & Malachite. […]

Samsara Honors South Asian Culture and Student Talent

February 20, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Neha Srinivas, Assistant News Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Months of writing, choreographing, practicing, and performing culminated in the 2017 Samsara performance this Saturday, Feb. 18. Hosted by Shakti, the University’s South Asian club, Samsara featured a wide variety of performances that ranged from Bollywood style dances, to a hilarious skit, to spoken word poetry. Having participated in the event, Neha Srinivas ’20 as a […]

A Cinefiles Fairwell

February 20, 2017, by Jonah Lipton, Joseph Eusebio, Staff Writers . Leave a Comment

Cinefiles has never been about Jonah and Joseph, not even after we took our readers on that memorable voyage through the digital ether. But with only two weeks left as your correspondents, we’re struggling to fulfill our mission of keeping the campus community informed about each week’s offerings at the Film Series when there are […]

Peele’s “Get Out” Reconciles Horror and Comedy

February 16, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Assistant Features Editor. 1 Comment

The genre of horror-comedy is a tricky fusion to tackle, but not for the reasons you’d think. Structurally, the two genres are nearly identical: setups, payoffs, and timing all work together in harmony, whether the director is trying to make an audience laugh or scream. It’s the challenge of balancing out those laughs and screams […]

No More Normal Dormal: WestCo Compensates for Lack of Creativity with Eccentricity

February 16, 2017, by Camille De Beus, Sam Prescott, News Editor and Sports Editor. 2 Comments

Last Friday, as we walked into the grotto that has rather generously been dubbed the WestCo Café, we quickly realized that our nights had veered sharply from any of our high school prom experiences. In fact, had we not earlier been made aware of Dormal’s pre-prom theme, we might have mistaken the ostensibly upscale event […]

Millet Fellow Susan Choi Reads from “My Education”

February 16, 2017, by Viviane Eng, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

Wednesday evening, Millet Fellow Susan Choi read from her novel “My Education,” bringing an altogether different campus into the minds of the audience at the Memorial Chapel. Published in 2013, the book chronicles the life of graduate student Regina Gottlieb, who unexpectedly finds herself entangled in more than one web of forbidden romances when she […]

Dumpling or Woman: Lena Dunham’s Question in “Girls” Season 6

February 16, 2017, by Tess Holland, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This past Sunday, the final season of “Girls” premiered on HBO, featuring the same unrefined humor and quirky characters that first attracted audiences back in 2012. Sealed with Lena Dunham’s imaginative flare, the episode reintroduces the messy bits that season five’s finale left us clinging to: the fractured friendships and budding relationships that make Hannah Horvath […]

“Changing Visions,” Where the Personal Meets the Political

February 16, 2017, by Danielle Cohen, Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

There’s something lovely and magical about states of flux. Beauty can often be found amidst the chaos and uncertainty, creative expression often blossoms, and figures emerge, defined against the tumultuous fog, individual thinkers with the abilities to grasp and express society’s many conflicted emotions. The period between the end of World War I and Hitler’s […]

“The Sopranos:” How a Psychiatric Narrative Made TV’s Golden Age

February 13, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Television’s “Golden Age”—perhaps at its apex today with shows such as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Mr. Robot” gaining more critical acclaim than most feature films—would not exist were it not for a bold HBO series whose narrative structure centered around a mob boss in therapy for depression and crippling anxiety. David Chase’s “The […]

One Day Plays: A Writer’s Perspective, Hour by Hour

February 13, 2017, by Dan Bachman, Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

This Saturday night, I sat down full of hope and vodka, surrounded by people I love, and enjoyed my sixth and final viewing of the One Day Plays, a showcase that exhibits what Wesleyan students can create theatrically within the time limit of a mere 24 hours. The One Day Plays are a Second Stage tradition in which writers, […]

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