Actually Not Such a Fun Home: “Fun Home” Tackles Heavy Topics With Passion and Empathy

May 9, 2023, by Sulan Bailey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Content warning: This article contains mention of mental health issues, grooming, and suicide.  For three nights, “Fun Home” revealed the autobiographical reflections of lesbian comic artist Alison Bechdel as she grapples with her childhood growing up in a funeral home run by her closeted, gay father, Bruce (Nate Wheeler ’25). The show, directed by Sof […]

Week 5 Art Senior Theses: Constructing Natural Environments and Entering the Real and Surreal

May 9, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Since March 28, The Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery has featured this year’s Art Studio Senior Thesis Exhibitions. The fifth and final week of solo exhibitions took place from Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30, featuring the work of Michael Eustace ’23, Stella Guggenheim ’23, Harrison Haft ’23, Julia Kaubisch ’23, Leah Levine ’23, Nélida Samara […]

Original Musical “Crush! Crush! Crush!” Blends Romantic Drama With Creative Metanarrative

May 8, 2023, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

“Crush! Crush! Crush!,” an original musical written by Scarlett (Chenchen) Long ’23, was presented as a staged reading on Monday, May 8 at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. The musical, which is Long’s senior capstone project for the Theater Department, was advised by Visiting Artists-in-Residence in Theater Robert Baumgartner and Nathan Dame. Directed by […]

So What’s It Going to Be? “Ocean Filibuster” Asks Audiences To Evaluate Their Relationship with the Ocean and Marine Life

May 8, 2023, by Sabrina Ladiwala, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Ocean Filibuster,” an original musical created by Lisa D’Amour, Sxip Shirey, and Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl went up in the Center for the Arts Theater on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Upon entering the performance space, […]

The Ankh Returns to Campus, Giving Voice to Wesleyan Communities of Color Creatively and Politically

May 8, 2023, by Kat Struhar, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

After The Ankh stopped publishing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication for students of color will be returning to campus this Fall. The effort has been headed by Genesis Pimentel ’23, who is setting up the club to be run by Editors-in-Chief Ava Yuanshun Guralnick ’25 and Darlene De La Cruz ’25 in the […]

End-of-Semester Arts Roundup Spring 2023: Senior Studio Art Theses

May 8, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Nicole Lee, Editor-in-Chief & Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

To close out the 2022–23 academic year, The Argus attempted to reach out to all of the senior studio art majors who had a thesis up in the Zilkha Gallery for comments on their art process and their general journey with their art. While we weren’t able to get many, we heard from a sample of […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: “Aubrey’s Pencil Box” Is a Rich Theatrical Experience

May 4, 2023, by Ben Togut, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and I was going to see a musical about sentient colored pencils. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I stepped into the ’92 Theater to see “Aubrey’s Pencil Box,” written by Langston Lynch ’20 M.A. ’23 and directed by Samantha Greenwald ’23. However, I was soon won over […]

S.M.A.C. Ignites Raucous Laughter with a Fierce Cast and Fiery Commentary

May 1, 2023, by Sam Hilton, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

For three nights, audiences of “Satirical Musical About College: Farewell to Butts D” (S.M.A.C.) got transported to a different Wesleyan that looked an awful lot like our own. The show, co-directed by Henry Owens ’25 and Sophia Flynn ’25, told the story of a rag-tag group of students including a nepotism baby, two frat bros, […]

Poems of Our Climate: “The Met: Month 8 After”

May 1, 2023, by Stella Tannen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

About the Column: Poems of Our Climate is a weekly poetry column run by Sofia Baluyut ’23. The column was founded by Oliver Egger ’23 as a part of the literary magazine group Route 9. Submit and read past issues of The Lavender at If you are interested in having your poem featured in this […]

Cross Talk: Unpacking “Daisy Jones & The Six,” the Book, the Show, and the Music

May 1, 2023, by Jem Shin, Erin Byerly, Executive Editor & Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

In a cross talk, two writers sit down to discuss a book, movie, TV show, or piece of art they both feel strongly about. Sometimes they disagree; other times, they’re in perfect harmony. Here, Executive Editor Jem Shin and Sports Editor Erin Byerly discuss “Daisy Jones & The Six,” a new series from Amazon Prime […]

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