“Bottoms” Doesn’t Hit You in the Feels, But Its Comedic Blows Land

September 25, 2023, by Nicole Lee, Liam Dorrien, Arts & Culture Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The cat’s officially out of the bag: we’re all munching beaver here at Wesleyan. So we might as well talk about the film that broke the news. Actor Rachel Sennott and director Emma Seligman have teamed up for the second time to create an absurd and fast-paced comedy, “Bottoms.” This time, Sennott worked alongside Seligman both […]

Not Just a One Day Wonder: One Day Plays Returns

September 25, 2023, by Charlotte Seal, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

One Day Plays (OPD) returned to the Patrecelli ’92 Theater on Saturday, Sept. 23, kicking off the Spike Tape 2023–24 season. All within the span of 24 hours, students wrote, directed, and performed seven one-act plays. Two to three writers worked on each play from 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sep. 23; […]

Mitski Takes Us Back to the Land in Her Seventh Studio Album

September 25, 2023, by Nicole Lee, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

If all good girls go to heaven, then all sad girls are destined for Nashville. At least, that’s how it goes in Mitski’s newest album, The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We. In her seventh full-length studio album to date, released about a year and a half after her previous album, Mitski takes a […]

The Durham Fair: On the Spectacle of Americana

September 25, 2023, by Gemmarosa Ryan, Assistant Food Editor. Leave a Comment

1916: You might know it as the year Woodrow Wilson was re-elected, the year the first Planned Parenthood clinic opened, or the year Dadaism made its mark on the art world. But to the residents of Middlesex County, it was the first-ever Durham Fair. What began as a humble agricultural exposition with a crowd of […]

Sound on Sound Preview: Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Mayer to Headline

September 21, 2023, by Thomas Lyons, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Turns out the biggest musical event in Connecticut is not in Mezzo’s on a Thursday. Enter Sound on Sound, a two-day music festival at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park, on the banks of the Long Island Sound.  Headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trey Anastasio Band, and Lord Huron will grace the stage on Saturday, Sept. 29. Connecticut […]

SHADES Is Back for the Fall Semester with New Productions and Passions

September 21, 2023, by Erick Buendia, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

SHADES—Wesleyan’s theater collective for Black, Indigenous, Latine, and Asian students—held an open mic for their first event this semester on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the backyard of 202 Cross St. SHADES was founded in 2015 as a space for students of color (SOC) to share their love of theater and as a way to combat racism in both the […]

Poems of Our Climate: In Turn of Starvation

September 21, 2023, by Darlene De La Cruz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

About the Column: Poems of Our Climate is a weekly poetry column run by Ava Guralnick ’25. 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 Route9.org. If you are interested in having your poem featured in this column, please […]

Professors Rachel Heng and Maaza Mengiste Open 2023–24 Russell House Reading Series

September 21, 2023, by Rose Chen, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 20, Assistant Professor of English Rachel Heng and Professor of English Maaza Mengiste opened this year’s Russell House Reading Series, presented by the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism. This reading was the first of 10 events happening in the 2023–24 academic year, and the only one this semester to […]

Arts Roundup Part 2: Film and Theater

September 18, 2023, by Caleb Henning, Erick Buendia, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University’s Theater and Film Departments and student groups are on track to host a variety of enticing events this semester. If you want to enjoy compelling stories and gripping performances, make sure to check out as many of them as you can! Film The fall semester brings the production season of senior thesis films. Some upcoming senior […]

Boldy James Captivates Audience at Beckham Hall

September 18, 2023, by Oliver Clackson, Oliver Longo, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Students gathered to witness rapper Boldy James play a one-off show at Beckham Hall, the first of the Concert Committee’s 2023–24 series, on Saturday, Sept. 8. In January, James was involved in a serious car accident that left him with a broken vertebra. Even so, he has continued to put out multiple projects in the months […]

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