Cinefiles 11/13–11/16

November 12, 2019, by The Film Series Board, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

This week at the Film Series: Mystery, music, Melissa McCarthy, and murder!  We begin our slate of screenings with “The Player,” a meta tale about a Hollywood executive which mixes elements of noir with black comedy. A famous eight-minute opening shot sets the tone for what follows. Next, we bring you “Amazing Grace,” an Aretha […]

Dea’s “The Secret of Overtones” Performance Creates Unified Sound From Dissonance

November 12, 2019, by Aiden Malanaphy, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Performer, composer, and Wesleyan alum Alex Dea Ph.D. ’80 performed “The Secret of Overtones,” a concert featuring sounds from Javanese gamelan music, this past Wednesday, Nov. 6 in World Music Hall. The show proved that musical experimentation is open to everyone. From a one-man piece that exposed the hidden overtones of the string instrument to a piece […]

Cross Talk: Laurie Anderson, The Art of Falling

November 12, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Claire Femano, Arts and Culture Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In “Cross Talks,” 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. This past Friday, Nov. 8, acclaimed writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson, along with cellist Rubin Kodheli, performed the Connecticut premiere […]

“La Casa de Bernarda Alba” Is a Study in Controlled Tension

November 12, 2019, by Noah Seltzer, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

“En ocho años que dure el luto no ha de entrar en esta casa el viento de la calle.” “During the eight years of our mourning, we mustn’t allow even the slightest breeze to go through this house.” These lines, spoken in Spanish and projected in English several minutes into the production, set the tone […]

Wesleyan Argus Staff Picks: What We’ve Been Reading Lately

November 8, 2019, by The Argus Editorial Board, Argus Staff. Leave a Comment

You know what they say—good readers make good writers. And here at The Argus, we really love to read. This week, our staff shares what books they’ve been reading lately, from short stories to Stephen King.   Sara McCrea, Features Editor “The Complete Stories” by Clarice Lispector Clarice Lispector, a 20th-century Brazilian writer known for […]

Cross Talk: “BoJack Horseman” Contemplates Whether You Can Teach an Old Horse New Tricks

November 8, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Tara Joy, Jesse Sandler, Editor in Chief, Contributing Writer, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

In “Cross talks,” two (or in this case, three!) 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, Arts & Culture Editor Tara Joy ’20, Contributing Writer Jesse Sandler ’20, and Editor in Chief Emmy Hughes ’20 […]

Eight New Songs for the Mid-Semester Slump

November 8, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s the weather, or the Daylight Savings-induced 4 p.m. sunsets, or the fact that it’s awkwardly situated between two of the most widely beloved holidays, but November is kind of a downer. Whether you’re trying to shamelessly wallow or keep your head held high this month, the Arts & Culture section has the right song […]

Cinefiles 11/6–11/9

November 5, 2019, by The Film Series Board, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe it’s already November. It feels like the year is flying by, and before we know it, we’ll be off again for Thanksgiving and then Winter Break soon after. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves—come spend your evenings at the Film Series for a great way to slow down and take […]

Seniors Ridley and Hurlock Present Dance Theses in the ’92

November 5, 2019, by Claire Femano, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This homecoming weekend, the Patricelli ’92 Theater hosted the Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert, “(Re)Source,” with choreography by seniors Gabe Hurlock and Iris Ridley. The show was divided into two performances, each with its own distinct style and motifs. As the lights of the theater progressively dimmed, the audience could hear the soft sound of the dancers’ feet […]

Andrea Long Chu’s “Females” Finds Meaning in “SCUM”

November 5, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

In 1967, writer Valerie Solanas published “The SCUM Manifesto,” a scathing, humorous, and contradictory document that declared that men were responsible for society’s evils and proposed to remedy the situation through the creation of a “Society for Cutting Up Men” (SCUM). Nobody paid the dogma much attention until the following year, when Solanas famously attempted […]

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