Che Bello! Shakespeare in Italia Makes for a Spettacolo Fantastico  

April 25, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

It would seem that our very own Italian Department has kidnapped William Shakespeare, the father of English literature, and tied him up in the Romance Languages and Literature common room with some new linguistic duds. In a brief but wonderful play called “Shakespeare in Italia,” Italian students, in collaboration with the department, have chosen to perform […]

Cinefiles 4/26 – 4/29

April 24, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. Leave a Comment

First and foremost, we must offer our dear, devoted readers our most sincere apologies. We are very sorry for the weeklong Wesleyan Film Series news deficiency. One of our Cinefiles writers, who shall remain unidentified, was in Chicago, supporting the University at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, and returned too late last week to complete […]

“Silicon Valley” Returns with Coup d’État

April 24, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

With the return of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” comes another opportunity for showrunner Mike Judge to hold a satirical mirror up to the absurd culture of the most consequential and hegemonic corporate milieu of the 21st century. Following a tech startup in Palo Alto from its infancy through adolescence, “Silicon Valley” begins its fourth season with what […]

Microtones & Melting: “Flying Microtonal Banana” is Perfectly Quirky

April 24, 2017, by Cormac Chester, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

Despite being a country of only 20 million people, Australia has probably produced the largest amount of quality psychedelic rock per capita in recent years: Tame Impala, Pond, GUM, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, The Murlocs, and last but certainly not least, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. In what will be an eventful and busy 2017, […]

“Z” a Vibrant, Nuanced Account of the Life of Percy Fawcett

April 24, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

“The Lost City of Z” is sprawling, dense, and lush; overflowing with rich, carefully shot textures and sequences of brilliant, beautiful tension. It often seems to overflow, projecting beyond the borders of the screen and spilling into the theater like rampant jungle foliage. Even in its moments of quiet and contemplation, the picture hums with […]

Mayer’s “The Search For Everything” is a Painfully Boring Death Knell

April 20, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Arts Editor. 2 Comments

You probably didn’t notice this background noise, but John Mayer released another album on April 14 this year, titled “The Search for Everything.” In it, the soft rock player searches and finds nothing except boredom, creating his most clichéd, dull album yet. There is, in fact, not one single original lyric, lick, or beat. We are […]

Recap: Week 3 of Art Theses Examines Empty Space and Enters the Realm of Photography

April 20, 2017, by Viviane Eng, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

The third senior thesis exhibition reception of the year was held at Zilkha on Wednesday, April 19 and featured the works of four senior studio art majors: Dylan Beckman, Harrison Carter, Elinor Case-Pethica, and Caren Wenging Ye. Between photography, design, and painting, the four artists showcased a wide array of conceptual ideas represented distinctly in […]

Dichotomy over Disses: Kendrick Lamar Gets Introspective on DAMN.

April 20, 2017, by Nick Byers, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This past March, when questioned about his current preoccupations, Kendrick Lamar replied simply, “Family.” On his new album DAMN., gone is the fixation with the widespread effects of the American music industry and the U.S. political system at large that marked his ground-breaking 2015 LP To Pimp a Butterfly. In its place are intense ruminations on […]

Talking Through Neil Cicierega’s Upsetting, Unsettling, Hilarious, Brilliant Mouth Trilogy

April 19, 2017, by Dan Bachman, Will McGhee, Arts Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Mouth Trilogy Cross Talk Dan Bachman ’17:  Today we’re going to talk about a trilogy of mash-up albums by internet-genius Neil Cicierega. How would you describe Neil Cicierega? Will McGhee ’17: I would describe him as fundamental to millennial internet culture. D: Absolutely. W: This is the guy who did “Potter Puppet Pals,” this is the guy […]

Gary Kriksciun Brings Abstraction to Exley

April 17, 2017, by Danielle Cohen, Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

Upon returning from spring break, the more observant members of the Wesleyan community may have noticed that Pi Café has undergone some changes; specifically, the addition of a series of paintings hung above the individual chairs on the side opposite the windows. The works are slightly sculptural paintings, rendered predominantly in deep earth tones that echo the room’s principal color […]

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