Featured Zilkha Artist Laylah Ali Introduces New “John Brown Song” Video Project

November 16, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“My work is not didactic, but I kind of am.” Laylah Ali, a featured artist in the Zilkha Gallery’s “Black Pulp!” exhibit, began her talk in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall by completely bypassing her body of work. She advised curious audience members to look up her paintings on the Internet if they were […]

Sam Smith Introduces Variety in “The Thrill of It All”

November 16, 2017, by Dmitri Slory, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Sam Smith released his sophomore album,“The Thrill of It All,” on Nov. 3. Fans have been waiting for this since the 2014 release of his debut,“In the Lonely Hour.” His first album was a profound introduction into his world of heartbreak and loneliness, ushering in the international hits like “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down,” and “I’m […]

On Reputation, Taylor Swift Navigates the Pitfalls of Celebrity

November 16, 2017, by Fritz Spofford, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

“We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us. There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation.”  This is the statement Taylor Swift leaves us with at the end of the liner notes for “Reputation,” her first […]

“The Rumpus Room” Adds Humor and Mystery to a Typical College Story

November 16, 2017, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Are you a fan of “How I Met Your Mother,” “That 70’s Show,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Twelfth Night,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” or “Comedy of Errors?” If you answered no, who are you and what DO you like? If you answered yes, though, you will love “The Rumpus Room,” […]

Look What You Made Me Do: How Taylor Swift is Letting Down the LGBT Community

November 16, 2017, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

I remember the first time I knew people thought I was gay. It was the summer of 2013. I was at a “Center for Talented Youth” summer camp—about the nerdiest place I’ve ever been. I was out walking with some friends when the topic of conversation shifted to my outfit: a Taylor Swift T-shirt I […]

Gruesome Murders, Hip-Hop Breaks, Totalitarian States: “The Pillowman” Premieres at the CFA Theater

November 13, 2017, by Adam Rahman, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

A translucent fabric enmeshes the stage of the CFA Theater, shrouding it in an eerie and esoteric filter. A bed is placed in front of this shroud, positioned at an angle to the audience. It must be a jail cell, with gray bars enclosing a utilitarian chair and bedspread, the ghost light in the center […]

Ajúa Campos’ “Expresiones” Amplifies Latinx Student Voices

November 13, 2017, by Viviane Eng, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Last Saturday at the World Music Hall, Ajúa Campos presented Expresiones, an annual student arts showcase that the collective creates for Latinx Affirmation Month. This year’s event featured performances that ranged in genre from a Mexican folk dance number to stand-up comedy. In light of the exclusionary rhetoric aimed toward Latinx individuals in today’s political climate, […]

‘Fuck Your Ivy League Sweater’: Diet Cig Does Not Disappoint at Alpha Delt

November 13, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Emmy Hughes, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

“This next song is good for making out with your partner or lover or friend. Consensually!” The New York-based duo Diet Cig, composed of Alex Luciano on vocals and guitar and Noah Bowman on drums, came to campus on Saturday, Nov. 11 to rock out for an audience of students in the Alpha Delta Phi […]

Cinefiles 11/15 – 11/18

November 13, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. Leave a Comment

Hello, fellow film lovers! Another week of the semester under our belt, so good job team! We recognize you’re all coming out of the pre-registration frenzy and are more than likely in need of some quality cinematic content, which is what we’re here to give you. This week, we bring you an eclectic mix of films […]

Written in the Stars: Nov. 14

November 13, 2017, by Jessica Mason, Brighten Kaufman, Cosmic Consultants. Leave a Comment

Your Horoscope Hotties are back at it with another edition of Written in the Stars, and we are so excited to let you in on another round of celestial happenings. With the nights getting longer, we have had more time to look to the sky as November winds down. So cuddle up with a hot cider, watch […]

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