Brenden Fernandes’ “Inaction” Queries Visibility

October 4, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Claire Femano, Arts & Culture Editor and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Brendan Fernandes’ “Inaction” transformed the Zilkha Gallery into a space inspired by the queer nightclub, in a temporal exhibition in which dance met visual arts. The dancers—including Fernandes and various Wesleyan students—moved through sculptural elements in order to recreate the atmosphere of a “daunting playground.”  Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee […]

Cinefiles 10/2–10/5

October 1, 2019, by The Film Series Board, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

It’s another wonderful week at the Wesleyan Film Series, and it may be our most varied week yet! We move from a documentary about flamenco dancing to a dark comedy set during WWII, from an animated tale about talking toys and friendship to a story about a dissatisfied housewife who decides to spend her afternoons […]

One Day Plays Return (Messier Than Ever) to Wesleyan Stage

October 1, 2019, by Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor. Leave a Comment

“This is going to be a shit show,” Pryor Krugman ’20, one of this year’s One Day Play “overlords,” yelled to an eager crowd. The audience had just sung through Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”—the “Glee” version, notably—and was ready to see seven separate productions, all created within a span of 24 […]

In “Fairview,” Drury Puts Performance of Blackness and White Guilt on Stage

October 1, 2019, by Nathan Pugh, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Think about walking into a theater. Who is in the audience? No matter where you are, whether you’re walking into the ’92 Patricelli Theater or a Broadway house, the answer is almost universally this: The audience is old, and the audience is white. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule: students attending a matinee […]

Televangelism Has Never Been Funnier on “The Righteous Gemstones”

September 26, 2019, by Jane Herz, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The other night, I was flipping through Netflix, Hulu, and HBO with my friends, as we searched for a good TV show to watch. After much debate and discussion, we finally settled on watching a relatively new show that premiered over the summer, “The Righteous Gemstones.” And, I have to admit, I was skeptical. Sometimes, it […]

“Couple’s Therapy” is a New Kind of Reality Television

September 26, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

I’ve never been a huge fan of reality television. I don’t mean this in a snobby way—I love hearing about other people’s drama as much as the next person—but the clearly manufactured nature of most big reality TV moments has always felt unsatisfying and manipulative. The Recent Showtime series “Couple’s Therapy,” however, has me rethinking my […]

Zilkha Exhibit Brings Antiquity Into the Present

September 26, 2019, by Aiden Malanaphy, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The exhibit “Urban Space, Roman Culture and a Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon,” featuring a collection of photographs by William Wylie and Marc Erwin Babej, opened in the South Gallery wing of Zilkha Gallery on Sept. 10. Although consistent in their use of black and white, the photographs differ greatly in their approach […]

Professors’ Playlist: Stephanie Weiner, Sean McCann, David Daley, Lauren Rosewarne

September 26, 2019, by Jane Herz, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

If you are a humanities student at Wesleyan, chances are you know a little more than you should about your professors. But one thing that we’re always left wondering about over at The Argus is what our professors are listening to. This week, we have the deets from four of our favorite professors:   Stephanie […]

Five New Indie Songs to Stream This September

September 24, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s the ability to pull out your soft-boy sweater again. Maybe it’s the angsty early sunsets. Whatever it is about autumn, September seems the perfect time to stream some new indie hits. Here are five that stand out: Jay Som, “Nighttime Drive” Melina Mae Duterte, known as Jay Som, first gained attention in 2015 […]

Cinefiles 9/25-9/28

September 24, 2019, by The Film Series Board, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

It’s hard to believe that our final round of September screenings is about to begin, which means that October is right around the corner. As coursework picks up and extracurriculars get a bit busier, we hope you’ll still set aside some time to take a break from papers and problem sets to watch a movie […]

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