Olivia Rodrigo Comes In Swinging With GUTS-y Sophomore Album

September 14, 2023, by Nicole Lee, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

If you thought Olivia Rodrigo was going to be a one-hit wonder, you’d better buckle up because her sophomore album, GUTS, is about to take you for one hell of a ride. Rodrigo is older, angrier, and wiser, and she has every intention of letting you know that.  The so-called “sophomore slump” is a well-known […]

“John Waters: A Legacy of Shock” Exhibit Opens at Center for Film Studies

September 12, 2023, by Charlotte Seal, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

John Waters’ films took him from the dive bars of Baltimore to Broadway and Hollywood. Well, in a sense, considering that he continues to live in Baltimore, except when summering in the gay capital of America: Provincetown, MA. One could say his films were groundbreaking in that they were explicitly queer films made in the […]

Cinefiles: 9/13–9/16

September 11, 2023, by Nyahera Santeliz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Cinefiles is a column by the Film Board that introduces and reviews the films showed by the Wesleyan Film Series each week. It’s been a HOT week (for New England). With these high temperatures day after day, we could not be more ready for sweater weather. If you are feeling overheated in your residence, you […]

Looking Forward and Backward: A Preview of Visual Arts and Music Events on Campus

September 11, 2023, by Caleb Henning, Senior Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The arts scene is coming back in full swing as the University welcomes students back to campus. From celebrating the Center for the Arts’ (CFA) 50th birthday to opening two art galleries and filling concert halls with the sounds of music, we are excited to introduce you to all the visual arts and music events happening this […]

Actually Not Such a Fun Home: “Fun Home” Tackles Heavy Topics With Passion and Empathy

May 9, 2023, by Sulan Bailey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Content warning: This article contains mention of mental health issues, grooming, and suicide.  For three nights, “Fun Home” revealed the autobiographical reflections of lesbian comic artist Alison Bechdel as she grapples with her childhood growing up in a funeral home run by her closeted, gay father, Bruce (Nate Wheeler ’25). The show, directed by Sof […]

Week 5 Art Senior Theses: Constructing Natural Environments and Entering the Real and Surreal

May 9, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Since March 28, The Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery has featured this year’s Art Studio Senior Thesis Exhibitions. The fifth and final week of solo exhibitions took place from Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30, featuring the work of Michael Eustace ’23, Stella Guggenheim ’23, Harrison Haft ’23, Julia Kaubisch ’23, Leah Levine ’23, Nélida Samara […]

Original Musical “Crush! Crush! Crush!” Blends Romantic Drama With Creative Metanarrative

May 8, 2023, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

“Crush! Crush! Crush!,” an original musical written by Scarlett (Chenchen) Long ’23, was presented as a staged reading on Monday, May 8 at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. The musical, which is Long’s senior capstone project for the Theater Department, was advised by Visiting Artists-in-Residence in Theater Robert Baumgartner and Nathan Dame. Directed by […]

So What’s It Going to Be? “Ocean Filibuster” Asks Audiences To Evaluate Their Relationship with the Ocean and Marine Life

May 8, 2023, by Sabrina Ladiwala, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Ocean Filibuster,” an original musical created by Lisa D’Amour, Sxip Shirey, and Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl went up in the Center for the Arts Theater on Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Upon entering the performance space, […]

The Ankh Returns to Campus, Giving Voice to Wesleyan Communities of Color Creatively and Politically

May 8, 2023, by Kat Struhar, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

After The Ankh stopped publishing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication for students of color will be returning to campus this Fall. The effort has been headed by Genesis Pimentel ’23, who is setting up the club to be run by Editors-in-Chief Ava Yuanshun Guralnick ’25 and Darlene De La Cruz ’25 in the […]

End-of-Semester Arts Roundup Spring 2023: Senior Studio Art Theses

May 8, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Nicole Lee, Editor-in-Chief & Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

To close out the 2022–23 academic year, The Argus attempted to reach out to all of the senior studio art majors who had a thesis up in the Zilkha Gallery for comments on their art process and their general journey with their art. While we weren’t able to get many, we heard from a sample of […]

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