The Perfectly Constructed, Antifeminist Dystopia of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

May 1, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

At Women’s Marches around the world last January, it seemed like everyone was trying to make the best dystopian-themed joke before the world collapsed. Social media was flooded with protest signs displaying myriad pop cultural references: “Voldemort has taken over the Ministry,” “Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation/information,” “Make Margaret Atwood fiction again.” Seeing mainstream […]

John Mulaney’s Breadth and Skill Makes “Kid Gorgeous” Worth Waiting For

May 1, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

“Anyone who has seen my dick and met my parents needs to die.” It’s quips like this that make John Mulaney such a fantastic comedian. The focus of his work ranges from coming to personally understand why one might want to kill their ex (as evidenced above) to accidentally receiving a prostate exam while trying […]

“Ugly Lies the Bone” Puts Spotlight on Veteran Life

May 1, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

This weekend, Second Stage presented a retelling of “Ugly Lies the Bone,” the story of a veteran with disabilities returning home and recovering using virtual reality therapy. The play partnered with Antonio Farias and the Office of Equity and Inclusion to start a conversation about veteran life after war, centering on veteran students coming to Wesleyan […]

Cinefiles 5/3 – 5/6

May 1, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. 1 Comment

What a stressful pre-finals week of pain, Advil, and sleepless nights. Is it really the last full week of classes? But don’t worry! There is a silver lining. This week the senior film majors continue to show us the fruits of their labors. You’d be a fool to miss out on the presentations of a group […]

“The Get Down” is a Beautiful Mess

April 27, 2017, by Tara Joy, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

With all the hype around shows like “13 Reasons Why” and “Stranger Things,” there’s another Netflix original show you may have overlooked. “The Get Down,” whose second season (technically the second part of the first season) was released on Netflix earlier this month, tells the story of the early days of hip hop through the […]

Recap: Art Thesis Exhibitions Week 4

April 27, 2017, by Viviane Eng, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

Four senior studio art majors exhibited their capstone projects at the last thesis reception at the Zilkha Gallery on Wednesday. Working in mediums of drawing, woodcut reduction, sculpture, and multimedia photography, the artists brought out distinct conceptual ideas through their individual talents. Sonya Torres’ “my Reduction” plays with abstraction and color through woodcut reduction. The colors blend […]

“The Fate of the Furious” Defies Logic and Critics

April 27, 2017, by Dan Bachman, Arts Editor . Leave a Comment

Dominic Toretto defies logic. Not just in the obvious way, doing things with cars that one should not, and literally cannot, do. But as an entity, as a being, Vin Diesel’s character defies all logic. He’s a thief and a criminal who goes on stealth missions with shadow agencies, and yet he looks like a giant, […]

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 […]

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