Motherhood, Race, and Religion Collide in “La Violecion of My PapiYon”

April 19, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

“I didn’t think I could handle being me,” the goddess character told the audience. This confession is one of many striking phrases interlaced throughout “La Violecion of My PapiYon,” an original play by Arline Pierre-Louis ’19 debuting this weekend in the ’92 Theater. Like the show, the line is a deeply personal admission of shame, […]

Spring Fling Lineup Features Four Unique Artists

April 19, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Tara Joy, Arts Editor and Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

This year will bring four artists to Wesleyan’s Spring Fling. If the video by the Spring Fling Committee wasn’t enough, we listened to each of the visiting artists to prepare you for their acts. Each of the artists has a drastically different sound and aesthetic, appealing to a wide swath of audiences. Gus Dapperton Gus Dapperton […]

Art Thesis Exhibitions, Week 3

April 19, 2018, by Sasha Cohen, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Week three of the Zilkha Gallery’s art thesis exhibition series kicked off on Tuesday, April 17, when five seniors debuted their studio art capstones. The exhibition included two large-scale installation pieces, one architecture display, one mixed media project that incorporated photographs, charcoal and tissue paper, and a photo series. Ray Miao used virtual reality headsets […]

Cinefiles 4/18–4/21

April 17, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board. Comments Off on Cinefiles 4/18–4/21

Welcome to warmer weather Wesleyan—or was that rise in temperature just temporary relief? Either way, the school year will shortly be coming to a close, and our cinematically inclined seniors must leave the Wesleyan bubble for the wider world. We will be sad to see them go, but their departure brings exciting changes as we […]

Jessica Jones’ Second Season Is A Dull Disappointment

April 17, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . 1 Comment

In light of its subject matter, it’s surprising that the second season of “Jessica Jones” isn’t more talked-about. After all, its first season tackled sexual assault and the trauma that comes from it, while balancing the lighter elements of a show based on a superhero. Considering the prominence of the #MeToo movement, it would seem […]

The Kronos Quartet Innovates String Chamber Music

April 17, 2018, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As we settled into our seats in the unusually packed Crowell Concert Hall before the Kronos Quartet’s performance on Sunday night, the woman sitting next to me confided that she had been listening to the string quartet for forty years, but this was her first time seeing them in person, an occasion which had prompted her […]

Senior Dance Concert Captures Love, Loss, Hope

April 17, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This year’s Spring Senior Dance Thesis Concert featured original choreography from seven dance majors: Vaishvi Jhaveri, Rachel Davis, Amira Ottley, Luisa Donovan, Adriana Phillips, Laurel QingXian Comins-Sporbert, and Monica Sun. A range of styles and subject matters were displayed in the ’92 Theater, creating a unique and engaging audience experience. In this performance, use of […]

Art Thesis Exhibitions, Week 2

April 13, 2018, by Matt Wallock, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Five studio art theses are currently on display in the Center for the Arts’ Zilkha Gallery. This is the second of four consecutive weeks of studio art thesis exhibitions, featuring diverse visual art projects by Seamus Edson, Virginia Johnson, Melissa Joskow, David Machado, and Xhonia Robinson. Edson’s thesis, “A System for Graphic Play,” is organized around a […]

CARE FOR ME Turns Mourning into Masterwork

April 13, 2018, by Nick Byers, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On “LIFE,” the second single from his new album CARE FOR ME, Saba offers a devastating portrait of his current existence, rapping, “That’s life—Momma mixed the vodka with the Sprite / They killed my cousin with a pocket knife.” A bar later he mentions his formerly-incarcerated uncle: “He got out a year and then he died.” […]

“Goat’s” Surreal Premise Belies an Emotionally Honest Core

April 13, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Break-ups, heartache, weed, booze, and seductive goat-demons swirl together in “Goat,” an original play written and directed by Sam Pollak ’21. “Goat,” which debuted last weekend at the WestCo Cafe, follows the story of an expelled and disgraced Harvard student on his rocky road to redemption, giving audiences a glimpse of an authentic college experience […]

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