“Endgame” Is an Imperfect Movie, But a Perfect Finale

April 30, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

Remember “Iron Man”? The 2008 film seems, compared to the movies currently produced by Marvel Studios, rather quaint. After all, the central conflict—in which industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) struggles to end his company’s role in arming both sides of the war on terror—is incredibly insignificant compared to the battles fought in more recent […]

Harold, They’re Lesbians: “Killing Eve” Maintains First Season’s Intensity

April 26, 2019, by Meg Cummings, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

This review contains spoilers for Season 1 of “Killing Eve.” In my review of Season 1 of “Killing Eve,” BBC America’s cat-and-mouse thriller, I criticized the show for only assigning queerness to characters that were either sociopathic or immediately murdered. While that was true three episodes into the first season when I wrote the review, it […]

Final Week of Art Theses Displays Diverse Array of Mediums

April 26, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

This past Tuesday, the final set of art thesis exhibitions went up in the University’s Zilkha Gallery. The exhibitions, which feature work by seniors Declan Moy Bishow, Emma Freeman, Danielle Lobo, Campbell Silverstein, Yueyue Su, and Mya Valentin, range from paintings to large-scale installations and virtual environments. Silverstein’s photography thesis, “a boy will swing from […]

“Eons” Connects Three Women’s Pain Across Identities, Time, and Space

April 25, 2019, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

When you see a play, it’s not often that you get to see the beginning or end of existence as we know it. Much less both within the same minute. But that’s exactly what happens in the beginning scene of “Eons” (running April 25-27 in the Malcolm X House Basement), an ambitious yet laser-focused new […]

Spring Fling Committee Announces 2019 Lineup

April 23, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Spring Fling Committee released the highly anticipated 2019 lineup this past week. The set list features a diverse array of musical talents that span multiple genres.  The Spring Fling headliner Jay Critch is a New York-based rapper who got his start on Soundcloud before launching his career into mainstream pop with his 2018 album, Hood […]

“Immersive Imaginary” Exhibit Brings Augmented Reality to MAC650

April 23, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The exhibit “Immersive Imaginary,” organized by Immersive Media Group (IMG) founder Aïli Arakida ’19 and IMG Director of Communications Will Li ’19, opened at MAC650 Gallery on Main Street this past Friday night. The exhibition displayed work by a number of Wesleyan students working across mediums, with a program on Friday night that included a […]

“Barry” Returns, Remains One of the Best Shows on Television

April 23, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

When “Barry” finished its first season last year, it ended as one of the best new shows on television. Even with the talent behind it, including Bill Hader (as the lead actor, a writer, showrunner, and other behind-the-scenes roles), Alec Berg (a co-showrunner with Hader, best known for “Silicon Valley”) and even Henry Winkler (better […]

Chiu and Sachs Combine Original Compositions and Covers in Senior Recitals

April 23, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This past Saturday, senior music majors Kenny Chiu and Kela Sachs showcased their diverse musical abilities in two thesis recitals. Chiu’s recital, which consisted primarily of instrumental pieces, demonstrated his skill on both the piano and violin. Chiu played both classical Western pieces, such as Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor, and Asian compositions such as […]

Fourth Week of Art Theses Plays With Genre and Medium

April 19, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

This past Tuesday, the penultimate set of art thesis exhibitions went up in the University’s Zilkha Gallery. The exhibitions, which feature work by seniors James Gibbel, Matthew Gilbert, Phuong Le, Jaime Kahng Wiesner, and Adis Halilovic, explored a variety of topics from memory to technology to mental health. Gibbel’s thesis, “DEAR SUSAN,” is a fully […]

“Next to Normal” Updates a Beloved Musical While Remaining True to Its Heart

April 19, 2019, by Saadia Naeem, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

When “Next to Normal” opened on Broadway in April 2009, it was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won three. The show also went on to win the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the first musical to do so since “RENT” in 1996, and the eighth musical overall. Putting up production of a show with […]

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