Expressionism for the 21st Century Comes to Zilkha

February 12, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In the modern world of art, it is high time to view the consciousness of an oft-overshadowed group: that of the female Expressionist. This past week, the Zilkha gallery hosted the opening of “A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000.” Curated by Jason Stopa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute, and […]

Cross-Talk: MGMT’s Little Dark Age

February 12, 2018, by Matteo Heilbrun, Marc Greenawalt, Staff and Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

MGMT released their fourth album, Little Dark Age, last Friday, Feb. 9. through Columbia Records. It’s a politically driven, dark, and ultimately triumphant artistic effort from the indie-pop duo. Matteo Heilbrun ’18 and Marc Greenawalt ’18 discuss the group’s return to form and whether or not they can capture the attention of a new generation of listeners in this uncharted political and […]

Thoroughly Modern MØ

February 8, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Imagine a pixie with Cara Delevigne brows, a stunning vocal range, and a knack for techno beats. She exists, and her name is MØ. I was first introduced to the Scandinavian singer on a sunny afternoon in the passenger seat of a friend’s car. He had the aux cord, and I couldn’t help but ask, […]

“Columbus” and Hollywood’s Issue With Race

February 8, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The first time the two central characters of the indie film “Columbus” meet, it’s an awkward chance encounter. Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) is a young white woman who spends her days working in her town’s library. She’s stuck in a world that she cares too deeply for. Although she can spout countless facts about the […]

“Reclaiming the Gaze” Lauds Black Art at Davison Art Center

February 8, 2018, by Tara Joy, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The intrepid souls who braved Wednesday’s miserable weather to attend the opening of the Davison Art Center’s latest exhibition were rewarded with a moving and unique artistic experience. “Reclaiming the Gaze,” an exhibition of photographs and prints created by Black artists from 1930 onwards, was curated by students in Professor of Art History Peter Mark’s class […]

Cinefiles 2/7-2/10

February 6, 2018, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board Representatives. 1 Comment

We’re moving into our third week of the calendar tomorrow and we are champing at the bit to tell you all about it. You may be asking but where, oh where have you been? I assure you, there was a Cinefiles article last week (check it out online!) but due to some unforeseen circumstances it was […]

“Man with a Movie Camera” Reinforces the Power of Film Decades Later

February 6, 2018, by Luke Goldstein, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film “Man with a Movie Camera,” was screened at the film series this past Saturday. Though heralded as one of the pioneering works of the documentary genre, the film still remains unlike any movie today. It is a documentary about film itself, which partially accounts for why it holds up so well […]

Written in the Stars: Feb. 6

February 6, 2018, by Brighten Kaufman, Cosmic Consultant. Leave a Comment

What’s up, Argus readers? It’s 2018 and Written in the Stars is back to give you the scoop on the upcoming astrological events, celestial plots, and cosmic schemes. Now that drop/add is coming to an end and class schedules have finally sorted themselves out, I’ve found some time to consult with our varied spiritual guides […]

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:” A Contrived Guilty Pleasure that Moves

February 6, 2018, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

“For Christmas, a gentile would get a bike as a reminder that their parents love them. For Hanukkah, we would get socks as a reminder that we were persecuted.” This line, delivered by 26-year-old Jewish socialite Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), is the kind of timelessly relatable humor that characterizes the best moments of “The […]

“Greatest Showman” is Imperfect Fun

February 2, 2018, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

If you’ve so much as thought about “The Greatest Showman,” chances are you had one of two reactions: a squeal of delight at the mere mention of a movie-musical starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya, or a groan followed by an emphatic “Not THIS again.” Oddly enough, I understand and feel both reactions. The film […]

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