Man-Eating Plants and Nineties Fashion: Second Stage’s Little Shop of Horrors

November 9, 2017, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

What do a sweet romance, a sadistic dentist, and a man-eating demon plant have in common? At first thought, probably not much. However, they’re all integral parts of Second Stage’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” showing at the WestCo cafe this weekend. This production is directed by Sophie Brett-Chin ’19 and stage managed by Amelia […]

“Stranger Things” Returns with Wider Lens but Less Focus

November 9, 2017, by Kalee Kennedy, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Warning: This review contains spoiler alerts for the second season of “Stranger Things” At the end of last month, Netflix released the highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things,” just in time for Halloween. The show chronicles the supernatural-tinged adventures of a group of kids in the 1980s. Following the critically and commercially successful first season, creators […]

Dance Theses Fuse Art and Politics Through Pirouettes

November 9, 2017, by Lauren Goetzman, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Last weekend, Amira Chambers Ottley ’18 and Rachel Davis ’18 presented their senior dance theses in three evening performances. The residual sugar rush in the air from last week’s Halloween festivities lingered in the captivating performances of these artists: waves of students and professors packed the Patricelli ’92 Theater to witness efforts that materialized from months of research, dedication, […]

“Thor: Ragnarok” Disappoints

November 9, 2017, by Henry Spiro, News Editor . Leave a Comment

“Thor Ragnarok” is perhaps the funniest movie ever made about stopping an impending apocalypse. Its consistently entertaining humor is on par with that of “This Is The End,” the 2013 movie in which Seth Rogan, James Franco, and their pals try to survive Armageddon while mocking their own personalities. I’d give another example, but there […]

The Exhilarating Euphoria of Carly Rae Jepsen

November 9, 2017, by Fritz Spofford, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

At one point during a party my senior year of high school, I took a break from talking to my friends and stood alone at the kitchen counter. Things were starting to die down—lights lower, music quieter—and looking around at my classmates, all I could see were exchanges of physical contact, little manifestations of warmth […]

Judging by the Cover: Olin’s Used Book Sale

November 7, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s annual book sale outside Olin Library isn’t the most logical concept. They are, after all, selling old and generally torn-up used books while lending out nice new free ones 15 feet away. Nonetheless, I could walk those overflowing tables for hours. I’ve always been obsessed with old books. It all began with an […]

All My Little Words: Blue Moon

November 7, 2017, by Anonymous, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

All My Little Words is The Argus’ love-centric column. We publish personal essays, poems, humorous pieces, and other creative written work that focuses on themes of love, loss, labor, and loneliness—romantic and not. To submit an article, please send 1000-1500 words to veng@wesleyan.edu or dicohen@wesleyan.edu.   “What do you wanna do tonight, dude?” I ask Toby […]

Cinefiles 11/8 – 11/11

November 7, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. Leave a Comment

Friends, foes, and film lovers, welcome back to another installment of your favorite Wesleyan movie watching advertisement and gushing love letter to the silver screen! We’ve had a busy week catching up on work after Fall Break and Halloweekend—it really piles up doesn’t it?—so we’ll keep this short and sweet. We want to first thank […]

In “The Center Will Not Hold,” Joan Didion Gives an Account of Her Most Inscrutable Subject

November 6, 2017, by Matt Wallock, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Griffin Dunne’s recent biopic of his aunt, “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)” was released on Netflix on Oct. 27. An affectionate portrait of Didion that both benefits and suffers from Dunne’s tenderness toward his subject, the film comprises dozens of interviews with Didion’s friends, family members, and current and former colleagues, all of […]

“Riverdale” is Back in All Its Soapy Glory

November 2, 2017, by Tara Joy, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Warning: this review contains mild spoilers for season 1 of “Riverdale.” “Riverdale,” the CW’s splashy adaptation of the wholesome comics about the students of Riverdale High School, returned to television last month. The show’s inaugural season proved surprisingly popular despite its bizarre premise, and so far season 2 is shaping up to be a worthy sequel. The […]

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