In “Lindsey Lohan’s Beach Club,” Mean Girls Abound

February 7, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

There comes a time in our life when we all must admit certain things from our past, and I am here today to confess that from 2004 onwards, Lindsay Lohan was (and still is) my idol. I remember the first time that I was introduced to her many talents. I was six years old, sitting […]

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is Far Duller Than Its Title Suggests

February 7, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is a horror comedy that is neither horrifying nor funny. It’s a particularly disappointing film on a number of levels, not the least of which is its delightfully bonkers premise. The assistant to a high-profile art agent discovers a bevy of beautiful, transfixing paintings in her recently deceased neighbor’s home. Realizing their potential […]

“Care For Me” Still Resonates a Year Later

February 7, 2019, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

After releasing his second full-length album to critical acclaim, the emerging Chicago rapper Saba, who performed in Beckham Hall last spring for senior week, will begin his global tour starting later this month. Saba’s album Care for Me, which came out last year, is an exploration of his life in the aftermath of his cousin’s fatal […]

Cinefiles 2/6-2/9

February 4, 2019, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

Welcome back to campus and back to the Wesleyan Film Series! The annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series starts this Wednesday, so be sure to catch our screening of “Shelter.” Come back on Thursday for J-Lo’s iconic performance as Latina legend and superstar singer “Selena.” On Friday we have one of 2018’s greatest cinematic triumphs, […]

“Fyre Fraud” vs “Fyre”: A Tale of Two Documentaries

February 4, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On April 28, 2017, something big was supposed to happen. It was something that was supposed to be life changing, record breaking, something that would transform millennial society as we know it. On that spring day, hundreds of social media influencers and people from around the world were to gather for a music festival on Great […]

“Friends from College” Makes Our Futures Look Bleak

February 4, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The first season of “Friends from College” was so hard to watch, mostly because it displayed the worst parts of all of us. Although the first season was pretty unpleasant to sit through, what’s even less pleasant is being stuck in Michigan in January with no car; and so I found myself starting season two, […]

Notes From a Mosh Pit: Inside the Barbara Shop Reunion Show

February 4, 2019, by Will Jacobson, Staff Writer . 1 Comment

It was a typical, frigid Saturday night on Fountain Avenue, with hoards of brave yet anxious students traipsing up and down the street, unsure what to do with themselves. However, inside one modest little house, a small group of people were treated to an increasingly rare Wesleyan phenomenon: a proper, sweaty rock show. It was […]

“Audible Bacillus” is a Bizarre but Brilliant Dive Into the Self

January 31, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The exhibition “Audible Bacillus,” on display at Zilkha gallery through March 3, is a wildly varied and complex collection of pieces loosely inspired by, of all things, bacteria. “Audible Bacillus,” reads the exhibition description, “proposes a reordering of our consciousness from the inside out.” Although this claim might seem bold, the featured works largely manage […]

The Genre-Bending Discography of Snoh Aalegra

January 31, 2019, by Angel Santana, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Snoh Aalegra is the rare artist who can tell stories, convey a soothing atmosphere, and express passion to create her own world. Taking influences from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and many others, Aalegra is able to write music that provides a movie-like experience. Her self-described genre, “Cinematic Soul,” is a mix of R&B, soul, orchestral music, […]

Serenity: When the Awful Becomes the Transcendent

January 31, 2019, by Will Jacobson, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

In the early months of the calendar year, high-quality film releases are the last thing any experienced theater-goer would expect. With the Oscar season wrapped up, audiences are left to feed on the scraps of projects abandoned by their studios. Conventional wisdom says that spending over ten dollars on a ticket for a product that […]

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