Indie-Pop Band Dear Nora Visits Earth House

October 4, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday night, Earth House was packed with indie-pop fans for a dazzling solo set by Katy Davidson of Dear Nora. The band’s newest album “Skulls Example” was released in May, and Davidson was recently featured on the Dirty Projectors album “Lamp Lit Prose,” released in July. Alex Richwine ’20, hosted the event and was […]

Utopia or Dystopia? Pain, Drugs, and Delusion in “Maniac”

October 4, 2018, by Steph Dukich, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Retrofuturism, advertising, drugs, and mental illness come together in “Maniac,” Netflix’s latest 10-episode series. The brainchild of director Cary Fukunaga and writer Patrick Somerville, the dark, psychological, comedic drama slowly unveils a twisted parallel universe in which popcorn kernels fall from the sky and small robot gadgets listen to our conversations while picking up our trash. […]

The Deceptive Simplicity of Lonnie Holley’s “MITH”

October 4, 2018, by Nick Byers, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Lonnie Holley’s artworks are often profoundly intertextual. The centerpiece of his new album “MITH,” is named “I Snuck off the Slave Ship,” which also titled his recent solo exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Museum. Many of the other songs on the album riff on concepts of alternate space-time that recall Sun Ra (“Coming Back (From […]

“Street Matter” is a Multifaceted Artistic Experience

October 1, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Visitors to “Street Matter – Decay & Forever/Golden Age,” the newest exhibition to open in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, may well end up staying longer than they anticipated. The exhibition, which opened this past Wednesday and displays the work of multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving, is full of subtle detail and invites close […]

Student Dancers Reflect on University’s Varied Dance Scene

October 1, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

There is much to be said about the various dance groups at the University, which feature an extensive and diverse range of styles from contemporary hip hop to traditional slave dances. To gain a better understanding of the dance scene at the University, we’ve profiled a few of them, and asked their members to share their experiences. […]

Cinefiles 10/3-10/5

October 1, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives . Leave a Comment

Welcome to October, one and all. I guess it’s time to put out your jack-o-lanterns and pick up your broomstick because it’s that time of year again! We may be prematurely gearing up for the festive season, but that’s just because there’s so much to look forward to. Let’s jump into the penultimate week of […]

“Eighth Grade” Finds the Beating Heart of the Cringe Comedy

September 27, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

The most excruciating film scene of 2018 doesn’t come from a bloody war movie, or from the oppression of a 20th-century-set period piece, or even from art-house horror flicks. Instead, it’s a scene of a middle school girl simply walking into a pool party. However, stating what happens in that scene doesn’t capture the unnerving […]

Murder Most Foul: A Definitive Ranking of True Crime Books

September 27, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Trying to cut down on Netflix? Searching for a birthday present? Looking to impress a literary-minded Tinder match? The Argus has your back. Welcome to our book recommendation column. Each column focuses on the standout works of a specific literary genre, and this week, we’re taking on true crime. Despite—or perhaps because of—my sheltered suburban […]

On “budding ornithologists,” milo Flies the Coop

September 27, 2018, by Nick Byers, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Never put me in your box if your shit eats tapes,” raps Nasir Jones on his debut album “Illmatic,” considered, by many, the best hip-hop album ever recorded. Extolling the artistic value of his music, Nas advises his listener to never put his catalogue in a boombox that might damage it. “Never put me in your […]

All My Little Words: Kinky Tuesday

September 24, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. 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 tjoy@wesleyan.edu or hspiro@wesleyan.edu. In high school, I went to the same club on Friday […]

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