Visiting Artist Tom Pearson Discusses Upcoming Immersive Theater Course

November 26, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Tom Pearson, one of the founders and artistic directors of Third Rail Projects, will bring his unique artistic perspective to the University this January as a Visiting Artist and instructor of a Winter Session class on immersive theater. Pearson sat down with The Argus to discuss his upcoming course, theater background, and work with Third Rail, a […]

“Boy Erased” Offers an Exploration of Religion and Sexuality, at a Distance

November 26, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

The first line of dialogue in “Boy Erased” is a simple voiceover, during which the protagonist seems to be speaking directly to the audience. The teenager Jared Eamons (the superb Lucas Hedges) has packed up his bags and is being driven by his mother to “Love in Action,” a gay conversion program meant to “heal” his […]

Local Restaurant B&B Wings Challenges Conceptions of Vegan Culture

November 15, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

At this point, everyone knows that the consumption of meat and dairy is laced in processes of cruelty and barbarism. And if you don’t know it, there’s no excuse not to. It takes 30 seconds on Google to bombard yourself with horrifying articles, pictures, and videos. We know the sounds of sorrowful moans that female […]

Investigating Cause of Death: Serial Killer True Crime Reflects an Author’s Deadly Obsession

November 15, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Staff Writer . 1 Comment

Content warning: This article includes themes of sexual abuse and gender-based violence. On April 21, 2016, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, age 46, was found dead by husband of 11 years Patton Oswalt. Although it would take another year for a coroner to reveal her killer to be an undiagnosed heart condition combined with the effects […]

A Eulogy for “American Vandal”: In Defense of Knowing When to Stop

November 15, 2018, by Will Jacobson, Contributing Writer . 1 Comment

At first, the news that Netflix had canceled its cult favorite mockumentary series “American Vandal” after two under-the-radar seasons sparked great sadness in this writer’s heart. The show expertly blended raunchy, juvenile comedy with biting social critique, and it was all predicated on the genius concept of creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. Capitalizing on the growing […]

“Legally Blonde” Brings Infectious Energy and an Uplifting Message

November 15, 2018, by Sara McCrea, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Flinging open a door center stage, Elle Woods (Jolie Villegas ’22) appears in the perfect pink dress, ready to conquer the milestones ahead. In the opening number “Omigod You Guys”—one of the many tunes from “Legally Blonde: The Musical” that you’ll be humming around campus this weekend—Elle has found the perfect dress to wear for what […]

Gamelan Hosts Royal Court, Showcases Indonesian Culture

November 12, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The array in Crowell spreads across the entirety of the stage, a platter of gold and red. Musicians and their instruments cover every inch of the floor. They sit cross-legged, mallets in hand, and they all follow the beat of the drum. But they do not follow any rhythm or tempo. Because in Indonesian music, you follow […]

Cinefiles 11/14-11/17

November 12, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

COME TO THE FILM SERIES, COME TO THE FILM SERIES, COME TO THE SERIES! You’d think we’d have something more subtle or persuasive to say to you by now, but we think these films speak for themselves. Check out Iran’s first Palme d’Or winner “Taste Of Cherry!” Celebrate the kooky craftsmanship of Terry Gilliam’s “Baron […]

“Edith” Contrasts Childhood Innocence and Angst to Dramatic Effect

November 12, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

It’s not long into the runtime of Second Stage’s most recent production that Chekhov’s gun is unveiled. This isn’t surprising; after all, the show is entitled, “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them.” It would be more of a shock if Edith (Candice April Cirilo ’21) herself was never armed onstage. What was unexpected, however, […]

Critic Antwaun Sargent Discusses Importance of Black Art

November 12, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Antwaun Sargent, an art critic whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vice, among other publications, spoke to students this past Friday in the Daniel Family Commons. The event was presented by the University’s student of color publication, The Ankh, in collaboration with the Adelphic Educational Fund, the […]

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