In “LIFE RUINER,” Ella Dawson ’14 Recounts Abusive Relationship at Wesleyan

February 11, 2021, by Emma Smith, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

CW: This article contains references to emotional/physical abuse and suicide. When Ella Dawson ’14 arrived at Wesleyan’s campus in the fall of 2010, conversations around consent, sex and sexuality were not exactly where they are now. According to Dawson, feminism was still considered a dirty word; rhetoric around consent was limited to “no means no”; […]

The Weeknd Brings the Strange and the Spectacular to the Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 11, 2021, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Nora Knoepflmacher, Olivia Sharenow, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

After a long and sweaty introduction courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (yes, we in the Arts section had to look up the names of the teams), the field at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium was cleared for the main event: The Weeknd’s halftime show. Fitting for these unusual times, The […]

The 2021 Golden Globes: Delayed Nominees Still Reliably Controversial

February 11, 2021, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Will Lee, Arts & Culture Editor, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

With COVID-19 shutdowns pushing back the releases of many prominent films, the 78th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Feb. 28, nearly two months later than their typical January airing. When the nominees were announced on Feb. 3, they were an immediate source of conversation, and for better or for worse, they came with […]

Road to Nowhere: Discovering My Mixed Race Identity Through Theater

December 3, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to racism and suicide. i. an american experiment For all of my life, I have wondered what race people assign to me when they see me for the first time. The easiest way to find answers to this question would be a theatrical confrontation, an experiment that I’ve rehearsed […]

In Bring Me the Horizon’s “Post Human: Survival Horror” EP, The Apocalypse is Channeled

December 3, 2020, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Bring Me The Horizon’s musical journey has taken them to the end of the world. From their roots as a critically derided deathcore act formed in the mid-2000’s, the English rock band has since expanded their musical horizons, taking on post-hardcore, electronic rock and pop-rock, broadening their palette and acclaim with each new release. Their […]

In “Cut Woman,” Dena Igusti and Ray Jordan Achan ‘19 Explore the Perils and Possibilities of Embodied Writing

December 3, 2020, by Nathan Pugh, Sabrina Ladiwala, Arts & Culture Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to female genital mutilation (FGM). While watching a short performance film recently, we were struck by a surreal loop of actor and audience: the beginning of the film was a young person staring at a computer screen. Their red lipstick and red eyeliner accentuates a face that, despite being brown, […]

A Chronicle of Crafting During Crisis

December 3, 2020, by Aiden Malanaphy, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

When it comes to stress relief and creative release in our world of distanced learning, crafting can provide two for the price of one. Throughout this past semester, I’ve found myself absorbed in the simplicity of bakeable clay, the endless possibilities of watercolor, and the graphic replicability of rubber block printmaking. Free of the formal […]

Argus Wrapped: Editorial Board Shares Most Played Music of the Year

December 3, 2020, by The Argus Editorial Board, . Leave a Comment

With the start of December comes winter frost, holiday music, and the reminder that platforms like Spotify are tracking our every click. Spotify Wrapped—the music service’s end-of-year program which lets listeners know their listening habits—can bring about mixed feelings, as fans either take to Twitter to brag about their good taste in rising stars or […]

Lopii’s “Year iii” : The Magical, The “Blue” and Everything in Between

November 19, 2020, by Abby Glassman, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Between the long nights of papers and assignments ahead of me, heavy rain beating on my dorm window and the ongoing COVID isolation, I was not feeling particularly motivated to conduct a Zoom interview. I was eager to meet the members of the band Lopii, Katie Lopez ’21 and Olivia Lopez ’21, and had been listening to their new […]

With “Positions” Ariana Grande Expands Her Musical Reach

November 19, 2020, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Ariana Grande delivered her sixth studio album, “Positions” on Oct. 30. Arriving a year and a half after her previous album “thank u, next,” Grande makes a return. The album’s title track, “positions,” was released on Oct. 23, with the album following a week later. Even with its minimal marketing, Grande’s “positions” scored the artist her fifth number […]

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