In “Know My Name,” Chanel Miller Reclaims Her Humanity

November 1, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: Sexual Assault America was introduced to Brock Turner in 2015, when the first-year Stanford student was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside of a frat party. The ensuing media coverage was quick to mention plenty of biographical details that bore little connection to his crimes: his swimming scholarship, his good family, […]

Poetry Witch Annie Finch Talks Meter, Magic and the Midwest

November 1, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Poet Annie Finch’s chapbook “The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells” was published by Wesleyan University Press in June 2019. Annie Finch is known for her rhythmic poems, incantatory performances, deep knowledge, and practice of poetic meter and form. Finch’s previous books include “Spells: New and Selected Poems”, “A Poet’s Craft”, “The Body of Poetry”, “Among […]

Cinefiles 10/30-11/2

October 29, 2019, by The Film Series Board, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Halloween is in the air, and two very different but very spooky movies finish off the month with a bang on the film series calendar this week with “Audition” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” These films are full of delightful frights, but be warned, they are not for the faint of heart. As we move into […]

Cross Talk: On Jeremy O. Harris’ “Slave Play” and When Processing Isn’t Enough

October 29, 2019, by Nathan Pugh, Paul McLaren, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In “Cross Talks,” two writers sit down to discuss a piece of art they both feel strongly about. Sometimes they disagree; other times, they’re in perfect harmony. Here, Contributing Writer Paul McLaren ’21 and Assistant Arts and Culture Editor Nathan Pugh ’21 discuss “Slave Play” by Jeremy O. Harris on Broadway: a play that has […]

Cameron Rowland ’11’s “Depreciation” Explores the Ties between Slavery and Property Relations

October 29, 2019, by Claire Femano, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Wesleyan’s Ring Family Performing Arts Hall welcomed back Cameron Rowland ’11, a conceptual artist based in New York City. Rowland’s work sheds light on the institutions and policies that perpetuate systemic racism and economic inequality.  Rowland is one of the 2019 MacArthur fellows and has had work shown in institutions including the […]

“Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo Offers Secret Societies and Ghosts

October 29, 2019, by Sophie Wazlowski, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: sexual violence When Alex Stern wakes in a hospital bed after a night full of drugs that resulted in the death of her closest friend, there is a man she has never seen before sitting beside her. He makes her an offer, and Alex is not in a position to refuse: after a […]

Professors’ Playlist: Nadya Potemkina, Valeria López Fadul, Claire Grace, Justin Peck

October 25, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Jane Herz, Arts & Culture Editor, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Are you looking for something new to listen to? Your professors might be able to help. In this week’s Professors’ Playlist, four professors tell us what songs are in their current rotation. Nadya Potemkina, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music During school year I primarily listen to music I am rehearsing or teaching. Recently added items include […]

Mellon Research Fellow John Hulsey Talks Art and Action

October 25, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

John Hulsey is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages the crisis of place in North America. He’s received fellowships from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Flaherty Film Seminar, Harvard’s Film Study Center, and the Sensory Ethnography Lab. His work has been shown at Cinéma du Réel at the Centre Georges Pompidou (where […]

Spooky Season: Ten Horror Films to Stream This Halloween

October 24, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Happy Halloweek! As far as I’m concerned, spooky season starts at midnight on Oct. 1, but now that there’s less than a week left until Halloween and the weather is starting to get chilly, it’s the ideal time to curl up and watch a scary movie (or 10). Because I love you, every entry on […]

The Best Reality TV Shows of the Past Decade

October 24, 2019, by Jane Herz, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but the first time I watched an episode of reality television, I was 10 years old. I was visiting my cousins in Boston, who are a few years older than me, and they were watching something in the living room called “The Simple Life.” Even though my parents had deemed […]

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