Warning: Isaac Gotterer ’19’s Thesis Performance Dazzles and Deconstructs

April 19, 2019, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

When Isaac Gotterer ’19 first got to work on their Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) thesis last fall, they envisioned an album that would ultimately culminate in a concert. But anyone who had the chance to see the final product, which ran last week from Thursday to Saturday, will know that it was so much more. It […]

In “Blind Faith,” Confrontation Comes From Love

April 18, 2019, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

When was the last time you’ve spoken completely honestly to your family? Talking to your parents and siblings—directly, unabashedly, even brutally—is something that most people rarely have the courage to do. Rodrick Edwards ’19’s new play “Blind Faith” (running April 18 to 20 in the Malcolm X House basement) recognizes this fact and allows viewers […]

“Eurydice” Adds New Perspective to an Age-Old Myth

April 16, 2019, by Zoë Kaplan, Hannah Berman, Sports Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

“Eurydice” opens on the beach. Two lovers, whom we later learn to be Eurydice and Orpheus, enter onto the sandy stage in their 50s bathing costumes and look out on the ocean. Orpheus (Alex Carroll-Cabanes ’20) sweeps his arms in a grand gesture toward birds we cannot see, and Eurydice (Naomi Okada ’20) giggles at […]

Su ’99 and Rosenberg ’94 Read Works Exploring Gender, Gentrification, and Family Dynamics

April 16, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This past Wednesday, April 10, writers and Wesleyan alumni Celina Su ’99 and Jordy Rosenberg ’94 participated in a reading at Russell House. Su is the Marilyn J. Gittell Chair in Urban Studies and a Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Her first book of poetry, “Landia,” was published in […]

Second Weekend of Music Theses Experiment With Genre and Space

April 16, 2019, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Luke Goldstein, Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

This past weekend saw thesis recitals by seniors Camille De Beus, Isaac Price-Slade, and Daphne Gampel go up across campus. De Beus’ thesis, “pearls the sea took,” was “a performance of a suite of music about feelings, experiences, and stories of those who identify as womxn of color.” The concert included several pieces that De […]

“Auntie Kris, It’s Me, Todd Kraines”: A Comprehensive Review of the KUWTK Season 16 Premiere

April 12, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As Kim Kardashian so famously wrote in an Instagram caption once, “North posted this on IG while playing games on my phone. Not sure how or why she chose it but I’m not complaining.” That quote is exactly how I feel about Season 16 of “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” I’m not really sure how […]

Third Week of Art Theses Explores Themes of Intimacy, Community, and Transience

April 12, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This past Tuesday, the third set of senior art theses opened at Zilkha Gallery, with a reception on Wednesday evening for the artists to present their works. Seniors Emma Cantor, Olivia Gorman, Ona Lepeska-True, Toby Meyer, Dominique Nunnally, and Madeleine Sargent exhibited their works, which showcased a variety of mediums, themes, and artistic influences. If last week’s senior theses were […]

“High Life” Mistakes Sensationalized Violence for Profundity

April 11, 2019, by Virginia Sciolino, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Content warning: This review describes onscreen depictions of sexual assault. Two Wednesdays ago, primed by an intriguing trailer and glowing critical reviews, my friends and I walked to the Goldsmith Family Cinema to see Claire Denis’ accoladed film, “High Life.” The film, about a group of criminals who participate in an energy-seeking space mission, started […]

Music Thesis Recitals Start Off on Strong Note

April 9, 2019, by Camille De Beus, Dani Smotrich-Barr, Luke Goldstein, Tara Joy, Executive Editor, Arts Editors. Leave a Comment

This weekend, seniors Becket Cerny, Matthew Forker, Harrison Nir, and Jake Rogers put on music thesis concerts, featuring original compositions, arrangements, and covers ranging in genre from jazz to rap to experimental music. Rogers’ project, which took place in Memorial Chapel on Friday evening, included a couple original pieces and several pieces that he arranged, including an Elliott Smith […]

“Three Dead Jaguars” Is a High-Energy Update of the Classic Dining Table Drama

April 8, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Somehow fitting a secret marriage, a long-lost child, a life-threatening coma, and more than one case of potential incest into its hour-long runtime, “Three Dead Jaguars,” which went up this past weekend in Alpha Delt, is a high-energy romp through the lives of one profoundly unlikeable family. The play, which was co-written by Nate Krieger […]

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