Braxton Cook’s No Doubt is a Virtuosic Blending of Genres

November 12, 2018, by Becket Cerny, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Soulful vocals, ultra-slick lines, and rhythmic texture that’s pocketed R&B as much as it is soaring, improvised expressionism: We could be hearing the latest installment of Frank Ocean’s emotionally-rich electronic soul or an album of musical conversation that sits in the upper echelons of instrumental ability. Yet unlike any other artist I’ve listened to recently, […]

Millet Fellow Camille Dungy Reads From “Trophic Cascade”

November 8, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Students and faculty crowded into Russell House this past Wednesday to hear accomplished poet Camille Dungy read her work. Dungy, who is the University’s 2018 Millet Writing Fellow, is the author of four collections of poetry as well as a book of essays. Over the course of the night, she read several poems from the […]

Schwartz ’19 Discusses Experiences Choreographing “Building Home”

November 8, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

A thoughtful, intimate performance that combined both traditional and contemporary dance forms, “Building Home” took place this past weekend in the Cross Street Dance Studio. Choreographed by Arielle Schwartz ’19 as part of her senior thesis, the show addresses themes of culture, identity, and community. Schwartz sat down with The Argus to discuss her creative […]

“Daredevil” Can’t Fully Atone for Past Sins, but Season Three Is Still a Vast Improvement

November 8, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

Warning: This review contains some spoilers about “Daredevil” Season 3. Marvel’s four Netflix shows have all struggled with similar flaws. They’ve been messy and inconsistent in quality, with the occasional brilliant episode followed by one which outright kills the season’s momentum. They’ve confused moodiness for character development, slow pacing for smart storytelling, and philosophical murmuring […]

All My Little Words: Grunge, 25 Years Later

November 5, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

In the fall of 1993, 25 years ago, Pearl Jam’s lead vocalist Eddie Vedder appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The photo shows Vedder at the height of the grunge movement: hair plastered around his face, head jolted backwards as if in rapture, face contorted from the force of the energy being expended to deliver […]

Samsara Showcases Vibrancy and Variety Within South Asian Culture

November 5, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

A multicultural, multi-genre performance that attracts hundreds of students every year, Samsara—the most recent version of which occurred this past Saturday—is one of the best ways to experience South Asian culture on campus. Samsara is organized every year by Shakti, the University’s South Asian student association, to showcase South Asian art and culture through a […]

Cinefiles 11/7-11/10

November 5, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

It’s November already? How can it be? Well, my, my didn’t that just fly right on by? It’s production thesis season and we here at Cinefiles are burned out, working back to back on different films, so apologies for our absence last week. The semester feels like it’s slipping out of our grasp but thankfully […]

“Bloom” Tackles Love, Art, and Missed Connections

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

For fans of musicals like “Once” or “La La Land,” “Bloom,” an original musical directed by Nathan Pugh ’21 and written by Katie Lopez ’21 with music by Olivia Lopez ’21, is a worthy addition to a long list of stories about the one that got away. “Bloom,” which debuted in the WestCo Café last […]

“Riverdale” Remains Ridiculous, With All the Highs and Lows That Follow

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

The first season of “Riverdale” was a surprise success, taking a premise that should’ve fallen flat on its face (adapting the Archie Comics series, but mixing in the tone and darkness of “Twin Peaks,”) and turning it into one of TV’s best guilty pleasures. Like “Twin Peaks,” the show revolved around a shocking murder in […]

Is the Future Here? According to the Exhibition “The Future Starts Here,” Yes

November 1, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Descend an escalator in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Art into an exhibition called “The Future Starts Here,” and you will enter into a peculiar room of provocative questions and provocative objects. Strange, warped music plays in the background. Objects are displayed on glowing pink, blue and green plastic-y surfaces, flooding the room with varying […]

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