“Understanding China in the Age of Unequal Treaties” Reopens for the Fall Semester

October 12, 2023, by Caleb Henning, Baron Fisher, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

“Understanding China in the Age of Unequal Treaties,” an exhibition curated by Sabrina Tian ’24, reopened in the College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the Mansfield Freeman Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, after a successful first run last semester from Wednesday, March 1, to Saturday, May 27. The exhibition focuses on the realities and perceptions […]

Deep Cuts With Intercut: A Look Into the University’s Very Own Film Magazine

October 9, 2023, by Nicole Lee, John Earling, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Intercut serves as the University’s film and moving image journal, publishing thoughtful opinion pieces, personal essays, and analyses covering film, TV, and media culture. Since its first publication in September 2017, students have covered topics ranging from female connections in the Czech New Wave film library to the history of adapting the animated Scooby-Doo franchise […]

Putting the Whore Back in LaWhore: LaWhore Vagistan Schools Us with “Lessons in Drag”

October 5, 2023, by Nicole Lee, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

You really can’t say it better than the queen herself: LaWhore Vagistan is here to “put the whore back in LaWhore.” And she came to the University—invited by the Global South Asian Studies faculty and staff—to help us do just that on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. LaWhore Vagistan, whom you can—according to her—refer to either with she/her/hers pronouns […]

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Art: Pre-Owned, Good Condition Questions the Nature of Good Art

October 5, 2023, by Charlotte Seal, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Pre-Owned, Good Condition is a multimedia magazine founded by Milly Berman ’24 and Emma Kendall ’24 in Spring 2022 and published by the campus literary collective Route 9. As an American Studies major and IDEAS minor, Berman wanted a place to delve into her passion for graphic design. Kendall—an English and art history major with experience in […]

Shapiro Center’s “The Critic and Her Publics” Series Opens with Andrea Long Chu

October 5, 2023, by Charlotte Seal, Rose Chen, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism inaugurated the speaker series “The Critic and Her Publics” with Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist and book critic Andrea Long Chu on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The series—hosted at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the McKelvey Room of the Office of Admission—aims to spotlight women critics and consider how these critics address […]

Bands Rock Through Rain and Mud at Bridgeport’s Sound on Sound Festival

October 5, 2023, by Thomas Lyons, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

  The festival was taking on water, and the seaside concert grounds sank under an apocryphal four inches of rain during the night of Friday, Sept. 29, forcing organizers deep into backup planning.  Almost 55,000 concert attendees were to arrive the next morning for the first day of the Sound on Sound, and organizers had to move […]

Spike Tape Cabaret Returns With a Night of Incredible Musical Theater Performances

October 2, 2023, by Charlotte Seal, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Spike Tape Cabaret returned to the Patricelli ’92 Theater for the second year in a row on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. The event lasted over an hour and a half and showcased 20 unique musical theater performances from students. With all the chairs in the ’92 filled and people standing in the […]

Cross-Legged Listening: Superfan Performs in Russell House

October 2, 2023, by Mia Foster, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

I was sitting cross-legged on the carpeted floor of my old “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” (ANTH101) classroom in Russell House, listening to Superfan perform on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9:15 p.m. It looked different bathed in blue light, covered with wires, and filled with speakers. That night, instead of a professor lecturing at the front […]

Hozier’s Third Studio Album Is Unreal and Earth-Shattering

September 28, 2023, by Rose Chen, Owen Gonzales, Assistant News Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Hozier’s third studio album, Unreal Unearth, was released on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, following the release of five singles, the earliest being “Eat Your Young” in its own EP on Friday, March 17, 2023, and the last being “De Selby (Part 2)” on Monday, July 17, 2023. With 16 songs and a run time of […]

Chappell Roan Is HOT TO GO in Her Debut Album

September 28, 2023, by Bee Forman, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Chappell Roan has been hailed as “L.A.’s queer pop superstar in the making,” but her path toward stardom was anything but traditional. Born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz, the singer entered the music industry at 17 after uploading her original music to YouTube. Amstutz adopted the stage name Chappell Roan in memory of her deceased grandfather, Dennis K. […]

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