The Wiccans and Witches of Wes, Part 3

April 13, 2018, by Danielle Cohen, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

This is the third installment of The Wiccans and Witches of Wes, a three-part interview series with two students who identify as Wiccans and witches on campus. The last names of the students have been omitted to protect their privacy. Interviews were conducted and edited by Danielle Cohen, who can be reached at dicohen@wesleyan.edu.  In the […]

Cinefiles 4/10-4/14

April 9, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film board. Leave a Comment

Hello, hello! It’s good to be speaking to you all after a surprising hiatus—last week was all about the jokes—and we hope you’re ready to get into the nitty-gritty of this semester’s closing calendar. Before we get into that we want to start this week’s Cinefiles by telling you about a hugely important event taking […]

“Love, Simon” Celebrates White, Suburban, Teenage Gayness

April 9, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The audience meets Simon Spier through his white, suburban upper-middle class family. There’s the vaguely incompetent and lumberjack-looking dad (Josh Duhamel), the intelligent and organized mom (Jennifer Garner), and the younger sibling with a distinctive personality quirk (Talitha Bateman). “Love, Simon” fulfills all the typical rom-com tropes of teenage movies, but the speeches about being […]

“Angels In America” Offers Hope and Promise

April 9, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A young woman, Harper, stands alone on a barren stage, the world having collapsed and abandoned her. A snowstorm is falling from the sky, or rather, the theater’s ceiling. The light strikes a mist that turns snowflakes into brilliant shades of reflective blue, purple, and white. She looks up, eyes full of wonder and terror, […]

The Wiccans and Witches of Wes, Part 2

April 9, 2018, by Danielle Cohen, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

This is the second installment of The Wiccans and Witches of Wes, a three-part interview series with two students who identify as Wiccans and witches on campus. The last names of the students have been omitted to protect their privacy. Interviews were conducted and edited by Danielle Cohen, who can be reached at dicohen@wesleyan.edu.  How would […]

“The Home Project” Explores the Intimacy Between a Room and its Occupants

April 9, 2018, by Tara Joy, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

How does leaving a space change our perception of it? How do we relate to our surroundings? What makes a place home? These are some of the questions addressed in “The Home Project,” an immersive performance that took place this past week. The show, created as a senior project by Henry Lombino, uses a combination […]

“A Quiet Place” Builds on a Novel Premise, but Even in Silence, Ends up Singing the Same Old Tune

April 6, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

The fact that “A Quiet Place” received a score in the nineties on Rotten Tomatoes reveals the sorry state of the horror movie genre. The film boasts a novel core idea, but its execution is iffy at best. There were definite moments of heightened tension and fear, but they often rely on cliché horror techniques […]

“Proliferation” Examines the Human-Led Impacts of Global Development

April 6, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

From March 29 through May 25,  Lêna Bùi’s ’07 mixed media art exhibit, “Proliferation,” will be on display at the Mansfield Freeman Center. Comprised of photography, painting, and film Bùi’s work raises questions about what “development” means for her home country of Vietnam. The show confronts humans’ relationship with nature, and our uncanny desire to act as colonizers of the earth. […]

The Wiccans and Witches of Wes, Part 1

April 6, 2018, by Danielle Cohen, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wiccans and Witches of Wes is the first installment of a three-part interview series, conducted and edited by Danielle Cohen. She can be reached at dicohen@wesleyan.edu In the wake of #MeToo and the dawn of what’s sure to be a new era of female empowerment, witches have emerged out of the woodwork of myth […]

“Constance and Sinestra” Finds Connections in the Midst of Trauma

April 6, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Walking into the Alpha Delt Green Room for Second Stage’s production “Constance and Sinestra and the Cabinet of Screams,” one might have thought they had walked into a haunted house. The entire cast of the musical stands facing the audience, gazing forward with blank stares while grim lighting and the sound of creaking floorboards only accentuates the […]

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