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Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron” Asks “How Do You Live?”

January 29, 2024, by Nicole Lee, Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Every young person must eventually learn: Whenever Hayao Miyazaki says he’s retiring, he’s lying. Miyazaki’s last film, the 2013 feature “The Wind Rises,” which examines the life of an aircraft engineer during World War II, was released a decade ago. Now, ten years after announcing his retirement from feature films, Miyazaki and his animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli […]

Arts Roundup Part I: What’s Springing Onstage in a Theatrical Semester

January 29, 2024, by Caleb Henning, Sida Chu, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

You can’t spell Wesleyan University without arts. While students are still braving the winter cold, the campus arts scene is already springing back into action. In today’s issue, we are thrilled to showcase all the exciting theater events happening this semester!  To start the new year off, the student theater group Spike Tape is bringing […]

“The Nutcracker” Delights and Enchants, Providing a Festive Start to the Holiday Season

December 7, 2023, by Anna Thomas, Staff Writer. 21 Comments

Spike Tape’s production of “The Nutcracker” offered a festive reprieve from the looming stress of finals, performed in Beckham Hall on Dec. 1 and 2. From the moment Clara (Juno Wright ’27) waltzed onto the stage, clutching the titular Nutcracker, the audience was swept into a world of Christmas magic. Everything on the stage glittered, […]

Concert Committee Narrows Down for Spring Fling: What You Need To Know About Each Artist

December 7, 2023, by Max Forstein, Staff Writer. 20 Comments

The Concert Committee sent out a survey about 16 artists who could headline the 2024 Spring Fling on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. While it is not guaranteed that any of the artists in the survey will perform, the committee wanted to get a sense of who the University community would like to see. All these artists would […]

Notes From the Road: Singer-Songwriter Peter Mulvey Visits the University

December 7, 2023, by Carolyn Neugarten, News Editor. 29 Comments

Folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey gathered a crowd in Boger Hall for a songwriting workshop and discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 8, moderated by Associate Professor of the Practice in Letters Charles Barber. Barber first met Mulvey at a New York City gig in the 1990s and was immediately taken by his wit, humor, and authentic presence […]

“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” Truly Lives Up to Its Name

December 4, 2023, by Ali Eckstein, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Between the stellar cast, the 14-person orchestra pit, and the technical brilliance, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” was a standout show this semester. Written by Dave Malloy and directed by Kendall McDermott ’25, the show was an ambitious undertaking for Spike Tape, as the story unfolds over the course of two straight hours of […]

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Brings Us a Second Hunger Games Era

November 30, 2023, by Nicole Lee, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Are we all back in our “Hunger Games” eras? It’s not just me? Good. The newest entry to Suzanne Collins’ much beloved “Hunger Games” franchise takes a complete left turn by focusing its attention on the antagonist of the trilogy: President Coriolanus Snow. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” first came out in print on […]

“WOLFCRUSH” Is an Unforgettable Queer Werewolf Coming-of-Age Horror Story

November 16, 2023, by Caleb Henning, Saakshi Challa, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence, homicide, eating disorders, and bullying/harassment. “WOLFCRUSH (A QUEER WEREWOLF PLAY IN THREE ACTS)”—a play written by Haygen-Brice Walker and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Alex Keegan—was performed in the Center for the Arts (CFA) Theater on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, Nov. […]

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