All My Little Words: Broken Eggs

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

All My Little Words is The Argus’ love-centric column. We publish personal essays, poems, humorous pieces, and other creative written work that focuses on themes of love, loss, labor, and loneliness—romantic and not. To submit an article, please send 1000-1500 words to veng@wesleyan.edu, hspiro@wesleyan.edu, or caberle@wesleyan.edu.  In Gallery 613 of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there […]

“Queer Asian Art Show” Evades Thematization in Zilkha Exhibit

March 6, 2018, by Tara Joy, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

“Can we exist without being a statement?” reads a question printed on a sign posted at the entrance of the University’s recent Queer Asian Art Show. This inquiry looms large in the minds of many minorities and is one that the show’s featured artists sought to address. The exhibition, which opened on March 1 and remained […]

At Russell House Reading, Mary Gordon Tackles the Right Side of Wrong

March 2, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“I’m still working on the tall thing,” Mary Gordon joked as she stepped behind the podium at Russell House this past Wednesday. The Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer read excerpts from her novel “There Your Heart Lies,” which tells the story of both Marian, a woman who volunteers for the Spanish Civil War, and her granddaughter, Amelia, […]

“How I Learned to Drive” Complicates Narratives of Abuse

March 2, 2018, by Abigail Daly-Smith, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” recounts the story of Li’l Bit (Gracie Garcia ’19) and her Uncle Peck (Daní Rodriguez ’20)—an abusive, coercive, yet extraordinarily tender, presence in her life. The play touches on the overlooked nuances that can come in the package of abuse, and how sometimes abuse can look an awful lot like love. Its […]

In “99 Histories,” Collective Memories Triumph

March 1, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer . Comments Off on In “99 Histories,” Collective Memories Triumph

At times, “99 Histories” takes the shape of a letter—addressed to an unborn child whose fate is all but sealed, spoken from the lips of a woman too lost to be a mother, and yet burdened by too much history to be a child. These warring narratives claw at Eunice (Rix Chan ’21) throughout the […]

“Here and Now”: A Show Grounded in the Present, Struggles for Relevance

March 1, 2018, by Nathan Pugh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

“It must be cool,” a white friend says to a Black woman and an Asian man. “Having siblings from like, these exotic places.” He’s referring to the fact that they’re siblings, adopted by the same parents. The Black woman, Ashley (Jerrika Hinton) is a Liberian-born fashion designer. The Asian man, Duc (Raymond Lee) is a […]

“Annihilation” is Not your Average Sci-Fi Film, Takes the Genre Down a Darker Path

February 27, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

As its title suggests, “Annihilation” is a decidedly bleak film. Unlike what one would expect, it’s also not exactly a pure apocalyptic fantasy. Those expecting a Michael Bay-style (’86) film in which a group of scientists save the world by blowing stuff up will leave disappointed. Instead, “Annihilation” boasts more depth than many of its science fiction counterparts. Its […]

Written in the Stars

February 27, 2018, by Brighten Kaufman, Cosmic Consultant. Leave a Comment

How’s it going, Argus readers? Your favorite bi-weekly section, Written in the Stars, is back again with the lowdown on all forthcoming astrological events, celestial plots, and cosmic schemes. Since this is the last installment until after spring break, I was sure to go extra deep with the spiritual guides during our consultation. I hope you […]

Cinefiles 3/28–3/3

February 27, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board. Leave a Comment

We have reached the final week of this calendar of the Wesleyan Film Series, and boy, did it go fast! We’re feeling very caught off-guard with how quickly this time has come around. With midterms swiftly approaching you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll be finding refuge in the plush seats of the Goldsmith Family […]

Ada/Ava is a Tender Foray into Contemporary Silent Theater

February 26, 2018, by Dani Smotrich-Barr, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Ada/Ava, brought to the University by Manual Cinema this past Friday, poignantly and irrevocably destroys the traditional puppet show. The show centers around Ada (Julia Miller), an elderly woman who mourns the death of her twin sister Ava (Kara Davidson), and follows her surreal journey into the space between life and death alongside self and other. Manual Cinema, a Chicago-based […]

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