“Riverdale” is Back in All Its Soapy Glory

November 2, 2017, by Tara Joy, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Warning: this review contains mild spoilers for season 1 of “Riverdale.” “Riverdale,” the CW’s splashy adaptation of the wholesome comics about the students of Riverdale High School, returned to television last month. The show’s inaugural season proved surprisingly popular despite its bizarre premise, and so far season 2 is shaping up to be a worthy sequel. The […]

All My Little Words: So, Someone Wrote a Song About You

November 2, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. 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 or dicohen@wesleyan.edu. So, a current or former loved one has written a song […]

Radiator Hospital Mellows Out on “Play the Songs You Like”

November 2, 2017, by Matt Wallock, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When Radiator Hospital played a small concert at MAC650 in Middletown, CT, on Monday, Oct. 23, their setlist consisted of a blend of new releases and older music. The audience had a clear preference for the latter. The group’s bandcamp description reads, “Kick out the jams motherfuckers.” This description is a perfect distillation of the qualities […]

An Intergenerational Investigation: Sarah Gancher’s “I’ll Get You Back Again”

November 2, 2017, by Nathan Pugh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In Sarah Gancher’s new play “I’ll Get You Back Again,” the spunky Chloe asks her uncle Carl, “Are you on Twitter?” At first he replies, “No, no, I’m clean.” Soon he backtracks, stating that he does know what Twitter is, and that it was only a clever deadpan. Hilariously messy confrontations like these make Gancher’s […]

In Up in Arms, Artists Engage in Dialogue on Gun-Related Violence

October 30, 2017, by Mae Davies, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The final lines of Cathy Colman’s “The Last Time I Saw Virginia Woolf” are as follows: “I hate these men with guns. But to be honest, haven’t I, all this time, just been waiting for the right river, the right weapon?” Colman’s poem is one of the many forms of expression featured in Up in Arms, […]

Cinefiles 11/1 – 11/4

October 30, 2017, by Genyu Zhang and Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman, Film Board. Leave a Comment

It is a sad day here at Cinefiles HQ as we prepare to bid farewell to Halloweek, a sacred season for all of us. Obviously we understand that there’s still time—All Hallow’s Eve is today, in fact! But we can feel the frightening festivities start to slip through our bony fingers’ grasp, and we are […]

Written in the Stars: Oct. 31

October 30, 2017, by Jessica Mason, Brighten Kaufman, Cosmic Consultants. Leave a Comment

The Horoscope Hotties are back again with another installment of Written in the Stars, your trusty source of intel for all upcoming astrological events, celestial plots, and cosmic schemes. This Halloween week, we’ve had an extra ~spooky~ time consulting with our various spiritual guides and diviners, so we hope you enjoy what’s coming up! As always, […]

“The Florida Project” Bursts with Childlike Wonder

October 30, 2017, by Nathan Pugh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In one of the strongest scenes of “The Florida Project,” a young mother hitchhikes with her kindergarten-aged daughter and her daughter’s friend along a strip of Florida highway littered with strip malls, helicopter landing pads, and stores selling cheap Disney trinkets. Unable to afford a large birthday party for her daughter, Halley has opted to celebrate her young daughter’s birthday on the outskirts of Disneyland, where […]

Sacha Yanow on Celebrity, Desire, and Solo Performance

October 30, 2017, by Matt Wallock, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Sacha Yanow visited the University to perform “Cherie Dre,” a richly imagined one-woman show that tells the story of her deceased grandmother’s fantasy alter-ego, Cherie Dremond. Yanow’s Cherie is an “odd bird,” both literally and figuratively: she is a queer Borscht Belt showgirl, an object of fantasy and desire, the persona […]

MoMA’s Unfolding Portrait of Louise Bourgeois Embodies Material and Emotional Variety

October 30, 2017, by Danielle Cohen, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

An artist who crafts a looming 30-foot sculpted spider and names it “Mother” should not be one whose works offer themselves readily to interpretation—and they don’t. Louise Bourgeois’ eclectic oeuvre of corporeal forms, oblong figures, and tactile structures does not translate into anything simple or explainable. To look at a work by Bourgeois is deeply […]

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