“Predator“ Still Delights, Over 30 Years Later

September 13, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Ever since its initial 1987 release, “Predator” has left behind a complicated legacy. Nowadays, it may be best known for the scene featuring a macho-handshake, which has become a meme format; or, it’s remembered for Arnold Schwarzenegger comically screaming “Get to the choppa!” through his thick Austrian accent. It has dealt with a critically and commercially […]

Despite No Roth, the MASH Continues Showcasing University’s Diverse Musical Talent

September 13, 2018, by Tara Joy, Meredith Olin, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In spite of President Roth’s absence and light drizzle this past Saturday, performers and audience members weren’t deterred from having a great time at the University’s seventh annual MASH festival. With three different stages—on Foss Hill, in front of Olin Memorial Library, and on the North College Lawn—plus a late-night DJ showcase in Beckham Hall, […]

The Deaths and Resurrections of Mac Miller: A Flawed MC Who Was Reinventing Himself Until the Last Minute

September 13, 2018, by Nick Byers, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When Mac Miller came up via frat-rap anthem “Donald Trump,” the story was familiar. Following the model of Vanilla Ice, Marky Mark, Eminem, and countless other white men in the rap industry, Mac seemed destined for huge commercial success via cultural appropriation. When he released his first commercial album, just like his predecessors, Mac did […]

Six Degrees of Separation: On Mapping Human Relationships

September 10, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

It’s over a week into the new semester and the expectation is that life here gets less chaotic. Class schedules are more cemented, and the game of summer catch-up with friends is winding down. It’s only natural that a daily routine begin to emerge from the darkness that is balancing the school part of college […]

He Said, She Said: A Definitive Ranking of Oral Histories

September 10, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Trying to cut down on Netflix? Searching for a birthday present? Looking to impress a literary-minded Tinder match? The Argus has your back. Welcome to our brand new book recommendation column. Each column focuses on the standout works of a specific literary genre, and this week, we’re taking on the oral history. Ranging from densely […]

All My Little Words: Serena Bloom Has a Huge Crush on Matt Doyle

September 6, 2018, by Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief. 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 hspiro@wesleyan.edu, tjoy@weslayan.edu or jtkahan@wesleyan.edu Serena Bloom had a huge crush on Matt Doyle. I […]

Despite Its Simplicity, “Crazy Rich Asians” Revitalizes the Dying Rom-Com

September 6, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Just when the big-budget romantic comedy seemed to be going out of style for good, “Crazy Rich Asians”—the highly-anticipated adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s smash hit 2013 novel of the same name—has managed to inject new life into an increasingly tired genre. The film follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding), a pair […]

Why the Ending of “Twin Peaks: The Return” Is Still Fascinating, One Year Later

September 6, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts and Culture Editor . 1 Comment

It’s been a little over a year since the finale of “Twin Peaks: The Return,” aired, and I’m still haunted and fascinated by its one-of-a-kind ending. The original “Twin Peaks,” created by surrealist filmmaker David Lynch and TV writer Mark Frost, followed the titular small town in the aftermath of the death of Laura Palmer, […]

A Founder’s Perspective: Stein ’21 Forms Nigun Circle to Help Students Sing and De-Stress

September 3, 2018, by Lisa Stein, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

It’s a rainy, dark, and cold Monday night, and I am surrounded by an ethnomusicology graduate student from France, a freshman dance and neuroscience double-major, a junior philosophy major, who leads the campus meditation group, and a senior government major, who coordinates Jewish community programming, among other close friends and people I don’t know yet. […]

“McQueen” Documentary Sheds New Light on a Designer’s Private and Public Lives

September 3, 2018, by Tristan Genetta, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

CW: This article contains some graphic language involving rape. Seven summers ago, I saw the exhibition “Savage Beauty” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was shocked by the literal and figurative dark underpinnings in the fabric, as if the designer wanted to weave life and death together. A new documentary, “McQueen,” sheds some light into […]

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