Will McGhee

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Talking Through Neil Cicierega’s Upsetting, Unsettling, Hilarious, Brilliant Mouth Trilogy

by Dan Bachman, Will McGhee, Arts Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Joan” Portrays the Many Sides of Joan of Arc

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“They Alone Know” Draws Laughter from Anachronism

by Will McGhee, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on “They Alone Know” Draws Laughter from Anachronism

Look What I Did: Navigating the Challenges of Directing a Radioplay

by Will McGhee, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Look What I Did: Navigating the Challenges of Directing a Radioplay

OscArgus: Best Picture

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Coldplay Goes out with Bombastic and Collaborative Final Album, A Head Full of Dreams

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Coldplay Goes out with Bombastic and Collaborative Final Album, A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay’s Final Record is A Wistful, if Somewhat Unsatisfying, Final Chapter

Argus Staff Members on Adele’s Record-Breaking Album

by Jeesue Lee, Ali Jamali, Isabel Fattal , Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Will McGhee, . 24 Comments

Our writers and editors take on Adele’s new album, 25.

Edward Torres Talks Directing “Marisol”

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. 29 Comments

Director Edward Torres and Assistant Directors Alexandra De la Cruz ’17, Russell Goldman ’17 talk the diverse and difficult “Marisol.”

“Spectre” Brings Careless Misogyny Back to Bond

by Will McGhee, Dan Bachman, Arts Editor and Foreign Correspondent. 4 Comments

Daniel Craig’s latest turn as the British super spy falls over itself to pay empty homage to its predecessors

Kail ’99 Reveals Directing Secrets at Campus Event

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Kail ’99 Reveals Directing Secrets at Campus Event

Thomas Kail ’99 explained how he didn’t throw away his shot.

“Crimson Peak” Offers Blood But Not Soul

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Crimson Peak” Offers Blood But Not Soul

“Crimson Peak” is Guillermo Del Toro’s weakest effort in recent memory.

“Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” Melds Comedy with Horror

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” Melds Comedy with Horror

Innocent puppetry takes a dark, transcendent turn.

Idiot Box: Fargo

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Idiot Box: Fargo

Grab a mug and watch this show, whydontcha?

David Shadrack Smith’s “Belief” Tracks Global Spirituality

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on David Shadrack Smith’s “Belief” Tracks Global Spirituality

The Argus sits down with David Shadrack Smith ’92 to discuss “Belief,” his new program for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Idiot Box: Another Period

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Idiot Box: Another Period

Rikki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero head the stacked cast of “Another Period.”

Idiot Box: “The Muppets”

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Idiot Box: “The Muppets”

“The Muppets” combines old fashioned sincerity with the bite of modern showbiz satires like “30 Rock” with mixed results.

Review: “Phoenix”

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Comedy Combo Shows Diverse Talent

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Comedy Combo Shows Diverse Talent

Comedy Combo provided a sample of Wesleyan humor for new students.

Devil’s Advocate: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Devil’s Advocate: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

“Mission” follows many of the tropes of common spy thrillers.

Play Time: The Official Argus Guide to Fall Auditions

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Play Time: The Official Argus Guide to Fall Auditions

As always, Wesleyan offers a diverse collection of theatrical productions starring students.

Arts Summer Roundup: TV

by Will McGhee, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Arts Summer Roundup: TV

Talking horses and mad scientists found new emotional depths on the small screen.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Succeeds Despite Glitches

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Succeeds Despite Glitches

Indian Hill Revives “R&G Are Dead”

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Indian Hill Revives “R&G Are Dead”

“The Bald Soprano” Brutally and Brilliantly Baffles Bystanders

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “The Bald Soprano” Brutally and Brilliantly Baffles Bystanders

“Mad Men” Now Looks to the Past, More Than Usual

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

“SMiLETIME” Brings Brian Wilson to the WestCo Cafe

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “SMiLETIME” Brings Brian Wilson to the WestCo Cafe

Second Stage’s “SMiLETIME” serves up a combo of chaos, fast food, and satire.

“Better Call Saul” is a Worthy Heir to “Breaking Bad”

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Better Call Saul” is a Worthy Heir to “Breaking Bad”

“Jupiter” Ascends “So Bad It’s Good”

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Jupiter” Ascends “So Bad It’s Good”

Look What We Did: “In the Quiet of the Night”

by Dan Bachman, Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editors. Comments Off on Look What We Did: “In the Quiet of the Night”

One writer and one director share the stress and joy of creating and putting on a 10-minute play in 24 hours.

Idiot Box: The Americans

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Idiot Box: The Americans

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play the KGB next door in FX’s The Americans.

Oscar-Bate: Best Picture

by Will McGhee, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Oscar-Bate: Best Picture

With the Academy Awards rolling around, The Argus Arts section took look at the nominees and made our own predictions. We asked who might win and which underdogs we are holding out for.

“In the Heights” Returns Home to the Wesleyan Stage

by Will McGhee, Staff Writer. Comments Off on “In the Heights” Returns Home to the Wesleyan Stage

This musical, which began as the ambitious extracurricular of Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, explores a community in transition.

Idiot Box: Battlestar Galactica

by Will McGhee, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

“Battlestar Galactica” reboot runs on tension and topicality.

Lucifer Gets Sued in Original Second Stage Play

by Will McGhee, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Lucifer Gets Sued in Original Second Stage Play

“Lucy Goes to Court” is the second original play going up in the WestCo Café, a week after “Godspell.”

“Dear White People” Challenges Post-Racial Notions

by Will McGhee, Contributing Writer. 4 Comments

Justin Siemen’s debut is a complex, deep portrayal of black student life.

Idiot Box: “Six Feet Under”

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Dracula’s Story Should Remain Untold

by Will McGhee, Contributing Writer. 3 Comments

Idiot Box: “Lost”

by Will McGhee, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Idiot Box: “Lost”

Despite a world of flashbacks and flash-forwards, “Lost” didn’t lose itself in convolution.

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