Month: October 2003

Shorts take the spotlight, for once

In “The Babysitter,” the second of 14 short films shown at the Williamstown Film Festival All-Shorts Slot, Sarah, a girl who looks about 10, asks, “Jimmy, what’s a blow job?”…

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‘Human Stain’ to be shown at gala

It’s not every day that a big-name Hollywood director marches into Williamstown with a professional filming crew and a pantheon of glittering star actors and actresses. But that’s exactly what…

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Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith leaves legacy of heartbreak and desperation

Singer Elliott Smith, best known for his Oscar-nominated contributions to the “Good Will Hunting” soundtrack, was found dead last Tuesday in Los Angeles, killed by a single stab wound to…

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Artistic spirit shines through in the Fine Arts Quartet’s first concert of the fall

Last week, the Fine Arts Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, spent several days at the College, giving a master class and concert and performing for music classes. Their…

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The Artists Formerly Known As…Don Mitchell and Robin Stewart

How did you first get interested in juggling? Don: My little brother learned to juggle first, and I had to show him up. Robin: I took a brief class in…

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Cream of the crop: Mark Ronson shoulders celebrity effortlessly

For the past three years, turntables have outsold guitars in music stores worldwide. Walk down the street of any major city and count how many kids are hauling around backpacks…

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Death Cab’s lyrics prove the band is not just for ‘Cuties’

Despite occasional moments of lackluster tedium, Death Cab for Cutie’s latest album succeeds in satisfying through its keen wit and intimate simplicity of melody. Titled Transatlanticism, this fourth full-length album…

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Dance recital provides audience with window into choreography

The Williams College Dance Program presented a compilation recital for parents and students on Thursday. This presentation of performances by Sankofa, Dance Company and Kusika was titled “Play/RePlay” and was…

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Scouring Williams in search of a sandwich to make the Earl proud

There are days when garden burgers and ham and cheese croissants just don’t cut it for lunch; Friday was one of those days. So we decided to load up Dan…

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Frosh sing and dance their way to campus stardom

This past weekend, “in fair Williamstown where we lay our scene,” ten funny first-years stormed the downstage at Adams Memorial Theatre, putting on Cap & Bells’ annual production, Frosh Revue,…

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