Month: November 2007

’Into the Wild” film lost in woods compared to book

This week, Images showed the film adaptation (written and directed by Sean Penn) of John Krakauer"s bestseller Into the Wild. The book tells the story of Emory University graduate Christopher…

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Washburne jazzes Paresky audience

Minutes before his performance, trombonist Chris Washburne explained to the small group attending his pre-concert talk the essential component of much of Latin jazz: the clave, or central rhythm, that…

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Little Brother met by unexcited audience

Williams students may claim that they function by a "work hard, play hard" mentality, but last Friday"s Little Brother concert suggested that there are sometimes limits to that mantra. As…

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Yo La Tengo plays MoCA

If, on Saturday night, you weren"t out celebrating the Ephs" triumphant victory over the Lord Jeffs, and you weren"t on the phone with your mom explaining to her how to…

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’Living Biblically’ can be funny

It isn"t often that I come across a book I actually can"t put down. Even more rarely does that book come in the guise of a bestseller. In the case…

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’Beyond Therapy” showcases hilarious script

A simply adorned restaurant, with a table, two chairs and a strategically placed fake plant that you just know someone will be hiding behind sometime later in the show, sets…

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Increasing engagement: Implementing lessons learned in D.C. at the College

“I never let school interfere with my education,” Mark Twain once said. Now, school’s a pretty important part of learning, but you’re wasting Williams’ resources if you don’t connect classroom…

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WSO Boards worth discussing: When keyboard communication creates controversy

While I appreciate the value of the “devil’s advocate,” there definitely is a point where too much criticism is just too much. On the WSO blogs (or more accurately, discussion…

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College skimps on sustainability: Giving the College a D for not letting Vitamin D do its thing

In a letter to the Williams community on Jan. 24, 2007, President Schapiro declared sustainability to be a “guiding principle” for the College, going on to say, “we need to…

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ESPN helps us be us: The Williams spirit shows itself on Homecoming

On Saturday, I learnt many things about Williams: our SAT scores are, on average, 10 points lower than those of the Lord Jeffs, our football team prepares for its biggest…

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