Month: January 2009

WCMA photographs heighten memory

Hazy, distorted figures greet me as I walk into the McNicol Gallery to view the latest installment of the Williams College Museum of Art’s (WCMA) Labeltalk exhibition, “Vik Muniz: Memory…

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Williams Opera opens with Mozart selections

Opera has the potential to reach out to an audience like few other kinds of performing arts. Williams Opera, a new student group organized last spring, brought its first performance…

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Williams Reads: An adolescent portrait of outsider identities

“I think the world is a series of broken dams and floods, and my cartoons are tiny little lifeboats.” So says Junior, the 14-year-old protagonist of The Absolutely True Diary…

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One-Act Theater Festival offers plays for range of palates

The Cap and Bells production of the One Act Theatre Festival, a unique selection of four one-act plays directed and performed by Williams students, opens to general audiences tomorrow. The…

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Twenty-four hours to make a work of art

Character looks longingly into his bellybutton, exits, pursued by rabid hamsters. Such was the inspirational stage direction provided by and required for the teams of writers, directors and actors who…

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Company of Thieves’ vibrant debut album sings of change

Ordinary Riches moves effortlessly from the seemingly jaunty, piano-led “In Passing” and the catchy pop tones of “Pressure” to the arena-ready sing-along chorus of “New Letters” and the guitar figures…

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Director reveals cult classic secrets

“Music and sex are the two universal languages.” So says John Cameron Mitchell, filmmaker with a cult following, a latecomer to directing whose long history as an actor is readily…

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Political activism, headphones included

As you read this article, lean forward in your chair if you are drawn in, lean back and fold your arms if you are repulsed, turn to your left and…

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Pranking course teaches eager students to humiliate responsibly

Despite having been on campus for a mere semester, I can already firmly state that pranking is a large part of life on the Williams campus. Just last week I…

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AOL founder Steve Case trains students to forge a new world

Interests: Building companies that can change the world. Putting consumers back at the center of health care. Bridging the worlds of business and philanthropy. Clean water in Africa. Making brain…

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