Author: Alex Jen, Arts Editor

Pop star Wang Leehom ’98 returns to woo students

Wang Leehom ’98 performed a mix of Mandarin and English-language songs in Chapin Hall on Monday. Alex Jen/ Arts Editor. “The Mountains” have never sounded this good, but I guess…

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Reopened research center impresses

The new Manton Research Center at the Clark brings art and art history together through its collections. Photo courtesy of The Clark. Reopened Saturday, the newly renovated Manton Research Center…

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Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ startles to provoke change

The view under the crystal cloud in Until, surmounted by a garden of black-faced jockeys, asks if there is “racism in heaven.” Photo courtesy of MASS MoCA. Things don’t quite…

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Kurkowicz left listeners wanting more

Kurkowicz performed a program with Stevenson that moved audiences with its sadness and drama. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post. Lyell B. Clay Artists in Residence Joanna Kurkowicz and Doris…

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‘The Maids’ probes at darker side of domestic servitude

Lili Bierer ’19 and Christine Nyce ’19 play sisters and housemaids Claire and Solange, bent on killing their mistress until their obsession consumes them. Photo courtesy of Marshall Borrus. The…

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Bon Iver brings different sound, same emotion on ‘22’

22, A Million comes five years after Bon Iver’s last record, and features lead singer Justin Vernon’s experimentation with distortion. Photo Courtesy of The Daily Beast. There’s something about Justin…

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‘Explode Every Day’ underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art

Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder at Mass MoCA thoughtfully asks what wonder looks like in art. Photo courtesy of Mass MoCA. By all accounts, art…

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‘The Colour In Anything’ wows

Colour eerily embodies an emotional emptiness, with songs that stay ingrained on your mind. Photo courtesy of Pitchfork. The Colour in Anything, British musician James Blake’s most recent release, is…

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Finalists for College song competition offer range

While only one of the three songs will officially accompany ‘The Mountains’ next Mountain Day, all will be added to the new songbook. Photo courtesy of Williams College. Back in…

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Schjeldahl delivers wit, insight in talk on Wilde and criticism

The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl spoke in Lawrence Hall last Thursday, sponsored by the Art Department 1960s Scholars. Photo courtesy of Interview Magazine. Peter Schjeldahl is a pretty big deal.…

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