Category: Arts

‘Menashe’ quietly brings powerful narrative to cinema

In a world full of entertainment predicated on expansiveness, sometimes a film that reminds audiences of the potential of small, self-contained and introspective stories can be a welcome change of…

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Performance explores dimensions of trauma

In "Sarah Bernhardt's Handkerchief," Professor of Art Carol Ockman not only explores the dimension that objects of power lend to our realities, but she also propounds it to spin the…

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The artist otherwise known as… Bertie Miller ’18

Bertie Miller’s ’18 art evolves almost as often as she does. It is misleading to say that this geosciences and studio art double major resides in New York, N.Y., since…

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Davis produces quality-made foil against single-mindedness

For some time, I’ve seen a cartoon floating around Twitter of two crowds marching against each other. One group is protesting for equal rights and protection of all under the…

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Whimsical Kidspace installation entertains kids, grown-ups alike

When I first stepped into Kidspace in Mass MOCA, I thought it was just that – a space for kids. The exhibition itself, however, completely subverted the space into one…

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ proves an inconvenience to audiences

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power arrived at Images Cinema last week with uncanny timing – the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and the impending Jose and Katia…

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Frankenthaler establishes order among abstraction

It is rare for an artist to find their voice in the middle of a movement, rarer still for that artist to be female. Enter Helen Frankenthaler: an anomaly among…

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Punk-inspired band rocks on

In a 2011 interview with James Murphy, the founder, frontman and face of the band LCD Soundsystem, Stephen Colbert said, “I didn’t think rockers just got to walk away like…

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Expansion illuminates breakthrough perspective of James Turrell

The immense labyrinth of sensory awe that is MASS MoCA grew even bigger at the end of May with the completed renovation of Building 6 – a more than 100,000-square-foot…

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Chinese Music Ensemble explores instrumental diversity

On May 3, the Chinese Music Ensemble gave a rare performance in Brooks Rogers Recital Hall. The ensemble was formed two years ago by Wang Guowei, a professional erhu player…

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