Category: Arts

‘Of Lace and Men’; Locke and Lichtenstein figure into discussion on the work of painter Jan Vermeer

On Wednesday, the quietly incandescent images of the 17th century Dutch master, Jan Vermeer, illuminated Lawrence 231.

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Notes from the underground

As you have seen from the columns I have written to date, Western music in the 20th Century has come in many different styles.

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Big Lebowski: Coens take on the lazy man’s burden

Jeff Lebowski, aka The Dude, is having a very hard time relaxing.

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Senior seminar 1953 bold, intense

Hitler won World War II. The statement alone is chilling, and so was the Williamstheatre production of Craig Raine’s modern tragedy 1953.

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Clark: impressive guest list highlight of forum

This Saturday, the Clark Art Institute welcomed the most distinguished collection of personalities the Williams art community has seen since the celebration of Lane Faison’s 90th birthday.

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Superdrag: Head Trip in every key

You might remember Knoxville, Tennessee’s Superdrag from their ’96 hit "Sucked Out", a jaunty bit of guitar pop that played well on MTV and pictured the band frolicking about in a coffee shop in spread collars, looking disaffected and generally apathetic, whilst lead singer and songwriter John Davis griped "Who sucked out the feeling?"

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The importance of seeing Earnest

Capacity crowds filled Currier Ballroom for the Cap & Bells production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, shown Feb. 26-28.

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Notes from the underground

In honor of this week’s performance by the Berkshire Symphony of her “Symphony No. 1,” I have decided to review a CD with works on it by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

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Air, Mono fuse digital, pop with decidedly mixed results

At a certain point, musical movements in their purest original forms undergo a natural process of dilution.

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Meals with Wheels rolls into Bennington

Okay...we’re sorry for those of you with an aversion to driving north, but Bennington Station is yet another fine restaurant in the Bennington area that you should all check out.

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