Category: Arts

‘Active Ingredients’ enlivens gallery space at WCMA

A museum exhibit typically asks active attention from its visitors, but in Active Ingredients, a new exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) which debuted on Oct. 20,…

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‘Suspiria’ restoration brings horror classic to life

Suspiria is absurd. The 1977 Italian horror film, dubbed in English and digitally restored for two late-night Halloween specials at Images Cinema, is a garish, technicolor nightmare committed to rattling…

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Even ‘Stranger Things’ occur in second season

Halloween has just passed and, with it, so have timely releases and re-releases of horror films. Along with them came the second season of Stranger Things. After finishing the show’s…

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Dancers perform through lecture, experiment

You’ve already heard of post-modernity and pre-modernity, but what about paramodernity? Last Friday, Artist in Residence Netta Yerushalmy – along with scholars Carol Ockman and Thomas DeFrantz and dancers Brittany…

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‘Presence of Absence’ lends active agency to past objects

In a time in which it has become easier to meet up virtually rather than in person, with social media shaping our daily relationships, the exhibition The Presence of Absence:…

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Homebrew brews grand applause at concert

Opening for Michael Christmas in Upper Greylock on Friday night, student band Homebrew closed its set with a funky rendition of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkeley. Mano Sundaresan ’19 took liberty…

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‘A People’s History of Performance Art’ fails to perform

Last Thursday, A People’s History of Performance Art, a live series made in collaboration between the College’s theater department and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), debuted in the…

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Clifford Owens exposes human potential, vulnerability

  When a member of the audience stood up to ask Clifford Owens what performance art is, Owens crossed his arms, smiled and said smoothly, “It’s total bullshit.” The audience…

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Images finds gem in ‘Brad’s Status’

At first glance, Brad’s Status probably isn’t going to sound like the movie for you. It is a small, compact story about a suburban dad struggling with his feelings of…

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Film chronicles controversial relationship between Queen and clerk

Victoria and Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears, presents a cheeky and endearing melodrama humanizing the royal Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), who discovers and appreciates diversity and similarities across cultures and…

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