Category: Arts

Steve Lacy drops impressive debut

The particularities of Steve Lacy’s style leave the impression that you may have heard his songs before, even though you have not. He wears influence outwardly and openly, but the…

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‘Almost Zero’ reconsiders subjects of nostalgia

Last Saturday, Almost Zero: New Work by Brian Trelegan debuted at 117 Latham St. Curated by Alex Jen ’19, Almost Zero features the work of multimedia artist and musician Brian…

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The artist otherwise known as Jamal Meneide ’19

For most of us, there was probably a time in our lives when we tried to pick up a new skill by watching YouTube videos, only to give up after…

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French Film Festival questions identity

On Feb. 20, the French Film Festival presented La Belle Saison, which literally translates to “The Good Season,” but was instead named Summertime for English-speaking audiences. Brian Martin, professor of…

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Guitarist mixes contemporary and baroque to honor famous musicians

  The New York Times has called the acoustic guitarist Benjamin Verdery an "iconoclastic player.” Last week, this world-renowned contemporary musician and composer came to the College to perform a…

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Danez Smith delivers resonant poetry

“Why do I get the sense that something really racist was once said in this room?” Danez Smith said. A momentary hush fell. Then booming laughter spilled over reassuringly from…

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Clark opens decorative arts collection

The Burrows Collection of American Silver, which opened on Feb. 19, is currently on display in the Clark Art Institute’s Manton Center for Decorative Arts. The collection, made up of…

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‘Accession Number’ showcases the curatorial process

The first thing I noticed about Accession Number is its enormity: The exhibition contains more than 300 works of art. Spanning the entire first floor gallery space of Williams College…

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‘Uncle Vanya’ explores the parallels between play and life

In a moment of passion, the professor’s wife, Yelena (Madeline Seidman ’17), and the village doctor, Astrov (Tom Robertshaw ’19), finally risk an illicit kiss. A young girl sitting across…

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Syd tha Kyd raps on anxiety and love

Smooth instrumentals, classic R&B beats and dreamy vocals characterize Syd tha Kyd’s debut album Fin, first released Feb. 2. Syd has previously worked with hip hop collective Odd Future as…

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