Category: Arts

Junot Díaz graces College audience with insight, eloquence

Katie Brule/Photo Editor.Pulitzer Prize winner and Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz gave a resonant reading and talk at the '62 Center on Monday. From the moment Junot Díaz began speaking during…

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Molière’s classic comedy satirizes 17th-century France

Photo Courtesy of Keith Foreman/The '62 Center.‘Tartuffe’, originally banned for speaking against 17th-century French monarchy and the Church, now serves as a mockery of the past. A bigoted man trying…

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Movement, music and film combine in dance symposium opener

Photo Courtesy of WCMA.Individual wire elements (above) were carried into the gallery by members of Kusika; the pieces will remain on view in the WCMA rotunda. What do museum installations,…

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Glynn discusses capital, construction

Photo Courtesy of Artnet.comUsing historical narratives, Glynn creates sculpture, large-scale installations and participatory performances.  

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Experimental music collective transcends conventions

Photo Courtesy of Rollingstone.com.Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with openerTashi Dorji, explored the avante-garde last Saturday night. Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s performance on Saturday evening at MASS MoCA was a fully…

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Clark screening of ‘Hamlet’ brings world-class theater to Williamstown

Photo Courtesy of Variety.com.Hamlet, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, energizes Shakespeare’s tragedy with introspective solliquies. As part of an international encore of the original 2015 production in London, the Clark Art…

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Dark comedy plays with provocative themes

Photo Courtesy of arsnovanyc.com.In Underground Railroad Game, Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard take a sensational approach to present-day discussions of slavery. Everything is exactly what it seems in Underground Railroad…

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Newlands explores Flavian fascination with Catullus in Roman poetry

Katie Brule/Photo Editor.Carole Newlands, who spoke last Thursday, specializes in Augustan and post-Augustan poetry. Alluding to or subverting well known elements of a shared popular culture for the purpose of…

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Clark lecture investigates naturalism, artificiality in drawings

Photo courtesy of the Clark. John Marciari's lecture last Sunday traced stylistic changes in drawing throughout the Early Renaissance and 16th and 17th centuries.   On Sunday, Curator and Head…

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Spielberg spins a timely ode to journalism in ‘The Post’

Photo courtesy of IMDb.com. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post celebrates freedom of the press in a tense political moment. To write a review of a film about…

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