Category: Arts

‘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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Images Cinema offers offbeat assortment of student films

On May 7, Images Cinema hosted the Student Film Festival showcasing films made by various students from Williams and Bennington College. The films ran the gamut of genres, from light-hearted…

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‘August: Osage County’ unconvers the American matriarch

A single slap from the hand of Barbara Weston-Fordham (Caroline Fairweather ’19) unto her teen-age daughter Jean Fordham (Sophie Gaddes ’20) muted the entire audience of the theatre department’s production…

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Queer punk duo, PWR BTTM, challenges gender binary on album

With their sophomore album, Pageant, Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce of PWR BTTM explore the power and vulnerability of queerness through their signature brand of angsty garage punk. I say…

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Students independently present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells a comedic tale of love and magic. Through an intricately creative mixture of Ancient Greek mythology and British…

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Wadsworth explores intersection of literature, music

Last week, I sat down for an interview with Zachary Wadsworth, assistant professor of music, to talk about the intersection between literature and music in his own compositional work, as…

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