Ocean Vuong delivers quiet charisma

“It’s strange getting used to your own voice,” Ocean Vuong mused, stepping onto the podium and bringing the microphone in closer to his melancholy smile. “You are born with it, after all.”
Vuong’s voice, more akin to a kitten’s mewl than human speech, filled the Sawyer Reading Room on Friday evening as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series, co-hosted by the Vietnamese Student Organization and the English department.

“A Star is Born” explores camp aesthetics

If you had told me that Bradley Cooper, whose last major onscreen role was Iraq veteran Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s aggressively patriotic biopic American Sniper, would direct film’s newest camp classic only four years later, I would have called you crazy. However, Cooper’s A Star is Born, which came to Images Cinema last Friday, is just that – campy, unrealistic and (because of the former) thoroughly enjoyable if you don’t take it seriously.

Conversation with Brad Wells, founder of Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth, the contemporary vocal ensemble founded by lecturer in music Brad Wells, performed in Chapin Hall last Friday before an enraptured crowd. I got the chance to sit down with Wells and ask him some questions about Teeth before the concert.