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Kristen Chou ’23 competes on the women’s track and field team and is a visual artist who specializes in oil painting and still lifes. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Chou)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Visual artist and athlete Kristen Chou ’23

Juliette Bostrom November 30, 2022
Kristen Chou '23 talks about her experiences with visual art and the connections she's made though her practice.
Local elementary school students participate in the “Let’s Dance” program. (Photo courtesy of Janine Parker.)

‘Let’s Dance!’ returns to the College

Shane Stackpole November 30, 2022
This semester, “Let’s Dance!,” a program in which dance department faculty and students teach ballet at Brayton Elementary School and Pine Cobble School, has gotten back on its feet after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the program to shut down in March 2020.
The casts of Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptations stirred conversation. (Photo courtesy of Kiara Royer/The Williams Record.)

Students discuss casting for two new Disney live-action adaptations

Kathryn Cloonan November 30, 2022
Casting announcements for the new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid and the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians generated controversy about racial representation. Students at the College share their thoughts on race in media and loyal adaptations.
Delilah Delgado ’25 dances to a mix of  “Perdidos” during the fall 2021 Ritmo show. (Photo Courtesy of Delilah Delgado.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Dancer and choreographer Delilah Delgado ’25

Beatrice Larzul November 16, 2022
Delgado has participated in many Cap & Bells shows as both a performer and choreographer and is an active member of the dance community.
Filmmaker and visual artist Arthur Jafa delivered a lecture at WCMA. (Photo courtesy of Robert Hamacher and The Gladstone Gallery.)

Arthur Jafa discusses Black aesthetics

Tatiana Geroulanou November 16, 2022
On Nov. 10, in a packed lecture hall at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), contemporary visual artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa guided the audience through his early life, artistic influences, and a few select pieces, addressing the themes he tackles in his work.
Park Hae-il stars in Park Chan-wook’s detective film Decision to Leave. (Kiara Royer/The Williams Record)

Images in Review: Decision to Leave makes some questionable decisions

Tharini Prakash November 16, 2022
I left Park Chan-wook’s latest romance-mystery-thriller feeling confused and unsatisfied. It’s true that Decision to Leave is beautifully directed, but the plot leaves much to be desired.
The cast of Everything Beautiful Here (left) poses. (Photo courtesy of Sophia Rothman.)

Everything Beautiful Here: A student-written tale explores sisterhood

Viviana Rodriguez November 9, 2022
This past weekend, Cap & Bells staged a play about two sisters, and their journey experiencing love, sadness, and hope. Written by Jessica Jiang ’25 and co-directed alongside Sophia Rothman I ’25, Everything Beautiful Here can be best described as a love letter to sisters everywhere.
Rock band Arctic Monkeys released The Car on Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork.)

Rock band Arctic Monkeys released The Car on Oct. 21

Olivia Johnson November 9, 2022
Following the release of their newest album The Car, it is more apparent than ever that the Arctic Monkeys are not what they once were.
Rapper Smino released Luv 4 Rent, his third studio album, on Oct. 28. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

With 15 songs and many guest appearances, Luv 4 Rent is the third studio album by Smino and was released on Oct. 28

Harry Albert November 9, 2022
Smino is an artist who refuses to be defined by any one genre. “Don’t classify my genre,” he once wrote on Twitter. “i am the genre.”  Smino’s third studio album, Luv 4 Rent, similarly transcends categorization. Luv 4 Rent isn’t just rap. It’s not just R&B. Instead, it’s just Smino.
Sara Stebbins ’24 performs their soprano solo piece in the Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. (Photo courtesy of Sara Stebbins.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Musician and actor Sara Stebbins ’24

Kathryn Cloonan November 1, 2022
Sara Stebbins ’24 reflects on their musical and performance experiences at the College.
Review: In the Eye of the Spiral and WCMA exhibit celebrate Haitian artists

Review: In the Eye of the Spiral and WCMA exhibit celebrate Haitian artists

Olivia Johnson November 1, 2022
On the evening of Oct. 25, Images Cinema offered a one-night screening of In the Eye of the Spiral in conjunction with the Frantz Zépherin: Selected Works exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). The documentary is split between two functions: detailing the contemporary Haitian art scene and attempting to write a manifesto for Spiralism.
Todd Field’s Tár stars Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, a composer-conductor. (Photo courtesy of Kiara Royer/The Williams Record.)

Images in Review: Tár misses mark

John Aste November 1, 2022
The film Tár at Images Cinema tells the story of a composer-conductor with an impeccable resume who sows the seeds of her own downfall from the upper echelons of the classical music world. Despite grappling with victimhood, reputation, and artistry, I feel Tár fails to deliver all it promises.
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