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The Reel Critic: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Will DiGravio, News Editor

March 15, 2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM In writing about the leaders of the 1960s, James Baldwin remembered just how young they all were. Medgar Evers and Robert F. Kennedy were 37 in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was 34, Malcolm X, 38, John F. Kennedy, 46. Baldwin was 39, the only one to survive the decade, and the only one not named Kennedy to reach ...

The Reel Critic: “La La Land”

Will DiGravio, News Editor

March 8, 2017

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, "La La Land" tells the story of Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling) and Mia Dolan (Emma Stone), two struggling artists who fall in love after they repeatedly run into each other on the streets, restaurants, and parties of the Los Angeles social scene.  Wilder is a jazz mu...

Play Explores Phone Sex and Urban Life

Sabine Poux, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

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What do you get when you cross three upperclassman actors, a red prop phone and gardening sex metaphors? You get Does This Woman Have a Name? — a short and energetic play by Theresa Rebeck that follows two enterprising women w...

First-Year Show Masters Intense Content

Sabine Poux, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016

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Smashing watermelons into smithereens, an interview with Bob Dylan, a monologue from a fallen angel; the cast of the Middlebury first-year show Savage + Love took these difficult and outlandish acts on with enthusiasm and ease. The...

Detroit ’67 Highlights Race Relations

Elizabeth Zhou

March 23, 2016

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This weekend marked the premiere of Detroit ’67, a play written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Rebecca Johnson ’16.5. The recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, the sh...

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