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Performing Arts Spotlight: NER Out Loud

Connor Forrest

March 2, 2016

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Fun fact: Vermont is home to more writers per capita than any other state in the country. Must be all the Frost in the air. Now, as the sun’s warmth makes the campus shed its crystal shell, the wonderful works of those writers...

For the Record: Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol. 1

Devin McGrath-Conwell

March 2, 2016

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In the mind of bandleader Michael League, Snarky Puppy was born out of a passion for jazz. League studied the form and started the band of like-minded musicians at the University of North Texas. The band later transplanted to...

Booking It: Swordspoint

Abigail Walton

March 2, 2016

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Written in 1987, Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner is an intimate fantasy novel set in a renascence world – a world full of swordsmen and challenges, nobles and intrigue, jewels and assassinations. The stunning opening line, “Let...

Speech Contextualizes Paris Climate Talks

Elizabeth Zhou

March 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Were the Paris climate talks of 2015 a success or a failure, and where do we go from there? These were the central questions in a talk entitled “Adequacy and Equity under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing the Paris Moment”...

Playwrights on Their Plays

Alexa Beyer

March 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

About a month ago, Old Navy released a children’s sweatshirt with the label “Aspiring Young Artist President.” Being an artist for its own sake is indeed worthwhile, asserted every criticism that proceeded to light up the...

Women of Will Showcases Shakespeare

Will Simpson

February 24, 2016

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In the Wright Memorial Theater last Saturday night, Feb. 20, a burgeoning audience waited impatiently for the beginning of “Force and Heat: The Early Plays,” the first part of Tina Packer’s show Women of Will. Alongside co-sta...

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Opulence of Integrity

Connor Forrest

February 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

“To be born branded by history, burdened by responsibility and inspired toward greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.” —Christal Brown As part Middlebury’s Black History Month celebration,...

Playwrights on Their Plays

Nick Apodiacos

February 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Good theatre, as is often said, is like a “slice of life.” A play captures compelling and often uncomfortable elements of the human existence — and as more and more traditionally (and still) marginalized voices burst into...

Booking It: Welcome to Night Vale

Gabrielle Owens

February 24, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

“A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale.” These are the words that launched the now internationally...

Students Participate in Porter Internships

Toby Aicher

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

The College has a large pre-medical program: this year, more than 50 Middlebury students applied to medical school. One of the College’s best opportunities for pre-medical students is the Porter internship. Run by Dr. Hannah...

One Life Left: Jotun

Brandon Cushman

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

You are a Viking woman named Thora, the leader of your tribe. At least, you were until your ship sank on a raiding voyage and you drowned. Tough luck, considering that those who die in battle are not allowed into Valhalla, the...

For the Record: To Pimp a Butterfly

Aesop Mulligan

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Kendrick Lamar’s masterwork To Pimp A Butterfly was not recognized as Album of the Year because the art he creates is far too bold to be contained within the safe and comfortable world of “mainstream music,” and the Grammy...

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