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“Writing the Body”: Moving together, apart, in a J-Term dance class

“Writing the Body”: Moving together, apart, in a J-Term dance class

By Summer Hornbostel February 4, 2021

When I was initially let into the Zoom for “Writing the Body,” music started blasting and I rushed to find what I had accidentally started playing on my computer, quickly realizing it was my instructor's...

“The Queen’s Gambit”: Walter Tevis’ fiery chess novel

“The Queen’s Gambit”: Walter Tevis’ fiery chess novel

By John Vaaler February 4, 2021

The most entertaining thriller I’ve read in months is by the author Walter Tevis, an Ohio University professor who died in 1984. The novel’s title: “The Queen’s Gambit” (1983).  Perhaps...

Cho-Liang Lin.

Cho-liang Lin brings intensity and vibrancy to Performing Arts Series

By Nina Ng February 4, 2021

When Cho-liang Lin picks up his violin, he brings it to life. Its wooden body transforms into a bright atrium, procuring delicate notes as his bow all but flies across the strings with vigor. Of course,...

All Online: A J-Term course uncovers online extremism

All Online: A J-Term course uncovers online extremism

By Charlie Deichman-Caswell February 4, 2021

On Jan. 6, I watched an attempted coup spurred by online conspiracy theories unfold at the nation’s Capitol; two weeks later, I began the J-Term class “Online Extremism: Theory, Research, and Practice.” Instructed...

‘The Secret History’: A murder mystery redolent of Middlebury

‘The Secret History’: A murder mystery redolent of Middlebury

By Charlie Keohane January 28, 2021

“The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation,” Donna Tartt writes in the opening sentence of “The...

‘drivers license’ finds crux of catchiness and honesty

‘drivers license’ finds crux of catchiness and honesty

By Nina Ng January 28, 2021

I remember spotting “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo on my YouTube sidebar. As musical trends often come and go, I brushed the recommendation off after giving the music video a 30-second try....

Recommendations from a winter interlude

Recommendations from a winter interlude

By Yardena Carmi January 28, 2021

For many Middlebury students, this past winter break was a strange interlude in a challenging year. It was a period that found me investing time and energy into concrete ways of lowering my stress...

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Direct Your Attention: Twitch’s resilient surge

By Owen Mason-Hill December 3, 2020
While many industries have been crippled by the pandemic, none has surged quite as much as online entertainment.

Ruby Bowman ’21.5 exhibits photo series “Behind Her Bedroom Door”

By Maria Kaouris December 3, 2020
“Scream in agony,” Ruby Bowman ’21.5 said in our FaceTime interview. “That’s what I’d tell the women I photographed.”
RIDDIM World Dance Troupe performed two shows from a tent behind Mahaney Arts Center as audiences watched in person, online and from a projection on McCullough Lawn.

RIDDIM World Dance Troupe Zooms in on Hip-hop, Kathak, and more

By Rain Ji November 19, 2020
Audiences joined the RIDDIM dance crew for their fall end-of-semester show “RIDDIM World Dance Troupe Zooms In” on Saturday, Nov. 14.
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Direct Your Attention: Dave Chappelle isn’t joking anymore

By Owen Mason-Hill November 19, 2020

It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of comedian Dave Chappelle’s imprint on our zeitgeist. Even calling him a comedian feels like the wrong title; perhaps activist or social commentator is...

Dave Chappelle’s recent special “8:46” built directly upon the surge of Black Lives Matter movements across the country this summer.  COURTESY PHOTO

Reel Critic: “Objector”

By Nina Ng November 19, 2020
“Objector” provides a new view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following 18-year-old Atalya Ben-Abba.
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