Middlebury Alumni Win Big at Oscars

Middlebury Alumni Win Big at Oscars

By RILEY BOARD

February 28, 2019

Brian Currie ’83 received his Oscars this Sunday after several awards for “Green Book” accumulated over the last several months.

Second Annual Spencer Prize Contestants Talk Privilege, Identity

Second Annual Spencer Prize Contestants Talk Privilege, Identity

By RILEY BOARD

February 28, 2019

This year's Spencer Prize finalists connected a concept they learned in a Middlebury class to something they cared about.

91st Academy Awards: No Host, No Problem

By MAGGIE PERROTTA

February 28, 2019

The first time in 30 years that the show has gone host-less, leaving the “Best of Hollywood” to lead themselves, crack their own jokes and be their own timekeepers.

Yamiche Alcindor Recounts a Career of Asking Tough Questions

Yamiche Alcindor Recounts a Career of Asking Tough Questions

By HANNAH BENSEN

February 28, 2019

Alcindor reports stories about civil rights injustices and police violence.

The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER

February 28, 2019

“The Underground Railroad” highlights plantation cultures and the interstate economics of recapturing escaped slaves and returning them to their legal “owners.”

J-Term Class Untangles History of Police Power

J-Term Class Untangles History of Police Power

By ELSA KORPI

February 21, 2019

Visiting Professor Amit Prakash taught the Winter Term course “Policing the Globe.”

Reel Critic: ‘Cold War’

By RILEY BOARD

February 21, 2019

'Cold War' makes stunning use of mirrors, in shots that had audience members faintly gasping.

The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER

February 21, 2019

If I am honest with you, the author of this work is everything I’ve ever wanted to be: a smart, paid and recognized writer who addresses issues of race in her writing without being beholden to them (and who has a solid plan B for a career, just in case). In this debut collection of short storie...

Poet and Painter: Connections Between Chopin and Debussy

Poet and Painter: Connections Between Chopin and Debussy

By JOHN VAALER

February 21, 2019

Paden’s interpretation of Debussy and Chopin highlighted the two composers’ similarities in color and technique, but also their stark differences — Chopin’s restlessness, Debussy’s obliqueness.

What is Overdrive?

February 21, 2019

The Middlebury College Libraries have recently acquired dozens of new audiobooks on the Overdrive platform. Try them out at go/overdrive/.

Reel Critic: Eighth Grade

Reel Critic: Eighth Grade

By OWEN MASON-HILL

February 14, 2019

Bo Burnham's directorial debut was chosen by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of 2018's Top 10 Films.

The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER

February 14, 2019

“Becoming” is everything you’d expect from the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. It is a thoughtful, conscientious and well-crafted memoir that studies the first years of her life in Chicago, her arrival to undergrad at Princeton University in New Jersey, the ways she navi...

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