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First-Year Show Masters Intense Content

By Sabine Poux, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

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

By Elizabeth Zhou

March 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

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...

Speaker on New Drug Discovery Methods

By Toby Aicher

March 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences, Showcase

Rockefeller University Professor of Chemical Biology Sean Brady gave a talk last Friday, March 18 titled “Watch Your Step: There’s New Chemistry Everywhere.” Brady uses a genetic sequencing approach to search for new antimicrobial...

Booking It: Song of Achilles

By Gabrielle Owens

March 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences, Showcase

Achilles. One of the most famous heroes in all mythology. He’s a hero of Homer’s Iliad, and he’s one of the most instantly recognizable names from Greek mythology. His fabled “Achilles heel” remains a colloquial expres...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Japanese Art Deco

By Connor Forrest

March 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

The first Japanese Art Deco exhibit to ever be held outside of Tokyo is open in the Middlebury Museum. Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945 uses an incredible breadth of mediums – including metalwork, ceramics, lacquer,...

The Bachelor Rundown: Final Rose Edition

By Cole Merrell

March 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Once every year or so, ABC graces us with a season of television unlike any other; one lucky man (or woman) has the opportunity to date approximately 25 mostly-white women (or mostly-white men), all desperate for love. As the...

Playwrights on Their Plays

By Aashna Aggarwal

March 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

What is the difference between color-blind and color-conscious casting? Though both concepts allow for more diversity on stage, the distinction between them is an important one to make. In using color-blind casting, a director...