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Playwrights on Their Plays

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

Chicago Shows Despicable Power of Press

By Finne Murphy

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Murder, fame and the unsettling relationship between the two were the subjects of this year’s J-term musical, Chicago, which sold out for every show. The classic American work, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred E...

Performing Arts Spotlight: Women of Will

By Connor Forrest

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

If you made plans to leave campus this weekend, cancel them. Don’t have any? You do now. First, you will witness one of the most captivating trumpet prodigies of our time, Bria Skonberg, on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center...

Playwrights on Their Plays

By Abigail Walton

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

We live in a world today that is growing rapidly more aware of the way it approaches issues of gender and sexuality. Despite some continuing controversies, there is an increasing acceptance of not only discussions of sexuality,...

Booking It: Half Bad

By Abigail Walton

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Dark and twisted in its portrayal of a feud between Black and White witches, Half Bad by Sally Green has been sold in 42 countries, and the film rights were snatched up almost instantly by Fox Entertainment Group after its pu...

Soule Monde Charms Crowd at 51 Main

By Devin McGrath-Conwell

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Music has long been a source of community. Concerts have a way of bringing a cross-section of people together to appreciate the art unfolding before them. Middlebury is no exception to this tendency. With a population made up...

Poetry Celebrates Interfaith Traditions

By Elizabeth Zhou

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Last Thursday, Jan. 21, above the faint hustle and bustle of Crossroads Café, students, faculty and staff took the stage to take part in a night of poetry and spoken word performances. Organized by MOSAIC, Middlebury’s Interfaith...

One Life Left: Dungeon of the Endless

By Brandon Cushman

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Your ship is shot down in orbit over an uncharted planet. You and one other shipmate manage to make it onto one of the remaining escape pods and are sent careening toward the planet’s surface. Unlucky for you, the escape pod...