Arts

An interview with James McCartney Reflections on his latest album “The Blackberry Train”

An interview with James McCartney Reflections on his latest album “The Blackberry Train”

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Arts Editor On April 7 James McCartney, the only son of former Beatle Paul McCartney, performed at Iron Horse Music Hall in downtown Northampton. For many years, he has been working in the music industry creating his own musical style. Currently, he is on tour forRead More

Spotlight on Voices and Visions- Global perspectives on peace

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor As the semester comes to a close, obtaining a sense of peace becomes a necessity for many Smith students and faculty. Voices and Visions, an online literary journal operated by Smith students and affiliated with the Kahn Institute, focuses its spring issue on theRead More

Creator of TV series An African City Nicole Amarteifio visits Smith to discuss filmmaking and representation

Creator of TV series An African City Nicole Amarteifio visits Smith to discuss filmmaking and representation

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor Some people avoid conversations with their Uber drivers like the plague, choosing instead, to ride in silence. Others take the opportunity to converse with surprising candor about things you wouldn’t normally talk to strangers about. Nicole Amarteifio, writer and director of the YouTube hitRead More

Sam Davis presents “In Our Own Words” in his powerful senior thesis

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor Every Smithie can agree that while Smith is historically a women’s college, the Smith community is not just a community of women. With the results of the Pathways Survey revealing that 13 percent of students identify as transgender or nonbinary, this brings about theRead More

Bakkhai: A modern retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy

Bakkhai: A modern retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Arts Editor On April 21 and 22, the Smith College Department of Theatre presented Anne Carson’s new version of Euripides’ “Bakkhai.” “Bakkhai” was the final play written by the Athenian playwright Euripides and premiered after his death at the Theatre of Dionysus in 405 B.C. SinceRead More

Ringing in the springtime with the Handbell Choir

Ringing in the springtime with the Handbell Choir

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor The Handbell Choir had their Spring Ring! Concert on April 23. The event was a short 45 minutes but the whole event was filled with breathtaking music. The performance was broken up into two sections, with different students participating in each one. As they switchedRead More

Senior concert dance review: Almost 100,000 hours

Senior concert dance review: Almost 100,000 hours

Arts April 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’19 Assistant Arts Editor On Friday, April 14, Smith College’s Dance Department held its annual senior dance concert. During the event, called “Almost 100,000 hours,” five seniors, Sophia Arnall, Dana Duren, Alison Marsh, Michaela Rohde and Alyniece Siemion presented their senior theses. Each thesis incorporated the choreographers’ distinctRead More

Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Arts April 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Arts Editor Lucille Clifton was born Thelma Lucille Sayles on June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York to Samuel L. Sayles Sr. and Thelma Moore Sayles. Clifton’s father worked in the steel mills outside of Buffalo and her mother worked in a laundry. Her father would tellRead More

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Assistant Arts Editor It is not an unusual thing for writers to collaborate. On Saturday, April 8, the Poetry Center held an event featuring the works of Karen Donovan and Maya Janson. Although advertised as a poetry reading, Janson stated that the event was not going toRead More

Five shows you should listen to on WOQZ

Five shows you should listen to on WOQZ

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

Cas Sweeney ’19 Associate Editor Are you looking for something new to listen to, or even something old? Do you want to hear amazing playlists crafted by Smithies? Tune into this list for suggestions on which shows you should make sure to catch this week. Hot Tub Advice Machine SundaysRead More