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An exploration of heartbreak in new Dirty Projectors album

An exploration of heartbreak in new Dirty Projectors album

Arts March 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

  Laura Green ‘18 Arts Editor Dirty Projectors’s self-titled album spares no details in revealing the tumultuous break up between frontman Dave Longstreth and his former bandmate and girlfriend Amber Coffman. After more than a decade of consistently changing members under the leadership of Longstreth, Dirty Projectors now consists ofRead More

“La Vita E Bella” movie review

“La Vita E Bella” movie review

Arts March 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Contributing Writer The year is 1939 in the Kingdom of Italy. Guido Orefice, (played by Roberto Benigi), recently arrived in the city to work with his uncle in a restaurant. Upon arrival, Guido falls in love with Dora (played by Nicoletta Braschi), a woman who isRead More

Interview with Grammy nominated artist Vanessa Carlton

Interview with Grammy nominated artist Vanessa Carlton

Arts March 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Contributing Writer On 7 Mar. 2017, the town of Northampton has the pleasure of welcoming Grammy nominated artist Vanessa Carlton. One of Carlton’s stops on her tour is The Iron Horse in downtown Northampton. Carlton’s tour is in support of her new album Liberman Live. AsRead More

Pleasant, Polished Pop- a review of The Head and The Heart’s “Signs of Light”

Pleasant, Polished Pop- a review of The Head and The Heart’s “Signs of Light”

Arts March 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

  Phoebe Little ‘20 Contributing Writer “Signs of Light,” released on Sept. 9, 2016 is The Head and the Heart’s third album and its first release with Warner Bros. Records. The album shifts away from the band’s previous indie-folk sensibility to a more mainstream pop sound. The band’s “Signs ofRead More

“The Handmaiden”- A story of betrayal and romance set in 1930s colonial Korea

“The Handmaiden”- A story of betrayal and romance set in 1930s colonial Korea

Arts March 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

  Danielle Colburn ’20 Assistant Copy Editor “The Handmaiden,” directed by Park Chan-wook, is a psychological thriller based on the Welsh novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters. While “Fingersmith” took place in Victorian England, Park Chan-wook ingeniously adapted the novel’s premise to 1930s Korea, which existed under Japanese colonial rule. TheRead More

A Companion to My Otherness – Maria Callas 101

A Companion to My Otherness – Maria Callas 101

Arts February 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Contributing Writer For most people, childhood is filled with trips to the toy store, afternoons watching cartoons and playing outside. Yet, not all children have this experience. For Patrick Donnelly, poet laureate of Northampton, childhood was a time for opera. Exposed to opera at an early ageRead More

“Loving” Celebrates Humanity In Cinematic Adaptation Of Loving v. Virginia

“Loving” Celebrates Humanity In Cinematic Adaptation Of Loving v. Virginia

Arts February 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

Emily Luong ’20 Contributing Writer On Feb. 17 and 18 at Weinstein Auditorium, SEC presented “Loving,” a film that captures a monumental event in the Civil Rights Era. “Loving” depicts Richard and Mildred Loving not as mere plaintiffs and namesakes behind the landmark civil rights Supreme Court case, but asRead More

Bodies as Canvases – Masterminds Behind the Scenes

Bodies as Canvases – Masterminds Behind the Scenes

Arts February 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Contributing Writer It takes valiant effort and athleticism to dance barefoot on the tips of one’s toes, high- demi pointe (in dance speech). Yes, there is no doubt that being a dancer requires high degrees of strength and perseverance. Yet it is the choreographer that creates theRead More

Bebe Miller Lecture Series: Syntax and Flow

Bebe Miller Lecture Series: Syntax and Flow

Arts February 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Contributing Writer Bebe Miller recently joined the Smith  community as the 2016-2017 William Allan Neilson Professor. Hosted by the Department of Dance, Professor Miller will deliver three public lectures and performances in a series. On Feb. 3, Miller presented the first of these public lectures. The titleRead More

“To the ones who dream”– A review of “La La Land”

“To the ones who dream”– A review of “La La Land”

Arts February 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Jenny Ly ’18 Contributing Writer For that person in your life who dislikes musicals because characters inexplicably launch into song and dance at several key intervals, I recommend you take them to see “La La Land” anyway. You are in good hands with writer-director Damien Chazelle. In an interview withRead More