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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

The making of FLOTUS and POTUS– Review of “Southside with You”

The making of FLOTUS and POTUS– Review of “Southside with You”

Arts February 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

  Patience Kayira ’20 Contributing Writer On a balmy Chicago summer morning, a young, flirtatious 27-year-old Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) invites 25-year-old Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) on a “non-date date” to a community center meeting in the Southside of Chicago. Michelle, an attorney at a corporate law firm, strictly meansRead More

“The Walking Dead” Season Seven Is Different From Anything We’ve Seen Before

“The Walking Dead” Season Seven Is Different From Anything We’ve Seen Before

Arts February 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Sarah Camey ’18 Contributing Writer SPOILER ALERT. Over the break, I, like most of you, caught myself up on some of my favorite TV shows. One of my said favorites is, of course, The Walking Dead (TWD). TWD is a thriller which consistently keeps the audience guessing about the welfareRead More

Murder, Mystery and Madness – A Review of Amherst Musical: Sweeney Todd

Murder, Mystery and Madness – A Review of Amherst Musical: Sweeney Todd

Arts February 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Contributing Writer On Jan. 27, the frigid winter air set a fittingly ominous tone for the opening night of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at Amherst College’s Powerhouse. As the show started, there was flash of amber light and the sound of an organRead More

BBC’s “Sherlock” Unveils its Deepest Secrets with a Dark Series Four

BBC’s “Sherlock” Unveils its Deepest Secrets with a Dark Series Four

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

Emily Luong ’20 Contributing Writer Very rarely does a television show premiere three 90-minute episodes per season every few years, yet British television show “Sherlock” continues to be a huge success among both critics and fans with this strategy. Even with an unconventional three-year hiatus from the small screen, theRead More

Who Will Take Home The Gold? – “La La Land” vs. “Moonlight”

Who Will Take Home The Gold? – “La La Land” vs. “Moonlight”

Arts February 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

Erin Batchelder ’17 Contributing Writer On Jan. 24, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences announced the 2017 Oscar nominations. With a staggering 14 nominations, “La La Land” tied with “Titanic” and “All About Eve,” for most nominations for one film. If history holds any weight, there is a chanceRead More