Arts

Interview with alumna and filmmaker Desiree Akhaven ’07

Interview with alumna and filmmaker Desiree Akhaven ’07

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

Eleanor Igwe ’17 Staff Writer Let’s start with the basics. What house did you live in while you were at Smith? Let’s see. I was in Wilder my first year, Northrop my second year. I went abroad for my third year and then the Friedman house. Did you work onRead More

Pompeii at Smith: New exhibit at Lyman Plant House complements the museum’s “Villas of Oplontis”

Pompeii at Smith: New exhibit at Lyman Plant House complements the museum’s “Villas of Oplontis”

Arts April 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

  Danielle Colburn ’20 Assistant Copy Editor On April 1, the Lyman Plant House unveiled its new exhibit, “Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants” to the public. This exhibit compliments “The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii” at Smith’s Museum of Art, which is composed of sculptures, jewelry, building fragmentsRead More

Jenny Owen Youngs brings JOY to Smith

Jenny Owen Youngs brings JOY to Smith

Arts April 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

  Becca Damante ’17 and Demarree Ruthrauff ’18 Staff Writer and Contributing Writer Self-proclaimed “singer, songwriter and natural history enthusiast,” New Jersey native Jenny Owen Youngs is a force to be reckoned with. Owen Youngs took the stage at Smith College in Oct. 2015 as part of a panel onRead More

Rhythm, beauty and performance- Xánath Caraza on writing as a bilingual poet

Rhythm, beauty and performance- Xánath Caraza on writing as a bilingual poet

Arts April 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor Xánath Caraza, a renowned poet, author and artist, integrated nature and art into a poetry reading on March 30 in Seelye 207. Originally from Xalapa, Veracruz, México, Caraza writes in Spanish, English and sometimes Nahuatl. Caraza recited a total of six poems; each poemRead More

Hair in the Shower Drain – Problem Solving Through Art at Smith College

Hair in the Shower Drain – Problem Solving Through Art at Smith College

Arts March 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

Phoebe Little ’20 Contributing Writer As a college student, it’s important to find a work/life balance. When people are busy and stressed out, self-care often is the first thing to go. Self care is important because it’s easy to get burnt out by studying all the time and never takingRead More

Blank Disc: What T. Swift Has Been Hiding From Us For Three Years!

Blank Disc: What T. Swift Has Been Hiding From Us For Three Years!

Arts March 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Assistant Arts Editor Taylor Swift’s 2014 album, “1989,” received high reception upon its release. Twelve-year-old Swifties rejoiced to the allure of “Shake it Off” and fourteen-year-olds saw their dreams come true in “Wildest Dreams.” Yet, the Taylor Swift Recording Team forgot an important bonus track that containsRead More

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