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IFC’s “The Birthday Boys” Returns for a Second Season

IFC’s “The Birthday Boys” Returns for a Second Season

The Daily Gazette recently got the chance to speak with two cast members of IFC’s The Birthday Boys, a sketch comedy show that just returned for its second season. Executive…

Medea: A Current Interpretation of an Ancient Tragedy

Medea: A Current Interpretation of an Ancient Tragedy

“Euripedes is like the Quentin Tarantino of Ancient Greece,” said Alessandra Occhiolini ‘17, who plays Medea in Robinson Jeffers’s free translation of the eponymous play. This weekend, director Joshua Wolfsun…

Filmmakers Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon talk Queer Collaborations

Filmmakers Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon talk Queer Collaborations

Earlier this week, Swarthmore welcomed Academy Award nominated director Todd Haynes and producer Christine Vachon with “Queer Collaborations.” This two-day Sager Series event kicked off with a screening of one…

9-5 in the Arts: Alumni Discuss Careers in the Art World

9-5 in the Arts: Alumni Discuss Careers in the Art World

Students here are known for being intellectual powerhouses. As a result, it comes as no surprise that a large number of graduates go on to attend graduate school or take…

Lecture Explores Past and Future Arab Spring

Lecture Explores Past and Future Arab Spring

Four years after the beginning of the protests throughout the Arab World, many are struggling to understand the effects of this phenomenon.“These kinds of waves where some unprecedented rupture from…

Jillian Banks: Music’s Open Secret

Jillian Banks: Music’s Open Secret

26-year old singer song-writer, Jillian Banks, could be called 2014’s best kept secret. Then again, with her debut album — a 60 minute collage of pulsing love, lust, and anti-love…

Gone Girl: A Thrilling Translation from Page to Screen

Gone Girl: A Thrilling Translation from Page to Screen

Gone Girl opens on the back of a woman’s head. It’s blonde and glowing, and its owner slowly turns around to gaze at the camera. It’s a brief but entrancing…

The Unified Field: Filmmaker David Lynch Displays his Painterly Roots

The Unified Field: Filmmaker David Lynch Displays his Painterly Roots

David Lynch may be the world’s premiere filmmaker of dark interiority. He’s known for films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, which use unsettling, painterly images to explore how…

Art Through Dialogue: Krie Alden Lets Her Audience Speak

Art Through Dialogue: Krie Alden Lets Her Audience Speak

Art exhibitions tend to be one-way dialogues in which the artist attempts to convey a message to the viewer. The viewer is separated from the work and artist by formality…

Xiaolu Guo Explores Class, Gender, and Globalization through Film

Xiaolu Guo Explores Class, Gender, and Globalization through Film

“I never made one film in film school,” said Xiaolu Guo at her talk in the LPAC cinema on Thursday, September 25. “I was so much in love with literature,…

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