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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,…

Julia Bryan-Wilson ’95 on Academia and Art History

Julia Bryan-Wilson ’95 on Academia and Art History

Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson ‘95, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California at Berkeley, recently gave a talk titled “Cecelia Vicuña and the Problem of Thread.”…

Art, Nudity, and Porn: Zieroff’s Back Door Befuddles and Entertains

Art, Nudity, and Porn: Zieroff’s Back Door Befuddles and Entertains

Trigger warning for descriptions of nudity and sex. Under the pseudonym of Jasmine Zieroff, Brian Sanders presented The Back Door, a FringeArts dance-theater production in Philly. There are two minute…

Welcome Play Educates and Entertains

Welcome Play Educates and Entertains

“Are you a dude?” “No!” “Right on!” This scene from the Welcome Play featured a genderqueer character meeting their roommate for the first time. Added to the script last year,…

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