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Culture Plus: Violence, Love, and Beauty

Culture Plus: Violence, Love, and Beauty

I have recently found myself thinking a lot about violence. After seeing Mercury Fur last week and spending the weekend talking about works like Games of Thrones, The Walking Dead,…

Swattie Seeks Slumber: McCabe Third

Swattie Seeks Slumber: McCabe Third

Studies show–or TV tells me that studies show–that you spend one third of your life sleeping. For so much of the minuscule amount of time your flesh vessel exists on…

Chalk It Up: It’s Great to be a Florida Gator

Chalk It Up: It’s Great to be a Florida Gator

Last weekend, the Florida Gators won their third consecutive national championship. Over the past few years the Gators have had an incredible rise to the top of the NCAA. Before…

Mercury Fur Brings Violence, Beauty to the Stage

Mercury Fur Brings Violence, Beauty to the Stage

Mercury Fur is a cruel show. Well-acted by a small ensemble and beautifully designed, it has a vivid, ugly center. Set in a dystopian North Philly, its protagonist, Elliot, survives…

Nightwish Concert is “Endlessly” Thrilling

Nightwish Concert is “Endlessly” Thrilling

Since I was undoubtedly a huge fan of the new Nightwish album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, it only made sense for me to make sure I caught them live at…

Daredevil Breaks Impressive New Ground for Marvel

Daredevil Breaks Impressive New Ground for Marvel

Marvel Studios has been busy since Iron Man premiered in 2008. They’ve released 10 feature films and two television shows. Twelve more films are planned through 2019, along with four…

NBC’s One Big Happy: A Lesbian Sitcom?

NBC’s One Big Happy: A Lesbian Sitcom?

The cold open of the pilot episode of NBC’s new sitcom, One Big Happy, is jarring. The audience watches as Lizzy and Luke peruse shelves in a drugstore for a…

Chalk It Up: Bailie Key, 2016 Olympian?

Chalk It Up: Bailie Key, 2016 Olympian?

After the 2012 Olympics, one gymnastics blog decided to start a 2016 Olympic team prediction contest. I had to pick five members for the team and the all-around champion. I…

Microcosms of Wood: George and Mira Nakashima at Swarthmore College

Microcosms of Wood: George and Mira Nakashima at Swarthmore College

This post was first published on the author’s art blog: https://dartjournal.wordpress.com. Disclaimer: I monitor for the List Gallery regularly but I am not involved in the management or day-to-day running of…

Swat Visually: How Swatties Think About Diversity On Campus

Swat Visually: How Swatties Think About Diversity On Campus

As one student so perfectly put in their comment: “Diversity is a buzzword at Swarthmore.” We hear about diversity everywhere from our classes to Sharples, and it seems like the…

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