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Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Isao Takahata is Studio Ghibli’s dark horse, living proof that there’s more to it than Hayao Miyazaki. Although Ghibli and Miyazaki are often treated as synonymous, it’s difficult to overstate…

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

At first I loved the idea of being a “Swattie.” There’s a comfort in labels and communities, that — especially for a very intimidated freshman — made college feel that…

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

This past week at Swarthmore College: a talk on the digital humanities, analyzing paintings, Engineering students race robots, and women’s soccer plays at the NCAA Tournament in Montclair University! Click…

Walnut Street Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” Whisks Audiences Into a Magical World

Walnut Street Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” Whisks Audiences Into a Magical World

Mary Poppins is one of those rare musicals where children and grandparents alike will applaud no matter what happens onstage. The moment Mary Poppins soars above the stage: applause. After…

Production Ensemble 2014: MAD FOREST Photos

Production Ensemble 2014: MAD FOREST Photos

Here’s a sneak peak at the 2014 Production Ensemble: Mad Forest, by Caryl Churchil. Mad Forest opens November 14th at 8PM, and has shows on November 15th at 2PM and 8PM and…

More Than Just a Dream: Fitz and the Tantrums

More Than Just a Dream: Fitz and the Tantrums

At the Electric Factory last Friday night, Fitz and the Tantrums got off to an exhilarating start on the fourth day of their tour. Opening band Big Data brought a…

Dramaturgy Thesis, “The Imperial House,” Explores Relationships and Space

Dramaturgy Thesis, “The Imperial House,” Explores Relationships and Space

The Imperial House, Nathan Siegel ’15’s Honors Dramaturgy Thesis, was performed at Swarthmore and in Philadelphia this weekend. A group of Philadelphia actors, ranging from their 40s to their 70s,…

2 Girls 1 Column: Coming Back from Sexual Mishaps

2 Girls 1 Column: Coming Back from Sexual Mishaps

Though last week’s column on sexy playlusts might have led you to believe that sex is always going to be sunshine and sensual rainbows, we’re going to get a little…

Self-Care at Swat: How to Say No

Self-Care at Swat: How to Say No

“Can you help me with this problem set? I’m stuck on #7.” “Do you have time to talk? I could really use a friend.” “Are you free to go over…

Professor Huang Ling Envisions a More Human-Centered China

Professor Huang Ling Envisions a More Human-Centered China

“Chinese urbanization over the past 30 years is comparable to Western countries’ urbanization over 200 years,” Huang Ling remarked during her lecture “The Role of Neighborhood Community in Urban Development…