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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…

Wolf in White Van: Outline of a Scorched Life

Wolf in White Van: Outline of a Scorched Life

John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a person without a future exploring the past. It’s narrated from the point-of-view of Sean Phillips, a man with a…

Week in Pictures: Musical, A Capella, BBQ, and more!

Week in Pictures: Musical, A Capella, BBQ, and more!

This past week on Swarthmore College’s campus: the “Sharples” Musical, Grapevine Concert,Catherine Kehoe and Susan Lichtman lecture, Han BBQ, and the Crum Creek Meander says goodbye. Click here to open…

Sharples: The Musical Dishes Out Humor, Romance, and Songs about Pasta Bar

Sharples: The Musical Dishes Out Humor, Romance, and Songs about Pasta Bar

This weekend students can catch a musical performed in Olde Club about the ups and downs of a true Swarthmore staple: good old Sharples Dining Hall. The play focuses on…

Swat Visually: Where Students Feel Unsafe on Campus

Swat Visually: Where Students Feel Unsafe on Campus

As a precursor, I would like to point out some major flaws in this week’s data (I’m sorry, is my Anthropology major showing?): 1. There were only 47 responses 2.…

Broken Hearted Dreamer | The V Word

Broken Hearted Dreamer | The V Word

We’ve all been there. Whether we are wondering about an outfit, a paper we are working on, or a potential love interest, we all have those times where we need…

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): The Last Movie You Will Ever Need to See

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): The Last Movie You Will Ever Need to See

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one of the few works of media to have left me in stunned silence. First off, if you’re a cinephile, stop reading…

Newsies: The Kings of New York (and everywhere else)

Newsies: The Kings of New York (and everywhere else)

“Each generation must, at the height of its power, step aside and invite the young to share the day. You have laid claim to our world, and I believe the…

K.I.N.K: The One Where We Discuss BDSM

K.I.N.K: The One Where We Discuss BDSM

Welcome to the third installment of K.I.N.K. (Katharsis In New Krevices?), where we’ll be introducing BDSM. There are so many different terms for navigating power dynamics! Submissive, dominant, top, bottom,…

Getting Serious about Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and Psychology

Getting Serious about Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and Psychology

“The good news about being seventy is that things could be worse. The bad news is that they will be.” As cartoon editor at the The New Yorker magazine, it’s…