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Best Kept Secret: A Curator Talks about the Laguna Art Museum and Her Career in the Art World

Best Kept Secret: A Curator Talks about the Laguna Art Museum and Her Career in the Art World

Grace Kook-Anderson is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Laguna Art Museum, a museum whose mission is to display the talents of California-based artists. As someone whose field of…

Murakami’s Newest Novel Explores Self-Perception and Trauma

Murakami’s Newest Novel Explores Self-Perception and Trauma

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage might be Haruki Murakami’s most elegant novel. It’s a distillation of one of his favorite themes – the construction of self-identity and…

Introducing Swat Visually

Introducing Swat Visually

For such a small school, you would think we’d all know a little more about each other. Of course, then again, we are Swatties. Swat Visually is a weekly data…

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,…

Self-Care at Swat: An Introduction

Self-Care at Swat: An Introduction

Welcome to the first in a series of articles about self-care at Swarthmore! It is my hope that this column will help start a conversation about the importance of self-care…

Culture Plus: On Arts and Politics

Culture Plus: On Arts and Politics

Last month, Alyssa Rosenberg, a favorite writer of mine, wrote in the Washington Post about the intersection of arts and politics. “The great political strength of art,” she wrote, “is…

An Unexpected Summer Romance: Love at the Art Institute

An Unexpected Summer Romance: Love at the Art Institute

Ah, summer romance. Finding that charmer who puts butterflies in your stomach, the sensitive type who reads you their poetry—it’s common college-age and young adult behavior to develop one of…

Ten Summer Movies Worth Your Time

Ten Summer Movies Worth Your Time

While some fools may argue that summer is a time for frolicking outdoors with friends and family, I believe that summer is for sitting alone in dark movie theaters. Who…

Fighting the Freshman FOMO

Fighting the Freshman FOMO

You’re about to go to a school full of passionate, fascinating, funny people. But what if none of those passionate, fascinating, funny people want to hang out with you? This…

Outlander Breaks New Fantasy Ground

Outlander Breaks New Fantasy Ground

For a show that has literally been called the “feminist answer to Game of Thrones” (you never disappoint, Buzzfeed), Starz’s’ Outlander bears little resemblance to HBO’s fantasy epic. The temptation…