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Philadelphia Art Museum Exhibition Offers Unique Connections Between Acclaimed Artists

Philadelphia Art Museum Exhibition Offers Unique Connections Between Acclaimed Artists

At the intersection of music, art, and dance; of the Bride (and the bride), chess, performance, and chance; of art, the audience, and reality; the observer finds the latest exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp is a…

Chicago Teacher’s Strike: Swat Alumni Talk Picket Lines and Politics

Chicago Teacher’s Strike: Swat Alumni Talk Picket Lines and Politics

Chicago Public School students returned to school last Wednesday after a 10-day standoff between Chicago Teacher’s Union representatives and city officials regarding salary, teacher evaluations, and class size. Among the teachers striking last week were two Swarthmore alumni working in Chicago public schools. The strike has been largely…

Frear to Fringe: Barkin ’12 Takes the Stage

Frear to Fringe: Barkin ’12 Takes the Stage

Flowers, candles, and a cross adorn the stage, surrounded by an audience full of mourning women. The lights go up and the drum gives a resounding trill. The backstage door opens, and out walks the Female Cuban-American Family Member: a general and all-encompassing character, yet so specific with…

“You Don’t Say!”: Rile Smith’s ’08 Takes Circus Arts to Philly Fringe

“You Don’t Say!”: Rile Smith’s ’08 Takes Circus Arts to Philly Fringe

Preparing for a rehearsal Tuesday night, Lauren Rile Smith ’08 adjusted trapeze bars, secured a hanging lyra (a…

This Weekend in Philly: the Live Arts and Fringe Festivals

This Weekend in Philly: the Live Arts and Fringe Festivals

This weekend kicks off the Live Arts/Philly Fringe Festival, a theater and dance extravaganza that draws performers and…

Places to Go, Carrels to Reserve: Our Favorite Spots at Swat (And Beyond!)

Places to Go, Carrels to Reserve: Our Favorite Spots at Swat (And Beyond!)

As you arrive at Swarthmore, you’ll begin to explore the campus’s large lawns and close amenities without any…

International Perspective: Blogging the First Days in the USA

International Perspective: Blogging the First Days in the USA

Countdown: T-minus 7 days. I don’t think I’ve actually processed I’m going to college yet. I don’t think…

Damask Press Presents ‘Chronic, Chronos, Kairos’

Damask Press Presents ‘Chronic, Chronos, Kairos’

On Friday, Damask Press celebrated the release of Jacob Russell’s new chapbook Chronic, Chronos, Kairos. Damask is an…

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