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Review of Xanadu

Review of Xanadu

On Friday night in Page Commons, before an excited audience, Nora Hill `18 quoted Leonard Bernstein, “To achieve greatness, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Director of this year’s One Week, she then proceeded to introduce Xanadu as a fun and ridiculous musical that doesn’t take itself seriously. And it was exactly that. Filled with […]

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The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

As the self-proclaimed “Painter From Maine,” Marsden Hartley’s new exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art delivers a complex set of emotions and images pertaining to Maine. Inspired by transcendentalist thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau, Hartley creates a narrative about his home state that is equal parts beautiful and dark. His complicated relationship with Maine is laid out […]

TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Riverdale is the CW’s steamy new crime series that has teenagers everywhere reeling. It’s a dark reinvention of the Archie Comics, complete with a bizarrely twisted plot and a sweltering crew of fresh-faced cast members. The show takes place in the shadowy town of Riverdale following the mysterious disappearance of a beloved football player. It is up to Archie and […]

by Micaela Reilly· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: My Tweed Stranger

Pen to Paper: My Tweed Stranger

Heather ran as fast as she could with one shoe on. Her loose black hair waved like a flag behind her encouraging the gang behind her. She could taste her blood, hear her heart sing, and feel that person’s hand in hers. Who was this person? A stranger. Heather met him five minutes ago during her shift volunteering at her […]

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Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

13 reasons why this show is unhealthy

By Tanya Kureishi and Cleo Aukland 13 Reasons Why, the new Netflix series about a girl explaining the 13 reasons behind her suicide, aired in March, yet there is still much controversy surrounding it. The show is based off of the original 2007 book Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher. The show is set in a high school with […]

First creative writing open mic held in pub

Poetry readings, pizza, appetizers, and good conversation graced the English department’s first creative writing gathering and open mic night, hosted this past Monday, May 1, in Colby’s Blue-Light Pub. While ExPRESS poetry often hosts open mic nights in the Mary Low Coffee house, the sponsoring of an open mic night by the English department where students present their own work […]

The Barking Dog

The Barking Dog

Detective Inspector Kalt was not typically in his office on Friday evenings. He preferred to be home with his wife, having a nightcap and reading the paper. On this particular Friday evening, when light from the streetlamps shone on the grubby rug in horizontal lines, Detective Kalt rubbed his temples with tired hands. What a week. He found himself saying […]

Review: Late, a Cowboy Song

Last Friday, April 21, faculty, students, and admitted students crowded into Runnals Theater to watch the opening night of Late, A Cowboy Song. The performance traces the lives of Crick and Mary, a couple in Pittsburgh who have supposedly been in love since age eight, but have struggled with their relationship recently. Crick appears alarmingly possessive over Mary, and Mary […]

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]