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Fifty Shades Darker continues to stigmatize BDSM

Fifty Shades Darker continues to stigmatize BDSM

The sequel to E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker , which came out on Feb. 10, was awful. The movie, based on the novel of the same name, was torn apart by Manohla Davis of The New York Times: “Soon, though, the individual scattered titters and excited murmurings began to shift and to harmonize as skeptics and […]

RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

RISD professor discusses artistic relationship between art and words

An eclectic collection of artists and writers grouped into a classroom in Diamond on Tuesday Feb. 21 to listen to Jennifer Liese of the Rhode Island School of Design speak about writing and art and how they connect. It was a discussion of how artists express themselves with both visual and textual components. Liese studies artists’ writing “as a kind […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

Looking for something with more depth than The Bachelor? Here’s a show about The Bachelor

For those of us putting off work for two hours on Monday night to collectively sit and watch the infamous Bachelor, the question always arises: how much of this stuff is real? And by “real,” the accurate term would be “produced.” The Bachelor and The Bachelorette attract their fans with a cocktail of catfights, revealing clothing, and lots of drama. […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

Stop Kiss play tackles heavy themes in romantic plotline

The daring and original play Stop Kiss opened at Colby this weekend, showcasing an original plot and heartfelt acting. Produced by Colby’s student-run theater group Powder and Wig, Stop Kiss features an intimate cast led by Chelsea Regan ’17 and Kaylee Pomelow ’19, and directed by Kelsey Book ’18. Stop Kiss is the story of two New York women who […]

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Original musical Lost With You draws full house despite snowstorm

Last Thursday night, in the raging snowstorm, the musical Lost With You drew a large crowd to Runnals Theater. There was a full house. The play, an original piece by students Katie Monteleone ’18, Joshua Lutian ’18, and Ben Brougham ’18, spanned nearly an hour long and through song, dialogue, and dance enacted the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) lives of a […]

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga sings subtly political halftime show

Lady Gaga took the stage at the halftime show for Superbowl 51 in Houston, Texas and did not disappoint. Gaga and football fans alike praised the show for its quality vocals, high energy, and creative choreography. The performance began with a staged leap off the top of the stadium following a mashup of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Colby Museum shows off new exhibits in Open House

Last Thursday evening, the Colby College Museum of Art invited Colby students, faculty, and members of the greater community to a lively—and snowy—Spring Open House. The Museum organized several hours of activities as part of a celebration of their new exhibitions, all geared towards welcoming new art enthusiasts and reintroducing past museum-goers to new exhibits. The unrelenting snowfall that day […]

by Jacqueline Betz· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: 1.12.17

Pen to Paper: 1.12.17

I am longing for dark penumbra, a space where speculation becomes only the echo in the hollow spaces of my body. My favorite parts of myself are the one comprised of negative space, where my fingers fit in around my bones, so I can feel the solid substance of myself, can feel it disappearing. That Saturday it came back again, […]

by Esther Mathieu· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The ones that pay more than a Hamilton

The excitement was palpable. People stood in lines waiting to get into the theater, craning their necks, standing against the black silhouettes of the Schuyler sisters. Stressed staff members directed the crowd into the theater in long, twisting lines. The lobby was packed, teeming with audience members buying pre-show cocktails and merchandise and braving the line for the bathroom.  Near […]

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Is La La Land seeking an award for best escapist film?

In these troubling times, sometimes all we want is to go to the movies and escape the real world for a while. La La Land, a nickname for the bright and shiny city of Los Angeles, takes its audience on a colorful trip to what appears to be the 1940s but is actually modern day Hollywood. The film’s two protagonists […]

by Maddy Albert· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment