Arts & Entertainment

Musings of a young fangirl, an Oscars live blog

Please read this while listening to the song “Roar” by Katy Perry. 7:04 p.m. Ahh, the Red Carpet segment. Where ABC officials poke into the vibrant, intelligent minds of male filmmakers and actors, question them about their art forms and their visions for the future, then turn to their female co-stars and ask about who made their gowns. This year […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Reflecting on a month of anatomy, an artist’s take

As an art major coming off of a fall spent abroad, I was excited to bring back with me all the inspiration I had gathered during my four months traveling through Europe. Having enjoyed an endless array of beautiful vistas, museums and architecture, the creation of my own artwork took a backseat to the viewing of others. For that reason, […]

by Terry O'Connor· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Museum features contemporary black artists throughout February

Fish dangle amidst shadows and dark foliage in three* Joseph Norman lithographs which were on display during the first week of February at the museum. It is an odd image, put into context by the title, Strange Fruit; a grim homage to the Billie Holiday song lamenting the lynchings of African Americans during the 1930s. Throughout the month, the museum […]

by Wilder Davies· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Something to be desired, Fifty Shades of Mediocrity

“More…Oh yeah…Fill me up,” I told the concession stand workers as they prepared my large popcorn and medium Diet Coke. What they didn’t know was that I would also soon be feasting upon the two large boxes of candy smuggled within my large winter coat. But it was absolutely necessary. I was about to embark on a cinematic odyssey of […]

by Caroline Ferguson· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

currents7 artist sculpts photographs in sand

The newest exhibition at the Colby Museum is called currents7: The seventh installment of the Currents installations at Colby. It is a collection of photography and sculpture by artist Elizabeth Atterbury. The Portland-based artist has extended her mainly photographic practices into sculpture, creating a show that is dynamic in its exploration of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. Upon entering the […]

by Lindsay Freter· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Sundance with Cronkite

A few days after I returned from Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival JanPlan, the wonderful professor who took our class out West, Phyllis Mannocchi, asked me into her office for an interview-style final exam. She greeted me with a pleasant “How are you adjusting to life back at Colby?” An adjustment indeed it has been. Over the […]

by Pete Cronkite· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Why absolutely everybody should see Selma

I loved Selma. I loved everything about it. I loved that it took such a crucial historical event and brought it to life. I loved that it didn’t implement the Hollywood convention of a “white man savior” in a movement that didn’t have one. I loved that there were female characters like Coretta Scott King (Carmen Ejogo), who actually got […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Student musicians improvise with popular jazz melodies

This Saturday in the Given, the Colby Jazz Band performed to a full house under the direction of Eric Thomas. The program handed out to the audience had an interesting front cover that said, “Outsourcing: It’s not Plagiarism, It’s a Compliment!” For maybe the first time at Colby, copying someone else’s work is not academic dishonesty, but instead a common […]

by Sarah Boland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Interstellar explores human condition in deep space

By David DiNicola and Clint Ross “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Dylan Thomas’s poem of the same name is repeated a number of times in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar—and rightfully so. The movie is a spectacle to say the least. With an incredible cast and an intricate and dynamic storyline backed by groundbreaking special effects, Interstellar […]

by David DiNicola· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Dear White People: a great concept poorly executed

I wanted to like Dear White People. I was so excited, upon seeing the trailer, that the big screen would finally be filled with people discussing racism by pointing out microaggressions and addressing some of the systematic racial issues that undoubtedly still exist. However, the film didn’t do its topic justice. The photographic and editing tactics were completely off, and […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment