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1989: Taylor’s big debut in pop music

1989: Taylor’s big debut in pop music

We all know Taylor Swift as an iconic, all-American beauty with the voice to match. Her heartfelt, southern-vibed songs have helped her become a household name and a consistent figure in the top charts. So it makes sense that her most recent release, 1989, was highly anticipated and heavily publicized all over the world. Inspired by the decade of her […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
A chat with the director for the upcoming show “Orlando”

A chat with the director for the upcoming show “Orlando”

Silks hang languidly from the beams above Strider Theater and pool in varying shades of cream about the stage. Actors mill about donning Elizabethan ruffs and corsets. Assistant Theater and Dance Professor Todd Coulter jumps up on stage and calls for everyone to circle up. “It’s going to be a good, long schlep today,” he says as he runs the […]

by Brandon Blackburn· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Special screening celebrates director Robert Altman

Special screening celebrates director Robert Altman

The film culture of Waterville, Maine is far underrated. As hosts of the Maine International Film Festival, local movie buffs ensure that some pretty incredible events take place in Central Maine on a regular basis. This past Saturday, Nov. 1, Railroad Square hosted a screening of Altman, a bio-documentary on filmmaker Robert Altman, and brought his wife, Kathryn Reed Altman […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

Kill The Messenger weakened by its cinematography

In 1996, the San Jose Mercury News writer Gary Webb published a series of investigative articles entitled “Dark Alliance,” revealing that the CIA supported cocaine trafficking in order to raise funds for weaponry to use against the Nicaraguan government. Webb’s ground-breaking stories led to the demise of his own career and personal life, as the media turned against him and […]

by Megan Lasher· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
About That Elephant on addressing the unsaid

About That Elephant on addressing the unsaid

Go into the store of your deepest, darkest secrets, the ones that you are so anxious about, you try your best not to think about them. Select one that you would just as soon forget. Have you found one? Good. Now you are going to explain it. You are going to talk about every mortifying detail of it. Oh, and […]

Visiting photographer puts lens on Chicano movement

Visiting photographer puts lens on Chicano movement

At age ten, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez entered the offices of the Arizona Daily Star carrying a shoeshine box. “Times were so different. You could have a kid wandering in off the street,” Galvez said, referencing himself. From this point on, Galvez immersed himself in the world of journalism, entranced during this first visit to an editorial space. “I […]

by David DiNicola· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
A jammy, sweet and reasonably priced shiraz to share

A jammy, sweet and reasonably priced shiraz to share

Of the many wine regions in the world, Australia stands as one of the youngest, with the first vine cutting brought over in 1788. However, the land down under has since become a force to be reckoned with, currently serving as the fourth largest wine exporter in recent years. In a nation literally overflowing with great wine, Penfolds stands among […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Crowded and underwhelming

Crowded and underwhelming

    On a chilly fall night, Colby students wandered from all across campus down to the Athletic Center for the Verge Campus Fall Tour 2014 featuring Chance the Rapper. By the time I got there (which was at 10 on the dot—dinner with my parents went over time), the line snaked outside of the gym and down the sidewalk. […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

The College’s Department of Theater and Dance has been working hard this semester to create works that explore culture, creativity and performance. Much of the work is student-driven, and it all culminated during Homecoming weekend as eight groups performed a diverse range of pieces that spanned over a number of different styles. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Department of Theater […]

by Izzy Zaidi· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Reflections on Alex Katz’s painting “Camden, Maine”

Reflections on Alex Katz’s painting “Camden, Maine”

Winter is coming, bringing its dark hues of grey and blue. White snow will cover the trees, the ground and the top of one’s head; it will carry with it an endless chill, one that even Colby’s somewhat unreliable dorm heating will not be able to abate. The image of such a dreary day is juxtaposed to an oil painting […]

by Haley Eazor· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment