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Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Artist, urban planner, musician, community organizer—a jack-of-all traits—Theaster Gates joins us on Mayflower Hill as the first inaugural Lunder Institute Artist in Residence. Made possible through the generous contributions of Peter ’56 and Life Trustee Paula Lunder, Gates’s residence this year will see through the mission of the newly established Lunder Institute of American Art to engage his practice and […]

Coming to Terms with IT

Coming to Terms with IT

The 2017 rendition of Stephen King’s novel, IT, brings a world-renowned thriller back into the spotlight. The highly-anticipated film, which broke the box office record for highest-earning September release, is on pace to have the top-grossing opening of all R-rated movies according to Warner Bros. As of Sept. 18, it has grossed $219 million. Critics have eaten IT up so […]

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Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

They won’t miss me. I won’t miss them. It is a mutual feeling, unsaid but completely understood — I don’t give a damn about you. Mother, I will not miss you. I will not miss you Dr. Warren Bernerd and your team of devilishly handsome psychology fellows. Really, I will miss nothing about that office of yours. More specifically, I […]

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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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Hartley’s new exhibit in the Colby College Museum depicts scenes of Maine. Above is the center of the exhibit and behind are various landscapes by the painter himself.

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 […]