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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 […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]

Archer Dreamland review

Archer Dreamland review

Adam Reed’s Archer season seven ended with a gut punch. So much so that the show itself wasn’t guaranteed to continue. But, in the tradition of long-running adult cartoons, it’s back. Following the continued trope of detective-noir, this season is set in the 1940s in both fictitious and literal Dreamland—in Sterling Archer’s head—rather than the ambiguous vintage-modern mix of previous […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy: female empowerment never gets old

Buffy the Vampire Slayer sounds a bit ridiculous, if we’re being honest. It comes across as  campy, childish, and the makeup consists, in the beginning seasons, of masks and yellow contacts. Even the name “Buffy” is fictional and entirely 90s. But it’s also one of the greatest television shows of all time. It features, as promised by the title, Buffy […]

Love second season out March 10

Love second season out March 10

Looking for the next binge-able TV show? Love, a ten episode Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust which came out February 2016, is about just that. Love. It’s nuanced, coated with layers of internal struggles and relationship pains. The second season comes out on Netflix on Friday, March 10.The show begins with two bad breakups for Mickey (Jacobs) […]

by Cleo Aukland· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

Underdog Moonlight takes best picture amid Oscar mix-up

The seats were filled at the Oscars on Sunday night. As many considered this year to be an extraordinary movie year, with a wide range of dark, fun, political, and engaging movies out in theatres. What many critics considered to be an Oscar-underdog Best Picture on Sunday night. This win was well-deserved for the Moonlight cast, production, and crew. The […]

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 […]

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 […]