Arts

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

May 14, 2014

The Magna Carta, one of the most important historical documents, will be coming to the Clark Institute in September 2014. One of only four copies of the Magna Carta will be on display in an exhibition called “Radical Words: The Magna Carta to the Constitution,” coming this fall to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art […]

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First WSMA concert showcases energetic musical talent

May 14, 2014

On Saturday night in Currier Ballroom, the Williams Student Musicians Association (WSMA) organized its first event, a concert with performances by three student bands. The Jeff Daniel Project, Knockout Mouse and Gentlemen Art Thieves offered a variety of musical genres, great talent and a mellow atmosphere enjoyable for all in attendance. First to take the […]

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Mac Miller disappoints with decent yet lackluster ‘Faces’

May 14, 2014

Right now, Mac Miller (the nom de guerre of Pittsburgh native Malcolm McCormick) is one of the most interesting rappers around. Paradoxically, this is at least partly due to the fact that his early releases weren’t really “interesting” at all: little of Mac Miller’s breakout K.I.D.S. mixtape (or other comparable fare) suggested that he would […]

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‘Hateship Loveship’ charms with intimate, moving story

May 14, 2014

This week, Images Cinema is showing the indie drama Hateship Loveship, starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Hailee Steinfeld. Liza Johnson ’92, professor of art and chair of the American studies program at the College, directed the film. The basic premise of the movie – that of a scandalous relationship between a housekeeper […]

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NBC entertains at Goodrich with fun, spirited ‘Throwback’

May 14, 2014

Last Friday and Saturday, the College’s hip-hop dance group, Nothing But Cuties (NBC), performed in Goodrich Hall. The free performance marked the 15th anniversary of the group’s presence on campus, and appropriately had a “Throwback” theme, whereby the first half of dances paid homage to earlier eras in music. As this was NBC’s spring concert, […]

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Sankofa reveals new energy

May 14, 2014

Last Friday and Saturday in the ’62 Center, Sankofa displayed an engaging artistic journey in their show Prophecy. Choreographed, directed and performed by the Williams College Dance Department and Sankofa, the 16 dances were divided into seven sections and revolved around a central narrative that was introduced by Drill Sergeants Malkia Mouflet ’14 and Kenny […]

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Cap and Bells deftly approaches Stoppard classic

May 7, 2014

The 1993 play Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, is a daunting work to tackle, especially for the uninitiated. To start, understanding the play itself requires an understanding of Fermat’s last theorem, the rise of romanticism and Byron’s significance in the literary canon. Cap and Bells’ production of Arcadia, directed by Quinn Solfisburg ’14 last weekend in […]

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Student writers and poets showcase talent, creativity

May 7, 2014

  Last Monday evening, seven student writers – the winners of this year’s Bullock Poetry Prize of the American Academy of Poets (for best poem or group of poems) and Benjamin B. Wainwright Prize (for best short fiction) – read selections from their honored work at the English department’s annual student poetry and fiction reading […]

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Artist otherwise Known As…Izzy Davila ’16

May 7, 2014

You may know Izzy Davila ’16 by his chiseled features, eclectic sense of style and effervescent personality; or perhaps you’ve heard of the personal records he’s been running on the track lately in the 400-meter hurdles. But while running is a big part of his life, the sophomore studio art major does not let his […]

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The Knife surprises with bizarre yet joyful performance

May 7, 2014

Listening to Swedish electronic duo The Knife’s 2006 album Silent Shout is an auditory nightmare. Often likened to a soundtrack for a haunted house, the music is threatening, disorienting and paranoia-inducing, yet undeniably thrilling and fascinating. The first three tracks send the listener down the darker side of the rabbit hole, plunging him or her […]

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