Archive by category Arts

Arcelus in the House…of Cards

Warning: contains spoilers Sitting in our beds, struggling to stream Netflix on the Conn Internet, there is a tendency to look at the actors and actresses in our favorite shows as having attained success instantaneously, somehow jumping straight from childhood onto the silver screen. We don’t think of them as college students, majoring in political […]

Bienstockaroo!

Have you bought your tickets yet? ’Tis the season to spend the money you’ve saved on a weekend full of groovy music, great vibes and unexpendable company at the summer’s best music festivals. Unbelievably incredible beats await, but you have to know where to find them. There’s, like, a ton of peeps who are on […]

Let me Take a #Selfie

In a great Seinfeld episode, the gang uses the phrase ‘yada, yada, yada’ to abridge stories and downplay suspicious behavior. The colloquial is still commonly used in a similar fashion, and it is pertinent to the story in this article. This is not to say that what happened on a rainy Tuesday is of the […]

Two Lines Oblique, Straightened & Repaired

Two Lines Oblique, Straightened & Repaired

George Rickey (1907-2002) is an American kinetic sculptor. After completing a degree in History from Balliol College in Oxford, England, Rickey traveled through Europe and became fascinated by the art he encountered. Against the will of his father, who was an executive at the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Rickey went to Paris to enroll in […]

Breakfast on Bank Street (and Elsewhere, too)

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, no matter what time it is. Luckily for Conn students, there are a number of restaurants that serve so-called “breakfast foods,” (a.k.a. the only foods) around the clock. Muddy Waters Café, Bean & Leaf, and Washington Street Coffee House are among the closest restaurants to campus with […]

Under the Canopy of Good Tunes

Under the Canopy of Good Tunes

The greatest irony of this weekend’s Canopy Dance was its lack of a performance by Canopy, perhaps the hippest and raddest of the current MOBROC bands. A self-proclaimed “world famous band,” Canopy has played shows all over campus, including Cro, Earth House, Coffee Grounds, the Barn and at several open mic nights. The band, formerly […]

Highlights from the Senior Art Minor Show

Highlights from the Senior Art Minor Show

The senior Art minor and all student show ran from March 24-April 1, with a reception on Wednesday, April 16. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from an impressive exhibition. The Voice’s own Julia Cristofano depicted the inner workings of the human body through anatomical drawings, prints and a delicately embossed paper […]

Staying a Night in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Staying a Night in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Our story, rented from the Wes Anderson Library of Quirk and Imagination, begins with a trip to a cemetery. The physical book, true to Anderson form, opens to a chapter detailing an author’s first arrival at the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968. Layered throughout these fictitious pages is a story about Zero Moustaga (F. Murray […]

Louise Nevelson’s “Untitled,” Unkempt

Louise Nevelson’s “Untitled,” Unkempt

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was an Abstract Expressionist and conceptual artist who emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1905. Living in New York City, Nevelson connected with key art figures over the course of her education and career, including Kenneth Hayes Miller, Kimon Nicolaides, Hans Hoffman, Diego Rivera and Chaim Gross. These artists exposed […]

Anything but Convention

Anything but Convention

This past weekend, you might have heard rich sounds of salsa music flooding South campus. The source? Mayra Valle’s senior thesis, which kicked off three beautiful Palmer performances with an interactive Salsa Casino dance in Castle Court. Ticket holders and passers-by could wander through a sea of vibrantly dressed dancers and become a part of […]