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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 […]

Ricky Rozay Drops New Record

Ricky Rozay Drops New Record

It’s been a tough couple of years for the Teflon Don, to say the least. In January of 2013, Rick Ross was the victim of a drive-by shooting, although he was not seriously injured. A few months later, he lost a lucrative sponsorship from Reebok after some of his lyrics in rapper Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” […]

Moving Company

Moving Company

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22, Connecticut College’s Dance Club showcased its spring performance, entitled “Moving Company” in Myers Studio. The performance was approximately an hour and a half in duration, and showcased the technical ability and choreographic visions of dance department students. “Moving Company” offered its audience an eclectic […]

High 5’s: An Alternative Sports Bar

High 5’s, located at 318 State Street, presents patrons with one of the most distinct bar experiences in New London.  Decidedly part of New London’s “alternative” bar scene (which also includes Oasis, 33 Golden Street and, prior to its unfortunate closure, the EL N GEE), this establishment nonetheless identifies foremost as a sports bar – […]

The Engine Room: Beers, Burgers & Bourbon

Laden with Pinterest-inspired decorations and rustic furniture, Mystic’s Engine Room is the new sweet spot for all-American comfort food. Serving up America’s most cherished dish, the burger, the Engine Room provides a natural and hip yet historic atmosphere in their refurbished marine engine building.  Not your average burger joint, this restaurant has a few personal […]

The Snubbery Awards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to be a cinephile. The Academy Awards closed in on us as fast as the racecars in Rush. To help us through this time of need, in case we did not pay the $14 to watch Judi Dench’s face on a movie screen (which I did, and it […]

Searching for  Seinfeld:  Current Day

Searching for Seinfeld: Current Day

“What if Sinefeld is still on tv today?” It is a question begged by weird Twitter iconoclast @Seinfeld2000, whose online persona is so strange, so honest, so detached from and yet at the same time completely attached to reality, that I think he might be writing the definitive history of American pop culture as we […]