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Returning to Walden

As our winter break draws near, many of us are probably thinking about the ample free time to finally read for pleasure. The question of what books to read will undoubtedly come up, and for that I have a solution. Take a few days to return to one of those Great American Classics and think […]

W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) was a German writer, academic and emigrant. Though his written language was German, he taught only in England and held positions at both the University of Manchester and the University of East Anglia. He wrote four novels (and supervised their translation into English), as well as a number of poems, essays […]

Modern Dance: Performing Life

I’ve never been one to understand Modern dance. Before coming to Conn, the only dance I was really exposed to was classical and modern ballet. Like many other Conn students, I discovered modern dance for the first time when I came to Conn. For many people, myself included, modern dance is hard to understand. Why […]

Good Ol’ A Cappella

With families and friends galore, the weekend of Harvestfest at Connecticut College was, as usual, a big hit. To kick off the activities, the ever so popular and loved a cappella groups at Conn performed on Friday night, Oct. 9. The weather outside was rainy, and lightning lit up the windows in Harkness Chapel, but […]

Swift Explores New Sound on 1989

1989. How do we know we’re hearing Taylor even if it’s unlike any of her past albums? Taylor’s voice is obviously a commonality, and everything is still emotionally charged, wild and excited; the feeling of the album hasn’t changed much, either. We can always rely on Taylor for attitude—just watch the “Blank Space” music video. […]

Ears Open: Rock fan, Andrew Rich, dives head first into the world of album reviews. The catch: He has no idea who the band is.  No clue? No problem.

Ears Open: Rock fan, Andrew Rich, dives head first into the world of album reviews. The catch: He has no idea who the band is. No clue? No problem.

When I began thinking about writing this column, I realized that choosing to listen to a band that I had never heard of was going to be difficult. I like to consider myself a reasonably open-minded and diverse music fan. On the same iPod where there is Black Sabbath, Rush, Deep Purple, Metallica and AC/DC, […]

Faculty Dance Concert 2013

The 2013 faculty dance show opened with drums. Susan Connelly’s Bantaba got the audience moving in their seats to the lively West African dance, featuring 11 Conn women who had come together to rehearse once a week for this performance, which included a stupendous drum solo. The second piece was Lumens by Professor Lisa Race. “I was […]

Dutch Tavern: A New London Staple

Dutch Tavern: A New London Staple

This week’s column will concern New London’s oldest drinking establishment: Dutch Tavern. First opened in 1933 (following the end of Prohibition), “the Dutch” is now among the most storied spots downtown. For an impressive eight decades – decades which have seen the city of New London undergo substantial political, economic and demographic changes – this […]

A reaction to “Tunneling: a live audio – video – interactive – sculptural performance” by Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky

A reaction to “Tunneling: a live audio – video – interactive – sculptural performance” by Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 7, Professor Nadav Assor and Daniel Davidovsky performed their collaboration, Tunneling, to a small audience of Connecticut College students and professors in Myers Studio. Before the piece began – before even Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department David Dorfman introduced the event that was about to […]

The Human, Communal Nature of Art

The Human, Communal Nature of Art

Two new exhibitions have recently been installed in the art galleries in Cummings, one by Sophie Kahn entitled “Shards,” and another by Alex Rubio called “Abstract Experiment.” Each is an excellent example of art’s human (and I don’t just mean that figuratively) and collaborative, communal nature. Kahn is a New York-based artist who explores digital […]