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Reel Critic: “Maestro"

He is only two films in, but Bradley Cooper seems to have already found his thematic sweet spot as a director. “A Star is Born,” the 49-year-old actor’s 2018 directorial debut, swept audiences away with its music-centric retelling of a classic Hollywood romance, making a movie star out of Lady ...


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Beyoncé’s boots were made for strutting

During an otherwise unremarkable third quarter of Super Bowl LVIII, Beyoncé announced a forthcoming album, identified as “Act II,” to be released on March 29. The Queen used a cheeky Verizon ad appearance to prove the internet can “B broken” when she said the commercial’s closing words: “Release ...


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Takacs Quartet impresses listeners of all ages

The arrival of the Takács Quartet, heralded by The New York Times as “one of the world’s greatest string quartets,” has been highly anticipated since the group’s genre-bending performance as a part of the Middlebury Performing Arts Series nearly two years ago. The group made its return to campus ...


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Coffee and Art: Catie Raishart at Little Seed

At Little Seed Coffee Roasters, the specialty latte flavors aren’t the only things that change with the seasons. Along with the shift from sweet potato pie to sugar and spice, Little Seed regularly swaps out the artwork that adorns its walls. This month, the artist in the spotlight is Catherine “Catie” ...


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Mid(d)winter movie recs

Time off from school and proximity to multiple Cinemark theaters meant I got to catch up on some of the latest movie releases over winter break. From a sultry English summer story in “Saltburn” to two very different takes on a New England winter, I’m recapping three new films. 


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Niche Reads: Novels for history majors

If you struggle to find time to read for fun, this is the spot for you. Niche Reads recommends novels that relate to academic (or other) interests so you can explore a new book while still feeling productive. Check back each week for more cool books!


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Reel Critic: “Ferrari”

Racing movies typically make for a fun time at the theater. Think “Rush,” Ron Howard’s moving 2013 Formula One drama starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, or “Ford v Ferrari,” the energetic 2019 blockbuster from James Mangold led by Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Those films follow sympathetic ...