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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024

Arts & Culture

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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. 


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 ...

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Polaroid Stories: A lens into the fringes of society

“Polaroid Stories,” a play by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Professor of Theatre Alex Draper was performed Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in the Seeler Studio Theatre in Mahaney Arts Center. The play focuses on at-risk youth coming of age in New York City, filtered through the lens of Greek mythology and ...