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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Arts & Culture


Reel Critic: “Tár”

At the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Martin Scorsese made one of his regular pronouncements on the state of cinema when he presented writer-director Todd Field with the Circle’s Best Film award. “The clouds lifted when I experienced Todd’s film, ‘Tár,’” Scorsese said. Referencing ...

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Crossword 3/9

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be posted here on Friday, 3/10 on noon. Good luck!


From the Archives: On divine love and the book as an artifact

Enveloped in deep maroon velvet, with ornate embroidery weaving floral patterns across the cover, spine and back, “Les Spirituelles Délices de L’Âme Pénitente en L’Amour Divin” is a pleasure to look at. This stunning book was published in Paris in 1608, and Middlebury received it as an anonymous ...

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Niche Reads: Novels for Gender Studies Majors

If you struggle to find time for fun reading, 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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3/2 Crossword!

Here is this week's crossword! Solutions will be posted here at noon on Friday, March 3rd. Good luck!

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From the Archives: In defense of Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Special Collections team offered a collection of old Valentine’s Day cards that have been acquired throughout history for this week’s “From the Archives.” These cards not only showcase the evolution of Valentine’s Day as a holiday, but also the evolution ...


Halftime Show Review: Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna?

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is the zeitgeist of our time — the last true spectacle that can provide years of conversation fodder for people with even the tiniest pop culture inclinations. In September of last year, when Rihanna, one of the biggest artists of all time, was announced as the Halftime ...

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Reel Critic: “The Pale Blue Eye”

When “The Pale Blue Eye” was first announced in early 2021, the film’s most immediate appeal was its fusion of subject matter and setting. Cooper intended to bring Gothic atmospherics to bear on a 19th-century military school in the remote Hudson Highlands, an eerie pairing that would evoke Poe’s ...

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The most important things we learned over J-Term

By the end of the fall semester, winter break is much needed. However, the rest we enjoy over those three weeks can easily turn into boredom. A restlessness to get back to campus sets in even though students might not be quite ready to manage the stress of a full-blown semester.

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Valentine’s Day Arts Roundup

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I bring to you the artistic representation of love in all its forms — platonic, romantic and self-love — through music and film. Whether or not you had a Valentine, it’s not too late to appreciate love’s omnipresence in our lives here on campus.


Slipin Sips: introduction to natural wine

Yes, I may have discussed beer and mead in the first edition of “Sip on this” — and I will continue to in the future — but I don’t want to stray too far from what I want this column to be about: wine. The world of wine is vast and confusing, and the goal of this column is to connect budding ...