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The Setonian

The music of J-term students shine in class and performance

Author: Virginia Harper This past January, several Middlebury students had the unique opportunity to participate in a Winter Term class, "Performing Chamber Music," under the guidance of Su Lian Tan, associate professor of Music. The course, which has been offered in previous years, brings together ...


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Watch This Space

Author: Sheila Seles Slip on your moccasins, comb your faux-hawk into place and get ready for the show that has fashionistas from coast to coast cheering. "Project Runway", the latest brainchild of entertainment mega-moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein (with help from super-model Heidi Klum), airs on Bravo ...


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Sideways Review

Author: STEPHANIE DOSCH I am not a wine connoisseur, so after seeing Alexander Payne's "Sideways," I decided to do a little research. A good Pinot Noir, I discovered, is complex and flavorful, yet delicate, full-bodied and rich, but not heavy, has the texture of liquid silk and is high in alcohol. Other ...


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Blowin 'Indie Wind Low The Great Destroyer

Author: Richard Lawless What do you love about New York City? We all love something about it, even if it is the simple act of loving to hate it. It's the city of myth and mystery, and of course, the city that never sleeps. Yes, New York tends to make an enormous and lasting impression on everyone who ...


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Seniors dance the night away at the CFA

Author: Alex Hay Julia Basso '04.5 and Kate Stamper '04.5 presented their collaborative senior work, "Transient Networks," Friday and Saturday nights in the CFA Dance Theatre, choreographing and performing in solos, duets and group pieces that aimed towards "integrating the themes of science, art, and ...


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Blowin'Indie Wind

Author: Richard Lawless, Arts Editor Album titles tend to be characteristic of their respective genre. Hip-hop albums revel in gnomic statements ("Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told"); World albums are obsessed with bland, utopian euphemisms ("Surprise Dream"; "Rain Without Boundaries"); Jazz albums ...


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Watch This Space

Author: Sheila Seles If you happened to pass by a TV in the last week you probably already know that VH1 has unleashed on the world I Love the 90s: Part Deux. The premise of the show is simple - there is one hour-long episode for each year in the decade. A bunch of comedians, actors and musicians talk ...


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Garden of earthly delights

Author: Chris Grosso Pictures of surreal, Aztec-like encampments. Close-ups of vibrantly colored and silicone-preserved flowers. Snap shots of Claude Monet's water-lily park. Pin-hole prints of whooshing dandelions, and intimate, portraits of private estate backyards. Even images of the little planters ...


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"Epitaph" graces Hepburn Zoo

Author: Ben Salkowe "Insanity," muttered one individual walking out of Epitaph, a sketch comedy originally performed by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner and which made it's college debut in the Hepburn Zoo last weekend under directors Elizabeth Somes '06 and Rachel Dunlap '06. The one word review could ...


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BLOWIN' INDIE WIND The Futureheads

Author: Richard Lawless People like their music to be uncomplicated, straightforward and fun. Cue the Futureheads. They didn't make my "Best of" list, but I only had six slots, so that was a problem in and of itself. Certainly the Futureheads didn't impress me with their artistic endeavors, but they're ...


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Diverse groups set musical bar high

Author: Andrea Gissing At times it seems as though every third student organization is some form of music ensemble, particularly of the a cappella persuasion. Towards the end of the semester, everywhere one turned there was a sidewalk chalking or a poster announcing another show being put on by one ...


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Watch This Space

Author: Sheila Seles Publicly, Middlebury may be known for its rigorous academics and first-rate winter sports, but those of us who live on campus know Middlebury's true character - it's a horrible place for TV. Some luddite rule forbids us from getting cable in our rooms unless we live in senior housing. ...


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Redford Reexamines Reality of Relationships

Author: Sara Granstrom and Jackie Hurwitz With the snarl of an airplane engine, James Redford's "Spin" takes the classic family drama beyond conventional expectations. Based on the novel by Middlebury College graduate Don Axinn '51, the film explores the nature and endurance of human ties of blood and ...


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The Reel Critic

Author: Matthew Clark Spike Lee's latest joint, "25th Hour," is the first film I have seen set in post-9/11 New York. There is an American flag blowing or hanging in every scene, reminding the viewer that America and events bigger than ourselves will continue. It is a tragic movie about the 24 hours ...


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Blowin' Indie Wind

Author: Erika Mercer Remember the Everlasting Gobstopper - that multi-colored, totally irresistible candy treat manufactured by the wacky Mr. Wonka? That ideal, never-ending confectionary wonder that was sure to sizzle nasty Slugworth?Well, the Gobstopper has been trumped. Slide down a chute into James ...


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Study Abroad Images Grace The Grille

Author: Hans Manzke For many Middlebury students, the study abroad program presents the opportunity of a lifetime. While immersed in a foreign language or a specific country's culture, there comes, very rarely, the occasion to experience a brief moment in time that one will remember for the rest of ...




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