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Is It Art? New Breed Goes Digital

Author: Chris Grosso My co-editor Abbie Beane and I love the global artistic community. Our mission has been to infuse your imaginations with some artistic vision. Her original column - Is It Art? - has become a staple of The Middlebury Campus. Each week she presents an alternative and minority art ...


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Literary Picks

Author: Edward Pickering Edmund Blunden is not among the most famous poets of the First World War, a distinction reserved for Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Isaac Rosenberg and possibly Edward Thomas. Blunden, it is fair to say, dispels a gentler light than these luminaries. ...


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Spicy Dance Fiesta By Matteson

Author: Chris Grosso The audience is sitting in a circle on the Dance Theater floor. The intimate arrangement encompasses two men dressed in three-quarter black pants and sleeveless white-collared shirts. They glide around the arena with the grace, poise and confidence of a matador on the onset of combat. ...


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Nirvana via Classical Music Julia Fischer's Take on Perfection

Author: Hans Manzke At its best, music can take you somewhere you wish you could be. Regardless of whether that's in your past, present or future, each note has the intrinsic ability to pick you up from where you are and put you down somewhere else. As a form of expression it exists alone. It can be ...


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Middlebury Chamber Singers Sing of the Moon

Author: Zoey Burrows The Middlebury College Chamber Singers recently performed their fall concert, a sophisticated and poignant presentation of some of the College's most talented student voices. The concert incorporated a refreshing array of composers, languages and subject matter. The group sang about ...


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'Natural History' Composes Its Future

Author: Erika Mercer I caught him just as he was about to down a plate of scrambled eggs. But Max Tepper, vocalist and guitarist for the Brooklyn-based band, The Natural History, kindly informed me that the eggs could wait, and we launched into a conversation about the creation and inspiration of the ...


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The Reel Critic

Author: Matthew Clark "Finding Nemo" is one of those animated movies you don't have to be a kid to enjoy. Watch it with your little brother, your college buddies or your folks, and I guarantee a good time. It's an animated epic. Through pink jelly tentacles, riding on a turtle's back on the EAC (East ...


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Photographer Exposes Social Issues Through Portraiture

Author: Chris Grosso Vincent van Gogh once said, "I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." Artists have the ability to take the living and use it in a certain way to produce art, and it is their work that leaves us to ponder about ...


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I Fagiolini Cooks Up Corals and Character

Author: Abbie Beane If it had not performed in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, one may have been hard pressed to tell I Fagiolini, a distinguished English choral ensemble, apart from a group of experienced actors and actresses. Not only did the ensemble's performance on Thursday night ring with ...


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Is It Art?

Author: Abbie Beane Sure mom always told you not to play with your food, but most of you are in college now and that means it's time to move beyond all of those pre-packaged ideas - so to speak. The beef this week? Ground chuck meats art, and yes, that spelling error was intentional. Just when you thought ...


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Saunders Honored with New Professorship

Author: Chris Grosso The term "Arcadia" is reserved to identify a special place of simple pleasure and tranquility. Arcadian landscapes have furnished countless paintings and served as backdrops to pastoral poetries. To characterize a region in such a way is a testament to its magnificence. For almost ...


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'High Life' Steeped in Stunts, Rich in Reasoning

Author: Abbie Beane "Man it's a lot of pain, it's a lot of pain," persisted the first track and what should have been the title track of the film "High Life," as stout-hearted kayakers crashed into the rushing falls of the wild West and skiers hurled themselves over formidable mountain precipices, ...


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The Art of Decorating -Yourself

Author: Zoe Burrows As a sophomore Feb, I really didn't know what to expect from the Halloween season at Middlebury College, but as it turns out, it was anxiety city! Beginning the week I felt more than a little apprehensive about what was to come. Would there be candy to eat? What was I to wear? And ...


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Cowboy Mouth Ropes in Emotions

Author: Laura Rockefeller Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll were all part of the show in this weekend's production of Sam Shepard's wild play "Cowboy Mouth." The production, directed by Sarah Peters '04 in the Hepburn Zoo Theatre, was a passionate and intense roller-coaster ride of emotions, propelled by live ...


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Hiway Freeker Plays to Halloween Freak Show

Author: Daniel Wolf Roda Hiway Freeker made its long-awaited return to the Middlebury "jam" scene to celebrate the night of demons, goblins and just general scariness, playing last weekend in Johnson. There was no charge to get in, only a strict costume requirement, so we went dressed as newspaper reporters ...




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