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Monday, May 16, 2022

Arts & Culture


The Librarian is in

The first time I read this work, at 14 or 15, I had an extremely limited understanding of colonialism. But I returned to it, twice, years later, having met a variety of African people and having visited the continent twice. If you did not cross paths with “Things Fall Apart” in high school, the ...


Reel Critic: 'Ad Astra'

In a futuristic, intergalactic setting, "Ad Astra" explores the limits of our solar system as well as the complexity of human consciousness.


Newsroom influencers: CrossFit

Here at Arts & Academics, we spend our time in the newsroom covering the cultural happenings on campus. But what about the latest phenomena in the online world? These topics often enter our conversations while editing the section, and we thought it was about time to let you all in on the fun. Each ...


The Librarian is in

Brilliant. Having the opportunity to listen to it read by the author on the very first days of 2019’s Black History Month was a special and meaningful treat. Published to mass acclaim, author Ta-Nehisi Coates — and Middlebury College French Language Schools alum — writes a letter to his son, Samori, ...


Off-Broadway babies: Potomac Theatre Project

So, you want to be a Broadway star? For a few chosen Middlebury students, this dream becomes a reality each summer with the Potomac Theatre Project. The Potomac Theatre Project, or PTP/NYC, is a Middlebury Theatre Department program that allows undergraduate students to be a part of the professional ...


The Librarian is in

Katrina Spencer is a Literatures & Culture Librarian in the Davis Family Library. In summary: A great listen for anyone interested in examining and undoing the impacts of toxic black masculinity. This album is the most striking I’ve encountered from recent memory and I mean that in reference ...

The Setonian

‘Let There Be Dance’: Senior Dance Theses Dazzle

“Chosen Family,”  — the senior dance thesis that Caleb Green ’19, Lucy Grinnan ’19.5 and Maggie Phillips ’19 put on at the Dance Theater in the Mahaney Center for the Arts rocketed beyond the gray solar system of human predictability.