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Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Arts & Culture


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Reel Critic: “Uncharted”

With quippy dialogue, physics-defying action and a sense of swashbuckling enthusiasm pervading its every moment, “Uncharted” succeeds as an exciting adventure film that perfectly captures the spirit of its gaming inspiration.


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WRMC Radio Roundup — Energizing the semester

Nothing is more iconic than starting an album with “Boom Boom Pow.” I grew up listening to Fergie with my aunt, so rediscovering The Black Eyed Peas has been really fun. Their music has great beats and is really fun to dance to.


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An Interview with Midd’s littlest student

Maybe you have no idea who or what Little Man is, or maybe you just want to learn more about him, but either way, read on for a personal interview with the figurine of the moment and a look behind the curtains at his creators.


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Direct Your Attention: Euphoria’s conspicuous unrealism

“Euphoria” is a difficult show to watch. 17 year-old girls overdose on heroin. Parents assault their children and sexually assault their children’s underage friends. Families are dysfunctional at best and downright dangerous at worst. But for all its drugs, violence, trauma and emotional torture, ...


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Nobuntu: Singing, Dancing and Healing

Nobuntu could have been enjoying the frequent sun and 80 degree days that usually mark this time of year at home; instead, they chose to travel up to Vermont’s winter bite to perform for the Middlebury community on Feb. 18.


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Reel Critic: “Nightmare Alley”

“Nightmare Alley,” del Toro’s latest film, is no different. This noir updates the acclaimed 1947 original by offering a richly textured immersion into the dangerous, and often frightening, world of mentalism.


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Reel Critic: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the final chapter in director Jon Watts’ Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) trilogy starring Tom Holland as the Marvel web slinger, represents the best and worst of the modern-day blockbuster.


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In defense of a mostly beautiful world

“Beautiful world, where are you?” is the title of Sally Rooney’s third novel and the question that the protagonists ask as they re-evaluate themselves and their place in an increasingly troubled society.


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Spin Doctor: Dope Game Stupid

Like a video game, the narrative of “Dope Game Stupid” is fast-paced and hyperreal, with Wolf at the center of its hero’s journey as he describes the moral dilemma of finding himself reliant on drug-dealing to support his family.


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Middlebury Alum Maria BC set to perform at South by Southwest

Recent Midd alum, Maria Bobbitt-Chertock ’19.5, known by their stage name Maria BC, has been signed to the major music festival South by Southwest (SXSW), which will take place from March 14–20, 2022 in Austin, Texas. “I’m most nervous about actually playing because I have terrible stage fright. ...


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“She Kills Monsters” plays D&D in front of a sold-out audience

The last faculty production of Middlebury College Department of Theatre’s Fall 2021 season, “She Kills Monsters,” combines imagination and reality at their finest. When Agnes' parents and younger sister, Tilly, suddenly die in a car accident, Agnes’ once normal world is flipped on its head. ...


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Reel Critic: “The Power of the Dog”

In Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog,” the first film from Academy Award winning director Jane Campion in twelve years, Benedict Cumberbatch transforms into cattle rancher Phil Burbank with a brilliance that is matched only by the quality of the film itself.