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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

Arts & Culture


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Niche Reads: Novels for history majors

If you struggle to find time to read for fun, 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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Reel Critic: “Ferrari”

Racing movies typically make for a fun time at the theater. Think “Rush,” Ron Howard’s moving 2013 Formula One drama starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, or “Ford v Ferrari,” the energetic 2019 blockbuster from James Mangold led by Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Those films follow sympathetic ...


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Polaroid Stories: A lens into the fringes of society

“Polaroid Stories,” a play by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Professor of Theatre Alex Draper was performed Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in the Seeler Studio Theatre in Mahaney Arts Center. The play focuses on at-risk youth coming of age in New York City, filtered through the lens of Greek mythology and ...


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Songs for the season: Seven holiday albums to wrap up the semester

It is no coincidence that Spotify Wrapped’s name is a nod to festive paper and that it tactfully cuts off its tracking in November to avoid Instagram stories dominated by a deluge of Christmas music. But why shouldn’t yuletide classics count as ‘real’ music? After all, the annual repetition ...


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Bom apetite! Dolci goes to Brazil

Following a successful semester debut in October, Middlebury’s student-run fine dining club, Dolci, made a captivating return to Atwater Dining Hall on Friday, Nov. 10 for its second dinner of the semester.


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INSPIRIT Dance presents: “What We Ask of Flesh”

Associate Professor of Dance Christal Brown and her dance company, INSPIRIT debuted its breathtaking and unique dance piece titled “What We Ask of Flesh” at the Mahaney Arts Center last weekend. The show took place Nov. 9–11 and was wonderfully abstract, eerie and thought-provoking. Brown’s ...


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Slipin Sips: Reflections on the Peripheral Wine Fair

“Slipin Sips” is a wine column written by Staff Writer Sam Lipin (hence the title, “Slipin”). As an amateur sommelier, Sam exists deep in the world of wine, particularly natural wine, and this column seeks to share the joy he finds in fermented grapes with the rest of the world.