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Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Arts & Culture


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007 Double Feature: Craig’s Emotional Farewell to Bond

“No Time to Die” is a big movie — big in budget, big in story and big in spectacle. But for the 25th film in the 007 series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and featuring the last of five turns as James Bond for star Daniel Craig, nothing plays a larger role than the beating heart at its center: ...


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Conjuring Spirits in “The Dreaming”

Words may not be able to describe how I feel about Kate Bush, but I can still try. A breakout star in Britain at age 19, Bush made her name with thematically sprawling concept albums and interpretive dance.


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Radio Roundup: Sonic delights for Halloweekend

My favorite album to listen to at Halloween has to be “Impeccable Blahs” by Say Hi. Not only is it perfectly melancholy to compliment the rainy autumn weather, but it is also almost entirely about vampires. Think “Juno” soundtrack meets “Twilight.”


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Language Tables return to Redfield Proctor after 18 months on Zoom

“Hi, everyone, and welcome to Language Tables,” a cheery voice called from the top of the stairs in Redfield Proctor. “We are back for the first time since March 10, 2020.” The voice belonged to Amanda Coccia ’22, one of the co-managers of Language Tables. On Monday, September 27, she was ...


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Students off campus face transportation and communication troubles

For the cohort of students living off campus this year, getting to class is not a breezy five-minute stroll from their dorm room. Many juniors living at the Marriott, the Inn on the Green or Bread Loaf have felt let down by inconsistent transportation to campus and a lack of clear communication from ...


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Reel Critic: “The Year of the Everlasting Storm”

At this week’s Hirschfield International Film Series screening, audiences were transported back to the brink of the Covid-19 pandemic to relive its uncertainty. An anthology film of seven distinct shorts by seven global directors, “The Year of the Everlasting Storm” chronicles the human condition ...


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Controlling chaos in “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider”

The satisfaction that comes from watching a Rube Goldberg machine in motion is something that is hard to properly replicate. A window slams shut, causing a tennis ball to bounce off a table into a cup that pulls a string, lifting a seesaw just enough to knock a line of dominos over until one falls off ...


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(Not So) Special Interest Houses

A unique part of the Middlebury experience is the opportunity to live in an academic or special interest house where students pursue a common interest and share it with the campus community. These include 10 language houses, the Queer Studies House, Self-Reliance and InSite, as well as special interest ...


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Spin Doctor: Feeling fatigued

If one were looking for a word to sum up 2021 so far, “fatigue” would be a good candidate. It is also a fitting title for the second album from classically-trained polymath L’Rain, a New York City native and associate curator at the nonprofit arts center MoMA PS1 by day. A sonic collage of samples, ...


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‘Makerspace’ for Sewing and Sustainable Fashion unveiled

Molly Grazioso ’23.5 spent the final months of this past summer renovating a room in The Annex to become a makerspace for sewing and clothing upcycling projects. The space opened for the first time this past Saturday, Oct. 2. Grazioso got the idea for The Studio, as she is calling the room, when ...


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Art Museum unveils new exhibit on Protest Art

After seeing “An Incomplete History of Protest,” an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Middlebury’s Chief Curator & Director of Engagement Jason Vrooman began thinking about curating an exhibition surrounding Protest Art in the Middlebury Museum of Art.Unfortunately, 2020 became ...


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New faculty comment on move to Middlebury, return to in-person teaching

Assistant Professor of Black Studies Viola Huang, teaching African American Activism in Education and Beginning German this semester, missed the new faculty group photo because she arrived at the Middlebury campus only a week before classes started. She moved from Passau, Germany to Vermont after finishing ...


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Reel Critic: “Transition”

Sas Carey’s “Transition,” the latest showing in Middlebury’s Hirschfield International Film Series, is a documentary that details the intense urbanization that Mongolia has experienced through the story of a mother and daughter and their journey from the countryside of Mongolia to its capital ...


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On Michael K. Williams and “The Wire”

Several days ago, an autopsy officially confirmed that actor Michael K. Williams died of a drug overdose. After a long battle with addiction that Williams had publicly acknowledged for years, the actor finally succumbed to his disease. He was 54.


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Feb and flow: the evolving dynamics of Feb culture at Middlebury

The Feb class has been a welcome winter addition to campus for the past 50 years, bringing fresh faces and new energy as students head into the spring semester. In recent semesters, however, an increasing number of students are taking time away from school, moving into and out of Feb class years. Prospective ...


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Reel Critic: “Cry Macho”

“Cry Macho” opens on a truck driving down a country road. Inside, we see squinted eyes under a beaten cowboy hat glance into the rearview mirror. The truck pulls to a stop, and the camera drops to the ground to watch as two leather boots step out onto the pavement. It then cuts to the driver-side ...