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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.  

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“Dad Rock”: A musical investigation into masculinity

In an evening of fatherhood, brotherhood, toxic masculinity and death, “Dad Rock,” Beck Barsanti ’24.5’s acting thesis explored what it means to be a man in the modern world. The work opened on Nov. 2 and was directed by Gavin Richards ’25.5, Bri Beach ’23.5 and Maggie Blake ’24.


Adam Glazer, illustrator en garde

Frequent visitors to Little Seed Coffee Roasters may recognize its most artistic regular, often perched on one of the coffee shop’s trademark millennial pink chairs, notebook and pencil in hand.

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“If This Was a Movie”: “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”

The singer’s colossal Eras Tour dominated the summer, clogging Instagram feeds with fan videos and consistently headlining major media outlets. Then news broke of her apparent new relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, leading to a stunning spike in football viewership. Finally, ...

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Social media takes center stage in “Greek Tragedy”

In a typical Greek tragedy, there is a moment when the story’s heroic figure faces disaster and in the same moment intimately connects with the audience. The first of two faculty shows this fall, “Greek Tragedy,” delivers a contemporary, 2010s-inspired take on this premise.

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Pianist Mahani Teave visits Middlebury from Rapa Nui

Mahani Teave without a doubt has the resume to match any of her contemporaries. She attended prestigious music schools worldwide to hone her crafts and studied under several notable concert pianists, including Roberto Bravo, Sergei Babayan and Fabio Bidini.

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From the Archives: A spooky history of Halloween postcards

When you think of a romantic holiday, you probably think of Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love. Save for a cute couple’s costume, Halloween is typically a night of trick-or-treating and scary movies. Halloween is perhaps one of the least romantic holidays to come to mind. However, this wasn’t ...