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Reel Critic: ‘Malcolm & Marie’

“Malcolm & Marie” should have been applauded for its insightful commentary on power and relationships, but the film falls victim to the trend of diversity box-checking in Hollywood.  At its core, “Malcolm & Marie” is about the breakdown of relationships — a timely release made more ...


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WRMC Radio Roundup: spring synths and midnight soundtracks

Have your Spotify playlists become stale? Is your weekly mix just not cutting it? Maybe it’s time to branch out and listen to something new. The Executive Board of WRMC, Middlebury College’s radio station, has selected a wonderfully wide range of albums, spanning time and genre, for your listening ...


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Middlebury performance groups adapt auditions for the pandemic

Limitations on gatherings and indoor space capacities have not only put a damper on the performance arts at the college but have also altered the audition process for student organizations. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, performance groups are finding creative ways to meet these goals and ...


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WRMC Radio Roundup: Mid-March Mixtape

Have your Spotify playlists become stale? Is your weekly mix just not cutting it? Maybe it’s time to branch out and listen to something new. The Executive Board of WRMC, Middlebury College’s radio station, has selected a wonderfully wide range of albums, spanning time and genre, for your listening ...


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The murder on McCullough: Middlebury’s new avian neighbors

The first day we were released from room quarantine this semester, I saw a dead crow half-frozen in the snow outside of Hepburn Hall. I’ll be honest, it didn’t seem like the greatest omen for the start of the semester. However, after my encounter with that one poor, unfortunate soul, I started noticing ...


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Reel Critic: ‘Minari’

The American Dream is often a beacon for immigrants. Yet, time and again, it becomes clear that this dream is only an ideal: what lies beneath the veneer is a story of strife and sacrifice. When director Lee Isaac Chung tells the story of “Minari,” he highlights a long-awaited different side of ...


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A night in with Midd Movies, Middlebury’s newest streaming platform

It’s Friday night. Through a hazy memory of Middlebury of ancient times (well, a year ago), you can picture what you would normally be doing: getting dressed up in ridiculous outfits, gathering friends from near and far into teeny tiny rectangular dorm rooms, and going out to all of the best spots ...


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WRMC Radio Roundup: New sounds for a new semester (part II)

Have your Spotify playlists become stale? Is your weekly mix just not cutting it? Maybe it’s time to branch out and listen to something new. The Executive Board of WRMC, Middlebury College’s radio station, has selected a wonderfully wide range of albums, spanning time and genre, for your listening ...


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Trevor Noah talks comedy and culture with Middlebury

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” joined Middlebury, Smith, Union, Skidmore and Amherst colleges in a live-streamed interview on Feb. 23. Heidi Gardner, an actor and comedian for “Saturday Night Live,” moderated the event over Zoom. While the evening included plenty of jokes and discussion ...


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A film critic’s favorite films of 2020

With one exception, almost all of my favorite films released last year were hauntingly prophetic in the ways they tackled our country’s contemporary struggles. It is hard to believe, for instance, that “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “One Night in Miami’ were shot long before the coronavirus ...


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Reel Critic: ‘Our Right to Gaze’

The Hirschfield Series kicked off this spring with “Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities,” a collection of short films by Black filmmakers. The collection is a collaboration between Full Spectrum Features, Northwest Film Forum, The Luminal Theatre and Circle Collective. A few of the series’ ...


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WRMC Radio Roundup: New sounds for a new semester

This is the first installment of the column “WRMC Radio Roundup” from the Middlebury College radio station, in which WRMC executive board members offer album recommendations.  Are you tired of listening to “Channel Orange?” Have you decided it's time to branch out, spread your musical wings ...


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Direct Your Attention: Fleabag’s unreliable narration

Upon hearing the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover – two of my absolute favorite writer-actors – would be co-creating a series for Amazon Prime, I immediately thought I should revisit some of their earlier projects, namely Waller-Bridge’s kinetic TV show “Fleabag.” There has ...


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Daylight Zine sheds light on the power of art in a pandemic

Daylight, to Ariadne Will ’22, is a phenomenon that is both universal and, depending on a person’s perspective and location, ever-changing. When she decided to launch a recurring publication from her home of Sitka, Alaska during the pandemic, it was this philosophy that led her to name her project ...


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“The Queen’s Gambit”: Walter Tevis’ fiery chess novel

The most entertaining thriller I’ve read in months is by the author Walter Tevis, an Ohio University professor who died in 1984. The novel’s title: “The Queen’s Gambit” (1983).  Perhaps you are familiar with “The Queen’s Gambit,” which was adapted into a smash-hit Netflix series of ...


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Cho-liang Lin brings intensity and vibrancy to Performing Arts Series

When Cho-liang Lin picks up his violin, he brings it to life. Its wooden body transforms into a bright atrium, procuring delicate notes as his bow all but flies across the strings with vigor. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he plays an 18th-century Stradivarius, but chiefly, having the opportunity ...


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All Online: A J-Term course uncovers online extremism

On Jan. 6, I watched an attempted coup spurred by online conspiracy theories unfold at the nation’s Capitol; two weeks later, I began the J-Term class “Online Extremism: Theory, Research, and Practice.” Instructed by Alex Newhouse ’17, the research lead at MIIS’ Center on Terrorism, Extremism, ...