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Monday, May 16, 2022

Arts & Culture


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‘The Secret History’: A murder mystery redolent of Middlebury

“The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation,” Donna Tartt writes in the opening sentence of “The Secret History.” Within this first line, the victim and the crime are already established. But what ...


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‘drivers license’ finds crux of catchiness and honesty

I remember spotting “drivers license” by Olivia Rodrigo on my YouTube sidebar. As musical trends often come and go, I brushed the recommendation off after giving the music video a 30-second try. But two weeks later, it’s still there. In fact, “drivers license” is everywhere. It’s on my friends’ ...


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Recommendations from a winter interlude

For many Middlebury students, this past winter break was a strange interlude in a challenging year. It was a period that found me investing time and energy into concrete ways of lowering my stress levels, like learning breathing exercises or channeling nervous energy into knitting projects to keep my ...


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Direct Your Attention: Dave Chappelle isn’t joking anymore

It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of comedian Dave Chappelle’s imprint on our zeitgeist. Even calling him a comedian feels like the wrong title; perhaps activist or social commentator is more apt. This week, for the second time, Dave Chappelle hosted “Saturday Night Live” immediately ...


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Reel Critic: “Objector”

“Objector” provides a new view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following 18-year-old Atalya Ben-Abba.