Arts

Dark comedy explores distorted journey of amnesiac

By Sasha Gopalakrishnan – 1 month ago

Comedy and tragedy, laughter and despair, humor and mental health issues—one would expect these elements to be intrinsically contradictory, yet the lines between these historically separated genres blend and distort…

Nosaj Thing rises above electronic music stereotypes

By Jimmy Christon – 1 month ago

Two bothersome monikers that have been attached to electronic music are “video game music” or “rave music.” It’s been labeled, that is, as a type of music that serves a…

Why artists do the play

By – 2 months ago

Art, in its essence, is a collaborative process. Even if one person produces the art, there’s still a shared experience created between the artist and the spectator. In theatre, this…

Play critiques melancholy’s idealization

By Sasha Gopalakrishnan – 2 months ago

How do we conceptualize melancholy? Is there beauty in sadness? Are we attracted, in some twisted way, to the idea of sorrow? “Melancholy Play,” a senior project in drama for…

Video game feels larger than life, gives user control

By Jimmy Christon – 2 months ago

The video game “Pyre” comes to us from the studio Supergiant Games, whose last two works, “Transistor” and “Bastion,” have been some of the most aesthetically pleasing games to come…

Philaletheis premieres new piece

By Kaitlin Prado – 2 months ago

This week, Vassar’s oldest student theatre organization, The Philaletheis Society, presents “The Moon is Red”, co-written and directed by Scott Szpisjak ’20, in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. This student-written,…