Phil’s God of Carnage a comedic social critique

By JOHN PLOTZ – 6 years ago

The word “carnage” is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as the “Great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle).” Parisian playwright Yasmina Reza’s 2006 play, to be performed this…

Schwartz moves away from traditional nature poetry


April, along with signaling the start of pleasant spring vibes, is National Poetry Month. Luckily, both the gorgeous weather and the proliferation of poetry coincide with poet Leonard Schwartz’s upcoming…

Painter Sillman to demystify functions of color, perception

By JACK OWEN – 6 years ago

Through the Vassar Art Department’s Agnes Claflin lecture series, many revered artists have come to campus to share their insights, ranging from printmakers to sculptors. Next Tuesday’s lecture will feature…

Spector is unconventional, unguided

By MAX ROOK – 6 years ago

The new HBO film Phil Spector begins with a disclaimer that says “This is a work of fiction. It’s not ‘based on a true story.’ It is a drama inspired…

Spring Breakers: shallow romp or ingenious commentary?

By LILY SLOSS – 6 years ago

“It’s just like James Franco saying ‘sprang break, sprang break’ the whole time. That’s what I heard.” With this comment, and only this, as my fore-knowledge of Spring Breakers, I…

Thao cultivates new signature sound(s)

By STEVEN WILLIAMS – 6 years ago

Thao Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down have always produced music which, no matter how pop-infused, remains folk rock marked by subtle grittiness. Their albums We Brave…

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