Arts & Culture

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s new seven-track EP “Feet of Clay” explores the death of his girlfriend, grandmother and father.

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Feet of Clay’ lands with concision, eccentricity

November 14, 2019 0 comments

Through an exploration of the subconscious and a confrontation of grief, rapper Earl Sweatshirt reveals more of himself than ever before in “Feet of Clay” — an album only 15 minutes long.

FKA twigs, a cross-genre English singer-songwriter, released her second album “MAGDALENE” Nov. 8.

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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak.

"Parasite," Bong Joon-Ho’s award-winning film about class conflict in South Korea, is currently playing at Avon Cinema.

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‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz presented his cookbook, “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” at the List Art Building Tuesday evening.

Conceptual artist discusses Iraqi date palm-inspired cookbook

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Michael Rakowitz, an Iraqi-American conceptual artist, stepped into the List Art Building on the evening of Nov. 12 to present his latest gastronomic project,  “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” a cookbook which features recipes from 41 chefs — himself included — that revolve around date syrup.

The play “Dry Swallow,” written by Lucas Baisch MFA’20 and directed by Brooklyn-based Bengali director Shayok Misha Chowdhury, is set in three separate worlds.

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Play ‘Dry Swallow’ explores role of drugs, violence in parallel worlds

November 12, 2019 0 comments

This past weekend, Sock & Buskin produced the play “Dry Swallow,” a gritty interrogation of the relationship between drugs, class, violence and art.

The Ursa Minors, pictured above, were one of ten groups to perform on Thursday night in support of Community MusicWorks. The organization was founded in 1997 by Sebastian Ruth ’97 with funding from the Swearer Center. The “10:10” concert was the first time a student group has held an event to benefit the organization.

10:10 concert unites a cappella groups in support of local organization

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Ten a capella groups came together Thursday night in support of local music education organization, Community MusicWorks, for the “10:10” a capella concert held in the Friedman Auditorium of Metcalf Research Building.

The Aerial Arts and Acrobatics fall showcase, which began with a Shrek-themed performance, featured both individuals and group pieces on the lyra, silks and the trapeze, spread over two acts.

Aerial Arts and Acrobatics fall showcase wows audience

November 10, 2019 0 comments

The University’s Aerial Arts and Acrobatics team performed their Fall Showcase Saturday, presenting a series of visually stunning individual and collaborative pieces in Alumnae Hall. Audience members cheered and applauded throughout the show, which was split into two acts.

In their second studio album of the year, guitarist and lead vocalist Adrienne Lenker underscores themes of physical movement and spirituality.

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Big Thief’s new album invokes earthliness

November 7, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 11, indie outfit Big Thief released their second studio album of the year, “Two Hands,” which they described as the “earth twin” of their critically acclaimed, celestial album “U.F.O.F.”

Professor Jinying Li (left) spoke with filmmakers Wu Wenguang (right) and Hu Tao (center) and on their work for the Folk Memory Project.

Documentaries explore life in rural China

November 7, 2019 0 comments

A light flickers on in the darkness. A young woman’s face is lit up by the searchlight she holds, casting the room in a warm glow. As she moves forward, turning on more lights, a video plays in the background.

Perez is known for her Instagram account, @yung_nihilist, which is known for memes and activism. With 34.6 thousand followers, Perez has made a living out of her digital content.

Clout, memes, monetization: Bianca Perez talks social media work

November 6, 2019 0 comments

Thousands know her for her Instagram handle, @yung_nihilist, and much of the online community has felt the impact of her meme content in some form.