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Articles by Andrew Smyth (33)

Arts & Culture

Freedom Theatre to stage political drama

September 9, 2013 0 comments

‘The Island’ will kick off All That Rises, the annual TAPS performance series of art for social change.

Alum’s film reconsiders politics of identity in North Korea

Arts & Culture

Alum’s film reconsiders politics of identity in North Korea

September 6, 2013 0 comments

“Juche Strong,” directed by Rob Montz ’05, examines propaganda and ideology in the Kim regime.

The crowd danced the night away as DJ A-Trak skillfully manipulated mixes ranging from Missy Elliott to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, all while taking shots of the crowd with his iPhone.

Arts & Culture, Photo Gallery

Spring Weekend delivers engaging lineup

April 22, 2013 2 comments

Kendrick Lamar and Dirty Projectors stole the show in the weekend’s series of well-balanced concerts.

Big Freedia performed Friday night of Spring Weekend, followed by Friday headliner A-Trak.

Arts & Culture

Azz everywhere: An exclusive Q&A with Big Freedia

April 21, 2013 0 comments

The Herald sits down with New Orleans bounce star Big Freedia for an exclusive interview with the Queen Diva herself.

This graphic visualizes inter- and intra- genre preferences among respondents to the fall 2012 poll conducted by UCS and the BCA surveying interest in acts for Spring Weekend. The size of each genre's exterior band represents the total number of votes received by that genre in the poll. The connecting segments represent shared tastes between genres. The width of each of the segments is proportional to the total number of votes the corresponding genre received among voters of the source genre. (Interactive graphic by Data Science Contributor Madeline Kau and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

Arts & Culture, Data Science, Interactive Graphic

BCA poll results reveal rock as most popular genre

April 18, 2013 9 comments

Students indicated an interest in mainstream rather than ‘indie’ musical artists.

Attendance at varsity sporting events tends to spike during night games and homecoming, said student athletes Patrick O’Neill ’15 and Brian Barr ’15.

Arts & Culture, Sports

Poll: Arts events prove more popular than sports

April 12, 2013 15 comments

More than 30 percent of undergraduates reported never having attended a varsity sports event.

Arts & Culture

It’s raining (straight, white) men in Leeds

April 5, 2013 0 comments

Sock and Buskin presents a play in progress by experimental playwright Young Jean Lee.

Jonathan Saiz, a contemporary artist based in Denver, was one of he lecturers at the first installment of the Creative Mind Lecture Series.  Pictured here: “BOYS,” a 2010 studio installation by Saiz.

Arts & Culture

Lecturers dig into creative process across disciplines

March 22, 2013 0 comments

The Creative Mind Lecture Series will plot new directions for art and design.

Arts & Culture

More than four humors: Campus comedy culture thrives

March 18, 2013 3 comments

As the U. comedy community grows and diversifies, more students are pursuing careers in comedy.

Jackson Usher ’15 and Christopher Fitzsimmons ’13.5 play the title characters in “Goose and Tomtom” in a production directed by Jenny Gorelick ’14 running this weekend in the PW Downspace.

Arts & Culture

‘Goose and Tomtom’ probes the unknown and the unknowable

March 8, 2013 0 comments

David Rabe’s existentialist tour de force brings physical comedy to the PW Downspace.