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Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe’s Emotion Picture Shines

It’s been 5 years since Janelle Monáe released her album “The Electric Lady.” The sequel to her sophomore classic, “The ArchAndroid,” it was met with positive but not overwhelming reviews. Since then, Monáe has been a fixture in the mainstream, appearing in a number of high profile films including “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” It was… Keep Reading

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What the Arts Means at Swarthmore

As the year comes to an end, most of us are left to reflect on the time we have spent at Swarthmore College and what we have been able to do so far. One of the most amazing things has been the rise of the arts and activism through art on campus. Groups and individuals… Keep Reading

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Tradition and modernity at the A.A.P.I. Music Festival

On a regular day, the high ceiling, elegant arches, and Gothic windows of Upper Tarble evoke images of western history and civilization. On Saturday however, Upper Tarble became a space for the Asian and Pacific Islander Music Festival. The music and dance performances took the audience on a journey through the traditional and modern aspects… Keep Reading

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RnM, Terpsichore, and Ajoyo Spring Show a Success

The Rhythm and Motion and Terpsichore show on Friday, one of the most anticipated and attended performances of the year, exceeded expectations. The show consisted of thirteen RnM pieces and five from Terpsichore, with one piece from the Bryn Mawr group Ajoyo. RnM’s doesn’t have a single style, but in the past, it has been… Keep Reading

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“KOD” – J. Cole as you’ve heard him before

  North Carolina artist J. Cole has been a fixture in the Hip hop scene for years now. His last two projects “2014 Forest Hills Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only” were met with huge commercial success, the former infamously going double platinum without any features. His new surprise release “KOD” comes almost a year… Keep Reading

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Profiles in Art: Therese Ton

The best pieces of art come with a story, something that can be passed on through the generations. At Swarthmore, one of the most beautiful stories comes along with Toscah, the name of Therese Ton’s ̕ 19 emerging bakery. Ton’s story is a powerful one, rooted in her family and her own determination to find… Keep Reading

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Destruction and Defiance in “Annihilation” and “A Quiet Place”

  The first scene in “Annihilation” shows a college classroom viewing a cancer cell  — something that causes its host to morph and change beyond recognition. That theme is picked up through the rest of the movie, with unsettling conclusions. Based on the award-winning series of sci-fi horror novels of the same name by Jeff… Keep Reading

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Putting the ‘Art’ in Party

This Friday, April 13, the studio arts and art history departments held their annual pARTy, an event that allows people all across campus to enjoy and appreciate the work of artists on Swarthmore’s campus. At least one hundred students gathered in Beardsley Hall this week and wandered through this popular event. Beardsley had all of… Keep Reading

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