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(Ir)reverence: Celebrating Arrow of God and Chinua Achebe’s Influence

The week before fall break saw (Ir)reverence: A Multimedia Conference celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s influential novel “Arrow of God,” hosted by the entire Tri-Co, aimed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the novel “Arrow of God” by incendiary Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. It put Achebe’s works in dialogue with… Keep Reading

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Dual film screening asked to whom history belongs

Hong Kong-based filmmaker and film professor Louisa Wei let her work speak mostly for itself when she presented it to a smattering of students and other community members on Tuesday,  October 7 in the LPAC Cinema.  She introduced her movie, “Golden Gate Silver Light,” with a few words of background information and a quick clarification… Keep Reading

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Olde Club basement, a marvel already missed

It has rightly been said that all great party spaces, like works of art, either establish a culture or dissolve one — that they cultivate, in other words, special parties. Among these cases the origins of Olde Club’s charismatic and authentic basement is one of the most unfathomable. From its structure — subterranean cocktail-mixer, bar,… Keep Reading

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A masterclass with definitely human pianist Poletaev

“I don’t get —” intervened Ilya Poletaev, pianist extraordinaire, frustrated, with his chin in his hand, brow furrowed. “I am not getting the consistent narrative. Some of it has to do with balance, for example, when you play this —” The melody became immediately deeper, more vibrant, in his hands, compared to those of the… Keep Reading

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Galvez giving voice to the disparate diasporic Latino

In José Galvez’s talk on Wednesday, September 24, many of the ambiguities present in the exhibit shown in McCabe’s atrium from August 26 to September 26 were clarified. The talk began with Galvez being introduced by Professor Milton Machuca-Gálvez, who was responsible for bringing the photographer to campus. Machuca-Gálvez answered a few questions prior to… Keep Reading

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Between fiction and essay with Xiaolu Guo

The frame of a screen hangs on a wall before several rows of chairs in Swarthmore’s hallowed/multipurpose Eugene Lang Performing Arts Center. Several students and professors are sprinkled about, waiting for the film to begin in an abstract pattern with no reason to it. A student in charge, probably being paid to insert the DVD… Keep Reading

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