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Gender-bending, swashbuckling comedy a must-see

While many Swarthmore students spent their Valentine’s Day getting screwed, I had the luxury of learning to thrust. Yes, that’s right. The cast of this year’s honor’s acting thesis production had me well lubricated with French red wine before drawing swords to demonstrate the perfect stroke. If you would like to witness a shrieking, wailing… Keep Reading

Sampling supremacy

The good music of yesterday inspires the great music of today. As the esteemed Q-Tip once said on the legendary Low End Theory Album: “Don’t you know that things go in cycles?” We are reminded most of this reality through the art of sampling in music, both yesterday and today. This week’s feature examines the… Keep Reading

The ‘character and privilege of genius’ comes back to life

Despairing of the writer’s condition under the Soviet Union, Mikhail Bulgakov burned the first draft of “The Master and Margarita” in 1930. Today, with the newest Penguin edition safely tucked away on our bookshelves, we can look back and imagine what might have been. “Master” coined the revolutionary-era phrase “Manuscripts don’t burn,” a saying of… Keep Reading

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Michaela Shuchman ’16 will use Lang Scholarship to bring Theater to Philly Schools

Last week, six sophomores were given the Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Scholarship to undertake social action projects across the globe. The scholarship, given annually, offers students the chance to design and implement projects that tackle important issues in the community. Prospective Lang Scholars have to pass a rigorous selection criteria, demonstrating academic excellence coupled with… Keep Reading

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‘Little Failure’ a huge success

Near the beginning of Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir, “Little Failure,” Gary shares an emotionally charged moment with his father. “The past is haunting us,” Shteyngart writes. “In Queens, in Manhattan, it is shadowing us, punching us in the stomach. I am small, and my father is big. But the Past – it is the biggest.”… Keep Reading

This bowl is on fire

The Sunday before classes began this semester, from a few tables away, I saw Nick Witchey sitting in Hobbs brunching. His fine-boned face was framed by silky Medieval pageboy hair, and until I could meet him in the flesh, I decided to call him “Bowl.” Code name established, I spent a fascinating few weeks watching… Keep Reading

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