Miranda Belarde-Lewis on Mixing Tradition and Modernity

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the art history department held their annual Lee Frank Lecture in the Lang Performing Arts Center cinema. This year, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor of North American Indigenous Knowledge at the University of Washington’s Information School, spoke about

A Personal Reflection of A Poetry Reading With Ahmad Almallah

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the award-winning Palestinian poet Ahmad Almallah came to campus for a session of poetry reading and conversation. I arrived at the Scheuer Room right on time, only to find it already packed with people including students, professors, and

Tabitha Arnold’s “Workshop of the World”

Now on view at the List Gallery is Tabitha Arnold’s “Workshop of the World,” which will remain on display until Feb. 25. Through the blend of various mediums, Arnold created artworks that effortlessly speak to the world’s most current social, political, and

(Wald) Einsamkeit: Capturing the Untranslatable Word 

There are some words in German that cannot be translated into English. Waldeinsamkeit is one of them. The Oxford German-English Dictionary tells me that it is “woodland solitude,” while another dictionary describes it as “the feeling of being alone in the woods,


The King in Yellow

Despite widespread popularity during his life, American author Robert W. Chambers is now largely unknown. I first encountered him in the place I believe he is most commonly found, as a footnote in writings about far more celebrated author H. P. Lovecraft.


Mythological Criticism in The Fountain

Despite referencing Christianity, Mayan animism, and Buddhism, The Fountain is simultaneously a religious and irreligious film. It chronicles the stories of Tom, a wandering space traveler, Tommy, a scientist who wants to cure his wife of cancer, and Tomás, a conquistador searching

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