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Hollywood’s most reliable cash cow, the superhero film, has returned this summer. From A-listers like Spider Man to the obscure Ant Man, each will get its time on the silver screen. While sometimes exhausting, many of us will watch these movies anyway — they’re just so much fun.
Though Marina McClure ’04 came to Dartmouth planning to pursue a math major, she quickly became interested in theater, specifically directing. An original collaborator for WiRED and member of the Displaced Theater Company, McClure is currently directing experimental theater and creating mixed performance and visual arts pieces in New York.
Coming up on their final concert of the year, members of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra are perfecting harmonies, working on their blend and fine tuning their fingerings. The group will be playing a diverse set this Saturday, combining Hector Berlioz’s passionate “Symphonie Fantastique” with Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”
Ten minutes before the start of 10A classes last Thursday, Jake Greenberg ’17 strolled into the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s video editing suite with a hot mug of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. While other students spent the previous night celebrating Green Key, Greenberg and his classmates from Film Studies 39, an advanced video making class, were busy applying the final touches to their original documentary, “Good Vibes and Duct Tape: Stories with Cindy Pierce.”
Shari Boraz was a teenager when she received her first pair of blue jeans, which she described as a breakthrough in culture. When her jeans began to wear with time, she embroidered them.
Sitting across the Green from Dartmouth’s Baker Tower is a building whose walls hold approximately 65,000 works, the majority of which, when not on display, are kept on site.
Whether students wanted to enjoy modern bluegrass on the Collis Center patio, rock out to 1990s cover music on the Alpha Delta fraternity’s lawn or rap with Lupe Fiasco on the Gold Coast lawn, Green Key weekend brought ample music acts to campus. Hosted by Collis, Programming Board and Greek houses, students braved the rain to listen to a range of musical artists.
Entering the Montshire Museum of Science’s first floor collections, patrons on Saturday were confronted by a monster 42 feet long and 13 feet tall. They stared awestruck at its whopping 58 teeth, the longest measuring over a foot long, and shuddered to think of the destruction that the 14,000-pound beast could inflict.
Richard Stephenson ’12, or “SHEBA Richard” as he is known by some on campus, did not grow up dancing. The North Port, Florida, native’s idea of a “stage” was grass field bookended by yellow goal posts until he arrived on campus as a freshman.
To most, work and play are distinct and mutually exclusive. For professionals in the expanding gaming industry, however, the two are inextricably linked. Tomorrow, Dartmouth alumni who have pursued careers in gaming will speak to students about the industry and its growing interdisciplinary trend.
The Handel Society will perform Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (K. 427) this weekend. The 100-voice choir will be joined by tenor Dann Coakwell, baritone David McFerrin and sopranos Julia Steinbok and Janinah Burnett.
Mining for jewelry materials, including precious metals and stones, can be detrimental to natural ecosystems and wildlife. Monday’s community-made jewelry exhibition and panel discussion showed that this need not be the case and offered a sustainable alternative.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host the 23rd annual Green Key Step Show this Saturday evening in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater. This year’s “FIFA World Cup” theme will be incorporated through costumes and video clips shown during the performance.
Dartmouth’s 25 senior studio art majors will celebrate the opening to their final undergraduate exhibit this evening, featuring their best work from their senior seminars. Their drawings, paintings, photographs and prints are spread across the Hopkins Center’s Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries as well as the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Nearburg Arts Forum.
Entering the Hopkins Center, it’s difficult to miss the latest Barrows Rotunda exhibit, an oil-on-canvas work titled “Indulgent” created using stencils for both the faceless human figures and the striking yellow background. It depicts a room with two human figures, one of whom almost blends into the yellow background of the wall. The other figure is seated on the ground, leaning on one arm.
Love blinds. Love wounds. Love keeps us going. The Dartmouth theater department’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” directed by Nick O’Leary ’14, made these truths slowly, painfully evident this weekend in Moore Theater.
Women have a representation problem in film. There simply aren’t enough women in movies, and when they are, the characters seem to be hideous caricatures of what two middle-aged white guys think women act like. As someone who loves movies, this saddens me. As much as I love watching men struggle through conflict in movies, I like seeing films with women front and center because it’s a nice change of pace. Women deserve better representation in the media, and as of late, there have been several television shows and movies working to promote that trend.
“All the world’s a stage,” Luke Katler ’15, artistic director of the Dartmouth Rude Mechanicals, quipped during the group’s opening performance of “As You Like It” on Friday evening. Putting a modern spin on Shakespeare’s classic with contemporary costumes and some added barbs, the group entertained while providing implicit commentary about gender roles.
On Friday, the Dartmouth Fashion Council will put on its second annual show, the Cosmopolitan Chic Fashion Show, to display trends from around the world, including style capitals such as Milan, Paris, London, Tokyo and New York.
As the opening notes of Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra’s “Moten Swing” sounded on Thursday evening last week, conductor Don Glasgo was at ease. Only a close observer could notice the slight motions of his wrist keeping tempo — a contrast to the stereotypical conductor armed with a baton, elaborately motioning through the rhythms. Through the opening passage, guitarist Zack Cutler ’14 anchored the chord progression with a walking bass line provided by Andrew Shea ’17. Floating on top, pianist Becky Zegans offered variation. Suddenly, there was a blitz of brass which stopped as quickly as it started.