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A woman stood up from her waiting area chair on the third floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Faulkner Building to inspect a photograph. On the wall before her were over 20 images captured by Vermont photographer Hunter Paye.
“Wow, so pretty,” the woman said, leaning in to bring her face within inches of one photograph.
Researchers have found that doodling can boost concentration in the lecture hall or a meeting, but the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction argues that cartooning is an academic discipline in its own right.
Ty Burr ’80 is a film critic for the Boston Globe, a member of both the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics and a regular guest on various radio programs. Burr studied theater in high school before coming to Dartmouth and getting involved with the film community on campus, which honed his interest in movie critiquing.
“Evil is not born, it’s made.” This prompt inspired three pairs of writer-directors participating in this term’s WiRED, a 24-hour playwriting experience sponsored by the theater department and the Displaced Theater Company. The process began at 8 p.m. on Friday when writer-directors, managers and actors met to play icebreaker games. The event culminated in a 45-minute production of three plays in the Bentley Theater on Saturday.
In “Under the Skin” (2013), Scarlett Johansson drives a large white van around Scotland picking up young men for the time of their lives. She’s as beautiful and enchanting as ever, and these lads can’t resist her charms. When she takes them home, she leads them to her room, disrobes, puts them in a preserving fluid and sucks out their organs.
Combining spoken word, vocal improvisation, digitally manipulated sound and video, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will perform excerpts from her latest chapbook, a collection of poetry titled “TwERK,” at the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater on Friday evening. The poet and sound artist will also lead a Thursday evening workshop for students interested in learning how to use the human body as an instrument.
Genevieve Adams ’11 recently co-produced and starred in a film, “I’m Obsessed with You (But You’ve Got to Leave Me Alone),” that she originally wrote as a play for her senior honors thesis. She also performed the show in New York.
The requests put in for pianist and social activist Gabriela Montero’s improvisation session on Monday night at 13 East Wheelock Street, or the “White House,” flitted from the visual to the auditory to the emotional. Tonight, however, Montero will start her Spaulding Auditorium performance in a more traditional manner, playing Brahms’s Three Intermezzi (Op. 117) and Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major (Op. 17).
The requests put in for pianist and social activist Gabriela Montero’s improvisation session on Monday night at 13 East Wheelock street, or the “White House,” flitted from the visual to the auditory to the emotional.
Though the son of two musicians, Michael Blum ’15 did not plan to pursue a career in music when he arrived at the College. Blum has studied music most of his life — his father was his first guitar teacher — but it was not until he played in the orchestra for the College’s production of “Hairspray” his freshman year that he considered pursuing music professionally, he said.
This evening, musician, activist, dancer and anthropologist Johnny Clegg will participate in a question-and-answer discussion, sponsored by the Montgomery Fellows program. Clegg is visiting campus between gigs for his North American tour.
It’s impossible to talk about Wes Anderson without describing his aesthetic. Ever since his second full-length film, “Rushmore” (1998), Anderson has created a fantastical style that looks like it was ripped from the pages of a storybook. Though his aesthetic has evolved throughout the years to become even more stylized, it has remained distinctly “Wes,” rendering many of his films instantly recognizable to viewers.
Last night, Friday Night Rock’s blue neon sign illuminated the path into Sarner Underground, where five bands and one solo performer competed in a Battle of the Bands contest.
On Saturday evening, Casual Thursday stepped out of the Greek houses they typically perform in and into the Hopkins Center. The 45-minute performance in the Hop’s Bentley Theater featured informal improvisation scenes, sketch comedy and audience involvement.
Famous for his 1988 Billboard chart-topper, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin has had an accomplished career as a vocalist and conductor, winning 10 Grammy Awards. On Saturday, McFerrin comes to Dartmouth to perform a sold-out evening show in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium.
Listening to a symphony or watching a film, an audience’s interaction with the piece ends at the sonata or closing credits. How long, though, should someone spend looking at a painting?
As Bernardine Evaristo read in the rich voice of her protagonist, Barry, she transformed before the audience into a man internally torn between loyalty to his wife and becoming the man he knows he is inside. Yesterday evening, Evaristo read from her newest novel, “Mr Loverman,” which navigates themes of gender and sexuality through a mix of dry humor, vivid descriptions and catchy expressions.
Michael Lasser ’57 is a lecturer, writer and critic. Raised in New Jersey — “with Manhattan on my left and the Jersey Shore on my right” — Lasser has made his name as a great arbiter of American music from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, hosting the nationally-syndicated and Peabody Award-winning radio show “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” for the past 34 years and penning “America’s Songs I and II.”
A purple octagon with mustard yellow spots draws in the viewer’s eyes. Stepping closer, it becomes apparent the octagon was created from interwoven and overlapping pieces of fabric laid at crisscrossed and parallel directions.
On further inspection, the spots form a pattern of ovals, triangles and semicircles, and around the octagon is an abstracted rose shape radiating non-uniform stripes. Two edges of the abstract shape are folded and appear almost dog-eared, drawing the viewer’s eyes back to those elements of the painting with further questions.
When sitting down to dinner at Canoe Club Restaurant, don’t be surprised if someone with a guitar case plugs his instrument into the bass behind you or sits down at a piano bench nearby. Many local venues like restaurants, bars and clubs host various live music acts throughout the week and weekend.