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I counted 15 people walking out mid-screening from “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). Included in that group were some older people, a couple on a date and an enterprising gentleman who took his children to see the film in lieu of “Frozen” (2013) or “A Madea Christmas” (2013). While I applaud him for introducing his children to the works of director Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a balls-to-the-wall exercise in extravagance and debauchery that would make Caligula blush.
Preston Copley ’07 assumed the role of director of creative development for theater at Jean Doumanian Productions in December. In his role, Copley will scout in London and other international theaters for new projects that Doumanian will produce on and off-Broadway. An athlete and involved in theater at the College, he will build on established relationships between Doumanian and artists and coordinate with the company’s vice president, Patrick Daly.
Many students spent the month of winter break at home studying for next term or, on a more realistic note, checking out new music on Spotify. Yet many members of College a cappella groups packed December with travel and performances, taking their voices out of the wilderness, and for some, out of the country.
A diary held in a Hello Kitty lunch box washes onto an island shore. A Japanese-American novelist stumbles across it and becomes enthralled with the life of its 16-year-old Japanese author, presumably the victim of a recent natural disaster. As their two lives collide across time and the Pacific, readers of Ruth Ozeki’s most recent novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” will find themselves engrossed in the author’s tour de force exploration of home and displacement.
The Handel Society of Dartmouth College, America’s first “town-gown” choral ensemble, will perform Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” and two other 20th century compositions tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium.
Finals season is upon us, ladies and gentlemen. For me, finals always bring an interesting feeling to campus.
It’s no secret that winter term is not the most popular time for students to be on campus. While you begin to brace yourself for negative temperatures and unbearable wind chill, it is also a great time to explore more of the arts events as a variety of groups will offer exciting performances to bring you out from the winter slump.
Melinda Agron ’14 has always found herself in awe of well-designed structures that not only are beautiful but serve a larger purpose of bringing communities together.
Pickling noises tickle my ears as I walk in to the Sound/Unsound Exhibition.
Seven men will battle in a sales contest with their careers at stake in Bentley Theater this weekend. Directed by Max Gottschall ’15, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” written by David Mamet, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy of real estate salesmen, each armed with motivations and burdened by high stakes, struggling to sell people something they don’t want.
On Wednesday, the Apple Hill string quartet will attempt to use its music to raise awareness about global conflicts, including victims of the recent violence in Syria.
Nelson Rockefeller ’30, a prominent benefactor to the College who went on to pursue an extensive career in diplomacy, was also an avid art collector. On Oct. 4, a year-long exhibition titled “The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas” opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to commemorate Rockefeller’s passion for non-Western art.
On Nov. 7, students, faculty and community members gathered in the Hood Museum’s “Shadowplay” exhibit for a discussion of masculinity and particularly, how it is perceived in the exhibited art . The talk was one of many events for the White Ribbon Campaign last week.
“Because it’s White Ribbon Campaign and we’re really trying to engage men, one of my perspectives is that you can’t do that without analyzing masculinity and what it means to be a man,” Kyle Ashlee, director of the Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE) and leader of the discussion, said.
As a member of X.ado and the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, Tyne Freeman ’17 has certainly demonstrated her passion for music and rhythm.
Under the direction of Rebecca Darling, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble performed wonderfully fluid and moving pieces at its “DisCONNECTed” performance at the Top of the Hop on Saturday. The gripping show illustrated the problem of a generation that holds technology supreme and renders real human interaction virtually obsolete.
On Saturday night, Spaulding Auditorium was packed as the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra unveiled the culmination of its hard work this term with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor.
Last year, Quentin Tarantino tackled American slavery with the subtlety of a bull in a China shop with his revenge epic, “Django Unchained.” While the film was a critical and commercial success, there was a loud contingent that attacked Tarantino for treating slavery and its implications with such irreverence.
Denice Frohman, of the poetry slam duo Sister Outsider and the latest world poetry slam champion, offered a few suggestions to the students and faculty crowded at One Wheelock Tuesday night.
Participants in this term’s main stage theater department production, Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” had the unusual privilege of working with a professional fight choreographer and light designer who traveled far to work in Hanover.
In an attempt to bring more undergraduates through its tall glass doors into its serene, red-walled interior, the Hood Museum of Art sponsors termly parties where visitors can enjoy the Hood’s varied collections in a relaxed, festive environment.