film review

Film Review: ‘The Big Sick’ is a robust rom-com, but not much else

July 21, 2017 2:56am

As a film, “The Big Sick” is an unconventional addition to a long tradition of romantic comedies with memorable protagonists that include the likes of “When Harry Met Sally,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Notting Hill.” Kumail Nanjiani stars as Kumail, a character based on his early life as a standup comic who falls in love with psychology graduate student and quintessential girl next door, Emily, a somewhat underutilized Zoe Kazan, who is based on Nanjiani’s wife in real life, Emily Gordon.

Alumni perform at Vox Barter, held on the BEMA on Wednesday as part of the week-long VoxFest.


Collaborative theater at Voxfest

July 7, 2017 2:26pm

At a 2010 Christmas party in New York, three Dartmouth alumni considered the dilemma of finding both the resources and space in the city to rehearse their new projects and ideas.

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble to showcase new choreography

May 25, 2017 10:01pm

This Friday and Saturday, the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble will showcase the choreography that it has been rehearsing all year in its spring performance, “Steps and Sounds.” While the ensemble offered a sneak preview of this weekend’s show in its winter works-in-progress performance, this weekend will be the first time that the public can view the culmination of a year of choreography and rehearsals. The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, directed by John Heginbotham, is the sole professionally-run dance ensemble on campus.

A retrospective review before ‘Twin Peaks’ 2017 revival

May 22, 2017 10:17pm

Diane, 11:30 a.m., May 21. In a few hours “Twin Peaks” will debut a third season after a 25-year absence, now as “Twin Peaks: The Return.” It would be an understatement to say that I am tense with anticipation. At moments like this, one is drawn to reflect: What was it about “Twin Peaks” that made it so special?