Q&A: Jessica Hong, the new Global Contemporary art curator

This Saturday, the Hood museum will finally reopen after being closed for extensive renovations, but the modern architectural design isn’t the only thing that’s new. As part of the museum’s transition, the Hood has created the new position of Global Contemporary Art Curator to promote bringing ...


Review: "Aquaman" is two-and-a-half hours of dumb, frothy fun

January 22, 2019 2:35am

“Aquaman” is the sixth film in the DC Extended Universe, following on the heels of four films that range from mediocre to atrocious (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman,” “Suicide Squad,” “Justice League”) and one of the best superhero films not just of the last decade but of all time (“Wonder Woman”).


Review: The third season of "True Detective" is back to its roots

January 22, 2019 2:30am

Here’s a disclaimer: the first season of “True Detective” is my favorite season of television ever made. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the first eight-episode iteration of HBO’s crime anthology series is a near-perfect evaluation of human character in the face of death, evil and chaos. 


Marie Kondo’s new show doesn’t have to do more than ‘spark joy’

January 18, 2019 2:35am

When I returned home for the winter holidays this past November, my parents announced on the drive back from the airport that we were moving out of the home we had lived in for the last 14 years. I reacted as anyone might after an abrupt announcement that they were losing their childhood home: nervous laughter, and then an incredulous “What?”


'Burning' is a riveting drama about masculinity and desire

January 17, 2019 2:35am

There’s an image in Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” that I still see when I close my eyes at night: a little boy approaches a burning greenhouse. He is inexplicably dripping wet — with water? with gasoline? — and he stares at the flames in a trance.


In 'The Mule,' Clint Eastwood is an old dog sticking to old tricks

January 17, 2019 2:30am

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in the “The Mule,” a drama inspired by a New York Times Article written by Nick Schenk that detailed the Sinaloa Cartel’s use of a 90 year old drug mule. Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a down-on-his luck former daylily horticulturist who becomes a drug runner, or mule, for a cartel in Illinois.


'New Work for Goldberg Variations' is an elaborate masterpiece

January 15, 2019 2:00am

Choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein tackle Bach’s equally canonical and intricate “Goldberg Variations” in a collaborative piece entitled “New Work for Goldberg Variations.” Tanowitz’s company performed the new piece this past weekend at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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Student Spotlight: Katie Wee '19 explores music and health

January 11, 2019 2:05am

Katie Wee ’19 is about as liberal arts as it gets: as a music major as well as a premed student, Wee’s experience at Dartmouth has crossed over disciplinary lines. Wee is a music major and plays violin in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, serving as Concert Mistress on and off for the last two years.


Review: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ cannot have it all

January 8, 2019 2:35am

Last June, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby released her Netflix stand-up special “Nanette.” The show received critical acclaim and an entire literature of think-pieces, not because it was especially funny or because the jokes were radical (although they were), but because Gadsby used her special to question what it means to use self-deprecating comedy as a woman, a queer individual and as an “other” who exists in the margins.


‘Mary Queen of Scots’ wastes potential due to choppy writing

January 8, 2019 2:30am

In his video “Ludonarrative Dissonance,” film essayist Dan Olson advocates the use of the term “Cinemanarrative Dissonance.” The term describes when an aspect of a film flounders because two or more creative departments did competent work that was nevertheless contradictory due to the lack of a strong, unified vision for the overall product.


The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra goes on tour in Italy

November 13, 2018 11:18am

The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra is tired. The students and community members that make up the group have rehearsed intensely in preparation for their concert, which was held this past November 10, and the next item on their agenda, a tour of Italy, is this upcoming interim period.