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Review: Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ a fitting end to a storied career

January 27, 2020 7:02pm

Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles,” released on Jan. 17, is a fitting end to his respected rap career and eclectic body of music. Miller began his career at the age of 15 in Pittsburgh’s hip-hop scene, and over time became an almost entirely different artist. He evolved from his beginnings as a fratty pop-rap artist to boldly experimenting with his sound, all the while growing immensely as a rapper, producer and singer.


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Student Spotlight: life as a studio art intern for Kaitlyn Hahn ’19

January 15, 2020 7:15pm

Each year, five graduating seniors majoring in studio art are chosen to be interns for the department upon their graduation. Kaitlyn Hahn ’19, one of the studio art interns for this academic year, is especially interested in exploring sculpture and digital art during her internship. She is working not only as a teaching assistant in photography, printmaking and senior seminar classes, but also on her own art, which includes multimedia projects and installation exhibits.


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Review: Poppy demonstrates growth in new album “I Disagree”

January 13, 2020 8:34pm

In many regards, the advent of the Internet has changed the landscape of music more than anything since the invention of the phonograph. From the explosion of microgenres such as vaporwave and cloud rap in the 2010s to streaming services allowing immediate access to just about every song ever recorded, the music industry is almost unrecognizable to what it was pre-Internet. One of the more significant aspects of the new music industry is the now meteoric pace at which stars can rise through the use of websites such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp and even YouTube — all of which allow anyone to find an audience much more easily than in the past. 


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Review: The second season of Netflix’s ‘You’ lacks a cohesive focus

January 9, 2020 9:05pm

Penn Badgley once again delivers as the serial killer that a part of you just doesn’t want to hate in Season 2 of Netflix’s “You.” The season’s 10 episodes follow Badgley as Joe Goldberg in his new life in Los Angeles. Fleeing from the mess he made in New York — murdering his ex-girlfriend and publishing her book posthumously — Joe falls right back into his old habits in Los Angeles, fixating on a woman and indulging his psychopathy. This includes periodically imprisoning people he views as potential threats in a glass cage and keeping them as his captives. 


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Jewelry studio proves to be an accessible hidden gem on campus

January 8, 2020 7:27pm

Nestled in the basement of the Hopkins Center for the Arts is the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio (affectionately referred to as the “J-Shop” by frequent studio-goers), a cozy enclave with dozens of shelves filled with countless multicolored tools, beads and wires. With its vast assortment of materials and friendly, knowledgeable staff, the studio is a resource for crafting anything from creative academic projects to gifts for friends and family.


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2019 Music in Review: The 10 best albums of the year

November 18, 2019 7:48pm

From start to finish, 2019 has been a whirlwind year for music. It has been a year of innovation and excitement in nearly every genre, whether it be hip-hop, folk, pop or any other. While there were dozens of albums that could be recognized for their brilliance this year, I’ve had to narrow it down to only 10 for this list. These 10 albums have all introduced new ideas into their respective genres while still being an enjoyable listen from start to finish. In a way, all of them manage to reflect the issues of the time while still sounding distinctly human.


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Hopkins Center Festival hosts eight alumni in film industry

November 18, 2019 6:35pm

This past weekend, the Hopkins Center hosted a number of events for students, alumni and community members to come together and explore the fields of film and media through a variety of lenses. The inaugural Film and Media Alumni Fest brought eight alumni from across the industry to discussions and panels. The conference also incorporated a number of the alums’ recent works in film and media and a series of networking events for students to meet alumni and learn about their respective fields.


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Review: FKA twigs’ 'Magdalene' develops her unique sound

November 14, 2019 6:33pm

There is no one in the world who sounds like FKA twigs. Her music contains a multitude of recognizable influences, sure, but the way in which she seamlessly weaves together musical ideas from a broad range of genres and styles into her own music is unique to her and her alone in the modern landscape of popular music. 


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‘The Living’ to discuss humanity in the face of deadly epidemic

November 13, 2019 7:24pm

Bringing a new perspective to our understanding of how people react in the face of disease is this term’s MainStage theater performance “The Living,” which will be performed in The Moore Theater from Nov. 15 to 17. With darkly dramatic scenes and a profound take on the humanity of remaining kind in the face of adversity, the play recalls the struggle of Londoners in 1665 during the height of the bubonic plague in a way that is current and unmistakably relevant to the epidemics that still threaten to unravel society today.


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Review: 'Doctor Sleep' a hopeful, deliberate sequel of 'The Shining'

November 11, 2019 8:15pm

I haven’t seen nearly as many films throughout 2019 as I might have liked, but what I have seen has left me largely uninspired — nothing awful, but also nothing to get me all that excited. The sole exception so far has been Lulu Wang’s phenomenal “The Farewell.” So color me both astonished and elated that “Doctor Sleep” has become only the second film this year that I really, truly love.


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Violinist Pinchas Zukerman to commemorate Beethoven's birth

November 11, 2019 9:25pm

This evening, the Israeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman will give a performance in Dartmouth’s Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center. Known as a master violinist, Zukerman’s impressive career has spanned five decades. Joining him onstage will be acclaimed pianist Angela Cheng. Bringing together these talented musicians will likely produce a memorable performance.