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Music resident Mamadou Diabate connects language to music

West African musician and music department resident Mamadou Diabate tells the students in his Music 17.06 course “The Language-Music Connection” the origin story of the balafon, which is a wooden West African instrument similar to a xylophone.


PHOTO BY HERB SWANSON- October 30, 2018-Ted Chiang  an American science fiction writer presents his talk "Technology and the Narrative of the Self" addressing the ethical implications of speculative technologies.

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Author Ted Chiang speaks on ethics of speculative technology

October 31, 2018 5:43pm

The Ethics Institute of Dartmouth hosted author Ted Chiang for a talk entitled “Technology and the Narrative of the Self” on Tuesday as part of the Dorsett Fellowship Lecture Series, which seeks to bring “practitioners and scholars of ethics” to campus, according to government professor Sonu Bedi, director of the Ethics Institute. “We have brought philosophers, lawyers and politicians here as part of the Dorsett Fellowship in years past,” Bedi said.


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New podcast series uses artifacts to highlight College history

October 29, 2018 8:25pm

In anticipation of the College’s 250th anniversary, a group of Dartmouth faculty and students has teamed up to create “Hindsight is 20/19,” a 26-episode podcast series celebrating Dartmouth’s history. “It’s kind of coming out of the 250th, but also just out of a desire we’ve had for a long time to more widely share the cool stories that come out of Dartmouth,” head of Special Collections at Rauner Library Jay Satterfield said.


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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ revives the Midwestern Gothic tradition

October 18, 2018 9:26pm

Airing in July this past summer, HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” an adaption of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s book of the same name, sets out to remind its audience of what is unique to the identity of the Midwestern United States and what is possible within the supposedly limited format of the miniseries.


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Review: ‘Eating Animals’ is a crucial look at agricultural industry

October 18, 2018 9:26pm

“Eating Animals” is an important film. Based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, the documentary explores the subject of the American agricultural industry, a topic that’s often neglected in public discussions, and focuses on the highly troubling issue of the factory farming of poultry and livestock.


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Review: ‘Providence’ is a compelling, unique mystery-love story

October 17, 2018 9:46pm

Simultaneously making readers want to revel in the narrative as long as possible while also powering on to the end of the tangled story, “Providence,” by Caroline Kepnes is a novel about love and obsession, full of gripping emotional detail and a compelling New England narrative backdrop. The thriller begins in small-town New Hampshire, the day of Jon Bronson’s kidnapping.


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Review: Ian McKellen blurs reality and fiction in “King Lear”

October 16, 2018 2:13pm

One of my fondest memories of my senior year of high school is when my English class read, performed and studied William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “King Lear.” At that time, the play captivated me with its stark and honest portrayal of human fallibility and tragic loss and it quickly became one of my favorite works of literature.