Courtney McKee


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Review: Hozier’s ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ is a pleasant musical surprise

This past Friday, Hozier’s second studio album was released, closing a five year gap between his debut album from 2014 and his latest. Given the massive success of the Irish singer’s first album, “Hozier” and five years’ worth of expectation, Hozier’s second album was released upon high anticipation. So does ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ rise to the challenge? 


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John Keats’ poetry mixes lush lyricism with social commentary

Tomorrow is the 198th anniversary of John Keats’ early death at age 25 from tuberculosis. Keats, one of the most prominent Romantic poets of the 19th century, wrote lyrical meditations on many themes, including nature, love, beauty and death, arguably the most famous of which are his odes “To Autumn,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and “Ode to a Nightingale.” Criticized in its time for its frivolity, Keats’ poetry soon became widely recognized for its mastery of poetic forms, delicate evocations of the natural world and heartfelt representations of love and loss. 



Monik Walters was a member of the "Chicago" cast in 2016.

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Student Spotlight: Monik Walters ’19 leads in the arts on campus

Monik Walters ’19 wears many hats. As student body president, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at Dartmouth, leader of the Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color, Hopkins Center curatorial fellow, a member of Ujima and choreographer for D-Step, Walters has made an impact on various spaces on campus, especially in the arts. 



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Hood Museum of Art aims to be more than just galleries

The Hood Museum of Art will have its grand reopening this upcoming Saturday. After dramatic renovations began in 2016, the museum will open its doors to the public to reveal a building transformed by the work of Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, the architects in charge of the project. 


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

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

“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.