Jordan McDonald



Shrill’ is a quiet celebration of plus-size women

In Hulu’s original comedy “Shrill,” a TV adaptation of Lindy West’s 2016 essay collection “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant gets the spotlight she deserves as the lead character Annie Easton. An earnest writer in her late twenties, Annie is introduced to audiences as a charismatic dreamer stuck in a rut. After years and years of being demeaned or discounted for her appearance as a “fat” woman, she has come to her breaking point in her workplace and her love life. As Annie reclaims dominion over her body and self-esteem, we bear witness to the changes taking place as she resets the standards for those who wish to remain in her professional or personal life. 


Students and professors remember playwright Ntozake Shange

In May of 2016, Carene Mekertichyan ’16 made her dream into a reality when her senior project, a production of the late Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play and choreopoem “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” was performed for the greater Dartmouth community.


Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ revives the Midwestern Gothic tradition

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.

Viewers can see Mink’s exhibition at the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center.


Artist-in-residence Lucy Mink exhibits work at Hopkins Center

Painter Lucy Mink, whose exhibit opened on Tuesday, is this fall’s artist-in-residence. Known for her contemporary exploration and manipulation of the modernist style, Mink’s work has earned critical acclaim.. Mink is the recipient of a 2012 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York, and was awarded the 2007 Best of Show from the BAG Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.


Review: "I Can't Date Jesus" is a hilarious, thoughtful introspection

Hilarious, thoughtful and unwavering, pop culture critic Michael Arceneaux’s memoir “I Can’t Date Jesus” tackles the awkward and sometimes painful realities of growing up over the course of 17 essays. A New York Times bestseller and Arceneaux’s first book, “I Can’t Date Jesus,” explores sexuality, race, religion, love and work with remarkable buoyance.