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Hamilton collaboration continues at the Other Side

Sorrowful it is to realize that we live in a world where scientific truth can be obscured by greedy efforts for popularity and financial gain. Fractal Expressionism, a so-called scientific theory, claims the ability to validate drip-paintings by artist Jackson Pollock. This sounds particularly promising to the Art History community for further depth into Pollock’s artistic style in case any new works were to be discovered, especially given the chaotic nature of Pollock’s paintings, which make authentication a challenge. More ...

Trustee supports Wellin Museum

The Inaugural Jeff Little ’71 Volunteer of the Year Award Recipent Linda E. Johnson ’80, recently established the Johnson-Pote Museum Director Fund in support of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art director’s position, as disclosed in the museum’s press release. More ...

Dry Land successfully tackles a dark subject

Like most of my fellow attendees last Friday night, I approached Dry Land with some degree of trepidation. This approach was a result from the play’s advertisements, which stated that the piece “frankly addresses the practice of self-induced abortion.” More ...

Shetterly presents Hidden Figures and looks beyond the confinements of race and gender

On Friday, Jan. 21, Assistant Professor of History Celeste Day Moore welcomed dozens of students onto a bus to see Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, speak at the Stanley Theater in Utica at 7 p.m. The Project Fibonacci Foundation organized the event as part of its Women & STEAM (Sience, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Speakers Series. The Project Fibonacci Foundation’s mission is to empower rising scholars in science and the arts with role models in their fields.  Members of the foundation hoped that Shetterly would pack the beautiful rows of the Stanley Theater.  The audience wasted no time filling every seat of the very large and historic building. More ...

Rosen delivers impassioned performance

Vibes, Written & Spoken brought Spoken Word Artist Mike Rosen to campus this past Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Fillius Events Barn. The audience sat on the floor as the poet walked up to the mic. There were freshly typed poems enclosed in his hands, others patiently waited behind his lips. He called the audience “angels” as he told us, “Don’t try to fold your wings to fit through doors.”  From the moment he stepped onto the stage, Rosen implored members of the audience to recognize their own importance and also to value it. Moreover, he expressed the necessity of not conforming to social norms or society’s ideas of oneself and simply living joyously and freely despite preconceived notions of happiness.  More ...

The best new TV shows of 2016

As the holidays kick into gear and 2016 comes to a close, it is a good time to look back on what TV shows were released this year and which ones are actually worth seeing. Many critics have called these past few years, “The Golden Age of Television,” and 2016 certainly seems to have continued the trend.  While there definitely were some duds, such as HBO’s expensive flop Vinyl, many others delivered. Although this is not a comprehensive list of the year’s best new shows, the ones listed below are worth keeping in mind.  More ...

3rd Annual Sight/Sound/Spoken showcases Hamilton’s various artistic talent

On Sunday, Dec. 4 the Departments of Music, Art, and Literature & Creative Writing presented Sight / Sound / Spoken, a series of diverse performances including chamber music, poetry and video art. The show included a menagerie of instruments and types of poems and over forty performers.  The performances took place in the Linda Johnson Gallery in KTSA, which proved itself to be a magnificent space with strong acoustics that complemented the performers.  More ...

Women to Watch: Powerful Female Characters on Television

TV Show: Westworld (2016-) Network: HBO Seasons: 1 Actress: Thandie Newton More ...

Masterworks Chorale brings Hamilton and surrounding community of musicians together

On the night of Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m., The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale and Symphor!a performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass In B Minor. The concert took place in Wellin Hall, in the Hans H. Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. The audience, consisting of students, faculty, community members and people from Clinton and neighboring towns, nearly filled the seats of Wellin.  More ...

F.I.L.M. to bring Rob Moss for final screening of the semester this weekend

F.I.L.M.’s next and last screening this semester, Containment is directed by Harvard Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies Rob Moss and Harvard Pellegrino University Professor of History of Science and Physics Peter Galison. Moss, who directed landmark personal documentaries such as Riverdogs (1978) and The Same River Twice (2003), will be at the screening in-person to talk about Containment this upcoming Sunday, December 5th. More ...

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