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The two-day 2017 Presidential Symposium concentrates on Shakespeare and the presence of race in his work (Photo by Courtney deVita 19).

Symposium makes Shakespeare ‘practical’

Sadie Lebow April 21, 2017

This week, the college welcomed esteemed scholars to discuss William Shakespeare's work in the context of race, identity and the importance of the humanities. The idea for the two-day symposium, funded...

Jewish Cuban-American poets Alina Galliano and Malagi Alabau read poetry on Monday (Photo Courtesy of Sadie Lebow 17).

Diffused Identities: Cultural intersectionality brought to forefront in poetry reading

Sadie Lebow April 7, 2017

A poetry reading from Alina Galliano and Magali Alabau on Monday brought issues of intersectionality and identity to the forefront. The event, entitled “Diffuse Identities: Jewish Cuban-American Women's...

Artist William Wegman visited the college to lecture on his works  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons).

Exhibit presents early work of William Wegman

Sadie Lebow March 10, 2017

Famed artist William Wegman posed a question on Wednesday afternoon for Lafayette students and faculty who attended his lecture in Buck Hall's Landis Cinema. “How many dogs do you know that can sail...

Stokes Play for Pizza open-mic event occurs on Wednesday nights (Photo by Courtney DeVita 19).

Playing for Pizza: Stoke welcomes student performers

Sadie Lebow March 3, 2017

Since it opened at the beginning of the academic year, many Lafayette students have formed a fan base around Stoke Coal Fire Pizza & Bar. Regularly, students travel down to Centre Square to enjoy...

Paper Playlist: Mellow Picks

Paper Playlist: Mellow Picks

Sadie Lebow February 17, 2017

Melissa: This week I’ve picked "Cherry Wine (live)" by Hozier. This live track on Hozier’s self-titled album is more raw and fragile than his other studio tracks. Slow and sweet, this song feels like...

Elia Alba lectured on campus earlier this week. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Alba explores identity through various art forms

Sadie Lebow February 17, 2017

Sometimes confessional, other times subversive, yet always possessing a deft intimacy, Elia Alba explores her own identity through her art. On Monday, she treated Lafayette to a discussion of that art,...

Paper Playlist: Unexpected love songs

Paper Playlist: ‘Unexpected love songs’

Sadie Lebow February 10, 2017

Sadie: My pick is Father John Misty’s (J. Tillman of the Fleet Foxes) "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)." This is a pick for anyone else who looks at Valentine's Day through cynical eyes. Father...

Paper Playlist: Dance Off

Paper Playlist: Dance Off

Sadie Lebow February 3, 2017

Shawn Hogan: My pick "Flight of the Flamingo" by Flamingosis starts out with an anticipatory drum beat and then releases into an irresistibly dancey groove that glides throughout the rest of the tune....

The Focus III Exhibit explores different perspectives of portraiture, and is located in the Williams Center for the Arts Grossman Gallery. (Photo Courtesy of Lauren Fox 19).

Focus III: Exhibit examines portraiture in terms of subject

Sadie Lebow January 27, 2017

A photography exhibit on campus is bringing the Lafayette community a brief respite from selfies and Instagrams, and a return to more traditional portraiture. "Focus III: Photographer and Subjects" will...

Paper Playlist: Beginning of the End

Paper Playlist: Beginning of the End

Sadie Lebow January 27, 2017

Sadie’s Pick: My pick for the week is “Baby Blue” by the Chocolate Watchband. It’s a cover of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” and embellishes the Dylan original with some groovy, albeit...

Arizona. (Wikimedia Commons)

Arizona will be a referendum on civility

Sadie Lebow October 28, 2016

As Lafayette’s resident liberal Arizonan, I’m proud to see my home state creeping its way into the “battleground” column of election forecasts. A Democratic victory initially seemed like a long...

Bob Dylan in 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Let’s hear a story: Bob Dylan reminds us what literature is all about

Sadie Lebow October 21, 2016

A brief respite in a bleak news cycle came last week when Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel Prize in literature. Dylan’s music career spans decades and has cemented him as a cultural icon. The award places...

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