ARTS & CULTURE

Schiff’s Cleopatra offers unique perspective

A few short weeks ago, Elizabeth Taylor, one of the greatest Hollywood icons, passed away. In honor of her memory, Cleopatra, her Oscar role, has been on virtually every basic cable channel. And I have watched it every single time. It actually inspired me to pick up the latest biography …

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Metropolis: A Vision of Today’s Future

On April 19, Metropolis, the famous 1927 silent film by Fritz Lang, was screened for The William & Mary Art House Film Club, and on Friday, Professor Charles W. Haxthausen of Williams College spoke on the film in his lecture “The Cathedral of Cinema: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis,” at the Muscarelle. …

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Writers-in-residence return to share fiction and poetry

Two former William and Mary Writers-in-Residence returned to campus Wednesday, April 20 to read both poetry and fiction for a small crowd in Blow 201. Rosalind Brackenbury is a British author who has also lived in Scotland and France. She taught at William and Mary in 2006. She selected a …

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Well Fed: Strawberry Fields Forever

Yet again, our lovely state has teased us with hints of spring. And as quickly as it arrived, it’s gone. We’re left with 90-degree weather and the prospect of a long, humid summer. Many of my friends lament this. I do not share their feelings. As a child of the …

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Homebrew Spotlight: Jon Houghton

The April 14th Homebrew set spotlighted a performer named Jon Houghton, a Junior French major and member of The Stairwells. After a few minutes of technical delays, Jon took the stage accompanied by Clayton Perry to begin with a few acoustic songs, written entirely by himself. Crowd favorites included “The …

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