Arts & Culture

The strange and lovely music of The Secret Room

The strange and lovely music of The Secret Room

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Lucas Weals- The main stage of the Duke Family Performance Hall is tonight partitioned along its midsection by a thick red curtain, spread slightly at its center by shining stanchions, a doorway-by-absence through which we enter a set. The set, like the door, is negatively defined: it is everything thatRead More

Thomas Chafin reads aloud from Joyce. Photo credit: Zoran Kuzmanovich

A Day in Dublin: Dispatches from a non-stop reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses

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From Friday at 5 p.m. to Saturday at 3:52 p.m., twelve English students, along with their professor, Zoran Kuzmanovich, read out loud the entirety of James Joyce’s modernist mammoth Ulysses. Grace Falken gives a personal, confessional report on the experience. —Lucas Weals, Living Davidson Editor Grace Falken- 5 p.m.-6 p.m.Read More

First-years to watch: Choral Arts Edition

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Lucas Weals- Every year, The Davidsonian’s Sports section runs a profile on a “Freshman to Watch”—a promising first-year student who’s got his or her team excited for the upcoming season. We thought we’d try something similar for student artists and musicians. In this, our first ever “First-years to watch,” you’llRead More

Davidson art majors talk process, inspiration, and campus culture

Davidson art majors talk process, inspiration, and campus culture

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Lucas Weals- This week I sat down with two art majors, Maura Tangum ‘20 and Rebecca Pempek ‘20, to talk about their influences, their creative processes, and the role that art plays in their lives here at Davidson. Their responses, printed below, are lightly edited for length and clarity. MauraRead More

Lenin Lives: In Search of a Revolution’s Lost Father

Lenin Lives: In Search of a Revolution’s Lost Father

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Lucas Weals- It was Lenin himself, in the first chapter of “The State and Revolution,” who lamented that the deaths of revolutionary leaders are always followed by attempts to “convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names,” all while “robbing the revolutionaryRead More