Arts & Culture

Engagement with the Archive

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Ellie Kincaid ‘20 and Cole Thornton ‘21 Lecture Correspondents At a symposium hosting some of the leading scholars on slavery and violence in the archive, all the panelists agreed on one thing: the archives are important. The conference touched on issues ranging from minstrelsy to monuments, engaging the audience ofRead More

Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women

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Lorena James ’21 Staff Writer In late February, Davidson had the great pleasure of hosting Urban Bush Women (UBW), a Brooklyn-based dance company founded in 1984. Their mission is to spread the undertold and underrepresented stories in American society.  UBW focuses on the stories of African-American women; as an African-AmericanRead More

The President’s House: A Look Inside

The President’s House: A Look Inside

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Lucas Weals ’19 Senior Art Critic Earlier this month, on an unseasonably warm Thursday, Olivia Forrester ’22 and I walked the sunny path to the President’s House on Main Street. (It’s the old pretty white one across from the Cunningham Theater building, with the  big white columns in front ofRead More

Mohamad Hafez

Mohamad Hafez

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Sebi Sola-Sole ‘21 Art Correspondent Nostalgia and identity underpin visiting artist Mohamad Hafez’s portfolio. Before he even considers the media of a new sculpture, he initiates a laundry list of sensory stimulation procedures to relocate him from his tiny studio in New Haven to his home city of  Damascus: heRead More

Black Panther and Spider-Verse

Black Panther and Spider-Verse

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Henry Stockwell ’19 Film Critic If the Biblical Second Coming happens (I’ll decide in another column), surely the first question Jesus of Nazareth will have for us is: Are Marvel movies good? We’ll clamor over each other, all trying to let our feeble voices be heard: Robert Downey Jr.’s bestRead More