Living Davidson

George Saunders met with students in the Alumni House Sunroom 
Photo courtesy of Chris Record

On Bowling Pins and Keeping One’s Head Out of One’s Ass: An Evening with George Saunders

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Thomas Waddill- Upon learning that I’ve been invited to a Q&A session with Conarroe Lecturer George Saunders, my roommate Matt alerts me to a line that Saunders wrote in his 2015 New Yorker article, “My Writing Education: A Time Line,” in which Saunders tells us that, in 1986, “Doug [Unger]Read More

Face (unknown date, 2017) by Scotty Poston ‘18. Printed with permission of the artist.

“The Developing Process”: Scotty Poston ‘18 talks photography

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Lucas Weals- This week I sat down at Brickhouse with Scotty Poston ‘18 to talk about his love of photography, approaching art outside of Davidson’s academics, and skateboarding. He is wearing a windbreaker with purple cuffs and sipping on a bottle of Rolling Rock. The transcript is lightly edited forRead More

The Miracle of the Slave (The Miracle of St. Mark), Jacopo Tintoretto (1548: Gallerie dell’Academie).

Reflections on Experiencing Art in Person

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Isabelle Sakelaris- There’s an old story: Jacapo Tintoretto, a Venetian painter, sat in the Scuola di San Marco for hours watching the light pass over the wall. He structured his painting based on his observations, so that light would hit crucial points in the painting at certain times of theRead More

Tony Richardson brings life to the part of a young black man killed by the police. Photo courtesy of Chris Record / College Communications

Davidson Theatre confronts race and privilege in five short plays

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Lucas Weals- On September 3, 2016, the New York Times ran an essay by Dr. Naomi Rosenberg, MD, called “How to Tell a Mother Her Child is Dead.” Rosenberg, an emergency medical physician in North Philadelphia, gives her advice in a harrowingly clear direct address: “After the bathroom you doRead More

Sam Bock ‘21 and Hannah Lieberman ‘18 share an intimate moment as Brad and Janet. Photo by Katie Walsh ‘20

Decidedly Dirty, Dastardly Good: Rocky Horror Is a Smash Hit

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Katie Walsh- After I heard Rocky Horror Picture Show was to be performed at Davidson, I waited, to quote Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in excited antici———pation to attend. Rocky Horror was that musical growing up. If you were a theater kid, it was the show everyone wanted to do in high school,Read More