Bowie’s Parting Gift Is Monumental, Heartbreaking

Hailed, by The Times as potentially the "oddest work yet from [Bowie]," and by Rolling Stone as his “best anti-pop masterpiece since the seventies,” it's no secret that David Bowie's Blackstar has ignited some and bewildered others. A jazzy, densely artistic diversion from much of his earlier work, Blackstar (and its seemingly cryptic lyrics) was [...]

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Holy Grails of Truth Don’t Exist

You use Wikipedia. Somebody asks you what Wikipedia is, and you say, “Wikipedia is a free, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” This is what everyone says, because beyond this simple definition, we (generally) understand very little about what Wikipedia is and how it works. Something that “anyone can edit” can seem very alarming. This [...]

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‘And She Was’: Love-Affair With Art, Flirtation With Femininity

First, let me be honest: I had no idea what to expect as I made my way to the Visual Arts building last Friday night for the mixed-media and performance exhibition And She Was: The Female Experience Explored and Celebrated, designed by Emory alumna and Schwartz Artist-in-Residence Megan Watters (11C). My first thought: it’s a [...]

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Symposium: Coming Together for the Arts

Last Thursday at around 9 p.m., an L-shaped line of students in party-esque clothes formed outside 12 Eagle Row. On the other side of the heavily-manned ticket table guarding the entry, the crowd of those who’d scored tickets packed into the basement of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity house. Everyone seemed to buzz against [...]

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