Stephen Altobelli

Stephen Altobelli (22C) is an English major from Westminster, Massachusetts. He is a resident advisor for the Clairmont community, an advising fellow with Matriculate and an avid David Lynch fan. Contact Altobelli at [email protected]

Reframing the Discourse Surrounding the Capitol Siege

Words matter. The media repeats this ad nauseam, especially regarding President Donald Trump, a man whose speech currently matters more than perhaps that of anyone else. Trump speaks the language of advertising, a famously untrustworthy medium in which everything is a superlative — the biggest or the smallest, the greatest or the worst. Trump’s deadly [...]

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Visualizing the South: Fear and Loathing in North Carolina

Ever since the 1915 release of “The Birth of a Nation,” movies have maintained a deep, complex relationship with the American South. Filmmakers have stereotyped, valorized, misrepresented and parodied one of the most complicated regions of the country. Their visions, although radically different in perspective, tend to be reductive. This column will explore the many [...]

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The Art That Mattered in 2020

In 2020, art provided both an escape from reality and a way to see it anew. The Wheel asked several Arts & Entertainment writers to reflect on the art they connected with this year and received a mix of responses — from timeless classics, to new discoveries, to long-awaited releases and stumbled-upon favorites.  Frank Sheeran [...]

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Visualizing the South: The House that Malick Built

Ever since the 1915 release of “The Birth of a Nation,” movies have maintained a deep, complex relationship with the American South. Filmmakers have stereotyped, valorized, misrepresented and parodied one of the most complicated regions of the country. Their visions, although radically different in perspective, tend to be reductive. This column will explore the many [...]

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Back to the Movies With Bong Joon Ho

Like most filmgoers, I’ve been itching to get back into movie theaters. Watching movies on my laptop (and spending half the time trying to make the cursor disappear) just isn’t the same. I couldn’t bring myself to go back to the theater for “Tenet” or “The War with Grandpa.” I wanted my first theater-going experience [...]

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