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‘Widows’ is more than it seems

‘Widows’ is more than it seems

| Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The premise of Steve McQueen’s “Widows” is basic enough: Four criminals die in a shootout while robbing a gangster, leaving their mourning wives to recompense the money lost when the getaway car explodes. From that simple starting point, the film reveals itself as a pitch-perfect exercise in the heist-movie read more

‘Solidary and Solitary’ on the aux

‘Solidary and Solitary’ on the aux

| Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Snite Museum of Art and Notre Dame’s student radio station, WVFI, have collaborated to create Spotify playlists for the viewing of the ongoing art exhibition, “Solidary and Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection,” until Dec. 15. Co-coordinator for the Snite Student Programming Committee Rachel Mills spearheaded the project along with read more

‘The Imaginary Invalid’ is farcical and fun

‘The Imaginary Invalid’ is farcical and fun

| Monday, November 19, 2018

The commedia dell’arte is a traditional 16th century form of professional Italian theater characterized by sketches or scenarios that feature a small list of archetypal characters meant to instill the seriousness of certain lessons. Moliére’s “The Imaginary Invalid,” originally a late-1600s comedy-ballet, made use of these well-known characters. By read more

Scene in South Bend: Thrift Stores

Scene in South Bend: Thrift Stores

| Monday, November 19, 2018

I’ve always viewed thrift stores as interactive museums with galleries that encompass many eras and an ever-changing collection of mystery. Stepping into the store, or room or basement (depending on the venue), you’re surrounded by racks and shelves and bookcases filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. These items, read more

Power in simplicity in NSR’s ‘Cymbeline’

Power in simplicity in NSR’s ‘Cymbeline’

| Friday, November 16, 2018

The third-floor, black-box theatre in Washington Hall is one with which I’m intimately familiar. Walking in and finding the room empty but for a large trunk and chairs arranged in a thrust stage was nothing short of thrilling. The student Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Cymbeline” did not disappoint. read more