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Moshfegh’s “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” reviewed

Over winter break I binged an author’s entire output for the first time. It was a strange experience, kind of like deep diving through someone’s Facebook or Instagram page, obsessively charting their progression over time (I  don’t do that of course, and I’m sure no

My Struggle 6: An interrogation of the real

This article was originally printed in the Feb. 4, 2019 issue of The Round Table.  The sixth and final installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-part autobiographical novel, “My Struggle,” was published in English on September 18, 2018. Knausgaard’s novel describes life as it happens. The

Black Matter/ing exhibit opens in Wright Museum

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Wright Museum hosted the opening of “Black Matter/ing: An Activist Poiesis.”  The extremely well attended exhibition was curated by Professor M. Shadee Malaklou and the students in her Black Lives Matter course, who worked over a two year period to

Asian Monologues returns for a third year

On Saturday, students and faculty came through the mist and rain to attend the third production of The Asian Monologues, a performance piece created and directed by Sydney Mercado‘19. The show was held in the black-box Bunge Theater, filled to the brim with an eager

ABBA’s “Uncomfortable Art Show” lives up to its title

On Friday, Nov. 16, Gallery ABBA’s newest show, a pop-up centered around the theme of “Uncomfortable Art,” had its premiere. “The Uncomfortable Art Show” features an eclectic body of work in both style and price range (ranging from Bob Avery’s’20 1$ “Danny Devito” to Valley

Braxton Cook’s No Doubt, an instant Neo Jazz classic

Cutting edge. Few words could better describe Maryland born Saxophonist/Singer-Songwriter Braxton Cook’s sophomore effort No Doubt. The album is a follow up to his 2017 debut Somewhere In Between, Cook’s third release, but his first full-length solo album. A graduate of Julliard School with a

Shirkers: Netflix’s new cinema-centric documentary

Sometimes you have to “go backwards in order to go forwards.” This the central idea behind Sandi Tan’s “Shirkers,” a brilliant new documentary on Netflix that explores friendship, betrayal and the joys and costs of cinephilia. “Shirkers” is a documentary about another “Shirkers,” a wildly