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Michael Pratt on music, adversity, and compassion

“The times when I feel like I have grown to understand music more are often times of difficulty that push me to hear a little bit deeper.” Michael Pratt sits down with Assistant Prospect Editor Kerrie Liang to discuss music during the pandemic and the return to live performance.

“The times when I feel like I have grown to understand music more are often times of difficulty that push me to hear a little bit deeper.” Michael Pratt sits down with Assistant Prospect Editor Kerrie Liang to discuss music during the pandemic and PUO’s return to live performance.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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All of Joyce Carol Oates

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Joshua Yang speaks with novelist and Princeton faculty member Joyce Carol Oates about her perspective on her own writing and her experiences working with undergraduate writers in Princeton’s creative writing program. 

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Joshua Yang speaks with novelist and Princeton faculty member Joyce Carol Oates about her perspective on her own writing and her experiences working with undergraduate writers in Princeton’s creative writing program. 

THE PROSPECT | May 1

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‘Mary Stuart — A New Translation’ by BT Hayes ’22 to open this week in Wallace Theater

Regan McCall ’22 takes the stage for a new translation of the Friedrich Schiller play, in which “duty collides with the will of the masses, and two powerful rulers meet face to face in a story of death, betrayal, and hope.”

Regan McCall ’22 takes the stage for a new translation of the Friedrich Schiller play, in which “duty collides with the will of the masses, and two powerful rulers meet face to face in a story of death, betrayal, and hope.”

THE PROSPECT | April 21

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Archive as Art, Community as Practice: a review of ‘sarry about saying you don’t’

“In her senior thesis show “sarry about saying you don’t,” artist Raya Ward ’22 debuts a captivating visual language that incisively guides viewers through a sophisticated meditation on the nature of our personal archives.”

“In her senior thesis show “sarry about saying you don't,” artist Raya Ward ’22 debuts a captivating visual language that incisively guides viewers through a sophisticated meditation on the nature of our personal archives.”

THE PROSPECT | April 18

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‘A collaboration without knowing each other’: Werner Herzog reflects on ‘Grizzly Man’ at campus screening

“We are speaking about a wonderful movie, great poetry of footage, and phenomenal achievements in filmmaking … which [are] unique in film history,” Herzog said to a crowd of Princeton community members at the James M. Stewart ’32 theater on April 6. “It will never happen again.”

“We are speaking about a wonderful movie, great poetry of footage, and phenomenal achievements in filmmaking … which [are] unique in film history,” Herzog said to a crowd of Princeton community members at the James M. Stewart ’32 theater on April 6. “It will never happen again.”

THE PROSPECT | April 10

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Experiencing ‘Signatures’: Relearning how to read

“In ‘Signatures,’ Pai seems to defamiliarize the process of reading itself.” Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee covers Megan Pai ’22’s two-part senior thesis show called “Signatures.”

“In ‘Signatures,’ Pai seems to defamiliarize the process of reading itself.” Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee covers Megan Pai ’22’s two-part senior thesis show called “Signatures.”

THE PROSPECT | April 5

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‘What is a box?’: Confluence, communication, and Schrödinger’s Cat in Introduction to Sculpture

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 30

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'The love and affection I used to have': dualism as art

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.”

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.” 

THE PROSPECT | March 23

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A gift of music: Princeton University Orchestra’s stunning spring concert

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

THE PROSPECT | March 13

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'My art is a reflection of my internal state': Reflections on exploring sculpture at Princeton

Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang takes readers through the process of creating her first sculpture, the inspirations she drew from, and her thought process while building.

Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang takes readers through the process of creating her first sculpture, the inspirations she drew from, and her thought process while building.

THE PROSPECT | February 20

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Berrada ’22 explores young Black love in “B + M”

“Silma’s works defy convention and cliché. She is really honing into the detail and nuance of this particular dynamic and this particular couple,“ said Shariffa Ali, a lecturer in the theater department and Berrada’s advisor. Auhjanae McGee, head editor emerita of The Prospect, speaks with the creators behind “B + M,” a play about young Black love written by Silma Berrada ’22.

“Silma’s works defy convention and cliché. She is really honing into the detail and nuance of this particular dynamic and this particular couple,“ said Shariffa Ali, a lecturer in the theater department and Berrada’s advisor. Auhjanae McGee, head editor emerita of The Prospect, speaks with the creators behind “B + M,” a play about young Black love written by Silma Berrada ’22.

THE PROSPECT | February 17

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On Van Gogh: what it means to be ‘useful’ in the world

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

THE PROSPECT | February 17

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Theatre Intime’s Freshman One-Act Festival: "A Rollicking Success"

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | February 7

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Five classical bangers to help you get through finals

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

THE PROSPECT | December 9

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From performance to non-profit: Camryn Stafford ’23 and the Turning Tables Project

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

FEATURES | December 7