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A decade of Carly Rae Jepsen: A grad student's muse

“We all need a song or two to build confidence for hitting submit for a conference, journal, or grant and seeing how the universe reacts. Jepsen knows that things will not always work out; nevertheless, she dares to believe in a world where things will.”

“We all need a song or two to build confidence for hitting submit for a conference, journal, or grant and seeing how the universe reacts. Jepsen knows that things will not always work out; nevertheless, she dares to believe in a world where things will.”

THE PROSPECT | 12/05/2022

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Playful yet powerful: Samuel Fosso’s ‘Affirmative Acts’

“The current exhibition at Hulfish transcends simple snapshots by dialoguing with viewers on important themes of identity, expression, and the individual relationship to the larger society around them.”

“The current exhibition at Hulfish transcends simple snapshots by dialoguing with viewers on important themes of identity, expression, and the individual relationship to the larger society around them.”

THE PROSPECT | 12/04/2022

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Emmy-nominated actor Jonathan Majors speaks in Atelier series

Emmy-nominated movie and television actor Jonathan Majors sat down with Professor in the Humanities Paul Muldoon, who also serves as the director of the Princeton Atelier, to discuss Majors’s past roles and what the general public can expect from his upcoming movies.

Emmy-nominated movie and television actor Jonathan Majors sat down with Professor in the Humanities Paul Muldoon, who also serves as the director of the Princeton Atelier, to discuss Majors’s past roles and what the general public can expect from his upcoming movies. 

THE PROSPECT | 11/30/2022

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‘The “OG” of Asian American poetry’: Marilyn Chin on poetry and self-expression

Marilyn Chin, a new faculty member in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, shares her experience creating space for marginalized voices in poetry and what she is bringing to her students as an “ambassador for poetry.” According to Chin, “Whatever upsets you in your heart that you need to express, you’re going to express it.”

Marilyn Chin, a new faculty member in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, shares her experience creating space for marginalized voices in poetry and what she is bringing to her students as an “ambassador for poetry.” According to Chin, “Whatever upsets you in your heart that you need to express, you’re going to express it.”

FEATURES | 11/29/2022

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Kayla Hamilton and x tackle disability justice through movement-driven performance

Contributing writer Allison Jiang reports on the intersection between disability and the arts, as presented in Kayla Hamilton and x’s performances at the Lewis Arts Complex.

Contributing writer Allison Jiang reports on the intersection between disability and the arts, as presented in Kayla Hamilton and x’s performances at the Lewis Arts Complex.

THE PROSPECT | 11/01/2022

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Student thesis play “Affecting Expression” explores letting go and unearthing identity

The play, written by Eliana Cohen-Orth ’21, directed by Eliyana Abraham ’23 for her directing thesis, and featuring Rosemary Paulson ’23 for her acting thesis, was presented in Wallace Theater from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.

The play, written by Eliana Cohen-Orth ’21, directed by Eliyana Abraham ’23 for her directing thesis, and featuring Rosemary Paulson ’23 for her acting thesis, was presented in Wallace Theater from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.

THE PROSPECT | 10/13/2022

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In ‘The Wolves,’ adolescence collides with adulthood under the lights and on the field

“‘The Wolves’ — subtly and then all at once — depicts how teenagers come into their own. In a chaotic collision of sports and grief and intense anxieties, viewers watch as these soccer players become who they will be.”

“‘The Wolves’ — subtly and then all at once — depicts how teenagers come into their own. In a chaotic collision of sports and grief and intense anxieties, viewers watch as these soccer players become who they will be.”

THE PROSPECT | 10/11/2022

Anticipatory articulation: Q&A with curator and artists of “Anticulation”

“It is a call back in time to express gratitude and wonder at the foresight of these incredible figures who articulated themselves even when those around them were uninterested because they anticipated me, they anticipated the audience that came out to this show, they anticipated a world that might lend an attentive ear.”

“It is a call back in time to express gratitude and wonder at the foresight of these incredible figures who articulated themselves even when those around them were uninterested because they anticipated me, they anticipated the audience that came out to this show, they anticipated a world that might lend an attentive ear.”

THE PROSPECT | 10/11/2022

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‘What is America? Who is America?’: Q&A with Art Museum curator Mitra Abbaspour

“In collecting contemporary Indigenous art, I may have set out to complicate the definition of what America is, but I certainly have learned and continue to learn the ways that my own identity and education as a US citizen has structured a worldview that is only one way of seeing history.”

“In collecting contemporary Indigenous art, I may have set out to complicate the definition of what America is, but I certainly have learned and continue to learn the ways that my own identity and education as a US citizen has structured a worldview that is only one way of seeing history.”

THE PROSPECT | 10/09/2022

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Marianne Nicolson on Indigenous art, community, and visibility

“Nicolson’s art questions the material emphasis of a capitalist society. She explained that Indigenous artists have been pushed to commodify sacred and culturally significant art to satisfy consumer markets.” Contributing writer Isabella Dail reports on the art and archeology department’s artist conversation with Marianne Nicolson of Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations.

“Nicolson’s art questions the material emphasis of a capitalist society. She explained that Indigenous artists have been pushed to commodify sacred and culturally significant art to satisfy consumer markets.” Contributing writer Isabella Dail reports on the art and archeology department’s artist conversation with Marianne Nicolson of Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations.

THE PROSPECT | 10/09/2022

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Seuls en Scène 2022 presents Traces: My experience with French theater

“Although it was slow, it made every word I read, heard, and felt even more meaningful.” The Princeton French Theater Festival returns with its twelfth annual performance, “Traces.”

“Although it was slow, it made every word I read, heard, and felt even more meaningful.” The Princeton French Theater Festival returns with its twelfth annual performance, “Traces.”

THE PROSPECT | 09/27/2022

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Award-winning filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi visits Princeton

“Hamaguchi is not afraid. He dives in head first.” On Friday, September 23rd, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi spoke at Princeton’s Fall 2022 Bellknap Global Conversation as part of ‘Conversations,’ a weeklong celebration of Hamaguchi’s films involving a series of workshops for students and screenings of his recent work at the Garden Theater.

“Hamaguchi is not afraid. He dives in head first.” On Friday, September 23rd, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi spoke at Princeton’s Fall 2022 Bellknap Global Conversation as part of ‘Conversations,’ a weeklong celebration of Hamaguchi’s films involving a series of workshops for students and screenings of his recent work at the Garden Theater.

THE PROSPECT | 09/26/2022

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To witness ‘The Thunder of the Present’: A thrilling encounter with the vocal music of today

“As I listened, I caught a few glimpses of this euphoric realm, where the physicality of musical expression is fully embraced — where music is not only something we do, but something we are.” Contributing Prospect Writer Jack Gallahan reviews Princeton Sound Kitchen’s latest performance, “New Works for Voice.”

“As I listened, I caught a few glimpses of this euphoric realm, where the physicality of musical expression is fully embraced — where music is not only something we do, but something we are.” Contributing Prospect Writer Jack Gallahan reviews Princeton Sound Kitchen’s latest performance, “New Works for Voice.”

THE PROSPECT | 09/26/2022

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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 | 05/11/2022

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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 | 05/01/2022

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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 | 04/21/2022