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The story behind “The Woman King”: an interview with politics professor Leonard Wantchekon

The Daily Princetonian spoke with economics professor Leonard Wantchekon about his involvement with “The Woman King,“ a new film about a group of all-female warriors from the West African kingdom of Dahomey.

The Daily Princetonian spoke with economics professor Leonard Wantchekon about his involvement with “The Woman King,“ a new film about a group of all-female warriors from the West African kingdom of Dahomey.

THE PROSPECT | October 9

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Alternative rock just isn't so alternative anymore

“The world’s tastes have simply evolved from the raw instrumentation of the 20th century, substituting it for a more electronic sound in a more technologically advanced age.”

“The world’s tastes have simply evolved from the raw instrumentation of the 20th century, substituting it for a more electronic sound in a more technologically advanced age.” 

THE PROSPECT | April 11

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Smith’s slap steals the show as CODA wins Best Picture at 94th Oscars

“The ceremony’s various antics drew more attention than the awards or films themselves.” Head Sports Editor Wilson Conn reviews a slapdash Academy Awards ceremony in a guest appearance in The Prospect.

“The ceremony’s various antics drew more attention than the awards or films themselves.” Head Sports Editor Wilson Conn reviews a slapdash Academy Awards ceremony in a guest appearance in The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 28

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‘tick, tick… BOOM!’: chase your dreams, but at what cost?

“Immediately you’re drawn into Garfield’s theatrical performance. The messy hair, flitting eyes, expressive hand gestures, and breathy, impassioned voice...” Senior Writer Auhjanae McGee reviews “tick, tick, BOOM!” for The Prospect.

“Immediately you’re drawn into Garfield’s theatrical performance. The messy hair, flitting eyes, expressive hand gestures, and breathy, impassioned voice...” Senior Writer Auhjanae McGee reviews “tick, tick, BOOM!” for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 28

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Breaking the cycle of disappointment: Animal Collective’s “Time Skiffs”

“Animal Collective went on autopilot for “Time Skiffs” in the best way possible. Its refreshing departure has quenched the drought.” Contributing Writer Nathan Beck reviews Animal Collective’s new album “Time Skiffs” for The Prospect.

“Animal Collective went on autopilot for “Time Skiffs” in the best way possible. Its refreshing departure has quenched the drought.” Contributing Writer Nathan Beck reviews Animal Collective’s new album “Time Skiffs” for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | February 8

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Sam Spector ’24 discusses self-destruction and moving on in ‘Best Day of My Life’

 “‘Best Day of My Life’ is a breath of fresh air, at once a nod to emo and pop-punk musical influences over the course of the past decade and a stunningly new direction for Spector’s work.”

 “‘Best Day of My Life’ is a breath of fresh air, at once a nod to emo and pop-punk musical influences over the course of the past decade and a stunningly new direction for Spector’s work.” 

THE PROSPECT | 01/30/2022

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The transformation of Adele: “30” Review

All in all, fans had sky-high expectations for “30,” and Adele delivered; she appeased listeners with more classic-sounding tracks while also successfully stepping out of the typical powerful ballad that characterized her past hits. However, because she refused to entirely keep within her original formula, I don’t expect “30” to be as much of a hit as “21” or “25.”

All in all, fans had sky-high expectations for “30,” and Adele delivered; she appeased listeners with more classic-sounding tracks while also successfully stepping out of the typical powerful ballad that characterized her past hits. However, because she refused to entirely keep within her original formula, I don’t expect “30” to be as much of a hit as “21” or “25.”

THE PROSPECT | 12/08/2021

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eXpressions Dance Company’s ‘Notorious’ showcases multiple dimensions of artistry

The modern and contemporary-focused company not only experimented with musical textures but also explored the poetic elements of dance, such as the intentional repetition of movement and the contrast of continuity with dynamism.  

The modern and contemporary-focused company not only experimented with musical textures but also explored the poetic elements of dance, such as the intentional repetition of movement and the contrast of continuity with dynamism.  

THE PROSPECT | 12/07/2021

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Lovejoy returns with EP “Pebble Brain”

“Lovejoy’s newest EP, ‘Pebble Brain,’ follows the same high-energy pop-punk-rock formula that carried ‘Are You Alright?’ to Spotify’s ‘Viral Hits’ playlist. Overall, I’m impressed with it, especially considering that Soot isn’t a professional vocalist. The lyrics might be confusing to many, but their vagueness is their strength: depending on the listener’s interpretation, they can have implications on the personal, political, or societal level.”

“Lovejoy’s newest EP, ‘Pebble Brain,’ follows the same high-energy pop-punk-rock formula that carried ‘Are You Alright?’ to Spotify’s ‘Viral Hits’ playlist. Overall, I’m impressed with it, especially considering that Soot isn’t a professional vocalist. The lyrics might be confusing to many, but their vagueness is their strength: depending on the listener’s interpretation, they can have implications on the personal, political, or societal level.”  

THE PROSPECT | 12/05/2021

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With warm popcorn and James Bond, a Princeton institution reopens after pandemic closure

“Today, the Garden Theatre is known as a community gem, a town cultural hub, and an oasis for the weary Princeton student. The theatre has kept its doors open for the past century thanks to the resolve of community members who kept it afloat through various ups and downs — most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

“Today, the Garden Theatre is known as a community gem, a town cultural hub, and an oasis for the weary Princeton student. The theatre has kept its doors open for the past century thanks to the resolve of community members who kept it afloat through various ups and downs — most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.”

FEATURES | 12/05/2021

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Popular YouTubers MrBeast, Mark Rober partnered up on #TeamSeas to help save world’s oceans

The premise is simple: the two YouTubers teamed up with two prolific ocean cleanup organizations: Ocean Conservancy and Ocean Cleanup. Each dollar donated equals a pound of trash removed from the ocean, and the campaign seeks to raise $30 million by Jan. 1.  

The premise is simple: the two YouTubers teamed up with two prolific ocean cleanup organizations: Ocean Conservancy and Ocean Cleanup. Each dollar donated equals a pound of trash removed from the ocean, and the campaign seeks to raise $30 million by Jan. 1.  

THE PROSPECT | 12/01/2021

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“Optimist” by FINNEAS: Album in Review and Analysis

FINNEAS is back, to the joy of millions of fans (including me) with his debut album “Optimist.”  For many, expectations for the album were high: FINNEAS has had a hand in making one of the most iconic voices of our generation, Billie Eilish, and his solo songwriting is clearly superb. He’s clearly delivered on those expectations.

FINNEAS is back, to the joy of millions of fans (including me) with his debut album “Optimist.”  For many, expectations for the album were high: FINNEAS has had a hand in making one of the most iconic voices of our generation, Billie Eilish, and his solo songwriting is clearly superb. He’s clearly delivered on those expectations. 

THE PROSPECT | 11/29/2021

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Astroworld: When do we hold artists accountable?

“While we can remember that these celebrities are humans — they can make mistakes — we must also realize that they are humans with significant influence. When an idol consistently encourages reckless behavior, what they’re saying to fans is, ‘Hey, this is okay.’”  

“While we can remember that these celebrities are humans — they can make mistakes — we must also realize that they are humans with significant influence. When an idol consistently encourages reckless behavior, what they’re saying to fans is, ‘Hey, this is okay.’”    

THE PROSPECT | 11/22/2021