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“That’s why my site of enjoyment, not quite here or there, makes the contradiction in just existing so recognizable. It’s jarring and comforting at the same time. Everything that seems unnatural and out of place is a testimony to the usual comfort of nature; every imperfection signals the great potential of what could be.”

“That’s why my site of enjoyment, not quite here or there, makes the contradiction in just existing so recognizable. It’s jarring and comforting at the same time. Everything that seems unnatural and out of place is a testimony to the usual comfort of nature; every imperfection signals the great potential of what could be.”


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Empty niches

All this from noticing an architectural quirk: these nine empty statuary niches led me along a year-long journey of observation and intrigued writes head editor José Pablo Fernández García in a visual journey through history and memory on campus.

“All this from noticing an architectural quirk: these nine empty statuary niches led me along a year-long journey of observation and intrigue,” writes head editor José Pablo Fernández García in a visual journey through history and memory on campus.

PROJECTS | December 18

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The exceptions

“Either way, the exception carries a double-edged sword — glory and pain. How, why, do such things, even in less extremes, coexist? This is what made my friend’s comment somewhat haunting. Being the exception is a distinction: it aggrandizes and alienates at once.”

“Either way, the exception carries a double-edged sword — glory and pain. How, why, do such things, even in less extremes, coexist? This is what made my friend’s comment somewhat haunting. Being the exception is a distinction: it aggrandizes and alienates at once.”

THE PROSPECT | December 13

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The Self essay

“But now, finally, in these essays I’ve found the binding together of my self. These disparate parts have been gathered and collected like a bundle of sticks — still precarious but at least momentarily unified.”

“But now, finally, in these essays I’ve found the binding together of my self. These disparate parts have been gathered and collected like a bundle of sticks — still precarious but at least momentarily unified.”

THE PROSPECT | December 8

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Growing up Buddhist during the holiday season

“To some students, Christmas decorations may spark excitement for the holiday season. For me, a second-generation immigrant who was raised Buddhist, they remind me of my complicated relationship with mainstream American culture.”

“To some students, Christmas decorations may spark excitement for the holiday season. For me, a second-generation immigrant who was raised Buddhist, they remind me of my complicated relationship with mainstream American culture.”

THE PROSPECT | December 8

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The desire to be known: Lev Ricanati’s play “Underneath the Lintel”

“How can one trace the steps of someone who seems to be everywhere? As they travel across the world following clue after clue, the audience wonders if they are actually in search of the myth, or for meaning in their own life.”

“How can one trace the steps of someone who seems to be everywhere? As they travel across the world following clue after clue, the audience wonders if they are actually in search of the myth, or for meaning in their own life.”

THE PROSPECT | December 7

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‘It’s all I ever wanted to do, sit with language’: Q&A with Translator in Residence Saskia Vogel

“It’s nice to feel like this, to have a sense of purpose. I think storytelling has always been my through-line. Linnea was talking about how language itself isn’t a home. It's what you make of language that makes language a home.”

“It’s nice to feel like this, to have a sense of purpose. I think storytelling has always been my through-line. Linnea was talking about how language itself isn’t a home. It's what you make of language that makes language a home.”

THE PROSPECT | December 7

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Spielberg’s lively, disjointed, semi-autobiographical odyssey: “The Fabelmans” review

“However, in truth, the movie might not actually be about much at all. Perhaps it was simply the aging Spielberg’s nostalgic attempt to preserve the story of his family for posterity in the wake of his parents’ recent passing.”

“However, in truth, the movie might not actually be about much at all. Perhaps it was simply the aging Spielberg’s nostalgic attempt to preserve the story of his family for posterity in the wake of his parents’ recent passing.”

THE PROSPECT | December 6

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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 | December 5

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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 | December 4

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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 | November 30