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The Warriors of Xi’an Visit Philadelphia

by KATE HAWTHORNE, Staff Writer You don’t need a transcontinental plane ticket to see some of China’s greatest archaeological treasures — they’re only a SEPTA ride away. The Franklin Institute has opened an exhibit featuring terracotta warriors, a colossal collection of life-size clay soldiers created over 2,000 years ago in Xi’an, China. The exhibit, which… Keep Reading

Arts/Review

Her Origins, Rewritten: A Review of “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”

By ABBY WEBSTER, Staff Writer “Wonder Woman” reintroduced us to Diana Prince and revitalized the DC franchise with fresh characters and vibrant colors absent in the recent Batman and Superman flicks. With superhuman absurdity and humanistic sincerity, “Wonder Woman” had adults and children alike admiring the powerful Amazon. “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” is… Keep Reading

Arts/Bryn Mawr

Beyond Boundaries: Female Artists Reconfigure Traditional Gender Norms

By JULIA HABLAK, Staff Writer Feminist philosopher Judith Butler writes, “Gender is what is put on, invariably under constraint, daily and incessantly, with anxiety and pleasure.” Her words find new resonance in Canaday Library’s latest exhibit, “Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms”, which imagines femininity as a performance that resists traditional gender stereotypes. Beyond Boundaries is a… Keep Reading

Arts/Bryn Mawr

Meet Jill Lepore, the Woman Rewriting History

By JULIA HABLAK, staff writer   This year’s Emily Balch speaker Jill Lepore came to campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 for a highly anticipated Lecture and Q&A session, hosted by English and Emily Balch Seminar professor Matthew Ruben. The Emily Balch Speaker Series takes place each year in conjunction with the Emily Balch Seminars for… Keep Reading

Arts/Haverford

“Tales of Troy” at Magill Library

By RACHEL KLINE, Staff Writer Photos by CLAIRE BLOOD-CHENEY Arma virumque cano, Virgil’s immortal words that begin The Aeneid, conjure images of Troy engulfed by flames for classics majors and mythology enthusiasts alike. From Sept. 25th to Oct. 30th, Haverford College’s classics department will exhibit “Tales of Troy” at the Magill Library Alcove. “Tales of… Keep Reading

Arts/Haverford

Dear 1968,… by artist Sadie Barnette

By THERESA DIFFENDAL, Editor-in-Chief Photos by ABIGAIL WEBSTER In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette transforms Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery into a bold and inspiring reclamation of the 500-page file the FBI compiled on her father during his time in the Black Pant her Party. In 1968, Rodney Barnette was only 24 years old and already… Keep Reading

Arts

Knausgaard’s “Autumn”: A Beautiful but Challenging Read

By JOANNE MIKULA, Staff Writer Photo from Amazon book page From 2009 to 2011, Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard was absorbed in a monumental task; a series of six books provocatively titled “My Struggle” that chronicle his everyday life. Nothing was too insignificant nor too shameful to include in this series, from his morning cigarette… Keep Reading

Arts/Bryn Mawr

Novelist Justin Torres Delivers Captivating Reading

by JULIA HABLAK, Staff Writer We the Animals author Justin Torres visited Bryn Mawr College on Sept. 20 to deliver the first Creative Writing Reading Series talk of the 2017-18 school year. Earlier in the day, Torres held a question and answer session for Tri-Co students on Bryn Mawr’s campus. The audience was largely made… Keep Reading

Arts/Bryn Mawr/Opinion

Casting Call for Tomorrow’s Tickets

By NAOMI BONILLA, Staff Writer I went to see the musical Hamilton earlier this month with my uncle. I was excited, as I’d been trying to find tickets for two years. Fifteen minutes before the opening number, the taxi was stuck in traffic and we realized we might miss the opening number. We got off… Keep Reading

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