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Arts & Entertainment

April 1, 20143:07 pm

‘Thor: The Dark World’ is a Solid Marvel Addition



Warning: This movie review contains spoilers. During the weekend of March 7-8, Thor: The Dark World played in Cole Cinema. Although I occasionally found it slow and/or hard to follow, I generally found the movie to be very enjoyable. The movie begins as the first one did: a battle that looks like it literally jumped off the […]

March 6, 20148:21 pm

Encounters: A Night of Poetry, Dance and Creative Expression



Running from February 26 through March 2, “Encounters” was a emotional and breathtaking performance by ten dancers and three narrators on the redesigned Bruce Davis Theatre floor, where each person stood in the literal limelight (on top of a glass cutout in the floor with lights shining through it) to talk about their lives. This […]

March 6, 20148:16 pm

Artist Spotlight: Jordan McRae

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Before I even meet Jordan McRae, it’s not hard to figure out who he is. When I arrive for our interview at the Daily Grind, there aren’t many people passing through who don’t stop to say ‘Hey Jordan’. The St. Mary’s sophomore and Beltsville, Maryland resident is a music and English double major, with a […]

April 1, 20143:06 pm

Karl Parker Captivates at Semester’s Fourth VOICES Reading


By Yna Davis On March 13, St. Mary’s Voices Reading Series welcomed poet Karl Parker for a packed reading in DPC. The reading, the fourth in the series for the semester, began with a glowing introduction from Series director Karen Anderson, who lauded Parker’s “bon vivant of a personality” and quoted critic Gabriel Gudding’s comment […]

March 6, 20148:16 pm

Alumna Corrie Byrne Shines at VOICES


On the evening of Thurs., Feb. 20 at 8:15 pm, St. Mary’s College alumni Corrie Byrne visited her alma mater for a VOICES reading of her upcoming novel, hopefully titled “The Obituary Writer”. Under the roof of DPC with a full house, Byrne combined both auditory presentations of excerpts from her book with visual presentations of what […]

February 20, 201411:59 pm

FUSE Presents Annual ‘Vagina Monologues’


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On the evenings of February 14 and 15  in the auditorium of Montgomery Hall 25, the student group of FUSE, Feminists United for Sexual Equality, hosted their annual production of The Vagina Monologues, a recital of various excerpts from Eve Ensler’s original play drafted in 1996. Every year around Valentines Day, a small group of about twenty […]

February 16, 20142:37 pm

Stephanie Strickland Presents Electronic Poetry at VOICES Reading


By Danielle Fullerton On the night of Thursday February 6th, Stephanie Strickland came from New York to the St. Mary’s Boyden Gallery. Strickland has recently written her seventh poetry book, Dragon Logic, and has worked on electronic poetry. The VOICES Reading Series with Strickland filled Boyden Gallery, so much so that more chairs had to […]

February 16, 20142:06 pm

‘Double-A Cabaret’ Back for More


On Friday, Feb. 7, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland music department hosted The Double A Cabaret, an evening of live music in the big band style, complete with an orchestra and several student singers. The event took place in Bruce Davis Theater, where the venue had been filled with extra seating and special guest […]

February 15, 20142:37 pm

‘Gravity’s’ Explosive Silence



Caution: Some mild spoilers may appear. Read at your own risk. Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón, having previously directed diverse films such as the Prisoner of Azakaban and Children of Men, has now turned his attention towards the heavens in his latest film, a sci-fi survival film called Gravity. An ambitious project, Gravity features stunning, surreally […]

February 4, 20147:47 pm

Coming Soon: ‘The Vagina Monologues’


Once again, FUSE (Feminists United for Sexual Equality) is set to stage its yearly production of The Vagina Monologues, a play by Eve Ensler composed of several first-person narratives in which different women recount a discovery she has made about her sexuality. The play is performed in multiple venues globally every February 14 in celebration of […]

February 1, 20142:38 pm

Professor Bruce Wilson Presents at Voices Reading


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On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Voices Reading Series was honored to have Professor Bruce Wilson share his insight through his captivating writing and display of unique flower arrangements. Wilson was able to showcase his talent by recalling his experiences in Japan, where he had mastered the art of Japanese flower arrangements in a Buddhist temple […]

February 1, 20142:25 pm

The Photographer as Visual Artist: Michael Robinson Chavez on the End of an Egyptian Era


Photography is usually seen as a way to capture the art around us and to preserve it indefinitely. In a talk given at the Boyden Gallery on January 28th, Michael Robinson Chavez showed that photography (and specifically photojournalism) is also a tool to inspire action and to document history in the making. The talk was […]

December 8, 20132:13 pm

Burlesque: “Booty is in the Eye” of the Audience


On November 22-24 the SMCM Burlesque Club held their bi-annual burlesque show “Booty is in the Eye of the Beholder”. This show took place in Bruce Davis Theater with a very supportive audience to cheer on the performers. All performers used stage names instead of real names in order to make the show more about the acts […]