Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
By Cassidy Duncan '25
September 7, 2022
Reflecting on a summer visit to an immersive Gustav Klimt art exhibition in Vienna, Cassidy Duncan ’25 explores and questions the potential consequences of the digitized art world.
By Ross Kilpatrick '24E
April 22, 2021
There’s a particular moment in the trailer for “Space Jam: A New Legacy” that
encapsulates our current tone-deaf, strangely referential culture. It’s a single
detail in the background: As LeBron James plays basketball with a cast of
horribly smooth-looking CGI “Looney Tunes” characters, the droogs — a violent
gang of murderous rapists from the film version of “A Clockwork Orange” — can be
seen jeering from the sidelines.
The droogs can appear in the movie because Warner Bros. Pictures, the stud
By Milo Leahy-Miller '24
There are many who seem to believe that the death of genre is imminent.
Publications like the New Yorker
and Varsity [https://www.varsity.co.uk/music/18485] have already described such
a demise. Varsity references Portugal. The Man’s 2017 hit song “Feel It Still,”
noting that it broke down the walls between its pop, rock and funk inspirations.
The New Yorker cites Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” for i
By Eren Levine '24
March 17, 2021
Even though Covid cases in the United States are steadily declining, many people
are still trying to stay socially distanced. During warmer months, it was easier
to see friends safely as people could comfortably stay outside. I spent much of
my summer in Central Park, having socially distanced picnics or going for walks
with friends. Outdoor dining was also pleasant in the summer. In New York City,
where I live, other outdoor activities were visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park, the
Botanical Gardens a