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Book Review: Let Them Read ‘Cake’

April 9, 2009

Elizabeth Vance '09 Web Editor-in-Chief There is no cake in "I Was Told There'd be Cake," by Sloane Crosley. The closest the book ever comes to cake is a chocolate torte that makes a brief appearance in a disastrous dinner party hosted by the author. Despite this false advertising and the fact that it is not...

Hilarity Triumphs in Uncoventional Rom–Com ‘I Love You Man’

Hilarity Triumphs in Uncoventional Rom–Com ‘I Love You Man’

April 9, 2009

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Finally, a romantic comedy that guys and girls alike can enjoy. "I Love You Man" is a movie that takes a tired plot and tries to do something new with it. For the most part, it succeeds. "I Love You Man" begins with Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), a timid real estate agent, prop...

Shakespeare: Teaching His Plays Takes Hard Work

Shakespeare: Teaching His Plays Takes Hard Work

April 9, 2009

Navi Somal '09 & Ben Klaff '10 A&E Editor & Features Editor Four hundred and thirty five years after his death, contemporary writers, actors and filmmakers continue to find inspiration in the works of Shakespeare. But for high school teachers, reviving an interest in Shakespeare in students remains a challenge. Students in the Westport Public School System re...

Jazz Appreciation Month: Tune in this April

April 9, 2009

Constance Chien '10 Web News Editor For all you jazz fanatics, both current and potential, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Now, what exactly is Jazz Appreciation Month? Read More »...

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

April 3, 2009

Drinking, boyfriends, peer pressure, and Facebook friends were all dealt with by acting group Peer Players in their performance on March 12 at Toquet Hall. They combined improv with realistic scenes, and asked the audience for opinions and feedback on touchy, yet relevant subjects in the teenagers’ lives....

“Eastbound & Down”: A Fine Look Into the Life of a Likeable Loser

“Eastbound & Down”: A Fine Look Into the Life of a Likeable Loser

March 27, 2009

The best new show on television isn’t about a king ruling America. It’s not a new talk show and certainly isn’t a reality show about dancing celebrities. No, it’s about a loser. A loser with dignity and a giant ego. That show, is HBO’s “Eastbound & Down.” Read More »...

The Oscars in Review

February 24, 2009

by Ian Phillips '10 Unless you live under a rock, you know that tonight was the 81st annual Academy Awards. The winner, as predicted (and deserved), was "Slumdog Millionaire." "Slumdog" took home an astounding 7 Oscars. In addition it took home awards for director Danny Boyle, screenplay, sound, original...

Album Review: Not Disco-Friendly, Somewhat Depressing, but Downright Fantastic: Antony & the Johnsons Stun on 2009’s “The Crying Light”

Album Review: Not Disco-Friendly, Somewhat Depressing, but Downright Fantastic: Antony & the Johnsons Stun on 2009’s “The Crying Light”

February 13, 2009

Petey Menz '11 A&E Editor When did dance music take over New York? Probably around 1979, but nobody cared because the frenetic dance mutations of James Chance and the Contortions, Was (Not Was), and Cristina were too good to complain about. Rather, the question is: why is New York dance music so homogeneous now? Read Mor...

Edgy Comedy Reigns at One Acts Festival

February 3, 2009

 Lexi Preiser '10 Editor-in-Chief  The ninth annual One Act Play Festival occurred last weekend, displaying an edgy array of student-directed plays that touched upon many adult themes. The selected plays focused on many serious issues, such as suicide, parental estrangement, sexual orientation, and l...

Quantum of Solace Review

December 4, 2008

by Ian Phillips '10 Two years ago, the ailing Bond franchise, held down by ludicrous plots and over-the-top gadgets, was revived in a big way with "Casino Royale." "Casino Royale" held back on the gadgets, created a more believable story, and most importantly, brought audiences a darker, vulnerable...

Book Review: “The Given Day”

Book Review: “The Given Day”

December 2, 2008

by Rachel Steinberg '09 Dennis Lehane's story opens with a name known to the world - Babe Ruth. The reader finds that they have been transported back to the World Series of 1918, which was split between two cities: Chicago and Boston. By some strange chance, the train carrying the players stops fo...

Three Essential Paul Newman Films

Three Essential Paul Newman Films

October 21, 2008

by Ian Phillips '10 You don't have to see every movie Paul Newman starred in to understand his impact. However, his performances are well worth a look: Read More »...

“Little Brother” Review

“Little Brother” Review

September 17, 2008

Haris Durrani '11 News Editor Cory Doctorow's most recent, "New York Times" Bestselling young adult science fiction novel, "Little Brother," sets itself in a dystopian San Francisco just another step into the future. Doctorow emphasizes technology's ability to help us achieve our goals, and i...

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