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Thanksgiving is the best holiday

This year has cemented in my mind the idea that Thanksgiving is the greatest of all the cold-month holidays. Bereft of the burden of extended family antagonism, turkey day becomes just that—a day dedicated wholly… Read More...

Overlooked sculptures: ‘Fall,’ the Village stalker

Midyears and upperclassmen alike speak of a shadow that wanders the dark places of south campus. Silent and still, the revenant takes man-shape to stalk unwary students that amble too far beyond the safe perimeter… Read More...

The Hoot’s Halloween candy

Halloween is traditionally a time of magic, bone-chilling costumes, pigging out on candy and watching scary movies until you’re cowering with fear and turning every light on. This year, Halloween instead is a time when… Read More...

‘Donkey Kong Country:’ The high concept mess that is impossible to hate

There is a long-circulated rumor that when Rare showed their tech demo of “Donkey Kong Country” (DKC) to Nintendo, the Japanese executives were convinced that a hidden supercomputer was running the game behind a curtain.… Read More...

The spooky haunts of Brandeis University

A collage of brutal concrete, brick and steel, the Brandeis campus is a haunt of its own unique variety. If you choose to wander on a particularly overcast autumn afternoon, certain corners of the campus… Read More...

Sufjan Steven’s ‘The Ascension’ merges the electronic with the lyrical

When Sufjan Stevens released the single “America” back in July, I was not impressed. At 12 minutes, it was asking a lot. The song was certainly not helped by the chorus, which is repetitive and… Read More...

The Rose Art Museum has reopened to students

After a month of uncertainty, the Rose Art Museum has officially reopened for student use, and I am pleased to admit that the experience remains largely unchanged save for a few conspicuous omissions. The museum… Read More...

McDonald’s revisited: Travis Scott and spicy nugs

I went for a run yesterday. This is an activity that I do not undertake very often, so I thought my freshly beleaguered muscles deserved a reward. I immediately drove to McDonald’s, of course. What… Read More...

Brandeis everchanging: A eulogy to the dead Sherman Willow

To the rear of Sherman Dining Hall, encircled on three sides by the tired brick edifices of the Massell Quad, is a little pond. The body of water is largely inornate. There is a low… Read More...

‘Mulan’ is just another Disney Action Movie

My faith in Disney’s live action adaptations was spent a long time ago. I went into “Mulan” with no expectations at all, and I was satisfied to find that I never needed any. Like its… Read More...
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