Arts and Culture

Get Your Flippy Floppies

lonely island drops beats like a boss

  It’s common for Top 40 Hits these days to address the pressing topics of the day: booty, alcohol as toothpaste, S&M. But rarely do artists acknowledge the absurdity of slow-burning club jam or giddy pop–rock. In this auto-tune wasteland, a comedy group called “The Lonely Island” has been a refreshing addition, revamping and revitalizing…

Wrestling with Men

questions for max posner

  CAN YOU CONCENTRATE ON THE BABY AT HAND? I’m not a placemat. How’s the G73 coming? Slowly, but awesome. Yes, I’m crazy—but none of the aforementioned utterances have anything to do with that. Rather, they are Max Posner’s handpicked favorite lines from his play, The Famished, which opens this weekend in the brand spanking new Granoff Center…

Up Closer and Personal

questions for sean patrick mcgowan

  Upon first meeting Sean Patrick McGowan Jr. (’12) in the Blue Room last Thursday, I was immediately struck by the general dreaminess of his appearance. With a head covered in floppy dark-chocolate-colored locks, the bone structure of all bone structures, and a smile that could launch a thousand ladies into a state of hypnotic…

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With a Name Like Slonk Donkerson…

it has to be:

From “The Shire.” Slonk Donkerson is a band consisting of Parker Silzer ’12, Dylan VanDenHoeck and Zack O’Brien. They grew up together in a pristine slice of suburbia in NY called Pound Ridge, but Dylan warmly refers to it as “The Shire” because of its “lush and calm” nature. The band recorded a short EP Wyoma…

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Under the Vulture’s Wing

the scavenge for literary brilliance

My boss slaps a four-hundred-fifty page manuscript in front of me on my first day. I catch my iced coffee before it slips through my hands, hoping my fear is not apparent in my slightly drooping jaw. “There are two main problems with this book,” she explains. “I want you to identify them. Then I’ll…