VAGUE questions dance show selection
For the student-led jazz dance group VAGUE, last week's December Dance Concert was not something to dance about. Along with the student-led dance groups Anokha and the Unity step team, the 12 members of VAGUE were one of five groups that failed to be selected to perform in the concert.
Ironic returns with skits, movie
Previewing their latest material with the four members of the comedy group Ironic T-shirt was slightly awkward at times, considering that their penis jokes were directed at the group member sitting next to this reporter.
Yale grad misses mark in 'Society'
Diana Peterfreund's "Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel" is one of those books you love to hate. While fast-paced and fairly well-written, its facile premise seems annoyingly obvious: the mysterious Rose & Grave society invites Amy Haskel, Ivy League student at the fictional Eli University, to join its elite ranks. Peppering her descriptions with sometimes strained literary allusions, the author, who graduated from Yale in 2001, attempts to give her gossipy narrative an intellectual veneer.
M&G spends a day with subways, 'Toys'
"You look like you could use a dildo," Ricky the sex toy salesman said to a group of horrified subway riders. It was 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and "Toys," Masque and Gown's first ever 24-hour show, had begun.
Dancing until dawn for cancer research
For many students, Friday night is simply an excuse to party. Tonight, a group of students organizing "The Dance 'Til Dawn" plan to turn this impulse into a good cause. The party, which is planned in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be held from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Jack Magee's Pub.
Being Mrs. Stephen King in 'Lisey's Story'
It must be hard to be Mrs. Stephen King. You have to accompany your husband to boring book signings, deal with reporters who misspell your name, and fend off obsessive stalkers every Halloween.
'Skin of Our Teeth' director embraces extravagance
"Extravaganza" is how Lecturer in Theater and Theater Department Chair Sonja Moser describes her production of playwright Thorton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth." She isn't just boasting.
Dunst's 'Marie Antoinette' sees royal court as wild party
In her "OK!" interview, Kristen Dunst warned filmgoers "not to expect an educational biopic of Marie Antoinette." The film corroborates this comment, creating a visual masterpiece that focuses upon the young queen's personal extravagances and idiosyncracies while largely failing to acknowledge the greater political issues and events of the period.
'Proof' shows rock star, human side of math
Would you enjoy a silent song named after an imaginary number? Does the idea of mathematicians who excel at sports, play in a rock band, and "get laid surprisingly often" intrigue you? Even if you're unfamiliar with imaginary numbers and think that mathematicians and rock and roll should stay far, far away from each other, don't worry. You'll still enjoy Masque and Gown's fall production of David Auburn's 2001 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Proof."
Kerney '02 writes of teens, Darwin
Kelly Kerney '02 can't wait to come back to Maine. "I didn't see the ocean until I was 17," Kerney, an Ohio native and resident of Richmond, Virginia, said in an interview with the Orient. "I had never been to New England before visiting Bowdoin, and the rocks and the coast were surreal. When you're feeling like you're living somewhere beautiful, it helps when you're trying to make some kind of art."
'The Female Orgasm' to excite student body
Multiple orgasms. The clitoris. Female ejaculation. Unless you need to get your eyes checked at the health center or are a rare example of a college student with no curiosity about sex, you've probably noticed these topics on posters advertising "The Female Orgasm." And they're not for a special screening of an unreleased episode of "Sex and the City."
Alum's thriller reveals insider world of intrigue
When William Cohen '62, secretary of defense under former president Bill Clinton, left office, many people surely expected him to write a memoir about his experiences. Instead, the Bowdoin alumnus authored "Dragon Fire," a highly charged thriller about a fictional U.S. secretary. His investigation of a potential nuclear threat thrusts him into a world of underhanded politicians and international terrorist threats.
Drinking cultures distinctly different in U.S.A., U.K.
When I arrived for orientation in London, my teachers told me that British students are all crack heads. Ecstasy, they informed me, could be bought anywhere on campus for the equivalent of 30 cents a pill and heroin sometimes for even less, but forget about buying pizza?it costs more than 40 dollars to get it delivered.
Waggner's new novel Beauty pulls its weight
Imagine a world where big really is beautiful, where everyone aspires to be heavy and where people respond to "I just lost weight" with "That's too bad."
Lipstick Jungle explores working woman?s world
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Candace Bushnell described her new novel, Lipstick Jungle, as "a pretty philosophical kind of book." This statement seems to be a somewhat incongruous descrition of a book in which the main characters go to fashion shows, make love to underwear models on kitchen table tops, and agonize over whether or not to buy $50,000 ponies for their children. It's an even odder statement coming from a writer whose previous work includes the sex column upon which the HBO series Sex and the City was based and whose earlier novels featured characters who focused mainly on marriage, men and Manolos (i. e. how they can get the second in order to afford the third).
Looking to a different Paris for chic fashion
Our youth will always be defined by a less idyllic summer that will be remembered for its cultural excesses, bleach blond beauties, designer handbags, and skintight clothing that leaves nothing to the imagination. In short, we have just had the summer of Paris Hilton.