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On PolarFlix: ‘Almost Famous’

Sara Caplan Welcome to On PolarFlix, a column that will review a movie a week that can be found on Bowdoin’s very own, BSG-sponsored “PolarFlix” network. We are starting with Cameron Crowe’s cult classic “Almost Famous” (2000).

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Please touch: interactive ‘Reading Room’ opens in museum

The newest exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) consists of one room with couches, chairs, bookshelves, two iPads and a chalkboard. “Reading Room: Experiments in Collaborative Dialogue and Archival Practice in the Arts” is a social practice art exhibit, part of an art discipline that views the creation of a social situation as art in its own right.

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Acevedo performs poetry with power

PJ SeelertODES OUT LOUD: Elizabeth Acevedo performs her slam poetry in Jack Magee’s Pub on Tuesday night. Some of her poems take the form of “imaginary clapbacks,” addressing instances of invalidation and injustice. Rats, Cardi B and Catholic iconography each have a home in Elizabeth Acevedo’s award-winning slam poetry.

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‘Second Sight’ explores vision and accessibility

Jenny IbsenART AND ABSTRACTION: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Ellen Tani gives a tour of “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” which represents the culmination of her work at Bowdoin. Both the visual and nonvisual are on display in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art.” Alongside its array of diverse and often abstract works—from beaded curtains hanging from doorways to auditory works of art—the gallery contains a series of “audible labels” played through an innovative device developed specifically for this show.

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‘Love and Information’ is a play for the modern age

Ann BasuTHERE'S AN APP FOR THAT: Aziza Janmohahed ’19, Daniel Viellieu ’19, Uriel Lopez-Serrano ’20, Anu Asaolu ’19, Cyril Miller ’18, Chase Tomberlin ’20 Watching “Love and Information” feels a lot like scrolling through your Twitter feed—which you might be, if you happen to sit in the “Tweet Seat” section.

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‘Texts’ examines sexual harassment in digital age

Jenny IbsenUNSETTLING MESSAGES: Students examine messages on display in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union. The exhibition highlights sexual harassment by featuring unwanted messages received by Bowdoin students. “good morning.” “Come sit on my Dick.” “It misses u.” That’s one of the 18 messages on display in “Texts,” an art show that opened in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union on Tuesday.

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