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'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and the enduring legacy of cult classics

(11/01/17 4:00am)

I wiped a heavy smear of gold glitter across my left eyelid. It was the third of four varieties of glitter I would generously heap on my face during a fantastically untraditional getting-ready-to-go-out ritual on Saturday night. My curling iron burned on my desk next to a tube of lipstick I associate with dance competitions of yore. There was a lot to do in order to transform me — make-up balking and physically unassuming — into a creature of the night, and I was having an absolute blast.

Rostam's 'Half-Light' is a study in texture and vulnerability

(09/20/17 1:07pm)

The first chapter in Rostam Batmanglij’s journey as a solo pop artist offers all the instrumental mosaicking, elusive vocals and personal content he needed to jumpstart his own musical brand. Released Friday, Sept. 15, “Half-Light” issues from the blurry place of Rostam’s memory and reflection; he communicates with the listener through the abstract and emotive. 

The witch hunt of 'Vinegar Tom' puts a startling spotlight on modern violence

(09/06/17 4:01am)

The Theater Studies department is hard at work on their production of “Vinegar Tom,” a 1976 play by feminist playwright Caryl Churchill, which will open at Sheafer Lab Theater Thursday, Nov. 9, and run through Sunday, Nov. 19. Set in the late 17th century, “Vinegar Tom” is a grim tale of the peril that befalls four women who don’t subscribe to accepted standards—women slandered as witches.