Claudia Rankine addresses race through poetry

Sarah Corsa

April 14, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Books, Events, On campus

Sometimes a whisper demands more attention than a scream. When writer Claudia Rankine read sections from her latest book, "Citizen: An American Lyric," at Occidental April 7, she spoke quietly yet commanded the... Read more »

Art startups take gallery space digital

Taylor Majewski

April 14, 2015

Filed under A&E, Artfx, Arts & Entertainment

With the rise of the Information Age and the development of digital technologies, the art world has been slow to the uptake. The art industry's apathetic efforts within the cyber sphere is surprising; an online audience has... Read more »

Read all about it: The Weekly previews the Festival of Books

Carmen Triola

April 14, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Books, Off campus

On April 18 and 19, the LA Times will host its 20th annual Festival of Books at the University of Southern California. The free event is a mammoth gathering of literature enthusiasts, and deciding where to go and who... Read more »

Review: Professor’s new film candidly explores death

Malcolm MacLeod

April 7, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Movies, On campus

Zenith Virago introduced herself as the local death walker when she met Art History and Visual Arts Chair Broderick Fox at the Byron Bay International Film Festival in 2012. Virago, the subject of Fox's new documentary... Read more »

Personal relationships shine in “4000 Miles”

Daniel Terner

April 7, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, On campus, Theater

A cast of four Occidental students treated the crowd in Keck Theater Friday night to an excellent rendition of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama "4000 Miles" by Amy Herzog, complete with break-ups, hook-ups and a soundtrack... Read more »

Museums for Millenials

Taylor Majewski

March 31, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Fine Art

In an attempt to reach the next generation of art enthusiasts, major art museums have begun using beacon technology, providing a second-screen experience for digitally inclined museum goers. Beacons... Read more »

Food trucks, vendors roll into bowling alley parking lot

Lena Smith

March 31, 2015

Filed under A&E, Arts & Entertainment, Off campus

Pedestrians walking along Eagle Rock Boulevard Monday night likely noticed the smell of frying oil, warm cheese and curry wafting from the parking lot of All Star Lanes bowling alley. The band of aromas came from about... Read more »

Spoken word team slams at national event

Jane Drinkard

March 31, 2015

Filed under A&E

Spoken word combines social justice and activism, poetry and performance. It is an art that, at its best, exposes the performer’s vulnerability as a way to connect people. In 2010, Occidental's Spoken Word Club brought... Read more »