INSIDE The Wall
hunter mawn '23
Both Bo Burnham's Inside and Pink Floyd's The Wall serve as a genius masterclass in concept pieces which portray isolation for their respective generation. Inside is the sole work of Bo Burnham, who shot, edited, and starred in his own comedy special filmed in a single room over the course of a year.
On my favorite books I’d read in 2021
Jack MapelLentz '22
Reading is an almost-unparalleled escape; it’s a portal through which dreams are almost close enough to touch. But I digress: without waxing too poetically about it, here are a few of my favorite books from this past year.
The Lyric: A Powerful Tool for Change
Sam Trammell '22
My all-time favorite song is “Epitaph” by King Crimson. It was released as a part of their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King in 1969, which has been cited as one of the most influential albums in the progressive rock genre. The track uses a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments to create a haunting, melancholy, and dystopian anti-war ballad. While I appreciate the excellent music and sounds of “Epitaph”, it is the lyrics that have cemented it in my mind.
Emily in Paris - CANCELED?
Alex Miller '23
Emily in Paris, a Netflix series based around a young American girl working for a French marketing company, has recently received heat, as many find its cultural depictions offensive. Plagued with stereotypes and insensitivity, this show has managed to offend not one but two groups of people.