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Kraus: ‘It’s like leaving a home’

Maya Kraus flashed a radiant smile, laughing as she apologized for the noise in the background – the source of which was her three daughters huddled around a karaoke machine belting “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo. Leota, Kraus’ youngest daughter, was celebrating her sixth birthday that day, and Kraus was […]

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The Visual Poetry of ‘Chungking Express’

When I think about the first time I felt love for filmmaking and movies, I remember this fire running through my chest when I watched “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore almost four years ago. I was completely mesmerized; I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen and I almost couldn’t […]

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Students share work for National Poetry Month

I hate honey.  I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. I don’t like the texture or the taste or the smell.  Everyone likes it. She likes it.  But it’s awful – it’s sticky.  It sticks, it sticks, it sticks.  But she likes it and I would bathe in […]

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Student creators take center stage

Since the first show in 2013, Castleton Collaborative Arts has been showcasing just how talented the students are.  This year was no exception.  Through seven multimedia performances, the audience got to see the final product of so much hard work.  For Daniel Jackson, stage name Betty Geuse, it was the […]

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HIPLET hits Soundings

Chance the Rapper and Mozart are not two artists one expects to hear in a single performance, but the HIPLET Ballerinas of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center melded the two effortlessly on the Casella Theater stage on March 30.  The performance, which was also a Soundings event, invited community members […]

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Ramage recounts Ukraine

Eleven pieces of Ukrainian artwork have lined the walls of the Calvin Coolidge Library Gallery since mid-March in honor of those fighting for their freedom and last Thursday, former Castleton professor and Rutland artist Bill Ramage visited to tell his story of the artists who created them. Ramage, who visited […]

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Do you believe the signs?

“What’s your sign?” That question is most often met with either an eyeroll or an enthusiastic recounting of one’s astrological big three: sun, moon, and rising signs.  With astrology, most people are either very in – or very out.  At a surface level, astrology is a system in which a […]

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Castleton ’Fit Check: Pearl Bellomo

In this series, Lily Doton seeks out fashionable students on campus and asks them for all the details of their outfits. This issue’s edition features first-year Pearl Bellomo, who’s inspired by “throwback styles” from the ‘90s.  Q. Can you tell me what you’re wearing today? A. Yes, I am wearing […]

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A ladies guide to love and musicals

From the moment the house lights went down, the audience devoted their full attention to the D’Ysquith family.  We followed Monty D’Ysquith Navarro, played by Daniel Jackson, as he recounted every detail of landing himself in jail in his memoir “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”  Jackson’s portrayal of […]

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Technology finds its way into the art world

From virtual reality experiences to new digital mediums, artists and those who view art can experience it in more dynamic ways.   In 2019, I visited The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, to view his work and the Rene Magritte exhibit – which I thought was a pretty […]