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On the Record: College senior Llewie Nuñez, starring as Joyce’s daughter in Lucia

Robert Salazar
February 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Tell me about the first day of working on Lucia Mad. What did you see as the challenge? When [Moser] was talking to me specifically at the very beginning of the process, a lot of our conversations centered around making this character relatable to the audience because she’s kind of a larger-than...

On the Record with Lisa Abend OC ’86

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor
May 13, 2011
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

In March, B.R. Myers wrote a piece in The Atlantic (“The Moral Crusade Against Foodies”), criticizing both chefs’ and food critics’ gluttonous tendencies and reverential treatment of their subject. In your reporting, did you ever share any of Myers’s feelings while researching Ferran Adrià’...

On the Record: Author Sara Marcus OC ’99

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
April 22, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Can you tell me a little about what inspired you to write Girls To The Front? I was inspired to write it because riot grrrl had been this incredibly formative thing for me in my life, and I felt like the story was getting lost and only certain parts of it were surviving and other parts of it wer...

On the Record: The Mysterious Daniel Johnston

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
April 15, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

There are a lot of compilations of your work, like the Story of An Artist box set that was released last year. Are you still fond of your earlier recordings? I don’t really listen to it that much, but when I’m with friends sometimes and they put it on, it’s not bad to hear it. Then I think, ...

On The Record: The Vivian Girls

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Perhaps the most significant lo-fi act to emerge from the Brooklyn scene in the last few years, the Vivian Girls followed their 2008 self-titled debut with Everything Goes Wrong in 2009. The trio’s songs tend to consist of two or three chords apiece, the vocals are often off-key and the lyrics a...

On the Record: Roni Horn

Jimmy Hagan, Arts Editor
March 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

You’re going to be doing a critique this afternoon. As art students, we do critiques all the time. Do you have any advice for students on how to critique their peers? I’m not really good with advice but the way I like to run critiques focuses on the experience of the audience. I like to encour...

On the Record: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

What was your most memorable experience at the Grammys, other than winning? [Laughs] I was really sick, so it was all kind of a blur. I mean, it all was memorable. I have to say probably seeing Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding — who later won the Best New Artist — seeing them do a duet...

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Meghan Farnsworth
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Why “JACK”? Ari Streisfeld: It’s an acronym — John, Ari, Chris and Kevin. We specialize in contemporary music, and one of the first pieces we played together was the third string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann, the German composer. It’s called “Grido,” which means “scream” in Italian. But ...

On the Record: Guest Director Barney O’Hanlon

Jimmy Hagan, Arts Editor
February 18, 2011
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Can you elaborate on the production’s usage of the Viewpoints method (an acting technique developed by Anne Bogart, the founder of the renowned New York based acting institution, the SITI Company)? Did you see the training in the Viewpoints technique pay off onstage? The cast trained in both Suzuki a...

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