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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Arts & Culture

Review: “The Menu” is a cunning social commentary with razor-sharp finesse

Snobbish characters, disarmingly bold satire and endless culinary humor: Mark Mylod’s recipe for the perfect dark horror-comedy   By VIVI KIM — arts@theaggie.org   “The Menu,” starring Ralph...

How to view art

A step-by-step guide for making the most of your art-viewing experience   By SARAH HAN — arts@theaggie.org   Whether it is a sculpture or a painting, visual art...

Christina Quarles at the Manetti Shrem: A glimpse through the lens of an artist

A deep dive into one of many incredible resources of the UC Davis Arts Department   By ANA BACH — arts@theaggie.org   On Nov. 17, I had the...

Commentary: Exploring obsession and mystique in female protagonists

Breaking down the “obsessed prodigy” trope in popular films and television shows    By VIVI KIM — arts@theaggie.org   Out of all the popular character tropes seen in...

Culture Corner

The Art Desk’s weekly picks for movies, books, television and music   By SARAH HAN — arts@theaggie.org   Song: “Blue” by Elina (2020) In honor of rising stars, I...

Native American films to enjoy this Thanksgiving Break

Three short stories to immerse yourself in Indigenous art and media   By ADHITHI ANJALI — arts@theaggie.org   While we are all excited to relax over another long...

‘Cuteware Celebration’ is a light-hearted nod to the importance of playful art

How the showing, as well as others at The Artery, impact the Davis community   By RUMA POUDELL — arts@theaggie.org   The Artery is an artists cooperative located...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for music, movies and more   By CLARA FISCHER — arts@theaggie.org   Book: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) Yes, this book...

Diving into the history of TIME 100

The list’s rise to fame is marked by triumphs, controversies and progress   By Sarah Han — arts@theaggie.org   TIME 100 is an annual list, compiled by Time...

‘Dragonfly Eyes’ is a surreal and intricate exemplar of multimedia art

A special screening and artist lecture given by the director Xu Bing offers unique perspectives into the realm of contemporary art   By Vivi Kim —...

Where are the humanities heading?

Students and faculty speak about the importance of these departments on campus   By ADHITHI ANJALI — arts@theaggie.org   UC Davis is well reputed as a research university, ...

Commentary: House music concerts offer a unique experience for listeners

How artists such as Rúfüs Du Sol are creating a calm, safe escape through their performances By ANA BACH — arts@theaggie.org   On Oct. 7, I had...

Commentary: Why you should embrace your bad writing

Start treating writing as a process, not a singular race to perfection  By Adhithi Anjali — arts@theaggie.org   We’ve all been there — in the only seat...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for movies, TV, music and more  By VIVI KIM — arts@theaggie.org Album: “Tradition” by Monsune (2019) This album, which is R&B singer-songwriter...

‘The Macabre: A Harpsichord Halloween’ displayed the harpsichord’s versatility

Harpsichordist Faythe Vollrath performs a wide selection of pieces, from classical fugues to popular Halloween music By Sarah Han — arts@theaggie.org   On Oct. 27, harpsichordist and...