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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Arts & Culture

Itzhak Perlman brings wit and brilliance to the Mondavi stage

The renowned violinist joined forces with pianist Rohan De Silva for the center’s first performance of 2023   By SARAH HAN — arts@theaggie.org   On Jan. 14, world-class...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desk's weekly picks for music, movies and more    By CLARA FISCHER — arts@theaggie.org   Album: “SOS” by SZA (2022) SZA’S debut album, “CTRL,” was formative during...

Commentary: Ye’s fall from grace: Why the art cannot be separated from the artist this time around

Even amidst a double standard of scrutiny, this dangerous narrative must be condemned    By RUMA POUDELL — arts@theaggie.org   American rapper and fashion designer Ye, formerly known...

Art therapy paints a picture of improved mental health

The practice provides a way to think without overthinking it    By ANA BACH — arts@theaggie.org   Modern society has made considerable strides toward breaking down the stigmas...

Five reads to kick off the new year

There’s no better way to start 2023 than with a healthy new hobby   By VIVI KIM — arts@theaggie.org   “The Man Who Was Thursday” by G.K. Chesterton...

Lost in translation: A missed opportunity in “1899”

Despite interest in multilingualism, Netflix’s newest international foray fails to make an impact    By ADHITHI ANHJALI — arts@theaggie.org   From the creators of “Dark,” a surprise German...

Fun holiday tunes to spice up the season

From Vivaldi to Mariah Carey, this selection is sure to get you through the colder months    By SARAH HAN — arts@theaggie.org   “It's the Most Wonderful Time...

An insight into some of the drums of South Asia

How the instruments play an important role in community-building   By RUMA POUDELL — arts@theaggie.org   In Western culture, drums are often connoted for their use in bands...

Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for music, movies and more   By Adhithi Anjali — arts@theaggie.org   Book: “Vita Nostra: A Novel” by Maryna and Serhiy Dyachenko, trans....

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...