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Artistic creation is a messy process. It’s a neat process. It requires inspiration. It requires perspiration. Anyone who claims to create artistic content has, and is allowed to have, their own opinion about what making good art entails and requires. But (there always is one, isn’t there?) my personal philosophy about the subject is that creation takes place more regularly and more effectively in an environment with rules. Paralysis is often the result of too...

While my interview with Dr. Heller was more focused on the role of music on college students both on campus and after graduation, my discussion with Dr. Kania turned to complex, abstract philosophical discussion almost immediately. What did you think of Breaking Bad, with Bryan Cranston? I enjoyed it, though I must say as someone who tends not to watch a lot of TV I probably went into it with a lot of high expectations...

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview professor David Heller. Heller, among other things, is a renowned organist and head of the music department here at Trinity and kindly agreed to an interview. In this first interview I discussed everything from the evolution of hip-hop to musical education in a college campus to his unique musical problems stemming from how much music he listens to (and plays) every day. What do you...

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I won’t bury the lede, thanks to the probably cryptic : this tiny article is about the morality of downloading content, specifically music, illegally. Per Trinity rules, I of course do not pirate music. But if one were to download music without paying the artist (either “directly,” which still ends up benefiting record companies a lot, or indirectly through ad revenue), I would support them not from an ethical standpoint but from a practical one....

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The hit political satire airing on almost every network reaches further than most using brilliantly timed outrage I was excited to see the pilot of “Presidency: Trump” just so I could see it drop onto the pile of cancelled garbage now that the new season is swing. But after giving the blowhard host a shot, and after taking a few shots myself, I saw that the show has the potential to go far beyond the...

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Last Friday, my friend and Trinitonian alum Kim Nguyen took me to eat North Thai cuisine, a type of food I knew nothing about. I had no idea I was about to consume one of the most delicious combinations of marinated meat, apples and white-hot spiciness I’ve ever had. Baan Esaan, a quietly modern eatery right off of South Presa in Southtown, looks like a bar so heavily remodeled that the bar is all that’s...

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Online content streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video are situated to control what the future of media streaming looks like, and they are all making different choices on how their particular future will look. To be completely honest, I’m betting Netflix comes out ahead in the battle for the consumer, but I’ll leave it to your judgment based on the information below. At first glance, the streaming market seems pretty clearly laid out....

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Debuting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 7, Swedish artist  Patrik Elgstrà¶m brings “Obstacle,” his black-and-white photographic journey of Berlin, to the Michael and Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery located in Dicke-Smith Building. Collaborating with the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, Trinity’s Art History and Art departments helped bring his work to Trinity, however briefly. Elgstrà¶m, a quietly charismatic Swede with shoulder-length blonde hair, was happy to talk briefly about his work, including inspirations...