The magnificent failure: Hollywood cranks out yet another terrible remake

Why does Hollywood plague the innocent moviegoing public with endless remakes of beloved films? “The Magnificent Seven” would have been a decent movie as recently as three years ago.  But “Magnificent Seven” finds itself in the unenviable position of being a remake in an age starved of original content with  “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Blair […]

Jazz great back on stage: Campus mainstay to play in Williams Center on Saturday

Pianist Skip Wilkins has played with some of the jazz greats: Stanley Turrentine, David Liebman and David Sánchez. Now, he’s playing at Lafayette College. It’s not his first time on campus, either. He’s an associate professor at the college, and he’ll be performing at the Williams Center for the Arts from 8 to 9 p.m. on Saturday with his […]

A professorial performance: Susan Charlton and Alexis Fisher bring classical music to campus

Two faculty members – a flutist and pianist/harpsichordist – teamed up Sunday for a faculty recital. Professor Susan Charlton took flute while instructor Alexis Fisher was on piano and harpsichord in Williams Arts Center. Both teach their instruments at Lafayette. The duo played works by Johann Sebastian Bach, American composer Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith and Austrian Johann Nepomuk Hummel […]

Confronting hate with comedy: W. Kamau Bell to speak at Colton Chapel on Tuesday

Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will visit Lafayette’s campus next Tuesday. Ranging from his own podcasts, such as “Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period” to several features on other television shows, including “Conan” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Bell has quite the resume. In an interview with the New York Times, […]