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Drawing Out the Poet

Credit: Matthew Burgess

By James Burdick A project, which challenges writers to step out of the comfort-zone, “Drawing Out the Poet” is a method led by Brooklyn College instructor Matthew Burgess that incites students to respond to visual art through the medium of poetry. Ekphrasis, is the name given to poetry which is made in response to art [...]

The Brooklyn College Library Art Contest

by James Burdick The Brooklyn College Library Art Contest, created by Associate Librarian Miriam Deutch, has been bringing the students of Brooklyn College in touch with the library’s collection since 2008. When renovations to the college’s library ended in 2002, the library’s now impressive collection was curated by “a Presidential Art Committee.” Currently, Deutch curates [...]

Theatre Review: Camino Real


by James Burdick The first thing I did when I got home from watching “Camino Real” by Tennessee Williams, was make sure that I remembered correctly who Tennessee Williams was and what he wrote. Once I had confirmed that he was indeed, as I thought, the playwright who penned “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The [...]

Grad Student Self-Publishing Fantasy Novel Inspired by Peace Corps Service

Illustration by Alexander Nixon, MA, Art History.

By Samantha Kennedy, Staff Writer The Kingsman recently sat down for an interview with BC grad student Alexander Nixon (MA, Art History). Last week he launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to self-publish his original fantasy-romance novel. Called The Rise of Apassionéa, Nixon’s novel was inspired by his Peace Corps experience in Guatemala. The Kingsman: [...]

James Burdick: Arts & Culture Editor

James Burdick

Greetings, and welcome back to the Fall semester of 2013, the best one yet to be sure. I will be this years Arts Editor. I encourage BC students to drop by or email me whether they are prospective writers or artists looking to have the paper cover an event or project. We are always looking [...]

BC Music Major Holds World for Ransom

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By Kevin Anglade Brooklyn College is constantly being flooded with influxes of talent each year. These gifted students come from everywhere and across all curriculums. Whether it be in performing arts, visual arts, creative writing or music, there is no doubt of the quantity or quality of artistic talent here at BC. One such student [...]

Dallas Does Dallas

MFA Dallas Owens in his BC studio.

By Alexander Nixon, Managing Arts Editor This week Dallas Owens is putting the finishing touches on artwork he plans to show the MFA review panel this Friday, culminating an enterprising first year as an MFA at Brooklyn College. He arrived at Brooklyn College a year ago fully aware the facilities would not allow him to [...]

Wool Over Eyes and the Animus

By James Burdick   “O divine poesy, goddess-daughter of Zeus, sustain for me the song of the various minded man…”   This passage from T.E. Lawrence’s translation of Homer’s “Odyssey” entitled “Invocation of the Muse” was the first thing the crowd heard at the Wool Over Eyes show. The Brooklyn-based rock band performed a dynamic [...]

What Comes After the Iron Age?


Movie Review of Iron Man 3 By Alexander Nixon, Managing Arts Editor Like its two precursors, Iron Man 3 is all about Robert Downey Jr. So many actors have worn the Dark Knight’s suit that we have trouble remembering them all, but could we imagine anyone else inside the gold and red armored shell? If [...]

Mosaic by Local Artist at Newkirk Train Station Dazzles


By Alexander Nixon, Managing Arts Editor The vibrant new mosaic at the Newkirk Avenue subway station by artist Juan Carlos Pinto is as dazzling as the Midwood flowers blooming in these final hours of glorious spring. His serpent-like mosaic will continue to bedazzle pedestrians long after the flowers are gone. By recycling glass, mirror, tile, [...]

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