“…Inspired by Dante’s Inferno and Greek mythology (the writer and director, Minos Papas, was raised in Cyprus), Shutterbug invites us on a listless, photographic odyssey through a nighttime Manhattan populated by the usual human detritus. Lured by flickering sightings of a lovely young woman, Alex searches for his muse in the vicinity of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway while the film coughs up a succession of After Hours-beholden characters to fill his reality-starved lens: a chatty rat catcher, a wheezing psychic, a creepy pimp peddling under-age treats. The only suspense lies in wondering which one will beat him up first.” [. . .] –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times, March 19, 2010
“In the year or so since I started blogging, I’ve found myself ingrained into a number of internet communities which will here remain unnamed. But I have stumbled a cross an unwritten set of rules governing these communities, and someone took these general principles and fashioned them into this handy ‘Dante’s Inferno’ type chart.” […] -Paul Tassi, Unreality Magazine, February 18, 2010
Contributed by Victoria Rea-Wilson (Bowdoin, ’14)
“… In the hopes of providing Beatrice with as much agency as possible and reversing this unfortunate reversal of the original narrative arc, here is a remix of some clips from the trailer set to Beatrice’s speech via Virgil in Inferno II (verses 61-73). The audio is a reading by Lino Pertile from the Princeton Dante Project. And it was Professor Teodolinda Barolini’s concern over the game’s impact on the reception of Dante that sparked the remix in the first place.” –Luke Rosenau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ymsJXvSn0 (retrieved on March 12, 2010)
“Fate takes many forms. . . .
When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together.
With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.” —Amazon
Contributed by Aisha Woodward (Bowdoin, ’08)
“This exhibition is the first ever dedicated to Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), and presents nearly all the known drawings by or attributed to this leading Italian Mannerist artist, who was active primarily in Florence.” [. . .] —The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contributed by Patrick Molloy