Category: Friday Fun

Weekly Round-Up, 1-13-17

Hello, scholars! Can you believe the last full week of winter break is drawing to a close? Fine, fine, we won’t mention it, excited as we are for the next batch of Core classes to start. Without further ado, here is an action-packed group of links to spice up your week! Think about it: Hamlet, […]

Weekly Round-Up, 1-6-17

Greetings, earthlings–we mean Corelings. This week we’re ushering in the new year with a star-studded link round-up. Today (1/6) is the Epiphany, by the way–the day that commemorates the visit of the three Magi to the child Jesus. As Core scholars may recall, the three kings, or wise men as they are sometimes called, followed […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-30-16

Goodness, what a year. We’re lucky all of our Core authors are long since deceased; otherwise, we’d be in a mess of trouble. But no matter. We’ve got a end-of-the-year wrap-up to usher in the long-awaited new year. (That’s a lotta hyphens…) Did you know that ancient Sumerians interpreted the constellation Orion as the epic […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-23-16

Hello hello, Corelings! What, did you think the Weekly Round-Up would be on hiatus during this hibernation period we call Winter Break? Of course not. Knowledge never rests. Christopher Wordsworth, the great-great-great-great grandson of William Wordsworth, is currently campaigning to protect the Lake District that inspired the Romantic poet. The National Grid plans to build […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-16-16

Good morning, Corelings! We hope this installment of weekly links keeps you toasty warm today, because the temperature outside is criminal. BUCFA is presenting Chekhov’s last full-length play, The Cherry Orchard, Dec. 14 through 18, at the Lane-Comley Studio 210. On the fence about going? There will be a real, live dog in the production. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-7-2016

Hellooo, scholars! Can you believe that the last full week of classes of the semester is coming to a close? We hope your papers, projects, and exams go swimmingly. In an art show organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy, the Vatican will display works by Rembrandt for the […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-2-16

Happy December, scholars! Take a break from perishing under the weight of final papers and take a look at this week’s round-up of links. Our Natural Science scholars will be interested to know that archaeologists recently discovered a 7,300-year-old human fingerprint, the oldest in the region, on a shard of pottery. Dan Chiasson, reviewer and […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-25-16

Greetings, Corelings! We hope you’re filling up on pumpkin pie and turkey/non-meat turkey substitute! And what would it be without an installment of weekly links? The Ashmolean, the University of Oxfords museum of art and archaeology, is currently hosting Sensation: Rembrandt’s First Paintings, an exhibition featuring early works of Rembrandt on the five senses. It […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-18-16

Happy Friday! This week’s links take a look at a festival, Jane Austen, McDonald’s in Florence, and more. Remember Ecce Homo (“Behold the Man”), the fresco of Jesus that was, uh, renovated a few years back? You know what the best way to preserve this memory in the seas of time? A comedic opera, that’s […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-11-16

This week we take a look at the earliest settlement in Australia, degenerate art, “Inferno” (and not the one you’re thinking about), and more. If you’ve been following our Twitter lately, you’ll see that we reported on the reception of Ron Howard’s Dante-inspired “Inferno”. Turns out this movie was the straw that broke the camel’s […]