Finding Art in All the Open Spaces

Have you ever wondered about the colorful strands of yarn decorating the pillars near the library? Or the threads spiraled around the handles of the Saisselin Art Building’s doors? I’ll let you in on a little secret: they’re all part of the mission behind the Skid Art Collectiv.

"Widows": A Different Kind of Heist Movie

Steve McQueen’s Widows opens with a passionate kiss between Veronica Rawlings (Viola Davis) and her husband Harry (Liam Neeson), before cutting to a brutal, chaotic robbery carried out by Harry and his partners. More jarring cuts show the serene domestic lives of the other partners and their wives—Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), and Amanda (Carrie Coon)—as the robbers attempt to evade the authorities. This is not a heist movie about hardened, macho criminals, but rather, it’s about the now widows learning to take on those roles themselves.

Ali Stroker Is Breaking Down Broadway Boundaries

Ali Stroker, Broadway performer and social activist, visited Skidmore on Nov. 29 to give an inspiring talk about how she overcame her disability and became the first wheelchair-using actress to appear on Broadway. Her career has taken her everywhere, from appearing on hit television shows like Glee, The Glee Project and Faking It to performing in Oklahoma and Spring Awakening. She has also worked with Be More Heroic, an anti-bullying campaign, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, and ARTS InsideOut in South Africa, trying to help as many as she can feel empowered the way she does.