Friday, February 28


The Quad: “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibit allows art to stand on its own

The Hammer Museum’s advertising copy says its new exhibition “Stories of Almost Everyone” is an attempt to be “skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.” What this means is that in curating exhibits, displaying them and writing up descriptions of artworks, museums take away from the inherent meaning or narrative of the original art object itself. Read more...


The Quad: Best and worst drinks to order at Bruin Cafe

Acrid is an adjective with two definitions: “having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell” and “angry and bitter.” Acrid succinctly describes the experience of a visit to Bruin Cafe’s full-service espresso bar, which, for one meal-plan swipe, serves the full range of standard espresso and espresso-adjacent beverages: the latte, the cappuccino, the mocha—they’re all here. Read more...