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Novembeards: Photo-A-Day Project

Can you feel it in the air? That chill on your newly nekkid face? Mother Nature’s cold cold hands being wrapped around your soon-to-be-Chewbacca-level beard? Well, winter is coming it’s No Shave November once more and we want to see your awesome, rugged, testosterone-fueled, punch-Chuck-Norris-and-his-ugly-mamma-in-the-face beards! I love beards, and over the years it’s become clear to me that if you have a beard, in most situations, you clearly just don’t give a shit. Even though, with nine months of growth, I still look a ninth grader that got a little ahead of the curb, I too will be submitting my excuse for facial hair, which, I know, ladies, is tantalizing.

But this year I wanted to try something new. If you’re interested: Take a picture of yourself erryday over the next month and then send them to Wesleying at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and I’ll compile them into a series of pic-a-day videos.

For all those about to beard, we solute you!

For past Novembeard coverage, click here, here, or here.

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

So this week has been a bit of a shitshow for me, but I’ve been trying to stay grounded by keeping everything in perspective. In the end, I managed to get by without losing too much sleep or, for that matter, entering into a deal with the devil to exchange my soul for unlimited power and knowledge.

And now you’re telling me I get to pregame Cloud Nothings/Future Islands with some trippy-ass Gertrude Stein? Sold (still not my soul, though).

At 8pm this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Theater Department will be presenting this semester’s faculty show, Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights. Tickets available online or at the Usdan Box Office (please tell me you didn’t click the second link).

Read on for a description from my homegirl Emmie Finckel ’14:

In Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Gertrude Stein redirects the legend of the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for infinite knowledge into a Faust who seeks a different power – electric light.

The Theater Department’s production underscores the play’s rupture with modern dramatic conventions such as character psychology and linear narrative by featuring a chorus of twelve actors and borrowing from dance-theater. Rooted in the musicality of Ms. Stein’s joyful play with words, this distinctly contemporary interpretation of the Faust legend presents beautiful virtual visual elements and puppetry, an original sound score, and choreography.

More information after the jump.