“Unfortunately, no one can be told what Goggles is. You have to see it for yourself.” — Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999)
Monday Tuesday, everyone! I know you’re all ambivalent/stressed/excited for finals, so I’ve been thinking that Wesleying needs to provide our readers with a creative outlet. Pent up energy isn’t healthy, y’know? So I present to you: Goggles.
Goggles is a fun little tool that let’s you see an extra layer on top of any website you’re browsing. Just drag the goggles button to your bookmarks bar, click the button bookmark, and then a canvas and a set of tools will magically appear on the page. Above you’ll see an example of one of Goggles’s more active drawings. Here’s what Wesleying looks like right now:
Unfortunately, they couldn’t snag Quvenzhane for a Q&A after the film.
It’s halfway through the semester, and you know what that means: your shared Wesbox contains another meticulously folded black-and-white calendar containing terse blurbs for approximately 19 critically acclaimed films that you haven’t seen and maybe five that you have. As usual, the lineup was cruelly crafted behind closed doors by an evil-minded, thin-lipped committee of cackling—wait, no, that’s Spring Fling. (Kidding, Will.) If you’re too lazy to trek to Usdan in the rain, here’s a preview.
The no-brainer sell-out feature this time around is Beasts of the Southern Wild, the massively acclaimed semi-apocalyptic New Orleans fantasy by Wesleyan alum Benh Zeitlin ’04 that’s captured the imagination of everyone from Roger Ebert to Barack Obama. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and played at the Goldsmith over Reunion & Commencement, but that was before the hype really hit overdrive. With serious Oscar buzz mounting, you’ll want to get to the Goldsmith early on Friday, November 19. (Wes hasn’t managed to get Zeitlin back to Middletown yet, but you can read a recent Argus interview with the homegrown director here.)