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Film Review: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma begins quietly and thoughtfully with the character, Cleo, played beautifully by Yalitza Aparicio, who serves a well-to-do family in their home in a suburb of Mexico City.  Her life, seeming so insular and placid, will expand to engulf the film’s universe.  Every action and word of hers has a hidden meaning, and minor gestures seen early in the movie will be echoed by more serious and violent actions later.  

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What are you reading, watching, or listening to?

The Hamon Blog wants to know what you’re currently reading, watching, or listening to. On entering the elevator on the first floor of Hamon, you will notice a message board filling up with recommendations from library users.  Continue reading “What are you reading, watching, or listening to?”

Programming a Meadows Wind Ensemble concert using the resources of the Hamon Arts Library

We thank guest blogger Andrew England, candidate for Master of Music in Conducting in the Meadows School of the Arts, for this contribution.

Programming a concert for a performing ensemble can be a daunting task. There are many great possibilities, but there are also many factors to take into account, as I discovered when creating a concert program for the Meadows Wind Ensemble as part of my coursework towards a Master of Music degree in Conducting. Continue reading “Programming a Meadows Wind Ensemble concert using the resources of the Hamon Arts Library”

Graphic Novels at Hamon

Hamon and Fondren hold diverse collections of graphic novels that cover a range of subjects such as cultural identity, illness, politics, and history. Graphic novels are usually longer than comic books and tell a single story within one volume. Graphic novels tell stories in a way that regular novels do not, with a certain level of abstraction, artistic flexibility, and (many times) underlying humor. Continue reading “Graphic Novels at Hamon”

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