Dem Bums: 42 Review


Published on: May 17, 2013

Ronald Gerber


Jackie Robinson was by no means the greatest career MLB ballplayer in history. It may have been due to the fact that he was already 28 when he got to the big leagues, and as such ended up playing for only ten seasons and didn’t have the time to develop as impressive a career record as his contemporaries. More…

Students Perform in Dance Concert


Photo Credit | Kirsiah McNamara ’10

Published on: May 17, 2013

Erik Elbieh

Students who attended the dance concert held Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 already know that the event was incredible, but even so, it is worth recapping. The performance included over 60 Simon’s Rock students.

Performances prepared for the event during the weekends, often spending more than four hours each day. More…

The Glass Menagerie: A Guest Artists Screening

Published on: April 29, 2013

Ronald Gerber

For the fourth and final event of the semester-long Guest Artists Series, the 1987 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie was screened in the Daniel Arts Center on Friday, April 12. Adjunct faculty member Karen Allen, who starred in the film alongside Joanne Woodward, James Naughton, and John Malkovich, was present to address comments and questions after the screening. More…

Hitchcock Reinvented: Stoker Review


Published on: April 11, 2013

Ronald Gerber


Screenwriter Wentworth Miller publicly acknowledged recently that the new psychological thriller Stoker was heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt, but anyone who has seen both films will tell you that Stoker goes beyond its inspiration. This is Hitchcock without the shackles of the extremely restrictive Hays Code, able to go down as dark a road as he wants (and these roads get very, very dark). More…

Winter Photo Contest Entries: VOTE 8

The entries are in!

Vote below for your favorite winter photos by Simon’s Rock students, faculty and staff.  You may select up to three photographs for your SINGLE vote.  You will be unable to vote again after selecting submit, so be sure to select your three favorite photographs first.  Voting will close at 11:00 pm Saturday, March 30.

Please scroll to the end of the photo entries to submit your vote.  Photos and ballot options are categorized alphabetically and by the entry number from that person (Ex: 1 First_Name Last_Name).  Make sure to check the entry numbers and photographer for each photo before submitting your vote. More…

The Sometimes Entertaining Burt Wonderstone

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

Published on: March 22, 2013

Ronald Gerber

two.5starsThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone is directed by Don Scardino, whose previous experience is only in television and on Broadway. Co-writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have written a couple of bad comedies and not much more. Editor Lee Haxall has even worse comedies to his credit, including the 2008 travesty The Love Guru. It all shows. We have only the talented cast to thank for the scattered funny moments in what is otherwise a dull and rushed attempt to defy the few parts of insipid, over-sexualized comedy that actually work. More…

Every Glove That Laid Him Down: Rust and Bone Review


Published on: March 16, 2013

Ronald Gerber


We have one person to thank for the intensely engaging series of moments that comprise Rust and Bone: Jacques Audiard. Son of famous director Michel Audiard, Jacques is finally – after spending the last 20 years directing feature films and much longer writing them – getting the attention he deserves in America. 2009’s A Prophet was a Cannes favorite and soon garnered international acclaim and an Oscar nomination… and for good reason. More…