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Roots and Uprooting Gabriela Yadegari '21 Roots and Uprooting: How Gabriela Yadegari '21 is Changing the Magazine Landscape

In a culture inundated with digital content, a print magazine might seem like an unusual focus for a new publication. However, Polychrome Mag., the first issue of which will be released in March, is a self-proclaimed iconoclast. Culture Editor Gabriela Yadegari ’21 is among Polychrome’s six founding collaborators, who will use the magazine to showcase creative people of color, reshaping how mainstream media and audiences view them and their work.

Polychrome Mag.
Holland Taylor Taylor '64 to Star in Upcoming NBC Comedy

Tony Nominee Holland Taylor ’64 has landed a leading role in the upcoming NBC pilot, Guess Who Died.

The Sky is Yours “A Cracked Mirror to Our World”

The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05, is receiving national recognition as one of 2018’s great reads.

Photograph by Sally Mann "A Thousand Crossings"

The first major survey of celebrated photographer Sally Mann '73 to travel internationally investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land–a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history–has shaped her work.

sean patrick o'brien head shot ZAMBONI

A play by Sean-Patrick O’Brien ’14 received an Honorable Mention in the American Playwright Foundation’s 2017 Relentless Awards.

The American Playwright Foundation
heather clifford Clifford On the Importance of Financial Literacy

WalletHub included Bennington Director of Financial Aid Heather Clifford on a panel of experts asked to share advice on how people can improve their credit score.

christine mangan “A Trailblazer for the Next Generation”

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney MFA ’13 nominated Christine Mangan MFA '04 for Newsweek’s special feature on “Women of the Future,” which asked 20 prominent women to each nominate an up-and-comer they believe will be a trailblazer for the next generation. 

Anais Duplan Poem of the Day

A poem by Anaïs Duplan '14, "Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s 'George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware,'" was selected as the January 23 poem-a-day by the American Academy of Poets.
Southern Vermont Boston Globe Highlights Local Attractions

Several Bennington-area attractions were featured in the Boston Globe’s list of “100 things to do in Vermont.”

Boston Globe
queens girl in africa Queens Girl in Africa

A semi-autobiographical play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings '72 kicked off the second Women’s Voices festival taking place in Washington D.C. throughout January and February. 

The Washington Post
bennington review issue 4 Bennington Review, Issue Four: Staying Alive

The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its fourth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Staying Alive.”

Bennington Review
Ivy Mix Stirring with Style

Ivy Mix ‘08, who was voted American Bartender of the Year at the international Tales of the Cocktail festival, was written up in The Bridge for the success of her Latin-inspired Brooklyn bar, Leyenda, which she opened in 2015.

The Bridge
jonathan mann Mann’s Song-a-Day Hits 10 years

This January marks the tenth year running that Jonathan Mann ’04 has written an original daily song—many of which have gone viral—and shared it online.

The New Stack
interior shot of the nc literary hall of fame McCorkle Enshrined in Hall of Fame

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Jill McCorkle has been selected for a place in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. 

The Robesonian
dance spirit magazine logo pink and white "Ask the Big Questions"

Dance Spirit interviewed Director of Field Work Term and Career Development Faith McClellan about the role that college counselors can play in advancing a student's dance career. 

Dance Spirit
Bennington in Winter A 2018 FWT Reading List

While students embark on Field Work Terms around the country and world, Bennington faculty have come up with a set of reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

FWT Reading List
Joan Tower “A Stealthy Virtuosity”

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is celebrating the “trailblazing American composer” Joan Tower ’61 with a concert in February featuring five of her orchestral works.

Broadway World
Gund Institute Sgorbati, Bond Named UVM Gund Affiliates

Director of Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Susan Sgorbati, and faculty member in the environment and Associate Director of CAPA David Bond have been named Global Affiliates at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Environment.

The Gund Institute
Echo/Archive Echo/Archive

The world premiere of echo/archive, a collaboration faculty members Elena Demyanenko, choreographer, and Erika Mijlin, filmmaker, will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on Friday, March 2, and 8:00 pm.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
A production of Midsummer Nights Dream at Bennington College Off-Broadway Theatre Fellowship Launched

Bennington College is pleased to announce the launch of The Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowships in Theatre, a pilot grant program offering paid internships in off-Broadway non-profit theatre companies for exceptional Bennington drama students.

huffpost logo green and white 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read

The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05 was included in Huffington Post’s list of “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018.”

head shot of Marguerite Feitlowitz Teaching Translation

Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 interviewed faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz for Exchanges Literary Journal as part of a series on translators who also teach. 

Exchanges Literary Journal
Crossett Library in the winter Writers Reading Series Brings Acclaimed Authors to Bennington

Bennington Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's winter residency, Thursday, January 4 through Friday, January 12. The series brings critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty for readings. All events are free and open to the public.


Brigid Hughes This is How a Woman is Erased from her Job

After taking over from George Plimpton, Brigid Hughes was pushed out as editor of The Paris Review and omitted from the magazine’s history. When news broke that Loren Stein, the editor at The Paris Review, had resigned after abusing his power with women writers and staff, Allison Devers MFA '08 set about fixing the magazine's masthead and the record.
Bennington Magazine Winter 2018 Bennington Magazine, Winter 2018

The new issue of Bennington Magazine is here!

Bennington Magazine