Arts & Entertainment

“Raise the Roof” brings Jewish community together

On Wednesday, April 16, members of the Mills Jewish community gathered in Lisser Hall to socialize, celebrate art and life and watch the documentary “Raise the Roof” about the wooden Gwoździec synagogue built almost entirely by hand in Poland. The event was also a chance for student Tal Mor to share her experiences on a […]

“The Hate U Give” chosen as next year’s Common Read

The choice of the Mills annual Common Read was announced in a schoolwide email on Tuesday afternoon, April 16. The Common Read is a book given to all incoming Mills students with supplemental questions to foster discussion and provoke thought. “The Hate U Give” is a 2017 fiction book written by Angie Thomas, wherein a […]

France’s artistic symbol of national identity falls victim to fire

A fire broke out within the confines of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15. The fire consumed most of the roof, including its architecturally intricate spire, but most of the integrity of the cathedral has been maintained. The fire is currently thought to be accidental and a result of the construction […]

Book Review: “Hunger” satisfies a bittersweet appetite

Lan Samantha Chang’s book “Hunger” delivers her stories wrapped in words that whistle sideways through the air to cut to the core of your heart. They take you by surprise, startle and snatch your breath away, as they tell their rich and complex take on the human condition. o First published in 1998, “Hunger” is […]

Writer Shobha Rao shares her writing process for the Contemporary Writers Series

Mills welcomed writer Shobha Rao for the Contemporary Writers Series on March 19. Rao shared passages from her book, “Girls Burn Brighter,” and answered a multitude of engaging questions about her craft and process. Rao wrote the entirety of “Girls Burn Brighter” while she was staying in the isolated Badlands of South Dakota. She described […]

Breaking the fourth wall and healing at the Lost Church

On March 13, Rose Cousins and her audience broke the fourth wall at a small, intimate venue in San Francisco and the space became a place to heal and bond with others. Cousins, a native Canadian singer-songwriter, performed solo and was in the middle of a tour covering the West Coast. Just a few nights […]

Kehlani at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on 09. July 2016. Lineup: Kehlani Parrish (vocal)

“While We Wait” was worth the wait

Oakland’s Kehlani just dropped a new mixtape, and it’s everything we could have hoped for. “While We Wait” features nine tracks, all touching on subjects like failed relationships, healing and self-love set to Kehlani’s unique blend of pop, hip-hop and R&B beats that she has perfectly executed on her past album and mixtapes. Kehlani Ashley Parrish, […]

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