Kelly Cahill

Class of 2009


  • U.S. (not Kazakhstan) should be embarrassed by Borat

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan opened in theaters on November 3, and with it came controversy. In the faux documentary, Sacha Baron Cohen poses as Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh reporter investigating American culture.

    Forum | November 20, 2006
  • Alternative culture: hands-on and proud

    French existentialists, hippies, hip-hop emcees, graffiti artists, punks. Although these alternative cultures each represented a minority in their respective heydays, their effects on society are clear. Alternative cultures have taken on many different ideals, structures, and memberships over time and continue to leave marks on contemporary life.

    Pillbox | November 13, 2006
  • A Day Without a Mexican addresses immigration issues

    In 2004, a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles proclaimed, “On May 14th there will be no Mexicans in California.” Within two and a half hours, a Latino woman’s complaints resulted in the billboard being torn down and replaced with an advertisement for cheese. Filmmakers Sergio Arau and Yareli Arizmendi then made a second attempt to promote their film, A Day Without a Mexican, with billb...

    Pillbox | October 16, 2006
  • Drama teaches lessons in love

    “There is something deliciously forbidden about the interactions as well as the circumstances of this play,” Ed Iskandar said. “On a hot summer evening, a count’s daughter descends into the kitchen to quench her erotic fixation on her manservant.” Iskandar was describing the decidedly provocative After Miss Julie, a play opening at the Philip Chosky Theatre this Wednesday. Iskandar, a second-yea...

    Pillbox | October 9, 2006
  • Freud in the bedroom and fleshy-colored nouns

    Dozens of blue semicircles of varying sizes meander across a horizontal axis, some repeating in a uniformly-sized arc again and again, while others hop along at random intervals and at random sizes. This, Martin Wattenberg asserts, is the shape of Beethoven’s “Für Elise.” The arcs connect repeating sections of the musical score to convey the overall structure, or shape, of the song. Wattenberg dis...

    Pillbox | October 9, 2006