Whitney film festival explores events of 1936

The audience at Whitney Humanities Center was among the first to see shorts that were long considered lost from the annals of avant-garde European filmmaking. From Thursday to Saturday, the Council of European Studies presented its fifth annual film festival and conference, entitled “1936: Film Fronts,” a compilation of motion pictures from the pre-World War […]


Potter prof. lectures muggles

Sporting a whimsical bowtie and mustache, John Granger — known as “The Hogwarts Professor” for his Harry Potter scholarship — lectured on sorcery and symbolism to a group of transfixed muggles at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea on Wednesday. People enjoy reading about magic, but there is much more to J.K. Rowling’s world than wands […]