Oliver Sun

Senior Writer

Senior writer for Street section and senior copyeditor.

March 4, 2015

The Golden Age for Spanish language women writers and beyond

Professor Ronald Surtz has been teaching with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures at Princeton since completing his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1973. “The profession chose me,” Surtz explained. “Spain and Spanish literature have always interested me.” Surtz said he finds the study of Spanish culture particularly … Read More

February 4, 2015

Course Profiles: SPA 230

With a firm handshake and a welcoming smile, professor German Labrador Mendez brings comforting warmth to his classroom. A native of Vigo, Spain, Mendez earned a B.A. in Romance Philology and Hispanic Philology from the Universidad de Salamanca, as well as a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from a joint program … Read More

December 4, 2014

Leads stand out in Princeton Chinese Theatre’s ‘Mr. Mule’

What are the consequences when corruption runs so deeply in a society that it infiltrates even the purest of hearts and causes the downfall of even the brightest ideals? “Mr. Mule,” a play about a small village’s struggle with corruption during the regime of the Kuomintang in early 20th century China, … Read More

September 10, 2014

Cloister Inn: 3 WEST

3 WEST Cloister Inn 3 WEST’s popularity in the Tri-State area is rapidly growing — the acoustic duo perform over 200 shows each year! Their repertoire includes original country and pop songs as well as covers of current hits. In 2011, the singer/songwriter duo released their first single, “Crazy Amazing.” They … Read More

May 1, 2014

Lawnparties: Cloister Inn

Easy Tiger House Band Cloister Inn Easy Tiger House Band is a group of six musicians from New York. This cover band has been touring the … Read More

April 24, 2014

Reviews: Despaña

Even before setting foot into Despaña, diners can see through the window shelves stacked almost up to the ceiling, filled with imported Spanish foods in jars, cans and boxes. This sets the atmosphere for the cozy Spanish restaurant, which can be very busy during peak dinner hours, so a reservation … Read More

April 17, 2014

Q&A: Michael Pratt, Princeton University Orchestra conductor

The Princeton University Orchestra presents its final concert of the year on April 25 and April 26. The Daily Princetonian recently had an opportunity to interview conductor Michael Pratt about his work with the orchestra and his views on the upcoming concert. Daily Princetonian: Can you talk about your musical … Read More

April 10, 2014

PSC’s ‘Twelfth Night’ delights with energetic humor

Traditionally, the Twelfth Night of Christmas is a time for celebration and festivities. William Shakespeare wrote “Twelfth Night” solely as a comedy — unlike Shakespeare’s more serious plays, “Twelfth Night” simply wants its audience to have a good time. As director Malena de la Fuente ’16 noted, “the real value … Read More

April 3, 2014

‘Venus in Fur’ explores dynamics between sexes

“Venus in Fur” borrows from a classic literary trope, the frame narrative — presenting a play about a play — to relate the tale of director Thomas Novachek’s struggle to find an actress to perform the leading role in his sadomasochistic play until he meets Vanda Jordan, a brash but enthusiastic … Read More

March 27, 2014

PCT’s ‘Ruan Lingyu’ addresses dark side of fame

“Ruan Lingyu” is a play based on the true story of a Chinese silent film star of the same name who rocketed to fame, grew embroiled in scandal and committed suicide at the age of 24. Princeton Chinese Theatre presents this tragedy in the Class of 1970 Theatre in Whitman … Read More