Daily Archives: October 30, 2015

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Antonya Nelson shares work and process

Mithila Iyer iyermith@grinnell.edu Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Antonya Nelson gave a reading as part of the Writers@Grinnell series, reading from her new collection of short stories, “Funny Once.” The S&B’s Mithila Iyer sat down with the author to discuss her craft. The S&B: What attracts you to the form of the short story?…

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Sex and sound collide in presentation

Emily Ricker rickerem@grinnell.edu Gender, technology, music and sex all came together in a presentation on Tuesday, entitled “Sexing Sound.” The College welcomed sound artists Annie Goh and Mark Barden to discuss and exhibit their work. The program was an adaptation of one by the same name put on by the Goethe-Institut Chicago last week. Both…

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Jung trips out Smith Gallery

Keli Vitaoli vitaoli@grinnell.edu Pulsating lights and extensive twists of multi-colored fabric set the scene for the Smith Gallery show Lucidare by Elli Jung ’16. The show features ten printed pieces and six sculptures all in bold colors intending to give viewers a feeling of disorientation. “The aim of the show is pure sensory absorption. I…

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Negative Scanner’s got aggressive punk

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu The Midwest is known for a lot of things—corn, snow, Culver’s—but it also has a ton of great music. Three Midwestern bands, Negative Scanner, France Camp and Pelvis will play Grinnell on Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. Chicago quartet Negative Scanner gained attention over the summer with the release of their…

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Sicko Mobb brings original rap

Luke Jarzyna jarzynal@grinnell.edu This Saturday night, rising hip-hop duo Sicko Mobb will bring their bombastic, party-oriented rap music to Gardner lounge. Sicko Mobb, AKA Lil Ceno and Lil Trav, create an infectious and original style of rap music. Many of their songs are built around a consistent, highly engaging and enduring formal structure. A typical…

Q&A with Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring, pagan educator and performer, is on campus to teach students about her Völva Stav spiritual system. The S&B’s Arts Editor Susanne Bushman ’16 sat down with her to talk about her lifestyle. The S&B: What is Völva Stav and why do you think it’s important to spread that kind of message? Tauring: Völva…

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What’s the Problem?

Column by Talera Jensen There’s a certain colloquial term that has come to popular use with young people today. On social media, these people deem many celebrities and other popular figures “problematic” on the basis of said figures’ sociopolitical awareness or correctness. But what does it mean to be problematic? When someone is called problematic,…

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Halloween Costumes: More Than Just a Scary Face

Ian Malone & Nana Karayama, Features Editor maloneia@grinnell.edu, karayama@grinnell.edu With Halloween fast approaching, many students are trying to decide their costume for that special night. However, there is a handful of ethnic and cultural stereotypes amongst the large arrange of costume choices. This issue has provoked the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Residence Life and the…