Arts

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Renowned author Yvonne Owuor teaches “Literary Tourism”

Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Yvonne Owuor, a renowned author from Kenya and recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and Eve Magazine in Kenya’s “Woman of the Year” in 2004, has found herself teaching a course this semester at Grinnell entitled “Literary Tourism” through the international writing program and the University of Iowa. “I was…

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Professor Lee Running awarded Iowa Arts Council Fellowship

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Professor Lee Emma Running, studio art, has received a 10,000  dollar grant from the Iowa Arts Council for her artistry with deer bones. Running began her art career as a hand papermaker, but after an apprenticeship with famed artist Tim Barrett at the University of Iowa, Running began to recognize the historical…

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Mohja Kahf discusses writing on crisis

Professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas and award-winning author Mohja Kahf came to Grinnell to discuss belonging. Kahf sat down with The S&B’s Kelly Page to talk about writing as both an emotional and political responsibility. The S&B: I noticed that in your work you show some problematic…

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Grinnell Artists: Bea Herce-Hagiwara

Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “Figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, having a goal of a final product but not knowing how to make it physically appear in the world and the process of getting there is so rewarding.” For Bea Herce-Hagiwara ’18, the “process of getting there” is what shapes her…

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Spotlight on Grinnell’s student-run dance groups

Salseros de Grinnell Aru Fatehpuria fatehpur@grinnell.edu Salseros de Grinnell is more than one may think. Some people think it is a club where you learn salsa dance. Others think it’s a place to eat chips and salsa. But for Katherine Ackerman ’18, it is much more than that. Before joining the club in her first…

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Writers @ Grinnell: Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization” and the novel “War Porn.” His essays, journalism, short fiction, and reviews have appeared widely. The S&B’s Saiham Sharif ’20 sat down with him to discuss his writing process, hurricanes and climate change. How would you…

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Grinnell Artists: Charlotte Richardson-Deppe

Molly Nelson nelsonmo@grinnell.edu In high school, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe ’19 swung from the trapeze in circus shows and performed in musical productions. Now at Grinnell, Richardson-Deppe lives in Food House and is a studio art and gender, women and sexuality studies double major. Her art here looks a little different. Soap infused with pieces of raw…

Concerts lineup released

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu The fall semester concerts lineup features 11 acts from various genres, many of which fall under indie rock or hip-hop, two genres which have typically been the mainstays of music taste at Grinnell for the past few years. Bringing artists that can fulfill everyone’s tastes can be a challenge. This year,…

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Lil Uzi “Luv is Rage 2” emits fresh sound

By Reina Matsuura matsuura@grinnell.edu Two Snapchats chirped at me during the illegal hour of 3 a.m. on Aug. 25. I had been alerted of my responsibility to listen to Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” and report back with opinions ASAP. Officially rising out of the ashes in 2015, Uzi has already produced four…

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Grinnell Artists: Cait Mohr

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Cait Mohr is more than they appear to be. They’re an artist who likes to portray goofy masochistic scenarios. They’re someone who draws inspiration from the work of 20th century feminist artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, as well as Tom of Finland and Jesse Kanda — those considered “avant-garde…