Arts

Professors explore parenting with PhDs

By Drew Ohringer While students interact with professors everyday, many of us still struggle to imagine their life outside of the classroom. Ralph Savarese, English, offers a window into the experience of professors as fathers with the anthology “Papa, PhD.” Savarese co-edited the book, which features contributions from three other Grinnell fathers/professors. Their strange, funny…

Spalding debuts, fulfills expectations

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, Esperanza Spalding made her long anticipated Grinnell College debut to a packed Herrick Chapel. Spalding was originally scheduled to come on Sept. 17 but was forced to reschedule. If the crowd was any way to measure her performance, she was worth the wait. Spalding, who is one of the youngest professors…

Pillowman comes to Grinnell

“The Pillowman,” a Tony award-winning play written by Martin McDonagh, is the story of Katurian K. Katurian (John “Hutch” Freeland ’14), a writer who has been charged with the murder of three children. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, follows an ultraviolent and dreamlike tale, featuring two over-the-top detectives, Tupolski (Khameron Riley ’13) and Ariel…

Concert brings the Gospel to Gardner

Tonight, Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m., Grinnell’s own Scott Phillips ’11, Carlos Sims ’12, Cody Weber ’13 and Tye Smith ’14 will take the stage in Gardner Lounge for a rap show inspired by the Gospel. Phillips and Sims, the organizers of the event, have fittingly titled it “Gospel Rap concert.” The event is…