Arts

Artists collaborate kindly

This past Thursday, March 10, Lee Emma Running, Art, gave a gallery talk entitled “Unmapped Topography: Collaboration and Exploration” with her collaborator Tatiana Ginsberg, currently a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College. They spoke about their correspondence through letter writing and how it led to most of their joint exhibit. The collaboration that led to…

Rimers of Eldritch graces Grinnell once again

Grinnell College is abuzz once more with the Grinnell College Theatre department’s spring production, “The Rimers of Eldritch.” This semester’s main-stage theatre production tells the story of a dying bible belt town, once a prosperous mining community. The plot covers the gamut of possible character roles, and does so through the view of an observant…

Wednesday Night at Burling highlights three seniors

Wednesday night at Burling last week was a tribute to the dedication three seniors have to their crafts—prose and poetry. Mario Macias ’11, Kelly Musselman ’11 and Jessie Rippel ’11 presented their work to a dozen students and a handful of Grinnell faculty. Though their styles were remarkably different and their backgrounds varied, the common…

Rough start, students play on

By Leah Yacknin-Dawson Freesound played their first show of the semester last Saturday, Feb. 27, in Gardner as a benefit concert for the campus group Freenet. People gathered to dance and support both Freenet and the student bands. At its largest, a crowd of around three dozen enjoyed the different musical samplings of the performers….

Mark Trecka complements Bob’s Underground

Mark Trecka, an accordion player and lyricist, performed in Bob’s Underground Café last Tuesday, March 1. Trecka appeared last semester with his band Pillars and Tongues and received a strong reception then, but people seemed less excited about his one-man show. “That was a very similar show. But he had the drum machine…for a couple…

Neverland Players bring imagination to life

By Jon Cohen The Neverland Players performed four times last weekend, and each show was replete with the customary laughs and imagination that audiences have come to expect from the Grinnell’s silliest acting troupe. The program consisted of 10 short skits, all modified from stories by the third and fourth graders from Davis Elementary. The…

Author mixes writing, activism

Dorothy Allison visited campus yesterday Thursday, Feb. 24 to lead a roundtable and read a short story as part of the Writers@Grinnell program. In addition to poetry, Allison has published novels, memoirs and short stories. “Cavedweller,” one of her novels, is the basis for the film “The Kids Are Alright.” Much of her work centers…

Cult classic proves how good a bad movie can be

In his review of last year’s adaptation of “Robin Hood,” Matt Zoller Seitz makes a distinction between actively bad and passively bad movies. Passively bad movies are sluggish, muddled, confused about their own purposes and exhaustingly unfun to watch. Actively bad movies, on the other hand, are a precious commodity. Seitz describes them as being…