Arts

Get ticketed for Deer Tick

Hailing from Providence, RI, Deer Tick is making a stop in Grinnell on their tour across the nation following the release of their new album, “Divine Providence.” Drawing together folk, blues, country and rock, Deer Tick captures folk and country in a way that can be understood by even the most urban of us. The…

Zodiac Trio makes stars in sebring

New York-based jazz group, The Zodiac Trio, gave a performance Sunday night in Sebring-Lewis Hall to an audience of around 25 people, as part of their seven-stop tour of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. The group—comprised of bassist Karl McComas-Reichl, drummer Colin Stranahan and pianist Glenn Zaleski—delivered a technically dazzling and aesthetically appealing, 90-minute set of…

Bernstein On Love and Loving Rachel

Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon, Jane Bernstein is the author of three non-fiction works about her daughter, Rachel. She has also published two novels and has work in The New York Times Magazine, Ms., and Creative Nonfiction, amongst other publications. Bernstein gave a reading in JRC 101, this past Thrusday. What motivated you…

Teatro Chicana Speaks with the dead

“We dared to speak out,” wrote Laura E. Garcia of Teatro Chicana, “as women who were fighting for Las Chicanas, for something bigger than ourselves: justice and equality.” This week Teatro Chicana, a group of Hispanic activist women formed in the late 1970s, came to Grinnell College to orchestrate a number of events. Three members…

Freesound more free than ever

Residents of Main are probably used to the reverberating tones of blues, punk, ska, funk, rock, noise, and pretty much anything else coming from Freesound, Grinnell College’s all-inclusive music space, but many students on campus have not heard the recent changes to the organization. Freesound is a student group which provides musical instruments and equipment…

Art Chatz with Lawrence Sumulong

Lawrence Sumulong ’10 majored in English, receiving the  Lorabel Richardson Academy of American Poets Prize as well exhibiting his photo project Levee in the Smith gallery . Since graduating he has dedicated himself to a number of photograph projects both in the US and the Philippines, one of which is slated for the 2012 Philippines…

Cinematic treats

Just four-and-a-half minutes into writer-director Michael Dougherty’s 2007 horror flick “Trick ‘r Treat”, we see Leslie Bibb’s character get her head chopped off by a jack-o-lantern-shaped lollipop. This saccharine decapitation may seem to set the bar pretty high, in terms of gore and sheer absurdity—even within the categorically ridiculous universe of low and middling-budget, straight-to-DVD…

UME Brings the hard Pop

This Friday, Grinnell Concerts is bringing an electric combination: head-banging mosh-inducing and melodic Ume with opener, North America. Ume, (pronounced ooo-may) combines Lauren Larson’s shredding guitar and edgy vocals with bassist Eric Larson and drummer Rachael Fuhrer. The band formed in Houston in 2006 and is bringing an unrestrained post-punk racket to a traditional indie-rock…