Arts

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…

Students open, then chillwave floods Gardner

By Tyrone Greenfield This Saturday, celebrate the unusually summery February weather with an evening of noisy and chillwave live music. Campus band Gluestick will open for Abe Vigoda and Wild Nothing, beginning at 9 p.m. on Feb. 19. Abe Vigoda, named for the actor who played “Tessio” in “The Godfather,” is a punk band from…

First band out-stunts headliner

By Que’nique Newbill Last Friday, Feb. 11, Grinnell hosted bands hailing from the slightly disparate auspices of Brooklyn, NY and Ames, IA in Gardner Lounge. Poison Control Center (PCC) opened the show with amazing energy. Joint guitar solos, a main feature of their set, were accented by headstands and splits by band members Joe Terry…

Juking, Grinnell’s next big thing

By Laura Dripps An above-average crowd came out to Gardner Lounge last Saturday, Feb. 12, for a night of high-energy experimental hip-hop. BBU, an acronym for “Bin Laden Blowin’ Up” started the show with plenty of audience engagement, stage-banter and repeated assurances that their best-known song “Chi Don’t Dance” would come at the end of…

Jazz Quintet plays Sebring-Lewis

By Christopher Squier While the Super Bowl occupied the attention of most of campus last Sunday evening, a completely different group of professionals performed Latin Jazz in the Sebring-Lewis Auditorium for the small group of students and music lovers willing to trek through the ice and snow. Ashanti, an Iowa-based Latin jazz/jazz group led by…

Ode to a Hipster

Every time we converse with lots of sole, I rock your pants thanks to my skinny genes And we dance on grass in the sun to AnCo. We explore MoMa as PoMo fiends. One day you will fashion a wedding dress, Of my plaid flannels, my tux will totes match. We’ll marry in a thrift…

Arts Analysis—exploring dance

By Ellie Honan After several sweat-inducing experiences at Zumba, I went to Aniko Drlik-Muehleck’s [ ’11] dance workshop Wednesday, Feb. 9 in my full workout apparel—although still slightly nervous at my lack of dance experience. As it turned out, both my workout clothes and my fears were entirely unwarranted, because the dance workshop did not…

Burling highlights Black Library

By Mario Macias To start off Black History Month, Concerned Black Students (CBS) and Grinnell College Libraries hosted a Wednesday-Nights-at-Burling event commemorating the Black Library and its past. “We want the local Grinnell community to know about its history,” librarian Phil Jones said. Jones and fellow librarians Catherine Rod and Rebecca Stuhr began “Black Library As…