Arts

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…

In the dollhouse

Jeff Malmberg’s recent documentary “Marwencol” is one of many films this year that celebrate society’s outcasts and individualists. It sits nicely alongside films like “The Social Network,” “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “Winter’s Bone,” “127 Hours” and “True Grit”—all films about peculiar or defiant individuals who surmount overwhelming external circumstances in order to doggedly choose…

Locating Gen Y’s utopia, in four acts

Sam Green, a San Francisco-based documentarian and Academy Award nominated filmmaker will present his most recent project, “Utopia in Four Movements” this Sunday. Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Cinema. The documentary will be a live performance, with narration provided by Green and live music from Dave Cerf and band, the Quavers. Green has…

Artist manipulates famous works into critiques

By Esther Howe & Lauren Teixeira  Jiri Anderle’s prints are creepy. Disembodied faces emerge distorted and pained, stretched and hollow across the pages of his prints. Bulbous forms ricochet across his compositions, shaped like limbs, organs, or some combination of the two. Marfa Prokhorova ’12, the Faulconer Gallery Intern last fall, suggests that these prints express…