Arts

Faulconer Opens Up

While people usually flock to Bob’s Underground for open mic performances, last Wednesday was different. Faulconer Gallery hosted its second open mic night of the semester, featuring performances from faculty, students, community members and even alumni. The event began with Rebecca Stuhr, Collection Development and Preservation Librarian, who reminded everyone of Poem in Your Pocket…

Hopi clowns disseminate justice

Grinnell College has campus security, New York City has the NYPD, but the Hopi people of Northeast Arizona have a law-enforcement system that you would never dare to mess with—clowns. On Tuesday afternoon, around 30 college faculty, staff, students and community members gathered to hear Professor Louis A. Hieb ’61 give a talk entitled “The…

Friends fosters art as open discourse

Grinnell College’s newest art and literary magazine, & Friends, debuts this spring with the ambitious intention of establishing and publishing a shared creative discourse between students from all reaches of campus. The publication aims to unify Grinnell artists through its experimental format. Initially, students provide an artwork—be it a poem, a photograph, etc—which is placed…

Slam Poetry 101

Yesterday in the JRC 101 at 8 p.m., spoken word poet Idris Goodwin performed for a group of students, faculty and staff. Goodwin was brought to Grinnell by SPEAK, a campus group promoting spoken word poetry, as a part of National Poetry Month. Goodwin performed poems and songs from his most recent album, “Break Beat…

Read aloud in the library

There is probably no better place to read poetry and fiction than a library, where much of it has come to life. This past Wednesday, as part of the Wednesday at Burling series, four Grinnell College seniors, Molly Rideout ’10, Paul Bellora ’10, Lawrence Sumulong ’10 who serves as photo editor for the S&B and…

Jazz legend comes to perform at Grinnell

Toni Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane all played with him and tonight Grinnell’s Jazz Ensemble will too. In addition to lending his musical experience and talent to the College’s Jazz Ensemble concert tonight, Marcus Belgrave, a seasoned jazz legend on the trumpet, will also teach a jazz improvisation workshop this afternoon. “Every year we…

Requiem chronicles drugs and drama

If there is any truth to be gained from “Requiem for a Dream,” it is that director Darren Aronofsky really doesn’t want you to do drugs. And who could blame him? There are a lot of grisly stories out there of lives plummeting to squalor in a haze of dependency and abuse. Aronofsky tells four…