On my birthday last year, I invited some friends to the Gund Gallery theater to watch one of my favorite movies, Footloose. At one point, one of my friends said Ariel (pictured left) looks like a Kenyon student. This has not left my mind in a full year. Because of that lingering image, I’ve thought of some additions to the list.Continue reading
The weather’s gross, work is gross, life is gross. Faced with these facts of life I decided to ask strangers on middle path for book recommendations that might make me cry. Here’s what they said:
Hello it is I, the irresponsible goblin! And this is Lit Lit, a segment I host where I get someone lit and we talk about books, and also, a full-fledged excuse to get drunk on a weekday, which I can do here because of Keynesian makework or something. This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Hannah Violins about a classic work of literature, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (pronounced Cry-tin). Hannah’s dialogue will be in plain old type, and actions will be in italics. Continue reading
Lit Lit is a segment here on The Thrill in which I get someone lit (yup) and then that someone chooses a work of literature and gives me a summary and quick discussion of the themes of that work. This time I had the pleasure of talking about, yes, you read that right, Turtles All the Way Down by our very own John Green, with who I will refer to throughout as Mackerel Rough. Dialogue is written in plain old font, our actions in italics.
What is John Green’s highly reviewed book Turtles All the Way Down all about?
MR: So I must first put out a disclaimer that I am somewhat embarrassed to have bought the book, but I had to buy it, or else sixteen year old me would have been mad at me. Do you know what I mean though? I bought it at the bookstore, it was signed and everything. It was also 20% off which is pretty good for a hardcover. And like I have all his other books. I had to.
Those who complain about the walk up from the KAC to Peirce fail to recognize that physical labor is but a small price to pay for such a view.