Somehow, despite being a damp piece of white bread, Josh Radnor has done a lot of things. One of those things was directing a music video for Rachael Yamagata for her song Let Me Be Your Girl. Continue reading
Okay, buckle up guys. I know it’s customary on this blog when we “review” things to just shit out some vague compliments, but not today. I am so confused.
Let’s start at the beginning. This weekend was an aca-SPLOSION so I get that things were a little hectic, but when I walked up the steps of Rosse Friday night, there was a GIGANTIC Take Five banner. Wrong sign, idiots. Couldn’t even give us the curtesy of some basic planning. That could have really thrown some people off.
Last night was the first performance of the Fall Dance Concert. I was blown away by the diversity and energy of the show. The first piece of the concert was entitled “Coefficients of Friction” and it was choreographed by visiting choreographer Ellie Escosa Carter. The piece was a lovely start to the concert because it eased the audience into the dancer’s state of mind. I found the piece extremely athletic and animalistic in nature. Continue reading
It’s no secret that I read a lot of fanfiction. In fact, I’d even consider myself a connoisseur. Over the years, I’ve read some crazy stuff–including some stories set at Kenyon. I couldn’t tell you what compelled me to type “Kenyon college fanfiction” into Google, but I was very pleased to get three results. Continue reading
Seems like there is new Kenyon-specific Twitter, Facebook page, or Tumblr every week. It felt appropriate to post this one, which shifts between a little too confessional and a great read. I thought I would highlight some of my favorites and give our readers the real range of posts that the page is getting. Like most of the other pages, we have no leads on who started it or why.
The year Kenyon launched the previous iteration of its website, 2008, was actually not a bad one for the Internet. Probably most notable about that year is that the web — along with a bad economy, a great candidate, and a bunch of other stuff — got a president elected by providing a platform on which supporters could engage with the campaign. But between then and election night four years later — an Internet eternity — Kenyon’s website hadn’t changed at all.
Have you ever watched the television show Girls and thought, “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if they all just burst into song?” No? Just me? Don’t worry–musical theater has a long, rich history of giving viewers everything they had no idea they wanted: Russian Jews singing about arranged marriages? Check. Cheery Austrian governesses singing to escape the Nazi menace? Check. People pretending to be cats pretending to be cats that act like people? Check. Post Grad, a wonderful new musical written by Beth Hyland ’13 and directed by Emma Miller ’15, is similarly unexpected, but singularly soulful and charming.