a cappella performs
with Ball in the House
JULIE THOMPSON - STAFF WRITER
the rare college student who has never heard a cappella music at
some point in his or her academic career. It seems to have become
as ubiquitous as "streaking the quad," with enough different types
of a cappella as there are students to listen. Example: Yale University
has no fewer than seventeen-that's right, as in SEVENTEEN-a cappella
groups, and even smaller campuses such as Swarthmore College have
upwards of seven or eight. And while Bowdoin holds its own in the
a cappella arena with a conservative three groups, one still has
to wonder: why all the hubbub over a bunch of singers without instruments?
speaks at Common Hour
SARAH KAUFMAN - STAFF WRITER
this Friday's Common Hour, Anna Deavere Smith, an award winning
playwright, actor, and teacher, will be at Bowdoin to deliver a
special presentation. Smith has been called "the most exciting individual
in American theater," and in 1996 received a prestigious "Genius"
fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, for her creation of "a
new form of theatre-a blend of theatrical art, social commentary,
journalism and intimate reverie." She has appeared in films including
Philadelphia, The American President, and Dave as well as television
series including The West Wing and The Practice.
Fist gets an A+++++
SIMON MANGIARACINA - COLUMNIST
What do you get when you combine female kickboxing with excessive
amounts of nudity, plus a little international intrigue to boot?
Answer: A video masterpiece. Angel Fist by far and away exceeded
my expectations and surpassed my strict standards of video quality.
The box proudly announced, "If looks could kill, they wouldn't have
to kick!" Now that is a mighty claim, and a shrewd observation at
that, but could it hold true? Would kicking not be a necessary means
of claiming a life if looks could indeed kill? Having seen the film,
I must say that I am uncertain, but what I can say with the utmost
certainty, is that a wet naked girl kicking the crap out of a posse
of impolite terrorists (come on, she just stepped out of the shower!)
is a beautiful thing.
Tower: a fictional series
Platypus in the Pub
Semesters": Five days to see it