Ezra SunshineUNABASHED GRATITUDE: Acclaimed poet Ross Gay visited campus on Wednesday to read from his recent work, much of which explores joy. “Joy is sort of like the process of being a person, which is difficult and wonderful,” he said.
Phoebe Zipper Welcome to the third week of On PolarFlix, a column meant to do exactly what it sounds like: review films on Bowdoin Student Government (BSG)’s movie streaming service, PolarFlix. This week, in keeping with the news, we are looking back at David Fincher’s “The Social Network” (2010).
Ann Basu There are activists, there are storytellers and there’s Amal Kassir. Unapologetic in her poignant dissections of humanity, the Denver-born, Syrian-American spoken-word poet calls herself an “empathist.” Her Thursday night performance in Kresge Auditorium, sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, presented personal recounts on war, race and religion.
Courtesy of Ama GyamerahA SEAT AT THE TABLE: “...And She’s a Black Woman” was curated by Amani Hite ’20. The exhibit features “Hair Studies,” a collection of digital photographs by Ama Gyamerah (above), and will be on display in Edwards Center for Art and Dance until April 23.
Courtesy of Jenny YangIN IT FOR THE LAUGHS: Jenny Yang, who is performing in Kresge Auditorium tonight at 7 p.m., does not consider herself a political comedian. “If my existence feels political to you, then that’s your problem,” said Yang.
Sara Caplan Welcome to the second week of On PolarFlix, a column meant to do exactly what it sounds like—review films on Bowdoin Student Government (BSG)’s movie streaming service, PolarFlix. This week, we are going with Oscar contender “I, Tonya,” a biopic about the American ice skater Tonya Harding.
Ann BasuFACT AND FICTION: Author Michael Paterniti visited campus on Wednesday evening to read from his book “Love and Other Ways of Dying,” a collection of essays that walk the line between creative writing and narrative nonfiction.
Sam HoneggerFILLING IN THE GAPS: Jeonguk Choi ’18 creates “time-based media” that explore various aspects of his identity. His latest installation, “The gaps were filled with water that soon evaporated,” is now on display in the Blue Gallery.
Chris Ritter Amelia Meath opened Sylvan Esso’s set at the Portland State Theater with a song about songs. “Sound,” the stripped-back opener of the duo’s 2017 album “What Now,” hears Meath at a near whisper, “All you’ll hear is sound, and / All you’ll feel is sound, and / All you’ll be is sound.” The lines aim to unify the natural and the artificial, as Meath sings note for note beside a lone synthesizer.
Courtesy of Nina SubinYOU'RE HIRED: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich will join the College’s faculty this fall as the first tenure track creative nonfiction professor in the English department. This coming fall, Bowdoin will add Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich to its roster of creative writing professors.