Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Diana Ling

Rising songwriter-pianist more than Fiona Apple sound-alike

When first introduced to Rachael Yamagata's full-length debut "Happenstance," most listeners and critics compare her to Fiona Apple. But although Yamagata's smoky vocals and jazz-inflected piano playing do bear a striking resemblance to that of the waifish, angry songstress of late '90s rock, their similarities end here.

Visiting Writers Series kicks off its second year

The Visiting Writers Series (VWS), which brought poet Mark Bibbins to the College last year, begins its second year this Thursday with a reading by Mark Halliday, an award-winning poet and professor at Ohio University. The reading will be held at 8 p.m. in Room 202 West of the Student Center.

Q & A with Mark Halliday

Diana Ling: Where are you from/what kind of environment did you grow up in and how has this influenced your writing? Mark Halliday: I grew up mostly in a suburb of Raleigh, N. C., playing games with the neighborhood kids in the green backyards. My father was a professor at N.

Sushi or Chinese? You don’t have to choose at Edo Sushi and Wok

Sushi or Chinese? Chinese or sushi? If you and your friends have been caught in such a dilemma during the weekend sick-of-Eickhoff slump, there's no need to compromise. Edo Sushi and Wok on Route 31 in the Pennington Shopping Center can satisfy those craving California rolls as well as those who have a hankering for Hunan pork.

OutKast and Beyonc? shake it like a polaroid picture

I think many people would agree that awards shows are pretty boring, not to mention relatively irrelevant. I don't care that much about who wins, because it won't change my opinion of what I like or don't like, and the acceptance speeches just make my eyes glaze over.

Wainwright’s new path

Life after Sept. 11 was a period of self-realization for singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. "I'd hit that age where I was either gonna go down one path and self-destruct or go down the other path and survive," the 30-year-old explained. "I had to really look at my life and figure out what sustains me.

Hey Arnold (Schwarzenegger)! Kindergarten Gov.

He's starred in such films as "The Terminator," "Junior" and "Kindergarten Cop." Let's face it, Arnold Schwarzenegger has never been one to be in movies hailed as, "Brilliant!" or "Oscar-worthy!" Personally, I've never really cared much for his machine-gun-and-one-liner-toting action flicks either, but now he's the governor-elect of California, and ready to be sworn in on Nov.

A community of writers

Creative writers on campus will soon have a space of their own, if Professor Catie Rosemurgy's Writing Communities class has anything to say about it. The course is being offered for the first time this semester. In addition to studying literature and poetry, students in the four-credit class are also involved in the business and marketing aspects of published writing, such as public relations, author information and facilities and contact information for events.

Time to make the prose–coffee entices writers

The Dunkin' Donuts Finals Caf? opened its doors last Wednesday in the student center, holding its second annual "Freshly Ground Prose" contest. In addition to free coffee, Munchkins and various Dunkin' Donuts paraphernalia, such as notebooks and pencils, was handed out.

Ben Folds: He’s big and important

Ben Folds rocked Kendall Hall last Friday with storytelling, a sing-along and his trademark piano-banging. Folds took to the stage dressed in red corduroys and a blue T-shirt emblazoned with "Steelworkers for Dukakis." He gave an intense, crowd-pleasing performance.

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