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Five books I read recently (from my bookstagram)

The New Analog by Damon Krukowski read this. it was cool. a love letter to analog music… pretty rudimentary stuff but definitely worth reading if you a have at least an admiration for the LP or cassette (or, gasp, CD). also written by the Galaxie 500 frontman so that’s cool.…

Non-required reading: Carleton faculty share their all-time favorite books

Liz Raleigh, Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Certain books have spoken to me at different times. “The Color Purple” is a masterpiece that I loved reading in college, but—rightfully so—the discourse surrounding it continues to evolve. Books are like food to me. Sometimes I want something…

Valentine’s Day crossword

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a fun and romantic crossword to get you in the lovin’ mood for the Big Day. Love, The Bald Spot Eds Across 1. Le epic Communism >___< 3. French poststructuralist thinker known for his writings on biopolitics, prisons and sexuality 4. Heir of Brentano’s phenomenological method,…

The five types of people you’ll date at Carleton

Georges: Tweed jacket with those arm patches—you know the guy. He’s always sitting on those chairs at the front of Fourth Libe where we put the Carletonians that nobody takes. I think he’s a sophomore. But rumor is he runs a catfishing empire at Carleton and St. Olaf, so, basically,…

Holland Votaw crossword

Across: 2. Holland’s favorite material 4. Holland’s favorite type of tree 6. Name of Holland’s second dog 9. Holland’s best NYT Daily Mini Crossword time from the past two weeks 12. Holland’s favorite neighborhood of northeastern Brookline, Massachusetts 13. Holland’s favorite Grimes song 14. Holland’s first name 15. Holland’s BTS…

My medical leave of absence: a tale of bureaucracy at Carleton

Like most things at Carleton, my decision to take a medical leave of absence—and its aftermath—was fraught with difficulty. It’s not so much that the decision itself was tough to make; in fact, the relevant college administration was delightfully helpful in working with me to figure out the logistics of…

Bald Spot announcement: Jack Brown is concussed

Jack Brown What a clown He got concussed He lost our trust He’s now a Libertarian. Bald Spot Brain rot If not before Then surely henceforth. Then it’s official, now: We’re having a cow The Bald Spot’s lost its leftist lean It’s achieved a capitalist gleam: Arma virumque canō, Trōiae…