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Professor Chérif Keïta premieres film about late father

Chérif Keïta, film director and William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, stumbled into teaching and directing almost on accident. His new film, Namballa Keïta: A Soldier and His Village, which premiered this past Monday, April 8, is Keïta’s third, and explores the life and legacy of…

Jimmy Chin ’96 reflects on Carleton experience

On Sunday, February 24, Jimmy Chin ’96, along with fellow film-maker and wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary for their work as directors of Free Solo. Free Solo documents climber Alex Honnold’s ropeless climb––or free solo––of El Capitan: a 3000 foot granite monolith in Yosemite…

EP Review: Dust by Serengeti

I’ll admit it: I’ve got a soft spot for Serengeti’s “new” EP. Released on Spotify just in the last few weeks, Dust, the collection of six songs was recorded in the early-mid 2000s with producer DJ Crucial in St. Louis. Serengeti—real name David Cohn—is a Chicago-based hip hop artist who…

Spotlight on Benedict Visiting Professor: Marlon Bailey

Dr. Marlon Bailey, the Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in Africana Studies, advances the slide on his PowerPoint. A picture of Bailey appears, but altered somewhat – he is wearing a crisp, yet drab suit and holding an oversized briefcase. His expression is turned downward in a full-faced frown. His stance…

Uncovering Carleton’s thriving gaming community

You enter the Goodhue Superlounge and instantly hear the clicks of controllers, resulting from the intensity at which the student gamers move their thumbs to attack their opponent on Smash Bros and Melee. There is immense concentration in the room as each player competes to move up a bracket, a…

KRLX album review: Buoys by Panda Bear

Experimental pop guru and critic favorite Noah Lennox—better known as Panda Bear—released his sixth studio album last Friday to hungry fans and non-fans alike. Lennox has explored a plethora of styles throughout his solo musical career, which often served as a foil for his main act—the experimental pop outfit Animal…

How to be an environmentally conscious student

Living in the Northfield bubble, it’s easy to feel disconnected from environmental and sustainability issues. Especially for those of us who live and eat on campus, it can be hard to have any sense of where our food comes from or the impact that we have on the environment. This…

Experimental Dance Board stuns with winter showcase

Experimental Dance Board (EDB), an entirely student-run dance group on campus, performed their Winter 2019 show in the Weitz’s large dance studio this past weekend. “The primary purpose of Experimental Dance Board is to provide a rigorous but inclusive outlet for student-choreographed works of dance,” said Margaret Anne Puzak ‘20,…