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“SubUrbia,” Burnout Wasteland

“SubUrbia,” a play written by Eric Bogosian and directed by junior History major Andrew Harvey, opened last Thursday in the Little Norse Theater. The play tells of a group of burnt out friends from high school in their early 20s who can’t quite get away from home, the USA any-town…

Interview: Zach McGowan ‘02, Actor on TV Show Black Sails

Zach McGowan, Carleton College Class of 2002, is a television actor from New York, NY.  He recently landed a prominent role in Black Sails, a major STARZ production. On the show, Zach plays Captain Charles Vane, a ruthless pirate captain known for his entrepreneurial endeavors.  Zach also plays ‘Shkelgim’ in…

The Human Behind Humans of Carleton

Humans of Carleton creator Thomas Hiura ‘17 says that if there were one question someone should ask to get to know him, it would be what his top ten favorite rap albums are. “If somebody asked me that question and I gave them the answer, they would understand me…if they…

Inside Lenny D

We all love to go watch Lenny Dee preform every term and laugh at the ridiculousness that the our own comedians come up with, but have you ever wondered what it takes to come up with those sketches? This is a behind the scenes look at the seven weeks of…

Semaphore Fall Recital

 Carleton’s modern dance company, Semaphore, had their fall dance recital last weekend. The show featured five numbers, one of which was performed by two guest dancers from the Twin Cities. Two dances were choreographed by student choreographers and members of the company; Tory Edhal ‘14 choreographed “What is Dance” and…

11 Questions with Carleton’s Costume Designer

Costume director Mary Ann Kelling has spent thirteen years getting Carls gussied up before they hit the stage – even in the midst of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. This week I sat down to chat with her about sewing, teaching, and design theory. GB: What’s your job…

“An Evening of Ives,” An Evening of Laughter

What do Trotsky’s death, monkeys writing Hamlet, first conversations, and mini golf have in common? They’re the premises of the four short David Ives plays that went up in Nourse Little Theater last weekend. Max Henkel ’14 and Freddy Stein ’14 directed “An Evening of Ives” – ETB’s first production…

Salman Rushdie to Present 2013 Lucas Lecture

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” In 2004, Salman Rushdie posed this thesis to the BBC News Magazine.  On Friday, October 25, he will lecture in the Recreation Center at Carleton College, before an audience of thousands. A highlight of the ongoing…

Books & Ideas: Recommended Reading List

Need a good book? Here, our ‘Tonian editors recommended some of their favorites. If you have some down time before final projects get crazy, try one of these good reads to feed your mind… You won’t be disappointed by these literary successes! The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of…

Theater Department Says Goodbye to Ruth Weiner

Ruth Weiner isn’t only a retiring Theater Professor, she is a piece of Carleton history who is finally taking her bow and leaving theater at Carleton in our capable hands. When Ruth came to Carleton in the early ‘60s with her husband, Carl Weiner, there was no theater department and…