In/Words celebrates chapbook launch

In/words Magazine, Carleton’s student run literary and poetry magazine held an event to launch the chapbook, The Rose Bush and the Myrtle , by Colin Mylrea. The event was held at Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street on Jan. 31. It was their first event of the year.   Live music was played by Clarissa Fortin, Mia Morgan was the first act, and Mylrea read from his chapbook, which he said he has worked on for “a little over a year.” He also said that he is inspired by little everyday moments. The event was filled with joy and laughter as artist after artist performed. Clarissa Fortin got the audience to sing along with her on the chorus of her […]

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In/Words launches new poetry collection

Carleton’s literary publication, In/Words, is publishing a poetry chapbook (a short collection of poetry) written by a Carleton humanities student. The Rose Bush and the Myrtle is a collection of poems by Colin Mylrea, and will be released on Jan. 31. The launch party and joint open mic will be held at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street, featuring a musician and live painter. The small publication has developed a lot since its humble beginnings at Carleton. Founder and professor, Collette Tracey, started In/Words as a university-based magazine back in 2001 with a team of her students. According to editor Manahil Bandukwala, In/Words has expanded into more than just a student-run magazine. “It was started to promote literature and […]

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Sock ‘n’ Buskin puts on strong double bill

Sock ‘n’ Buskin has produced two more successful shows packaged as a double bill. Adult Entertainment and The Maids were captivating productions filled with sex, scandal, and fury. The Maids wasn’t a show that simply provided entertainment—it captured the audience by the throat, demanding our full attention. Hours after the show finished, I found myself working through the complicated plot, justifying and considering the actions of each character. It was dark, twisted, and at times, hard to watch. Despite its sinister themes, the cast did a great job at handling sensitive content, and the end result created a comfortable and familiar space within an otherwise risqué and provocative show. Solange (Katie McLean) was an intricate, believable character, performed naturally by […]

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Review: André Aciman’s Enigma Variations

André Aciman’s fourth novel, Enigma Variations, is more of an exercise in tone than anything else, which makes sense. The title is taken from an eponymous composition by Edward Elgar and is, in an odd sort of way, a literary interpretation of the piece. The book is broken into five sections, each of them tracing the relationships that Paul, a classicist, has with a significant romantic partner. As a whole, Enigma Variations is short on plot and substance, but its stream of consciousness narrative and naked display of emotion make the experience a rewarding one. “First Love,” the opening and best section of the book, sets an impressively high bar for the rest of the story. On vacation with his […]

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Book Blog: Books by celebrities that are actually kind of okay

It’s been about a month since former One Direction member Zayn Malik released Z, a memoir/photo diary about the transition period between his last days as a boy-band member and his solo career. Unfortunately, it’s not well-written or trashy enough to recommend. Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled a list of books, fiction and nonfiction, by other celebrities that are more than worth your time. I’ll Never Write My Memoirs – Grace Jones Grace Jones’ career has been a long and diverse one. She’s been a model, singer, actress, muse, and shows no signs of stopping. Having worked with Keith Harring, Andy Warhol, and Yves Saint Laurent, Jones has had a long and storied career—the kind that’s perfect for a tell-all […]

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