First off, anyone who has ever streamed music from the Internet should go read Eric Harvey's Pitchfork's cover story from last week. Questions like "In what Read more>>
On December 20, 2013, Uganda passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act. Many dubbed this act the “Kill the Gays Bill,” since it originally included the death penalty. Read more>>
After hours of deliberation, I have compiled the most influential list of our time: a ranking of Dartmouth presidents by hairstyle. I carefully examined each Read more>>
1. You’re super warm and cozy in the winter. 2. But as soon as spring hits, it gets so hot in your room that you can Read more>>
First off, anyone who has ever streamed music from the Internet should go read Eric Harvey’s Pitchfork’s cover story from last week. Questions like “In what ways are the non-stop interactions between databases and algorithms shaping our musical tastes?” and “Should speculative capitalism be the driving force for large-scale innovations in music technology, and is there a feasible alternative?” are posed and unpacked in the article. Thought-provoking, I know. The design team also did a really awesome job, so avoid the plain-text version (unless your computer is older than my car). If you made it all the way through that Harvey article and you still want to ponder another question, here’s one: What do Sunny Day Real Estate, Prince, The Pixies and The Distillers all have in common? As you sift through this week’s headlines past the Coachella drama and rerun features on Nirvana, you’ll see a few old names that are being thrown around for the first time in a while. Sunny Day Real Estate: In the 1990s, Seattle’s Sunny Day Real Estate had some membership overlap with the Foo Fighters (literally, everything is tying back to Nirvana this month). In the 2000s, emo came along and they all cited… Read more »
On December 20, 2013, Uganda passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act. Many dubbed this act the “Kill the Gays Bill,” since it originally included the death penalty. Though the current act doesn’t include this clause, those found in violation can face life in prison. LGBTQ-identifying people in Uganda are considered criminals and face beatings, evictions, thefts and rape with little to no repercussions for their perpetrators. This past Friday, I had the chance to sit down and talk to Victor Mukasa. Mukasa, a human rights activist and openly transgender person, co-founded Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a human rights organization. After many years of fighting for LGBTQ rights, Mukasa was forced to seek asylum in the U.S., where he has continued to advocate for human rights in Uganda. Mukasa was on campus for a screening of the documentary “Call Me Kuchu” (2012), focused on his efforts in Uganda, as well as a panel discussion. Mukasa sat down with Dartbeat to talk about the importance of education, the Right Rev. James Tengatenga’s appointment to the College and Dartmouth’s students ability to make change. D: Why did you come to Dartmouth to talk? M: I came to Dartmouth because Melissa Doctor in Anthropologytold me… Read more »
After hours of deliberation, I have compiled the most influential list of our time: a ranking of Dartmouth presidents by hairstyle. I carefully examined each hairstyle, looking for creativity, manageability, shape and texture before determining my score. It ultimately came down to how well the presidents worked with the hair they had. Some hair defied gravity, some hair grew in thick and others’ hair stopped growing in. My final verdict: while being Dartmouth’s president may be one of the most chic jobs out there, be warned that it may also cause hair loss. Without further ado, here are the 18 most stylish presidents, in order from meh to oh la la! 18. Rev. Nathan Lord (6th president, 1828-1863) SCORE: 1.5/10 Even at age 38, it appeared Rev. Nathan Lord’s hair was still growing in. 17. John Sloan Dickey (12th president, 1945-1970) SCORE: 2.5/10 This hairstyle is what I like to call “the presidential mullet.” It’s all business in the front, but I can tell that there’s a party in the back. 16. Ernest Martin Hopkins (11th president, 1916-1945)… Read more »
Smoothie (64%) > Stir-fry (36%) The fruity goodness of the smoothie beat out stir-fry to be the Collis champion. Springtime urges and days of warmth and sunshine seem best suited for a cool smoothie. People also like to think that they’re being healthy by choosing a smoothie, which definitely aids in creating that illusion. Green smoothies (and juices, but Collis doesn’t offer those!) are very trendy and can be recreated by getting some spinach or kale from the salad bar beforehand, too. Chocolate Chip Cookies (82%) > General Tso’s Chicken (18%) I can’t say that I’m surprised by this result. The cookies have been there for us since the dawn of new FoCo (although I cannot speak to its earlier incarnation — it was before my time) in all their gooey, chocolate-y glory. Don’t feel too bad for the General Tso’s chicken though, as it was offered just a couple of days ago and the line at Ma Thayer’s was consistently long. Brie & Apple Sandwich (80%) > Caesar Salad (20%) Perhaps the charms of laughing alone with salad have begun to wear off, and people now prefer eating a sandwich in the company of their friends. Regardless, gluten will… Read more »
1. You’re super warm and cozy in the winter.
2. But as soon as spring hits, it gets so hot in your room that you can barely breathe.
3. And you find yourself waking up before your alarm every morning just to remember what coolness feels like.
4. If the washers and dryers are in the basement, then carrying your laundry up and down the stairs has been a constant struggle.
5. You kind of like being labeled one of the “mysterious kids from the top floor.” But then you walk onto the wrong floor in your stair-climbing exhaustion, and mistakingly walk into what you thought was your room.
Before their show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this November, the members of Manchester Orchestra stood smoking on the sidewalk. My friend Hannah, with her have-no-fear and get-it-done self, encouraged me to suck up my awkwardness (something I’ve had to do on many an occasion) and talk to them. We arrived early with the intention of getting a good spot, and were greeted by a bouncer with a caring but judgmental warning — “It’s freezing, go get some coffee and come back in a bit. Thirty minutes and a latte later, we found ourselves at the front of the line. With our tickets in hand and teeth chattering, we were listening to sound check when the band came out, as epically understated as ever. Hannah pushed me in their direction with a reassuring smile, and all I was able to muster (while standing there shivering) was that I loved their music and I’d never gotten sick of it even though I’ve listened to their entire discography about a million times. Ugh, I know — pathetic. Where’s the reference to that one guitar riff that is always stuck in your head or the lyrics that you can’t stop thinking… Read more »