W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) was a German writer, academic and emigrant. Though his written language was German, he taught only in England and held positions at both the University of Manchester and the University of East Anglia. He wrote four novels (and supervised their translation into English), as well as a number of poems, essays...

Good Ol’ A Cappella

With families and friends galore, the weekend of Harvestfest at Connecticut College was, as usual, a big hit. To kick off the activities, the ever so popular and loved a cappella groups at Conn performed on Friday night, Oct. 9. The weather outside was rainy, and lightning lit up the windows in Harkness Chapel, but...

Ears Open: Rock fan, Andrew Rich, dives head first into the world of album reviews. The catch: He has no idea who the band is. No clue? No problem.

When I began thinking about writing this column, I realized that choosing to listen to a band that I had never heard of was going to be difficult. I like to consider myself a reasonably open-minded and diverse music fan. On the same iPod where there is Black Sabbath, Rush, Deep Purple, Metallica and AC/DC,...

Faculty Dance Concert 2013

The 2013 faculty dance show opened with drums. Susan Connelly’s Bantaba got the audience moving in their seats to the lively West African dance, featuring 11 Conn women who had come together to rehearse once a week for this performance, which included a stupendous drum solo. The second piece was Lumens by Professor Lisa Race. “I was...

Dutch Tavern: A New London Staple

This week’s column will concern New London’s oldest drinking establishment: Dutch Tavern. First opened in 1933 (following the end of Prohibition), “the Dutch” is now among the most storied spots downtown. For an impressive eight decades – decades which have seen the city of New London undergo substantial political, economic and demographic changes – this...