Archive for March, 2008

Before ‘300’ There Was ‘The Warriors’

From the New York Times: As reflected on this Sunday’s letters page, readers took us to task after Colson Whitehead — in his March 2 back-page essay, “I Write in Brooklyn. Get Over It” — called Walter Hill’s 1979 youth-gang cult film “The Warriors” “a glorious B-movie version of “The Odyssey.” Whitehead, of course, is […]

Tibetan Protest in Olympia

The ancient Greek site of the Olympics, which serves as a starting point for the Olympic torch relay is the scene of modern day political protest. read the article here watch the video here

Comedy Last Month

Plautus has been in the Gustavian air this past month. The drama department at Gustavus put on a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum on the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March. The play was hilarious and a smashing success–especially the Feb 29th performance, which […]

Hercules in the Kitchen

An interesting article on the history of African-American chefs at the White House. Read it here. Some kitchen stories are complicated — full of mystery and missing pieces … “Hercules and Hemings” is one of these stories. In this piece, Hidden Kitchens turns its focus to the president’s kitchen and to some of the first […]