Blow

From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Blow is the story of a 15 year old girl’s first blow job, reverse-gendered.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm in Allbritton 5th Ave., Penthouse (Rm. 311). No tickets, show up early. There will be a talkback with the writer and director immediately following the show.

Come, cause maybe you’re just a horny little bitch like the rest of us…

This topical tragicomedy explores rape culture and portrays sexual assault.

Date: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Time: 8pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Table Talk with Amy Bloom

An invitation from the Shapiro Writing Center:

Bummed that you missed the first Table Talk of the year? Have more writing-related woes? Just haven’t had enough of those delicious Shapiro Center animal crackers in your life lately? You’re in luck! Amy Bloom is coming back for another discussion of all things prose!
Join Professor Bloom for snacks, prizes, and talk of stories, papers, and screenplays. Praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s!

Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Film Series: North By Northwest

1959. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint. 136 min.

 

One moment Grant’s an unsuspecting ad man; the next he’s fleeing cinema’s most famous crop duster and dangling off of Mount Rushmore. The apotheosis of Hitch’s “innocent man on the run” pictures is justly beloved for iconic suspense setpieces, yet it also boasts a tight script crackling with wit and innuendo.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

CypherLeague: Culture is Yours to Create – D.i.Y. Workshop

0000969693_10From David Stouck ’15:

What is Cypherleague?
Cypher League is a multi-platform cooperative that facilitates artistic collaboration among the creative, independent, and inquisitive. We are plugged into the most diverse artistic community there is, the hip hop community. In our opinion, Hip Hop is the most advanced form of artistic self-expression. That’s because it is not a single form of self-expression, but rather an eclectic mash-up of many. Based in Brooklyn, NY, our team will be coming to Wesleyan’s campus this week to participate in the R.A.W. Cypher, share our thoughts on founding an independent artistic collective at our D.i.Y. workshop, and perform at Earth House on Friday night!

Don’t Try to Pet the Black Bear Spotted in Middletown

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According to Middletown Patch and the Middletown Press, a black bear sighting in Middletown was reported early evening on Tuesday.

Middletown Police Lt. Heather Desmond advises town residents to stay alert and avoid approaching the bear. Precautionary steps include eliminating any attractants (such as food or garbage) left outside your living spaces.

The original post from Middletown Animal Control:

History Thesis Colloquiums

keep-calm-and-make-history-17From Emma Rothberg ’15:

Come learn about some of the great thesis projects in the History Department. These presentations will be about 45 minutes each, from 4:15 to 6 on Wednesday and Thursday in PAC 136. Come support the thesis writers and hear about some cool aspects of history!

Gabriel Frankel 10/22
British Palestine: Security, Cartography, and Rebellion

Max Shafer-Landau 10/22
The Gilding of Spain’s Golden Age

Jessica Lopez 10/23
Real Madrid & F.C. Barcelona: Football as a Reflection of Extremely
Complex Relations Between Two Cities in 1930’s Spain

Emma Rothberg 10/23
The Myth of Brotherhood: How American Civil War Veterans Created
Historical Consensus

Date: Wed 10/22, Thurs 10/23
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: PAC 136

Liberty in North Korea information meeting

1937501_10153269159548975_6869841640513692015_nFrom Michelle Jae Lee ’16:

Liberty in North Korea is an organization that helps North Korean refugees’ resettle and empowerment process. LiNK at Wesleyan is a chapter from the national organization based in L.A., California. LiNK empowers the North Korean PEOPLE as they drive progress inside their country.

We are having an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at 6pm, Usdan 110, about the club’s goals for this semester. If you are interested, please stop by and say hello!

Date: Wed, Oct 22
Time: 6 pm
Place: Usdan 110

TAMPON RUN

Someone sent this absolutely incredible flash game into the Wesleying Tip Box and I think it’s my civic duty to post it here because A) it’s mind-blowingly awesome B) It’s the end of Fall Break and who doesn’t need more internet distractions before school tomorrow amirite? C) I went to the same high school as one of the girls who made this game and my school spirit is at an all time high.

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The game, Tampon Run, involves running around throwing tampons at your enemies and conquering your fear of talking about menstruation. I had a great time playing it instead of working on various essays, readings, and my thesis. It brought up certain concerns for me, such as, why does WeShop never stock my favorite tampon brand? And: what would happen if I threw tampons at my enemies in real life? Would we forget our differences and bond over those oh-so-human tendencies that connect us all?

Anyway, my musings aside, the two awesome girls, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, who made this game met at Girls Who Code this past summer. Tampon Run was their final project and numerous articles have been written about how cool they are, like this one, that one, and this one.

Star and Crescent Menu 10/22 and 10/23

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S&C HOURS

LUNCH: TUESDAY – THURSDAY 12:00- 12:50.
DINNER: MONDAY-THURSDAY 5:00-6:45

FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE!!!

WEDNESDAY
LUNCH- Pear, Goat Cheese, Walnut Salad w/ Crispy Shallots and Sherry Vin. With Roasted Chicken or Tofu
DES- Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip Cookies

DINNER- Greens w/ Cilantro Dressing. Chili w/ Pork and Beef or Veggie. Garnished w/ Buttermilk Cornbread, Cheddar, Sour Cream and Scallion. VEGAN w/out Garnish
DES- Banana Cake

THURSDAY
LUNCH- Minestrone Soup w/Herb Focaccia
DES- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Tadka Dal w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/Berry Coulis

South Africa Winter Session Informational Session

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Chelsea Amo-Tweneboah ’15 writes in:

This winter from January 3-17th, there will be a two-week service trip to South Africa organized by the Ubuntu Global Connections organization. Come to Usdan 126 on October 22nd, 2014 at 6pm to learn about the trip itinerary, costs and who will be going on the trip.  Forms will be available to fill out for those who are interested. The session will be lead by Amy Gleason, a former faculty member at Middlesex School and founder of Ubuntu Global Connections.

Date: Wednesday, October 22nd
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan 136