In case you missed it, Daniel Handler ‘92 (aka Lemony Snicket) came to Wesleyan last week to speak in promotion of his new novel We Are Pirates. Handler’s visit has been covered by multiple campus publications, and the discord surrounding his visit, in other words, the racist joke he made last year when he was presenting the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature to Jacqueline Woodson, has been dissected endlessly by the press and members of the Wesleyan community. This includes Sonya Bessalel’s ’18 measured and nuanced defense of Handler in this week’s edition of The Argus (seriously go read it).
Provided here are selected questions from Handler’s Wesleying interview with astag_rocky before his lecture in the Chapel (scroll down for these). In addition, we will share one tense moment from a meeting Handler attended with students at Downey House earlier that day:
Easily distracted Internet musings on Friday night’s psychedelia.
Opening up WESU’s much-hyped Spring Concert Series with a fuzzy bang full of wha-wha guitars and freaky visuals, Connecticut’s The Stepkids performed on Friday night in what may be the most psychedelic happening at the Memorial Chapel since the Už Jsme Doma performance in 2010. In the spirit of an old-school Wesleying tradition that has lain dormant for too long, we’re reviewing the show in the form of a Wesleying staff Gchat session. Eventually it devolves into a reflection on Linus, sausage grinders, and Scott Brown’s porn career, because obviously that happens. Read on anyway.
Photos below by me and Goatmilk.
Katie McLaughlin ’15 invites you to one of the top ten Eastern European and Balkan a cappella performances of 2012:
Slavei, one of Wesleyan’s top five co-ed Eastern European and Balkan a cappella groups, is performing this Saturday at 5pm in the chapel! If you’ve ever wondered what Nikolu is hunting, why the grandmother is getting a scarf or where the young bachelors like to hang out, come to the see our last performance of 2012.
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Place: The Chapel
Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 is going to the chapel and he’s gonna get married
on Wednesday night at 8:
On Wednesday October 3rd at 8 pm, Tom Perrotta will speak in Memorial Chapel.
Tom Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and Perrotta received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. He is currently adapting The Leftovers into an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost. Perrotta has taught writing at Yale and Harvard, and published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times. He also edited the 2012 edition of Best American Short Stories.
If you have questions about screen writing, adapting books into film, or getting published, come and join Tom Perrotta in Allbritton 311 at 4:15 PM for a Q&A!
Date: October 3, 2012
Time: 8 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Edit: This event has been postponed until March 27.
What: The Silent Meeting
What???: Only Rule: No Talking
Date: Friday, 1/27/12
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: Meditation Room in the Chapel basement