It's that time of year again. It's Lutefest. (Which, as some of you may have noticed, is coincidentally situated on Cinco De Mayo.) And, as usual, most of us have no clue who half of the performers slated for this year's show are.
Even as we're all enjoying this great weather, I can't stop thinking about the plethora of movies that are sure to assault audiences this coming summer. With more and more sequels, remakes and book-to-screen adaptations, it seems hard to pick out whats worth seeing and what's worth skipping.
So, I had been walking around with a Neutral Milk Hotel-shaped hole in my heart for a long time. But We All Have Hooks For Hands changed all that. The Pretender, Hooks For Hands' debut album hit shelves on April 17th, and I've listened to it a solid fifteen times since buying it last week.
It's not every day that one reads a book that completely realigns one's thinking about something, still less so much of a something as the American Revolution. But M.T. Anderson's brilliant recent book "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing," subtitled "The Pox Party," does just that.
In the name of science and informed consumerism, I was commissioned to devise an overview of the selection of the energy drinks available for sale in our very own St. Olaf bookstore. The selection was fair and I believe my sample is a good representation of the variety. The following seven energy beverages were reviewed and then ranked in order from worst to best. Though I personally find energy drinks to be insufferably disgusting and a huge waste of money, I found a few surprises within the group.
Now that I've caught your attention with a Black Eyed Peas song title parody, you must be asking yourself, "What in the world is a LUG?" LUGs are a growing popular trend in colleges and graduate schools across the nation. You certainly know a few, but probably have no idea, especially at our classic 'ring by spring' type of community.