Teju Cole Interview

February 1st, 2017 by The Professor

photo credit: Teju Cole/Tim Knox

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Our beloved Queen Marge got a few minutes with Teju Cole when he was on campus to deliver the 2017 Martin Luther King Convocation. Teju Cole, an award-winning writer, art historian, and photographer who is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. As a public intellectual, Cole is well positioned to bring together campus conversations about urban engagement, civic engagement, global engagement, and racial justice.

Cole was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award, and a novel, Open City, which also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. His first book of essays, Known and Strange Things, came out in August and features his influential essay, “The White Savior Industrial Complex” among a wide variety of other essays on politics, arts, culture, history, and contemporary global experience.

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Explore Baltimore: Diablo Doughnuts

January 31st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Diablo Doughnuts

Where: 717 S. Broadway

When: Wednesday-Friday 7am-1pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm

Michael Roslan, a born and raised Baltimorean started making doughnuts as a pass-time, but then realized his talent and created Diablo Doughnuts, the best doughnut shop in Baltimore. Roslan’s freshly baked doughnuts made with local ingredients will tempt you into buying a dozen the second you lay eyes on them. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw the picture in this article and ran over to 717 S. Broadway right now!

Diablo Doughnuts offers some amazing traditional doughnuts with Roslan’s own twist and original flavors. Want something sugary? Try the Unicorn Farts doughnut. Something savory? Try the Maple Bacon doughnut. Something sweet? Try the Cherry Cheesecake. Feeling adventurous? How about Sin Crunch then. With all these great options, I am getting hungry just writing about Diablo Doughnuts!



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Album Review: Fractal Cats – The Tower

January 31st, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Claire Riley

Fractal Cat – The Tower

Rate: 8.5/10

LIYL: Brooks Long and the MadDogNoGood, Pink Floyd, Stanley Roots

Local Baltimore band Fractal Cat released their third album “The Tower” on the 26th of this month. It can now be streamed online via Spotify and Apple music and purchased on iTunes and CD as well.  Previous albums include “Loving Kind” released in 2014 and “The Eye in The Dawn” released in 2012. All three albums have a similar musical style, so if you liked “The Tower,” check the other two! As a band inspired by the golden age of rock n roll when legends like Buddy Holly and Smokey Robinson dominated the music world, Fractal Cat is known for their personal twist of trippy, psychedelic rock. Read the rest of this entry »



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Coffeehouse 2/2/17: Pressing Strings

January 30th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Cozy up by Starbucks this Thursday from 8pm to 10pm with the indie-folk group Pressing Strings. This local band will be playing their chill songs like “Life of a Tree” and “My People”. Working with the producers of Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, Pressing Strings has perfected their soulful sound in a way that will soothe you one song and have you dancing during the next. These skilled musicians are a mix of everything from John Mayer to Skribe to Dirty Heads and will be sure to offer up a great way to spend your Thursday. So, bring your friends (or your homework), get some snacks from Starbucks and enjoy Pressing Strings!



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Explore Baltimore: Drunk in Love Dance Party

January 30th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bey vs Ye vs Jay Valentine’s Dance Party

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

When: Friday, February 10th 9pm-2am

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with the romantic sounds of Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kanye. Okay, so maybe “Heartless” and “Lemonade” don’t exactly scream Valentine’s Day, but DJ Mills’ mix of these three hot artists will have you feeling some type of way. Playing the classics like Drunk in Love and Izzo, you’ll be dancing all night long. But don’t worry, DJ Mills will be throwing in the slow jams too for you and your significant other. So stop by The Ottobar so you and your bae can get in that Bey and Jay V-day spirit.



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Album Review: Gift Shop-Jokes Jokes Jokes

January 26th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: Stephen Vanyo

Gift Shop– Jokes Jokes Jokes

Rate: 9.5/10

I had the chance to catch Gift Shop live when one of my bands played the same show that they did in a garage in suburban Nazareth PA. The PA was quiet and noise were just bouncing off the walls but even with all that, they sounded like they belonged on much larger stages. Gift Shop is the project started by former members of the gone-to-soon pop punk act Grandview as well as fellow massachusetts band The Dirty Looks.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Explore Baltimore: Lunar New Year Celebration

January 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St

When: Sunday, January 29th 11am-4pm

Join the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Walters Art Museum is ringing in the Year of the Rooster with some fun art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances. These authentic performances include ones by Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company, and Stepping Stones. All these groups will perform various dances representing various traditions in various cultures. With all this celebration, the Walters Art Museum’s Lunar New Year will makes sure the Year of the Rooster is a good one!



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Explore Baltimore: Beautiful

January 25th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St

When: January 24th-29th (Times)

Throughout the week, The Hippodrome will be putting on Beautiful, a musical that follows the life of Carole King and her rise to fame. Known to my generation as the voice of the Gilmore Girls theme and to past generations as the voice for their time, Carole King has left an ever lasting mark on our culture that this musical showcases. Beautiful tells the story of how Carole King fought her way into the record business at a young age, wrote songs with her friends/husband, and started her successful solo career. Along the plot of the story, this musical features many of King’s amazing hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. With this inspiring story and great music, Beautiful will have you feeling the Earth move under your seat in the Hippodrome.



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Album Review: Buenos Diaz – Buenos Diaz

January 24th, 2017 by Margaret Jokoh

Review by: William O’Connor

Buenos Diaz– Buenos Diaz

Rate: 7.2/10

LIYL: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, and Jack White

This is a band I’ve never heard before, and I was not only surprised but impressed. The first song, Hem Haw, is a short intro that opens up the album and shows off its instrumentals. After hearing this intro you can know what to expect for the rest of the album. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: The Charmery

January 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Ice Cream for Breakfast

Where: The Charmery, 801 W 36th St

When: Saturday, February 4th 10am-1pm

Start your day off the right way with ice cream for breakfast! The Charmery will be be hosting this event Saturday, February 4th and fulfilling every child’s (and adult’s) dream. The Charmery will be offering up their great, breakfast-themed flavors like Cornflakes and Milk, Saturday Morning Cartoons, and Everything Bagel, so you can have you breakfast on a cone. On top of this awesome ice cream, they will also be making Belgian Liege Waffles and serving Buddy’s coffee/cold-brew milkshakes. So, put on your favorite pajama’s, grab the kids, and buy yourself an ice cream and waffle sandwich to get a flavorful morning boost!



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