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Vanessa Veselka on the Lack of Female Road Narratives

clockshopla:

Siddhartha wants liberation, Dante wants Beatrice, Frodo wants to get to Mount Doom—we all want something. Quest is elemental to the human experience. All road narratives are to some extent built on quest. If you’re a woman, though, this fundamental possibility of quest is denied. You can’t go anywhere if you can’t step out onto a road.

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Vanessa Veselka ‘10 on being a 15-year-old hitchhiker and how “there is no female counterpart in our culture to Ishmael or Huck Finn” when it comes to literary road trips.

Reed’s Annual Fund exceeded its $4 million goal this year and could not have done so without you! Enjoy this thank-you video with faces from all around campus. With diorama artwork by Kara Sowles ’10. #LoveReed

rebloggingistheenemy:

reedienews:

Rod Bauer ‘76 reflects upon his acquaintance with Steve Jobs at Reed and what Steve valued about learning: “… technology alone is not enough. It’s technology, married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”
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This must be some sort of honorary graduation photograph?? where did this come from

The photo is from Reed’s convocation ceremony in 1991, where Steve accepted the Vollum Award; find a link to his speech at the bottom of this Sallyportal blog post.

rebloggingistheenemy:

reedienews:

Rod Bauer ‘76 reflects upon his acquaintance with Steve Jobs at Reed and what Steve valued about learning: “… technology alone is not enough. It’s technology, married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”

http://bit.ly/1qgcQdf

This must be some sort of honorary graduation photograph?? where did this come from

The photo is from Reed’s convocation ceremony in 1991, where Steve accepted the Vollum Award; find a link to his speech at the bottom of this Sallyportal blog post.

Rod Bauer ‘76 reflects upon his acquaintance with Steve Jobs at Reed and what Steve valued about learning: “… technology alone is not enough. It’s technology, married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”
http://bit.ly/1qgcQdf

Chamber Music NW discount for Reedies on July 21

Chamber Music NW invites members of the Reed College community to experience Schubert’s Octet and the NW premiere of David Del Tredici’s “Bullycide,” Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. in Kaul Auditorium, at a special discounted price of $10 (reg. $30-55)!

Co-commissioned by Chamber Music NW, “Bullycide” is a powerful work written in response to the suicides of five gay teens who were bullied. Speaking of this uplifting piece that bravely confronts tragedy with honesty and optimism, Mark Swed of the LA Times writes:

"A litany of names of the dead teens, read by the musicians in ghostly voice, is ghoulish but somehow deeply sweet… Del Tredici refuses to take off his glitter while mourning, as if the way to wound the bullies were to dazzle and daze them with bright light.”

To join the audience for this truly compelling performance, redeem this $10 offer by clicking here and entering discount code REED at checkout.

The Tin House ( thetinhouse ) writer’s workshop will be on Reed’s campus this week. Prominent contemporary American writers will present lectures and readings that are open to the public: $15 per lecture or $20 for both afternoon lectures (pay at the door; locations vary). Readings, held each evening at 8 p.m. in the Cerf amphitheatre, are $5 (pay at the door).
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The Tin House ( thetinhouse ) writer’s workshop will be on Reed’s campus this week. Prominent contemporary American writers will present lectures and readings that are open to the public: $15 per lecture or $20 for both afternoon lectures (pay at the door; locations vary). Readings, held each evening at 8 p.m. in the Cerf amphitheatre, are $5 (pay at the door).

(Source: coffeeslut)

Del Rey’s timbre instantly evokes the atmosphere of her oeuvre. More than a hazy, Instagram-y dream world, it’s a signature dissociative state—being sad but feeling beautiful, observing one’s own desolation through the lens of a tingling body high. Fairy tales are set in a mythic realm of feudalism and candelabras, but, of course, they’re written and rewritten to reflect contemporary anxieties and aspirations. Who better than Del Rey—with her thing for tragic archetypes, her widespread castigation as a fraud, and her rise to stardom despite it—to bringMaleficent’s excavation of female evil, its themes of cruelty, enchantment and transformation, into the present?”

(essay by Johanna Fateman ‘96)

johannafateman:

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I wrote about Lana Del Rey and Maleficent for The New Inquiry.

ludditeriotgirl:

Green griffin tavern in Las Vegas captured for @reedcollege !

ludditeriotgirl:

Green griffin tavern in Las Vegas captured for @reedcollege !

reedscriptorium:

An early Weathergram by Lloyd Reynolds, c. 1970, not long after the word ‘biodegradable’ had entered the English lexicon. A gift to Reed College from Jaki Svaren. © Lloyd Reynolds Collection, Special Collections, Reed College Library.

reedscriptorium:

An early Weathergram by Lloyd Reynolds, c. 1970, not long after the word ‘biodegradable’ had entered the English lexicon. A gift to Reed College from Jaki Svaren. © Lloyd Reynolds Collection, Special Collections, Reed College Library.

Sperling Studentship at Cambridge

Have you ever wanted to study at Cambridge? Thanks to the generosity of John Sperling ‘48, all Reed graduates since 1995 are eligible to apply for the Sperling Studentship through Reed’s committee on fellowships and awards!