Everybody Review

1 November 2021

At Everybody, the play begins before you think it does. While the Usher makes (passive-aggressive) announcements about silencing your phone, you may wonder if his instructions are part of the…

Everybody poster

A Trivial Matter

19 October 2021

Let me set the scene for you: it’s a cold, clear Friday night, and under the twinkling lights of a newly-erected tent we find gathered twenty-six teams, several scorers, three…

he Vinyl Imps (from left: Connie Walker, Madeline Goldberg, Julia Johnston, Nina Kaushikkar, Mike Kowslewski, and Peter Balaam) beam next to their winnings; for the contents of the box, read on.

Carleton Quirky: An After-School Special

12 October 2021

I leap out of bed at 7 am. Yes, I mean that literally, and please don’t ask me why. Looking out my perfect Owens window, I stretch, watching the first…

Three squirrel pictures, three names

Welcome to Laird and Meet the Editors

2 October 2021

Welcome back to Laird, home of disgraced English majors and (one) elevator. We took a break in our regularly scheduled programing for a bit of construction, but now we, and…

Julia and Octavia work on the puzzle.

A Review of Seafoam Slam Festival: A Murder Mystery

27 September 2021

This is a repost of an ETB show, Seafoam Slam Festival: A Murder Mystery, which debuted in Spring 2021, written by Etienne Richart.  Seafoam Slam Festival: A Murder Mystery, as…

This is a picture of the poster for the show.

Memorial for Owen Jenkins, Wayne Carver, November 4, 2002

24 August 2021

This eulogy was written by Wayne Carver, very slightly revised and then read by George Soule at a meeting of the Carleton College Faculty on November 4, 2002. Paragraphs in…

1958 Owen Jenkins

Senior Softball: Au Revoir World!

12 June 2021

Dateline: (A Lonesome) Bell Field (June 2, 2021) My last report from the Green Precincts of Bell Field, site of the English Department’s traditional picnic and “Seniors Versus The World”…

Group of ENGL faculty and seniors

Meditations on Goodbyes

1 June 2021

It’s the last week of classes and I’m thinking about goodbyes. It’s graduation in two weeks for my senior friends and I’m thinking about goodbyes. It’s the final article for…

drawing of John Keats, looking out the window, looking attractive

Tickling and Cullen Skink: Tim and Connie take on our Paired Professor Profile

24 May 2021

Hello Miscellany readers, and welcome to the first of our new series: Paired Professor Profiles! (P to the 3? Let us know what you think). We, your faithful editors, were…

Tim, Connie, Julia, Madeline, & Octavia caught mid-laugh in a Zoom interview.

The Comps Symposium: A Happy Ending, a Sad Goodbye

17 May 2021

On May 8th, we celebrated a timeless English passage: Comps symposium, featuring various excellent, zany presentations. Comps is the closest thing English majors have to a Christmas; it’s the academic…

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