Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Author Archives: Trip Slaymaker

Mill Presents Syrian Artist

Mill Presents Syrian Artist

MEG SMITH ’21 CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Mill usually plays host to indie rock bands and Trinity student musicians, but this past Thursday brought a different kind of artist to the venue: Adeebah Alnemar, a Syrian refugee who currently lives in West Hartford and expresses herself through drawing. The Tripod asked her about her work through… Continue Reading

Concert Review: Imagine Dragons “Evolve” Tour

MILOSZ KOWAL ’18 PHOTO EDITOR A surprisingly large amount of musicians and public figures have taken to using their platform to espouse their views about the current political landscape. Detractors of such gestures would argue that the platform for celebrities is to showcase their talent, not their personal opinions. Anyone, ranging from Meryl Streep to… Continue Reading

Food Truck Gathering at KNOW GOOD Market

Food Truck Gathering at KNOW GOOD Market

  AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITOR Hip-hop music blasting, swarms of people laughing and dancing, and intoxicating food smells filling the cool fall air, dominated at KNOW GOOD Market’s Nov. 9 food truck gathering. Had it been a few degrees warmer outside, I’m sure more of the Hartford community would have ventured out to the… Continue Reading

Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s “Mozart and La Mer”

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 On Nov. 10, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra premiered the second program of its 2017-2018 Masterworks Concert Series, “ Mozart and La Mer.” While the Opening Night of the Symphony featured the music of Beethoven and the Japanese composer Kanno, November’s performance saw strict adherence to the classics. The program featured Berlioz’s Le… Continue Reading

“Love, Rosie” Is a Romantic Delight

BELLA BLUMENSCHEIN ’21 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Love, Rosie may seem like a trivial teenage romantic comedy at first, but as the plot progresses, it goes far beyond that. Released in 2014, the British drama stars Lily Collins and Sam Caflin, who play the eighteen-year-olds Rosie and Alex. The two best friends have known each other for… Continue Reading

AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITOR Walking into the Wadsworth Atheneum theater, the audience was excited to experience “Alchemy and Faith.” Though there were no overwhelming preconceived notions, attendees’ reaction is best described as surprise throughout the night of Nov. 3. The two-part lecture started with Tara Nummedal of Brown University, who explained what alchemy is and… Continue Reading

Review: “The Soul of an Octopus”

MEG SMITH ’21 CONTRIBUTING WRITER The octopus is a bizarre, mysterious creature that evokes both extreme awe and terror. Its strength, agility, and cunning, both physical and behavioral, have earned it a reputation of intelligence and power. Sy Montgomery’s highly-acclaimed The Soul of an Octopus sheds light on the curious world of these beautiful creatures… Continue Reading

Review: Hartford Coffee Shot Spectra Wired

CAT C. MACLENNAN ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER For a food critic looking for the classic Starbucks-type coffee shop, stumbling upon this local café was a happy accident. Newly-opened Spectra Wired Café is located in the heart of Hartford and is named for its free WiFi and strong coffee. As a self-styled “unique café,” they combine coffee,… Continue Reading