Calvin College Chimes

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ delivers a breath of fresh air to Marvel movies

Blake Staat, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With rapidly approaching finals and current political turmoil causing stress, sometimes a fun movie can provide a healthy mode of escapism; “Thor: Ragnarok” comes at the perfect time to fill the void. This newest installment...

‘Mother!’ offers a strange, twisted experience from Darren Aronofsky

Brandon Schreur, A&E Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Mother!” — perhaps one of the most polarizing films to come out in 2017 — is being shown in the CFAC auditorium on Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. Admission is free. “Mother!” is written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (“Black...

‘Light in the Darkness’ concert shines

Katherine Ryan, Guest Writer

November 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The “Light In The Darkness” concert was held this past Friday, Nov. 10, at the historic Cathedral of Saint Andrew in downtown Grand Rapids. It was directed by Dr. Pearl Shangkuan and performed by the Capella and Women’s...

Taylor Swift hits a high note with ‘Reputation’

Janelle Conti, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music Reviews

In one of the first striking lines in “Reputation,” Swift sings “I swear I don’t love the drama, it loves me.” This can only mean one thing: Taylor Swift has got a big reputation, and she’s thriving in it. Afte...

The Duffer Brothers return with season two of ‘Stranger Things’

Brandon Schreur, A&E Editor

November 10, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Editor’s Note: Spoilers for season one of “Stranger Things” follow. The wait to return to the upside-down is finally over, as Netflix released the highly anticipated second season of their hit show “Stranger Things” on...

‘West of the Imagination’ comes to Calvin Center Art Gallery

James Andrew Gilbert, Guest Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The newest on-campus art exhibition, West of the Imagination, presenting pieces by professor Franklin D. Speyers, is showing at the Center Art Gallery until Dec. 20. The paintings have also been featured in the “Cowboys and ...

Same story, new tellers: Crowder in the CFAC

Calvin Yurko, Guest Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the context of Christian music, it is difficult to find an artist who has done as much, or lasted as long, as David Crowder. Over the course of his eleven year career, he has contextualized nearly every musical genre--from math ...

Amazon’s ‘Lore’ comes just in time for Halloween

Brandon Schreur, A&E Editor

October 26, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Amazon has released a new TV series that is based off of a podcast of the same name, “Lore,” right in time for Halloween. Given that nothing is off limits in Hollywood when it comes to adaptation — the business having turned ...

New Wu-Tang album a solid entry to group’s library

Blake Staat, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Delving into the genre of rap, artists tend to wear their influences loosely on their sleeves, aptly recognizing and respecting those who helped push the envelope on rhyming or production allowing them to create in their own way...