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Wednesday, April 12,1995
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and how women
are viewed when
travelling alone.
While travel­
ling, she learned
about the history
and people of the
wrote articles for
The Wall Street
Journal and New
York Times.
“The Landlady
in Bangkok” is or­
ganized by country,
beginning with po­
ems about Burma,
and moving on
through Indonesia,
Malaysia, Thai­
land, Cambodia
and Vietnam.
Each poem de­
scribes feelings of
despair, imagina-
Photo contributed by College Publications tion and hope, us-
Karen Swenson, poet, is the 1993 National ing a story or piece
of history that
Poetry Series prize winner for “The
Swenson read or
Landlady in Bangkok.”
observed while in
the countries.
Amy Ku’uipo Bierman
The language Swenson uses
Staff Reporter
Poet Karen Swenson, of is descriptive and expressive,
Brooklyn, NY, read poems from bringing reality and life to each
her book “The Landlady in poem.
“The Landlady in Bangkok”
Bangkok” last Thursday in the
is a poem written about Suni, the
Gregory Forum.
“Poetry is made of the deep woman who ran the guest house
responses to things you see,” Swenson stayed in.
She said the lady was inter­
Swenson explained.
“The Landlady in Bangkok” esting and because they could not
poems were written from her ex­ communicate due to a language
periences and travels in Southeast barrier, she invented her.
Swenson speaks with convic­
“The poems came out of emo­ tion and knowledge about South­
tionally beginning to understand east Asia, its lands, its people and
the things that I saw, deep feelings its customs.
She had many stories to tell
about the places and the people,”
and background information en­
Swenson said.
Swenson spent 10 years trav­ abling a better understanding of
elling through Southeast Asia, two her poetry.
“The Landlady in Bangkok”
months out of each year.
She travels alone as a woman, is Swenson’s fourth published
and says that it is much different work. Others include “An Attic
of Ideals” and “A Sense of Direc­
than travelling alone as a man.
The poem “What Does a tion.” Swenson attended Barnard
Woman Want?” talks about the College, and taught at City Col­
differences in sense of adventure lege of New York.
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Amy Ku ’uipo Bierman
Staff Reporter
Canadian singer Sarah
McLachlan held a magnificent
concert April 4 at the Arlene
Schnitzer Concert Hall.
McLachlan performed songs
from her albums “Fumbling To­
ward Ecstasy,” “Solace” and
She also previewed a song
that she had written while on tour,
proving to herself that she could
still write, having not written for
a year. This song about win­
ter was beautifully writ­
ten, and the echo of the
piano, haunting.
Many of her
songs are touching and
heavy, reaching down into
the innermost parts of the isoul.
According to McLachlan, she
tried to distribute depressing
songs evenly throughout the set,
but it was kind of hard to do.
“Ice,” which McLachlan
said is her most depressing song,
was written while helping with a
video in Thailand and Cambodia.
It deals with the feelings of stay­
ing somewhere or with someone
because there are no other op­
McLachlan’s third in Portland,
and the third to last in her 16-
month road tour through the
United States.
Lights were used to accen­
tuate various innuendos in the
songs, and although the perfor­
mance was excellent, her stage
presence did not compare to that
of her opening act.
Opening for McLachlan was
newcomer Paula Cole, who has a
sensational voice and
of rhythm. Her qual-
of tone and pitch
was compa­
that of
stage presence
very strong, mak-
set much more than
ing her
just a performer singing her songs
A cookie pan and a five gal­
lon plastic bucket used as
auxiliary percussion instruments
were only part of the interesting
props used to bring life to the set.
Also used were a carnival
type mask, clapping hands and a
clarinet she had played in fifth
The band consisted of Cole,
a percussionist and a guitarist.
Percussion and rhythm were a big
part of the set.
At one point in the song,
Cole whistled an improvisational
solo that was amazing.
It was clear and precise,
flawlessly moving from octave to
The lyrics to her songs were
about real life, and the anecdotes
she used to introduce them were
She told of how she had
once wanted to be a cheer­
leader, but could not try
out due to a broken
bone in her foot.
She made the team
the following year
only to find out that “it
Bethlehem,” about not wanting
to be yourself as a teenager, Cole
exclaimed, “I wanna be a dog or
I wanna be a rock.”
Cole also did a version of
Dolly Parton’s song “Joline” that
was very upbeat. Included were
guttural throat sounds used to
imitate the scraping sound of a
According to a fly er distrib­
uted at the concert, “Cole has
toured with Peter Gabriel, and is
the featured female vocalist on
his ‘Secret World Live’ album
and video.
“Her debut album ‘Harbin­
ger’ has won critical acclaim
from Rolling Stone, Billboard
and the Boston Globe.”
All in all, this concert was
well worth seeing, and Paula
Cole is definitely recommen­
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• • • • •
• JUt®
• Movie Review •
• • •• '• • • •
by Jon Roberts
Staff Writer
When I went to see the movie
“Outbreak,” I was one of five
people sitting in a movie theater
made to seat over 100 people.
I thought “this movie can’t be
very good, if there are only five
people here to see it.”
Was I thoroughly surprised!
The movie had it all: drama, ac­
tion and suspense. It was an edge-
of-your-seat thriller, up to the cali­
ber of movies like “The Fugitive”
and “Speed”.
From the opening credits un­
til the climactic ending, the movie
never stops to come up for air.
This movie is about two hours
long, but it moves so fast, it seems
like only an hour.
The movie stars Dustin
Hoffman as the heroic military
doctor, Rene Russo as his ex-wife
who is also a doctor, Cuba
Gooding Jr., as Hoffman’s cocky,
rookie assistant and Morgan Free­
man as Hoffman’s military boss.
The premise of the movie is
that there is a virus discovered that
came from deep in an African
The virus is highly contagious
and deadly when it contacts a hu­
man, causing death within twenty-
• four hours. The host subject for
this virus is a monkey that is cap­
tured and smuggled to America.
The monkey is stolen, then infects
his captor, who in turn infects sev­
eral other people, and the crisis is
The virus becomes airborne
and infects an entire California
town. Hoffman, Russo and
Gooding race to find a cure before
the virus escapes from the town
and infects the entire nation.
There are several interesting
plot twists and revelations
throughout the movie.
Hoffman delivers his usual
strong performance and is very
convincing as a doctor.
Russo, Gooding and Freeman
are also believable and deliver
good, supporting performances.
This movie gets three and a
half stars from me. The only rea­
son it gets three and a half, not
four, is that the last line of the
movie is so incredibly cheesy.
This movie is a definite “must
see.” It will open your eyes to the
dangers of a highly contagious vi­
rus becoming an epidemic in
The movie is rated R for vio­
lence, some mild language and a
lot of dead bodies.
Over the last four weeks,
“Outbreak” has made over $48
million at the box office. It has
been one of the top two movies
for all of those last four weeks.
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