Arts

Carmen Giménez Smith visits campus

Last Thursday night, Macalester welcomed award-winning poet, writer and editor Carmen Giménez Smith for a captivating and thought-provoking poetry reading. Smith began with a short reading of three poems, “Radicalization,” “The Daughter” and “When God Was a Woman.” They were all from her 2013 book Milk and Filth, which she humorously described as a “second…

Talking with Beloved Studios tattoo artist Brandon Heffron
Arts

Talking with Beloved Studios tattoo artist Brandon Heffron

When I got my first tattoo, my family had mixed reactions—my mom helped me scope out the studio with general excitement and support, my brother had no comment, my dad pretended it never happened, and my eight-year-old cousin told me that he would take me somewhere to get “this inappropriateness removed.” But despite the hype…