Linkin Park: Heavy

A few weeks ago Linkin Park released their new single Heavy. I am a Linkin Park fan and my favourite album is A Thousand Suns but I also really like Hybrid Theorie and Meteora. Heavy still got the same structure which you can find in many Linkin Park songs, but it is different from any other. My first thought was that it sounds like Justin Bieber and surprisingly I read that they worked together with some writers from him. If it would be a song from Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran or someone like that I probably wouldn’t mind, but this song? From Linkin Park? In the Youtube comments under the song, I read something like: Linkin Park should rename themselves into ‘Not Linkin Park’. That’s funny but it demonstrates the point pretty well. Where is the Linkin Park of songs like Crawling, Numb, In the End, or Breaking the Habit? I want those guys back.

Chester Bennington said that they are confused themselves and that the new album will be a mix of many genres so I hope there will be something of the old Linkin Park in it. We will see when One More Light comes out, probably on the 19th of may.

This was an absolutely fantastic book. Towles has written just a phenomenal novel. Interesting protagonist that you want to follow? Check. Supporting characters that both bring out traits of the protagonist while supplementing the plot? Check. A plot that doesn’t rely on tropes and overused devices to move the action along? Check. Beautifully described settings? Check.

Towles sets nearly the entirety of his novel within a Moscow hotel and yet he explores mankind’s resiliency against all odds through it. I mean, it was just an absolute pleasure to read this book. You can’t help but love The Count. The dialogue is magnificent. I mean, there’s just really nothing about this book that I would say fell flat. This book is an absolute must-read, so much so that it made me race out and grab his first work, Rules of Civility, which while lacking that brilliantly designed protagonist, is still a wonderfully enjoyable read. 

Stop reading my review, and race to your nearest library and check this book out.

Brian Morton

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.BRIAN MORTON is the author of four previous novels, including Starting Out in the Evening, which was a Salon favorite book of the year and was made into an acclaimed feature film, and A Window Across the River, which was a Book Club selection on the Today show. He is the director of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence and teaches at New York University and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

anonymous asked:

Weird question possibly but I was just wondering if anyone wouldn't mind providing some quantitative estimates in regards to the sexuality of the population on campus. I'm a bisexual prospective student, and I'm curious. First off, I'm wondering about the percentage of gay/bi males on campus vs. the percentage of straight males. Next, I have the same question regarding %'s of lesbians vs. straight/bi females. I've read the Unigo students review responses but they're far too subjective/unspecific

Hello there! This is probably not the answer you’re looking for. The school doesn’t keep track of how people identify in terms of sexuality (if we did, it would be pretty invasive and not chill). I think it’s important to remember that sexuality is fluid and so are people, so we have to allow the space for ambiguity and subjectivity. It’s really important. There are plenty of people here that identify as queer (from my own subjective experience and knowledge), but quantifying that seems unfair and pretty static. 


fi ‘18 

You are welcome here!

Hi everyone,

In light of recent events following the inauguration of Trump, we anticipate and understand many prospective students, both domestic and international, may have worries and/or anxiety about pursuing higher education in the United States.

It is a hard time for many of you and from an international student at Bennington, and the wider campus community including students, faculty, and staff, we want to give you one clear message: You are welcome here.

It may feel like a tumultuous time for many, but Bennington deals with spanners thrown in the works as a family: we hear each others worries, we don’t stop listening to our friends and our peers, we support each other through the good and the bad, and we come out the other side as the Bennington community that so many of us have fallen in love with.

Mariko Silver, the President of Bennington recently set the tone for what the Bennington community stands for in the following email sent regarding Trump’s Executive Order on immigration:

“On Friday, the White House released an executive order regarding immigration policy. Among the changes the order declared is an immediate 90-day ban on entry into the United States by citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, as well as restrictions on the admission of refugees.

This order runs contrary to Bennington’s core values. Bennington College is committed to the free exchange of ideas—across disciplines, across cultures, across continents. As we state in our vision for institutional pluralism and inclusion, “the College affirms the intersecting identities of all its community members—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—and recognizes their contributions to the vitality of our unique living and learning environment.” Beyond our immediate concerns for the Bennington community, we are also deeply concerned about the order’s chilling effects more broadly.”

The Bennington community is here for you, and as students we will continue to assert our core values as members of this community, regardless of the changes in political climate.

From the faculty, staff, and students at Bennington: You are welcome here.

- Fran ‘18, and the wider Bennington community

anonymous asked:

I'm rlly interested in pole dancing and aerial silks and I was wondering if those things are available at Bennington or at least nearby somewhere

Hey, so I did some ~*research*~ and the closest place I could find for pole dancing classes were in Albany, NY. BUT, students have put up trapeze rigs and aerial silks in the Meyer Recreation Barn (the gym) in the past, so if you got in contact with Allison Kuhlman (assistant director of student engagement) she might be able to help you out. I also have a friend who does some funky trapeze stuff in Brattleboro, VT, which is only a 45 minutes drive away. Hope this helps! 

~ Sara ‘19 ~

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Linkin Park's pop sound

Linkin Park’s new album has a poppier sound.

The ‘Numb’ hitmakers’ rapper and songwriter Mike Shinoda has revealed their forthcoming record 'One More Light’ is a mixture of genres and while he refuses to label it “pop” or “rock” music, he says it will surprise their fans.

He said: “The mixing of genres has been part of our DNA since the beginning.

"I wouldn’t call it pop, just like I wouldn’t call it hip-hop, just like I wouldn’t call it rock.”

The lead single 'Heavy’ has been co-written by songwriters Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels - known for their work on Britney Spears and Tinashe’s 'Slumber Party’ and Justin Bieber’s 'Sorry’ - something frontman Chester Bennington admits must “confuse” their loyal fans.

He told ET Canada: “We’re confusing. We’re like a platypus.”

The 'In The End’ rockers say the key to their longevity as a Grammy Award-winning rock band over the last two decades has been down to managing to satisfy each member’s individual needs as musicians.

Mike added: “[We have] six guys [with] six different opinions all wanting different things, and then we find a way to come together.”

The group - also comprised of Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon and Joe Hahn - went on hiatus briefly in 2015, while Chester, 41, toured and performed with Stone Temple Pilots, who’s original frontman Scott Weiland passed away on December 3, 2015, from an accident overdose.

However, in November 2015, Chester announced he would be parting ways with STP to “focus 100 per cent” on Linkin Park.

He previously stated: “In all fairness to my bandmates in Linkin Park, as well as to myself and to my family, I’m going to focus solely on Linkin Park so I can contribute 100 per cent. It’s been an amazing experience and a dream come true, and I look forward to the future of both STP and Linkin Park.”

The band’s last studio LP was 2014’s 'The Hunting Party’, which saw the band return to their 90s heavy metal roots.

'One More Light’ is slated for release on May 19.