I need to like revamp my friends all new all queer all single or non-monogamous,
Could you write a quick review? I’d love to hear what you thought of Noah.
The closest you’ll get of a review from me is some sort of typing diarrhea of my feelings. But I went in not expecting very much (none of Aronofsky’s films have quite captured me since The Fountain), but came out fairly satisfied. I initially was drawn in by my own curiosity; it was filmed at the place I worked last summer. So I kept being like, “Oh is that this place? No this is definitely like Iceland or something. Oh that’s Planting Fields! Is that why there’s that weird barren spot by the natural area?” But then the story genuinely grabbed me.
I am captivated by the sort of old testament stories, when God was interacting actively in the lives of humans and how moral lines are erased when God tells people to do immoral things. And Aronofsky changed that story in ways that only made the moral drama more interesting (though SPOILERS: I really wanted him to like stab a baby or something. Does that make me a bad person?). However, this epic battle with “Watchers” against the descendents of Cain was just like they were trying to make it as LOTR as possible. And I dunno if you saw it, but there was a part between Emma Watson and him at the end where she basically just explained the whole movie that made me angry. It felt like it was telling audiences what the movie was about, which is never a great thing to do. So it felt uneven, but overall I thought it was good.
What does it mean to be “rooted” in life and at Cornell? That is the question posed by a new botanical display scheduled to be installed on Library Slope later this week. Entitled "Rooted at Cornell," this “living community art installation” is the brainchild of student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly, senior extension associate and senior lecturer of horticulture.
As this video illustrates, volunteers planted 13,000 flower bulbs in 350 pots in December that are now in full bloom and ready to be moved to the slope. There they will be arranged by volunteers to spell out the word “rooted” in 10-foot-tall letters. Sponsored in collaboration with Gannett Health Services, the installation is intended to recognize the power of plants and people to cultivate a healthy college campus and to celebrate the diversity of ways people stay rooted in their lives and in the Cornell community.
Eames-Sheavly, who coordinates CALS’ new minor in Horticulture with a Focus in the Botanical Arts, was also recently honored with a 2014 Great American Gardeners Teaching Award by the American Horticultural Society (AHS) for her work with numerous educational landscape art projects at Cornell and for developing the course Experiential Garden-Based Learning in Belize.