The Korean American Students Association is sponsoring activist Je Yon Jung, a civil rights attorney and chair of the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum’s Comfort Women Campaign, to address the atrocities committed against 200,000 women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The lecture will focus on this dark chapter in history and the campaign to spread the word of this injustice. (Thurs., April 22 at 5 p.m., Chapin Chapel, free admission with a reception to follow.)
Amherst College is celebrating the acquisition of Frost Library’s Millionth Volume by hosting various receptions, presentations and symposiums. On Friday, former U.S. poet laureate Richard Wilbur ’42 will read and Samuel Ellenport ’65, chairman of the Friends of the Amherst College Library, will present the College’s millionth volume. Professor of English William Pritchard ’53 will also give an address. On the following day, a discussion will be hosted to commemorate the life of poet James Merrill ’47. (Fri., April 23 and Sat.., April 24 in Pruyne Lecture Hall and Robert Frost Library, free admission.)
Enjoy a day or two of the Amherst College Jazz Combos with performances from Combos Wrap City and Trane Wreck. Sponsored by Marsh Arts House, this event is sure to jazz you up. (Sun., April 25 at 1 p.m. and Wed., April 28 at 7:30 p.m., Marsh Arts House, free admission. Visit www.amherst.edu/~jazz for more information.)
The ever-popular California punk-pop trio Eve 6 will perform at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton this Sunday. Signed to a major label straight out of high school, Eve 6 is famous for their catchy tunes and engaging mix of complex rhythm with surprisingly erudite lyrics. (Sun., April 25 at 7 p.m., Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton. Tickets $12.50 in advance or $14 at the door.)
It’s here! “Kill Bill, Vol. 2” is finally here! And, believe it or not, it actually manages to surpass the first one not only with its brilliant cinematic techniques, but with its depth of character and emotion-the two qualities that the first half lacked. Vol. 1 one focused on scene after gorgeous scene of adrenaline-saturated action to propel the movie along, which isn’t to say that Vol. 2 doesn’t have its own fair share of shocks and thrills. This second movie opens with Uma Thurman telling the audience, “I roared and I rampaged and I got bloody satisfaction,” and she takes us right along with her on a blood-soaked, breathtaking ride. Vol. 2 is just as intensely satisfying as Vol. 1, but it also makes sure to satisfy us in an entirely different area: our curiosity. Director Quentin Tarantino teased us with hundreds of questions in Vol. 1, and you’re going to have to watch Vol. 2 to get the answers. To get the full experience, make sure you watch the first before you watch the second.