Articles by Jonathan Hielkema

Jonathan Hielkema

Jonathan Hielkema is a Chimes staff writer for Chimes for the 2013-2014 school year. He prefers to write about any and all of his main interests, which include jazz music, leftist politics, religion, film and gadgets. He is a history major and a Japanese minor and plans to pursue a graduate school degree after graduation. Anything to keep him writing.

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Album review: Steven Wilson’s ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’

Whether progressive rock was ever truly progressive (or ever truly rock for that matter) is a point of much tedious deba...

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Sufjan’s ‘Carrie and Lowell’ does not live up to the hype

I beg the reader’s forgiveness for beginning this review by talking not about Sufjan Stevens but about Soren Kierkegaa...

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‘Steven Universe’ an enlightened cartoon fantasy

“Steven Universe” is first of all a fantasy — dreams filtered through the lens of technical studio production and ...

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‘Yuri Kuma Arashi’ anime drama has an eye for truth and beauty

“Yuri Kuma Arashi,” which is most appropriately translated as “Lesbian Bear Storm,” is an animated romantic dram...

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Opinion: ‘Old-Fashioned’ an example of pseudo-Christian filmmaking

Before using my acid pen against the current crop of Christian films, I want to discuss why people create and patronize ...

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Kepler telescope finds multi-planet solar system

The Kepler space telescope has detected the first distant solar system containing more than one planet. One of these fiv...

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‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’ album is a feel-good trip

Noah Lennox, the Lisbon-based musician who releases his solo work under the Panda Bear name, takes pains to avoid sendin...

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Review: Party Worker

As Bambu tells it, he became politicized while on tour, not as an artist, but deployed as a soldier in Okinawa, Japan. A...

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Nanoscopy pioneers win Nobel Prize

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in honor of their contributions to the the development of micros...

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Review: Art Official Age

Last year, Prince appeared as a guest artist on Janelle Monáe’s album “The Electric Lady,” and at the time I took...