Annabelle Woodward is a senior staff writer for the Arts and Culture section of The Brown Daily Herald and a former Managing Editor for Post- Magazine, the Herald's weekly literary insert. She is concentrating in English and Nonfiction Writing and hails from Richmond, Virginia — "the Portland of the South."

Articles by Annabelle Woodward (32)

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

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Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 0 comments

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

Rina Banerjee originally received a degree in polymer engineering from Case Western Reserve University before turning her knowledge of base materials into art. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 1995.

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Scientist-turned-sculptor transforms quotidian objects into multisensory art

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Celebrated multimedia artist Rina Banerjee spoke to Brown community members yesterday about her trajectory from a research chemist to a sculptor showcased by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Students from a Javanese Gamelan class performed in Grant Recital Hall Tuesday night with a variety of percussion instruments.

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University students, Providence community members perform Javanese Gamelan

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Tuesday evening, musicians, students and Providence community members gathered in the Grant Recital Hall for a performance of traditional Javanese Gamelan, a music form from Indonesia that is centered around an ensemble of bronze percussion instruments, often accompanied by vocalists and dancers.

In her lecture last Wednesday, Stewart commented on interrelated themes in Wright’s works, which include childbirth, maternity and knowledge.

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Late poet C.D. Wright honored in annual lecture

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, distinguished poet and Professor in the Humanities at Princeton Susan Stewart hosted the second annual C.D. Wright Lecture, an event that honors the memory of poet C.D. Wright, a professor of literary arts who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s series spotlights both famous and lesser-known women from nearly every epoch of history. The portraits were drawn with pencils, photographed and digitally manipulated.

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‘A Woman Was a Woman’ pays tribute to famous, obscure figures

November 8, 2018 0 comments

From Oct. 3 to Dec. 19, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is showcasing Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s portrait series titled “A Woman Was a Woman.”

Award-winning filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” is an atypical Chinese drama-romance. The films stars Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan and Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen, who portray forbidden lovers.

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‘Foreign Flicks’ series screens romance drama ‘In the Mood for Love’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Center for Language Studies’ “Foreign Flicks” series screened “In the Mood for Love,” an atypical Chinese drama-romance whose brazen, erotic commitment to traditionalism prompts audiences to reconsider the role fidelity plays in modern love.

195 Angell St. is home to the Center for Language Studies, which recently named Jane Sokolosky as its new director. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., CLS will screen a foreign language film in Metcalf auditorium.

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Center for Language Studies institutes film series

September 24, 2018 0 comments

When Distinguished Senior Lecturer in German Studies Jane Sokolosky was named the new director of the Center for Language Studies this past June, she decided that she wanted to give students the ability to access languages in a “study break, daily routine, casual” sort of way. 

AS220 gathered improvisers last weekend at the Providence Improv Festival, which began in 2004. The festival has grown to feature both local and internationally-based comedy groups.

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Improv festival delivers laughs

September 17, 2018 0 comments

This past weekend, improvisers from Montreal, Providence and other cities came together at AS220 for three laugh-packed days of performances, workshops and celebratory festivities at the Providence Improv Festival.

o La Tengo, an experimental rock band founded in 1984 by married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, has maintained a devoted cult following over the years. Fans packed into Columbus Theatre to see the band — completed by bassist James McNew — perform.

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Indie rock band Yo La Tengo graces Columbus Theatre

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Tuesday night, fans filled Columbus Theater to see 90s indie rock band Yo La Tengo — the creation of New Jersey husband-and-wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley — perform simple, sleepily ambivalent love songs and encourage audience members to exercise their civic duties.

The exterior of the Providence Public Library, photographed here in 2015, will be renovated to feature larger windows and glass walls. The temporary library will be accessible through the Washington Street entrance.

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Providence Public Library undertakes renovations

September 5, 2018 0 comments

Beginning next week, the Providence Public Library will launch a $25 million renovation intended to transform its 84,000 square foot Empire Street building into a modern, capacious facility capable of housing the library’s vast number of unique collections and education programs.