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 (29)

Indie-rock artist Sophie Allison, also known as “Soccer Mommy,”  released her first proper album  “Clean” March 2. Though the album exudes indie energy, Allison names artists Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne among her greatest influences.

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‘Soccer Mommy’ charts sentimentality without cliche

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Skeptics who have yet to listen to the music of indie-rock princess “Soccer Mommy,” the alias of 20-year-old New York University dropout Sophie Allison, might scoff when told the tracks of the facetiously named artist are landing on the “chill” playlists of culturally astute stoner teens everywhere.

Solo-artist Charlie Steinman ‘20 and cello-violin duo Kate Reed ‘21 and Allison Reed ‘21 were the winners of this year’s Battle of the Bands and will play in April’s Folk Festival.

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Battle of the Bands winners to play alongside professional acts

March 15, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Folk Festival’s coordinating committee held its fifth annual Battle of the Bands Friday to decide which student folk artists will have the honor of performing alongside professional acts in the Brown Folk Festival in April.

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

March 6, 2018 0 comments

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.”

Hosted in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanites and Cultural Heritage, the lab is the first of its kind. The objective is to give graduate students the opportunity to develop hands-on curatorial experience.

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Public Humanities Lab to feature student-curated exhibits

February 28, 2018 0 comments

The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage will host its first annual Public Humanities Lab from Feb. 20 to March 20.

The confessional alt-rock group Car Seat Headrest, headed by Will Toledo, re-recorded their 2011 LP “Twin Fantasy” for release on Feb. 16.

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Car Seat Headrest reinvigorates 2011 album

February 21, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 16, the indie-rock band Car Seat Headrest released a re-recording of their sixth LP, “Twin Fantasy.” The band originally unleashed the introspective concept album on the world in 2011, when the outfitwas still just the solo-recording project of suburban sad boy Will Toledo.

Food app Snackpass expands to Providence

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Food app Snackpass expands to Providence

February 15, 2018 0 comments

The food pickup app “Snackpass” arrived in Providence Jan. 24 with the goal to help locals order food electronically from Thayer Street restaurants such as East Side Pockets, Vivi Bubble Tea and Pokeworks.

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Reading honors Langston Hughes

February 6, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd gathered Sunday at the Providence Public Library for the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading. The event was held to celebrate the life and work of the prolific eponymous Harlem Renaissance poet.

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

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Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 0 comments

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings healthy options to Thayer Street

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings healthy options to Thayer Street

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Catering to just about every frozen fruit fantasy under the sun, Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened in the once-vacant lot above the Soban Korean Eatery on Thayer Street on Jan. 14.

The Low Anthem embraces unconventional recording and performing methods as their new album takes nautical inspiration, with tracks taking place under and around the sea.

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The Low Anthem releases new album

January 24, 2018 0 comments

The Low Anthem, an eminent Providence-based indie folk act, is slated to release their fifth LP, “The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depth of the Sea” Feb. 23.