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Articles by Ben Leubsdorf (94)

‘Edward II’ brings an old, sad tale to green

April 25, 2008 0 comments

The sun sets and the swords come out in Shakespeare on the Green’s spring production, Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II,” which opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday.

Top Populist Revolt: Dorr Rebellion

March 10, 2008 0 comments

The workers, over 200 of them, took up arms and marched through Providence on a foggy night in 1842 to strike a blow for democracy. The corrupt, out-of-touch state government was to be deposed by the sovereign people, who would start by seizing the local arsenal, near the modern intersection of Westminster and Cranston streets.

Kerry, Buddy and Ambien reign at Follies ’07

March 4, 2008 0 comments

SWANSEA, Mass. – Even with Rhode Island’s hotly contested primary just a few days away, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told the crowd at the Providence Newspaper Guild’s Follies ’07 Friday night that most presidential candidates couldn’t make it to the annual bash at the Venus de Milo, a restaurant here.

‘Hamletmachine’ piles layers on layers

February 25, 2008 0 comments

Jose Macian’s ’08 production of Heiner Mueller’s “Hamletmachine” opened last night at Leeds Theater, where it will run through Sunday. It is a jarring and intense show, with layers of meaning and allusion grafted onto the skeleton of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in 90 minutes of fractured scenes.

Trinity Rep’s ‘Richard’ kills, delights

February 11, 2008 0 comments

Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was not a good man. But if anyone in the audience at Trinity Repertory Company’s “Richard III” isn’t sure about his nature, he is quickly educated as Richard woos the Lady Anne over the still-warm body of her father-in-law, the late king Henry VI, whom Richard has just stabbed to death.

In Keeney, hope turns to despair as states turn red

December 15, 2006 0 comments

In one third-floor lounge, students posted a large map of the United States to mark down red and blue states.

Impending eviction leaves Chez Lenore looking for new digs

December 15, 2006 0 comments

The hairstylist and four other tenants of the Thayer Waterman LLC building were notified last week that they have 60 days to vacate the premises.

Class of 2008 boasts geographical diversity

December 15, 2006 0 comments

Erin Wetherley ’08, of Boise, Idaho, decided to come to Brown after attending A Day on College Hill. She likes Providence, she said, but is getting tired of hearing people respond to, “I’m from Idaho” with, “No, you da ho!”

With U. focused on long-term faculty goals, ‘non-regular’ professors soldier on

December 15, 2006 0 comments

Dean of the Faculty Rajiv Vohra P’07 said that though the number of visiting professors and adjuncts can vary from year to year, there are only 42 lecturers and senior lecturers currently employed, representing a fairly small portion of the 628-member faculty.

Tarps remain in Rock, protecting books from leaks

December 15, 2006 0 comments

The roof of the Rockefeller Library will be removed and replaced next summer, in response to worsening water leaks on the fourth floor that threaten the books in the stacks. But until then, tarps covering many shelves will remain in place, in an effort to protect the books under them.

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