Jen is currently a senior staff writer for the Arts and Culture section of the Herald. She is a freshman from Rocky Hill, CT, who is currently undecided about what to concentrate in (suggestions are appreciated!!!), although she is interested in political science, classics, and archaeology. In her free time, Jen can rarely be found doing anything that would be considered “constructive.”

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Folk festival to feature professional, student groups

April 21, 2016 0 comments

The annual Brown Folk Festival is bringing dozens of folk musicians to campus for two days of post-Spring Weekend fun.

Lonely Island’s satirical ‘Popstar’ delivers expected laughs

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Lonely Island’s satirical ‘Popstar’ delivers expected laughs

April 12, 2016 0 comments

“I’d love to get Conner to the point where he’s just kind of everywhere … like oxygen or gravity or clinical depression,” said Sarah Silverman.

‘Huntsman’ revitalizes fairytale franchise

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‘Huntsman’ revitalizes fairytale franchise

April 12, 2016 0 comments

“In my kingdom there is but one law: Do not love. It is a sin,” says Emily Blunt, starring as Freya, the Ice Queen, in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”

Film grapples with mental health, mass media

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Film grapples with mental health, mass media

March 15, 2016 0 comments

“While it breaks our hearts, it also broke us open as a community,” said University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson Monday.

DAEBAK, named after the Korean word for awesome, is a K-Pop dance group. Their first stand-alone show will include six sets of about three choreographed songs each and will be held Friday in Salomon 101 at 8 p.m.

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Campus K-Pop group to headline first show

March 10, 2016 0 comments

A fun and fresh medley of some of Korean pop’s biggest hits will fill Salomon 101 from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday.

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Urban Bush Women share artistry, activism

March 3, 2016 0 comments

They focus on the African Diaspora, aiming “to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.”

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Channer experiments with language, plurality of culture

February 25, 2016 0 comments

Colin Channer, a 2011 transplant to the local Providence community, surveyed his audience in the McCormack Family Theatre at his reading Wednesday.

Maggie Smith captivates as ‘Lady in the Van’

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Maggie Smith captivates as ‘Lady in the Van’

February 16, 2016 0 comments

Maggie Smith has built her career playing characters with a defining air of dignity and nobility.

Hispanic studies courts students

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Hispanic studies courts students

February 9, 2016 0 comments

The Department of Hispanic Studies is hosting Spanish Language Week, a series of movies, talks and programs, Feb. 8 to Feb. 12.

Come awards season, the Avon Cinema screens a number of critically acclaimed films. “Carol,” featured late last month, tells the story of a woman’s divorce and her nascent relationship with a young girl.

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‘Carol’ performances captivating, not ‘groundbreaking’ cinema

February 4, 2016 0 comments

The film “Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes ’85, has received critical acclaim from journalists and critics all over the world.

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