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Articles by Katherine Ok (26)

At last week’s Brown Arts Initiative songwriting workshop, pianist Cory Henry told attendees about his career in music and also gave feedback and suggestions to participants who shared their own songs.

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Pianist Cory Henry visits University for songwriting workshop

October 15, 2019 0 comments

Pianist Cory Henry discussed his musical influences and critiqued original songs as part of the Brown Arts Initiative’s weekly songwriting workshop Oct. 11.

Poet, essayist and scholar Claudia Rankine is most famous for her book of poetry titled “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

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Rankine explores imagination, race

October 3, 2019 0 comments

Acclaimed poet, essayist and scholar Claudia Rankine conveyed the multi-faceted cultural conception of race — equal parts abstract and material — during an Oct. 2 lecture at the University.

British singer-songwriter Charli XCX is known for her hedonistic pop songs, but in her third studio album “Charli,” the artist further explores and develops her experimental artistry.

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Charli XCX releases new wave poptimism in ‘Charli’

September 30, 2019 0 comments

Charli XCX’s third studio album, “Charli,” released on Sept. 13, reinvents the pop artist’s identity and reinforces her knack for electronic nuance through innovative production and unique pop invention.

The French concept of “paysagisme” served as the platform for the symposium. “Paysagisme” translates to “landscaping” and encompasses all aspects of land, including art, design, agriculture and ecology.

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Brown Arts Initiative symposium grounds itself in concepts of land

September 23, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 19 and 20, students, faculty and other members of the University community gathered at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts to attend the Brown Arts Initiative’s third annual symposium about humans and land.

In the original “Raid the Icebox” exhibit, Warhol emphasized “the artist as curator,” creating a nontraditional, interactive experience.

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Exhibit reexamines Warhol’s curatorial style

September 16, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum opened its new exhibit, “Raid the Icebox Now,” on Sept. 13 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the museum’s original “Raid the Icebox,” curated by Andy Warhol.

Lana Del Rey, American singer, songwriter and pop culture icon, is known for her melancholic tunes and captivating voice. Her new album features songs such as “Bartender” and explores the depths of intimate nostalgia.

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Lana Del Rey releases new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ to critical acclaim

September 11, 2019 0 comments

On her fifth major-label studio album, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey delivers 67 minutes of  psychedelic, soft-rock ego trip. Rich with references to Californian Laurel Canyon rock, the album’s greatest strength is what its popularity says about her audience’s attraction to nostalgia.

Weyes Blood derives her stage name from Flannery O’Connor’s novel ‘Wise Blood,’ which touches on themes of isolation and existentialism  that also appear in Mering’s music. Mering’s newest release addresses personal tragedy and postmodern anxieties, including love and climate change.

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Artist Weyes Blood releases new album ‘Titanic Rising’

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Under her artist name Weyes Blood, Natalie Mering released her new album “Titanic Rising” April 5, unveiling an ethereal, surreal drama that eulogizes modern existential anxiety.

Too Many Zooz members, Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David “King of Sludge” Parks, are known for their humble beginnings in the New York City subways. They cite jazz, classical, electronic and hip hop music as some of their primary musical influences.

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‘Brass-house’ band Too Many Zooz set to thrill Fete

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Self-described as a “brass-house” trio, Too Many Zooz boasts an impressive sonic profile, with pop songs acclaimed by The FADER, a performance with Beyoncé at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and an appearance on the track “Daddy Lessons” of Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade.”

Ivy Film Festival industry staff member Joe Suddleson ’22 spoke to MacLachlan about his role in “Giant Little Ones,” his extensive career in Hollywood and his relationship with friend and director David Lynch.

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Actor Kyle MacLachlan visits University for screening of new film

April 15, 2019 0 comments

When actor Kyle MacLachlan stepped on the Martinos Auditorium stage, he was greeted with roaring applause and chants of “Twin Peaks!”

Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

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Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

April 4, 2019 0 comments

A Guerrilla Girl, known by her pseudonym “Frida Kahlo,” strolled through the aisles of the Salomon Hall auditorium while handing out bananas to various audience members Wednesday.