Liyaan is a Senior Staff Writer for Arts and Culture. A potential Applied Mathematics concentrator, she loves bad puns, good books and plays board games when she’s bored. You can often find her sipping a cup of tea, practicing the piano, or feeding her Harry Potter obsession.

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Taylor Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” is far from her last album, “reputation.” Her latest album features 18 tracks on the central theme of multi-dimensional love.

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Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

September 9, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, Taylor Swift unveiled a darker, angrier side of her personality through her sixth album, “reputation.” The controversial album lived up to its name and challenged the way people perceive Swift — both musically and personally. 

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe’s Providence romance

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Remembering Edgar Allan Poe’s Providence romance

February 14, 2019 0 comments

One hundred and seventy-one years ago, a valentine kindled an ill-fated Providence romance between two star-crossed poets.

Eddie Redmayne — pictured above — returned to the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series as protagonist Newt Scamander, portraying the prequel’s hero with an adorable, gentle and childlike presence. Other returning actors include Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol who play Jacob and Queenie respectively.

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Potter prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts’ lacks luster, magic

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” presents yet another effort to destroy the world of Harry Potter. Characterized by disorder, the film is arguably the worst of the recent additions to the Harry Potter franchise and is likely to disappoint most true Potterheads.

John Banville read excerpts from his novel ‘The Infinities’ and offered aspiring writers career advice at a Literary Arts department event Monday.

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Booker Prize winner talks literary nuance

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Monday night, the Department of Literary Arts hosted Irish novelist John Banville, author of Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sea.”

Mark Seto will lead the orchestra’s first concert of the semester Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. He comes to the University from Connecticut College.

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New orchestra director talks background, future projects

October 15, 2018 0 comments

Last May, the Department of Music announced that Mark Seto would serve as the new director of the Brown University Orchestra effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Seto was an associate professor of music and director of the Connecticut College Orchestra.

Yevgeniya Baras’ Russian roots and immigration to the United States shape her work; she strives to make her paintings “bilingual.”

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Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

September 26, 2018 0 comments

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator.

Paul McCartney’s latest album “Egypt Station” shows more potential than his former solo albums. The release reflects McCartney’s stream of consciousness and covers various themes including love and politics.

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Paul McCartney takes fans on emotional journey

September 10, 2018 0 comments

After half a decade of waiting, fans of former Beatles star Paul McCartney can finally revel in his new solo album “Egypt Station.”

Dianne Guerrero addressed a packed Salomon Center Tuesday night. She aims to merge her acting career with a message of social activism.

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Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd.

B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

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B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Live music complimented the distinctive hum of The Underground Coffee Co. Saturday afternoon as the B-Side Magazine hosted its annual spring Coffeehaus show, which featured various student performers and groups.

“Upon looking more deeply, one sees anguish and frustration” in Díaz’s work, said Steven Bloomfield, associate director of the Watson Institute.

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Exhibit explores migration, displacement

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A distinctive combination of visual metaphors, color and depth underlies the “Silenced Voices” exhibition, which is currently on display at The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.