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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Panel examines Gershwin’s problematic legacy, musical influence

February 8, 2018 0 comments

Members of the Providence community flocked to the Nightingale-Brown House Tuesday for a discussion about the work and complex legacy of American composer George Gershwin.

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NAACP, community unite in response to racist flyers

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called a press conference Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Brook and George streets.

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville command the screen in “Phantom Thread,” which explores the intricacies of a twisted relationship between a 1950s London dressmaker and his muse.

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‘Phantom Thread’ explores toxic love

January 31, 2018 0 comments

The toxicity of love can be strangely appealing — whether experienced directly or vicariously. Naturally, this does not hold true for all romances — indeed, it would not appear to hold true for most.

The Orwig Music Building hosted the Brown Arts Initiative event last week. Students had the opportunity to hear from composer Kate Soper.

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‘Music Now’ Forum presents guest Kate Soper

January 29, 2018 0 comments

Students passionate about composition listened eagerly as performer and composer Kate Soper discussed her experiences in the world of music last Wednesday.

Author’s portrayal of 1970s “Wild World” takes inspiration from U. life

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Author’s portrayal of 1970s “Wild World” takes inspiration from U. life

January 24, 2018 0 comments

“Is it better to do the right thing, even if it might be the wrong thing for you personally?” writes alum Peter Rush ’71 in his novel “Wild World.”

University’s Circumpolar Lab explores Arctic

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University’s Circumpolar Lab explores Arctic

December 7, 2017 0 comments

As temperatures drop, University researchers continue studying the wintry climes of the North at the University’s renowned Circumpolar Laboratory.

The exhibition, which includes works such as the one pictured above, teaches students how to run a dynamic show in a professional gallery by allowing them to assume roles such as curator, jury and organizer.

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End-of-semester RISD exhibition showcases students’ multimedia artwork

December 4, 2017 0 comments

“Twelve: The 17th Annual Advanced Projects Juried Exhibition” is slated for Dec. 7 at RISD’s Illustrations Studies Building Gallery.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Deceptive simplicity defines most Agatha Christie novels.

Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

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Researchers achieve greater control over light coherence

November 8, 2017 0 comments

University researchers recently demonstrated a method to significantly modify the spatial coherence of light.

Annual free concert features works from composer Bach

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Annual free concert features works from composer Bach

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Sunday afternoon saw Providence community members filing into the MacMillan Reading Room for the Freda Bromsen Bolster Memorial Concert.