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Cable Car closes after 42 years

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Cable Car closes after 42 years

July 28, 2018 0 comments

After 42 years of featuring films in a uniquely intimate setting, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe shut the doors of its 204 South Main St. location May 27, the owners announced in a Facebook post April 26. The closure comes at the tail end of negotiations with the Rhode Island School of Design.

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 0 comments

Though black opera singer and Providence native Sissieretta Jones was the highest paid black performer of her time, she passed away in relative obscurity 85 years ago, leaving an unmarked grave. This weekend, bookstore Stages of Freedom will change that.

Greek and Chilean street art adorns campus

Greek and Chilean street art adorns campus

June 3, 2018 0 comments

Students who frequent the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs may have noticed the addition of two black vinyl tape lines running parallel in a geometric pattern across the side of the building’s staircase.

Kathryn Samp ’18, co-director of the Aerial Arts Society, dances in a hammock, a type of aerial silk, suspended above the stage in Alumnae Hall.

Aerialists perform spring show

April 23, 2018 0 comments

In a display of strength, flexibility, precision and courage, Brown Aerial Arts Society members performed for a packed Alumnae Hall Friday and Saturday nights.

DRAM, pictured above, is a Virginia-based rapper and producer who will perform on campus Friday. DRAM is best known for his single “Broccoli.”

Spring Weekend promises rich array of artists

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Students have waited eagerly for 2018’s installment of Spring Weekend since the Brown Concert Agency held its annual Spring Weekend lineup release party at Stout Irish Sports Pub March 20. This year’s Spring Weekend will take place April 27 and 28 and feature a rich array of artists.

Bo Burnham’s debut digitizes adolescent loneliness

April 18, 2018 0 comments

There is not a single memorable line in all of “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s divinely excruciating feature film debut, which screened at the Ivy Film Festival Sunday night.

Marlon James reads from “Brief History of Seven Killings.” His novel was awarded the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

Robert Coover honored at Literary Arts festival

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the literary arts department kicked off International Fiction Now, a three-day festival of readings and performances honoring the novelist and former Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts Robert Coover, who taught at Brown for 33 years and is widely renowned as a trailblazer in experimental metafiction.

Nigerian artist stages political performance

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Nigerian artist stages political performance

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Surrounded by confused students, Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku processed across the Main Green yesterday afternoon dressed as a ram with several red-tagged students crawling behind him.

B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

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.

The Providence Athenaeum, located on Benefit street, offers a unique collection of literature and art. A recent gift will allow for the expansion of the special collections, as well as new conservation efforts.

Athenaeum acquires rarities with anonymous gift

April 16, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Athenaeum, one of the East Side’s hidden gems, announced the reception of a large anonymous donation March 26 — marking a new era for the library’s special collections.