Arts & Culture

‘Violet’ finds meaning in the skin-deep


‘Violet’ finds meaning in the skin-deep

April 24, 2014 1 comment

“Violet,” directed by Skylar Fox ’15, deals with problems of appearance, and avoiding the cliche, it does not discredit the power of the superficial.

The Battle of Kadesh came alive on the Quiet Green when EGYT 1430: “History of Egypt I” recreated scenes based on course material and research.

Creative class: thinking outside the finals box

April 24, 2014 2 comments

Final assignments for some classes, such as ancient battle reenactments and blogs, make Brown’s moniker of “unconventional Ivy” seem well-deserved.

Producers of PBS’ ArtRI show highlight public artwork. Thursday’s episode features artworks on Providence’s college campuses, including Brown.

TV show spotlights public artwork at Brown and RISD

April 24, 2014 0 comments

“In Plain Sight: Art in Unexpected Places” series will air an episode Thursday highlighting public artworks on the campuses of Brown and RISD.

Alumni artwork digs past surfaces in ‘Excavation’ exhibit

April 22, 2014 0 comments

Images of instability and anxiety haunt the Granoff Center in “Excavation,” an exhibit with work by three alums.

Following Monday’s celebration on the Main Green, Fashion Week will include a panel discussion Wednesday, a fashion show Thursday, a sale at Providence Place Mall Friday and an open-air market Saturday.

Fashion Week showcases student accomplishments

April 22, 2014 0 comments

“I don’t think people think ‘fashion’ when they think of Brown,” said Sofia Kadieva ’16, a designer taking part in Brown’s fourth annual Fashion Week.

While students often seek the ideal space to enjoy a latte, when it comes to finals, many find themselves sacrificing comfort for convenience.

Ra ra brew-nonia: Students survey Providence’s coffee culture

April 18, 2014 1 comment

As campus libraries become increasingly congested, the visit to the corner coffee shop acquires a special urgency.

Steven Knight’s film “Locke” examines human vulnerability and the desire to maintain a normal life in the face of obstacles. The film was screened Tuesday as part of the Ivy Film Festival.

Film probes anxiety, crisis from the driver’s seat

April 18, 2014 1 comment

“Locke” turns a potential trap of contrived minimalism into a brilliant, provoking and enthralling film.

New Harvest is a hidden Arcade gem for Providence students, local coffee aficionados and new and seasoned whiskey enthusiasts alike.

New Harvest crafts expert sweets and sours

April 18, 2014 1 comment

New Harvest Coffee and Spirits’ low-key location inside the Arcade off Westminster Street belies its sophisticated menu and expert service.

Noriko Shinohara develops “Cutie,” a cartoon character who follows the love story between Noriko and her husband, in the film “Cutie and the Boxer.”

‘Cutie’ and ‘Boxer’ face off on stage, in film and on canvas

April 18, 2014 0 comments

The Oscar-nominated documentary follows the careers of Ushio Shinohara, a Japanese neo-dadaist artist, and his wife, Noriko, who also pursues her own art.

Film director Wes Anderson participates in a Skype Q&A with students as part of the Ivy Film Festival following a screening of his new film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Wes Anderson Q&A draws fans, cinephiles

April 18, 2014 0 comments

When the face of famed film director Wes Anderson materialized on screen, the audience burst into thunderous applause.