Arts & Culture

The documentary “Free Solo” depicts rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to summit a 3,000-foot mountain face without any equipment.

‘Free Solo’ offers slow-burning thrills

December 7, 2018 0 comments

The nerve-wracking film chronicles the journey of Alex Honnold, a famous U.S. rock climber, as he prepares to “free solo” El Capitan.

The exhibition at RISD’s Student Exhibitions Gallery, titled “In the Mood for Love” after the 2000 film of the same name, features multimedia works from animation to photography.

Exhibition explores how Asian identity intersects with life experiences

December 7, 2018 0 comments

“He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty windowpane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 0 comments

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

Grimes, the Canadian singer, songwriter and producer, explores the influence of artificial intelligence and group propaganda in her latest single, “We Appreciate Power.”

Grimes releases technology-themed single ‘We Appreciate Power’

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Singer, songwriter and producer Grimes dreams of a new metal world of robot overlords. Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, released her highly anticipated single “We Appreciate Power” Nov. 29.

Edgar Arceneaux wrote the play with inspiration from the controversy surrounding Ben Vereen’s 1981 homage to Bert Williams.

‘Until, Until, Until…’ re-enacts 1981 performance

December 4, 2018 0 comments

“Until, Until, Until…” a performance directed, written and produced by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux was staged in Studio 1 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week.

Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event

Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event

December 3, 2018 0 comments

Poet and filmmaker Tan Lin presented selections of his work in the McCormack Family Theater Tuesday night. Though the event was labeled as a poetry reading by the Literary Arts Department, much of the hour was spent watching films that Lin had made, which presented his poems as pieces to be both read and watched.

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.

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.

Black Gotham Experience uses walking tours and publishes graphic novels in efforts to reintroduce untold black histories from New York City to a new, diverse public.

Artist highlights ignored black history

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Kamau Ware, artist and founder of Black Gotham Experience, spoke at the Center for the Public Humanities Tuesday afternoon as part of his touring presentation highlighting his New York City-based company.

Rina Banerjee originally received a degree in polymer engineering from Case Western Reserve University before turning her knowledge of base materials into art. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 1995.

Scientist-turned-sculptor transforms quotidian objects into multisensory art

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Celebrated multimedia artist Rina Banerjee spoke to Brown community members yesterday about her trajectory from a research chemist to a sculptor showcased by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Students from a Javanese Gamelan class performed in Grant Recital Hall Tuesday night with a variety of percussion instruments.

University students, Providence community members perform Javanese Gamelan

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Tuesday evening, musicians, students and Providence community members gathered in the Grant Recital Hall for a performance of traditional Javanese Gamelan, a music form from Indonesia that is centered around an ensemble of bronze percussion instruments, often accompanied by vocalists and dancers.