Arts & Culture

A familiar diner serves as the setting where quirky waitress Pei Ling Chia ’15 and estranged friends J.D. Laurence-Chasen ’17 and Sam Heft-Luthy ’16, a former Herald senior staff writer, explore friendship and memory.

‘Quitters Never Win’ confronts estrangement, personal loss

February 27, 2015 0 comments

“Quitters Never Win” tells the all-too-familiar story of an awkward reunion post-first-year in college.

Drake released his chart-topping mixtape by surprise Feb. 13. His fourth studio record, “Views from the 6,” is due out later this year.

‘If You’re Reading This,’ Drake has already topped the charts

February 27, 2015 0 comments

Toronto-based rapper Drake raised a lot of questions when he dropped a surprise mixtape on a random Thursday earlier this month.

German teenagers find paths to sexual liberation through music ranging from punk rock to folk in Shakespeare on the Green’s take on Duncan Sheik’s ‘92 Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” showing this weekend at Churchill House’s Rites and Reason Theater.

Shakespeare on the Green in love: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Churchill House

February 27, 2015 0 comments

“Spring Awakening” alternates between punk-rock anthems and folk-infused ballads in its rousing exploration of the sexual liberation of German teenagers.

Since it began 18 years ago, the festival has become a popular Friday night rendezvous destination for students and the Providence community.

Film festival celebrates French cinema

February 27, 2015 0 comments

“It’s a really good first date opportunity,” said Stephen Crocker ’05.5, University multimedia production manager, of the Providence French Film Festival.

Magic Lantern Cinema showcases experimental films

February 25, 2015 2 comments

Providence-based project Magic Lantern Cinema strives to provide programs such as curated short films, experimental features and multimedia performances.

Award-winning director Eliaichi Kimaro talked about race and identity in relation to her documentray “A Lot Like You” in a lecture sponsored by Black Heritage Series and the Brown Center for Students of Color.

Filmmaker discusses personal history, identity as queer black woman

February 25, 2015 0 comments

Kimaro did not screen her film but spoke about the varied dimensions of black identity in a lecture that formed part of the Black Heritage Series.

Nora Ellmann ’17 rehearses for Friday’s 32nd Annual Fusion Dance Company Spring Show. The show will present an assortment of hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary dances, all choreographed by students.

Fusion showcases emotional range in spring show

February 20, 2015 0 comments

The show, despite abrupt shifts in tone, features both entertaining and passionate performances, such as ones dealing with Ferguson protests and city life.

The Providence Children’s Film Festival will screen at four key locations: the Granoff Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the Avon, The Wheeler School, and RISD’s Metcalf Auditorium, pictured above.

Festival fast-forwards childrens’ ability to appreciate film

February 20, 2015 0 comments

On a snowy Tuesday afternoon, a drab conference room was lit up by the excitement and laughter of three 8-year-olds animatedly chatting.

Med School exhibit takes people-first approach

Med School exhibit takes people-first approach

February 20, 2015 0 comments

The exhibit features portraits of 17 patients who suffer from rare diseases in order to spread awareness and appeal for funding for further research.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ does not leave audience begging for more

February 18, 2015 0 comments

After endless discussion in the media, the highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit theaters this weekend.