Arts & Culture

Hype Man showcases the transcendent power of hip hop and explores various perspectives on social injustice. It will run until Nov. 18.

‘Hype Man’ emphasizes uniting features of hip-hop

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The Wilbury Theatre Group makes two claims in its latest play “Hype Man”: Hip hop — invigorating, stark testimonial — transcends borders. Its unifying power is coupled with centrifugal forces of race, gender and socioeconomic background.

Students and faculty collaborated to curate this photo exhibit featuring images of the Koutroulou Magoula archeological site in central Greece.

Photo exhibition chronicles archaeological excavation

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The photo exhibition “Light-Writings: Koutroulou Magoula 2017-2018” at the Joukowsky Institute for Archeology and the Ancient World features the people, materials and processes of an archeological dig.

Édouard Louis’ autobiographical works aim to challenge his readers to reject complacency regarding social, economic and political issues.

French novelist examines literature’s power

November 12, 2018 0 comments

“I want to use literature in order to spread shame on the world,” Édouard Louis said at a talk hosted by the Department of French Studies at Rochambeau House last Wednesday.

Carole Freeman’s exhibition includes paintings of 24 individuals, each of which features a distinct background or vocation.

Visiting artist aims to show ‘ray of hope’ in paintings

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Carole Freeman, an internationally recognized contemporary figurative painter, spoke about her work and process in the List Art Building Wednesday evening.

In her lecture last Wednesday, Stewart commented on interrelated themes in Wright’s works, which include childbirth, maternity and knowledge.

Late poet C.D. Wright honored in annual lecture

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, distinguished poet and Professor in the Humanities at Princeton Susan Stewart hosted the second annual C.D. Wright Lecture, an event that honors the memory of poet C.D. Wright, a professor of literary arts who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

Lecturer talks balancing history, modernity at Potager du Roi

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Antoine Jacobsohn drew a crowd of students and Providence community members out of the rain and into the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts for his lecture “Sustainable Gardening” Friday.

Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s series spotlights both famous and lesser-known women from nearly every epoch of history. The portraits were drawn with pencils, photographed and digitally manipulated.

‘A Woman Was a Woman’ pays tribute to famous, obscure figures

November 8, 2018 0 comments

From Oct. 3 to Dec. 19, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is showcasing Brooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien’s portrait series titled “A Woman Was a Woman.”

“Criteria of Beauty” aims to exhibit work that transcends societal boundaries relating to gender, sexuality and race.

RISD show challenges gallery structures

November 5, 2018 0 comments

“Criteria of Beauty,” curated by Qualeasha Wood and Dāa Guy, seniors at the Rhode Island School of Design, showcases work representing perspectives existing “outside the boundaries of whiteness, heteronormativity and gender binaries,” according to the exhibition’s wall text.

In honor of their fifth album featured songs developed during improvisational sessions.

Sonic Youth celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Daydream Nation’

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The only way to step forward is to look back — in this case, Sonic Youth, comprising Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, commemorate their fifth studio album Daydream Nation’s 30th anniversary, reaffirming their influence and reign over underground, alternative music.

“Gigs Undergound,” a continuation of last month’s festival, “Gigs on the Grass,” featured student performances with acoustic, coffee-house sounds.

Acoustic performances brighten the Underground

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday night, the Underground brimmed with guitar chords and raw vocals as students performed acoustically at Gigs Underground, hosted by the Student Activities Office and Brown University Class Coordinating Board.