Arts & Culture

Trinity Rep reimagines ‘Hamlet’ through the absurd

October 31, 2014 0 comments

My first experience with “Hamlet” was watching an episode of “The Simpsons.” To a young boy of five or six, nothing could be more spectacular.

Center stage: This month in theater

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“The Imaginary Invalid,” “Steel Magnolias” and “‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” come to the stages of Providence.

Playwright Donald Margulies, whose play  “The  Country House” is currently on Broadway, had an unexpected path to his prolific body of work.

In conversation: Donald Margulies

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Margulies sat down with The Herald to talk about his love-hate relationship with Hollywood and Jason Segel’s upcoming role as David Foster Wallace.

Burnside Park played host to Providence’s Food Day festival, which celebrated local food producers like Narragansett Creamery on Sunday.

Food for thought: Sustainability on campus

October 31, 2014 1 comment

For many members of the community, thoughts about food extend beyond thoughts of where to go to get it cheap — and, if they’re lucky, good.

Keston McMillan ’17 plays Rick, whose status as a debtor consigns him to work as an employee for the satirical company, “Macrosoft,” in Dominic Taylor’s MFA’95 sinister, futuristic world.

‘Hype Hero’ sketches corporatist caricature

October 31, 2014 0 comments

“Hype Hero” brings over-the-top satire to the stage, eliciting laughs at the outrageous until a sense of reality simply elicits outrage.

The food truck festival, which was scheduled to correspond with Family Weekend, featured food and musical selections tailored for campus.

Food truck festival rolls onto College Hill for Family Weekend

October 28, 2014 0 comments

The Food Truck Festival celebrated the 20th anniversary of BrUOG, which works to develop new treatments for cancers.

“She” addresses methods of representing women’s bodies and explores women’s status as artists in the 21st century, while also raising questions about collectors’ motives.

Difficult women collide with serious money in ‘She’

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The first satisfying feature of “She” — the exhibit with the subtitle “picturing women at the turn of the 21st century” ­— is its not having the name “Her.”

Though owners Paula and Dodd Francis originally planned to close East Side Creamery and Diner Friday, it will reopen for part of November.

East Side Creamery and Diner to close Nov. 21

October 28, 2014 0 comments

In three weeks, the Fox Point neighborhood favorite will close its doors.

David Flink ’02, who co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998, believes learning disabilities are new avenues of thinking rather than academic setbacks.

Eye to Eye destigmatizes learning disabilities

October 28, 2014 1 comment

Exploding magic tricks in an elementary school classroom and rounds of chess with Janitor Jim marked a journey governed by dyslexia and ADHD for Flink ’02.

Interactive play reflects city’s diversity

October 24, 2014 0 comments

“A Kind of Providence” is a play in which the essence of the city shines through in all its diversity, grit and creativity.