Arts & Culture

Three photographs by Graciela Iturbide were acquired by the David Winton Bell Gallery to complete the exhibition in the List lobby.

List features 20th century Mexican artists

February 6, 2018 0 comments

On the bright, coral-colored walls of the List Art Center lobby, “Llevando la Cultura: Conflicting Narratives in Mexican Art” exhibits a collection of artworks by 20th century Mexican artists, pulled from the Bell Gallery’s permanent collection.

Predo Reyes’s latest piece is the eighth part of a 16-part art project. The artist is one of many working on this collaborative venture.

RISD Museum exhibit engages community

February 1, 2018 0 comments

Hanging above Bolt Coffee at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum is Pedro Reyes’ flag “Hands On With A Vision,” the latest installment in “Pledges of Allegiance,” a nationwide art project put on by the New York-based public arts nonprofit Creative Time.

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 0 comments

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville command the screen in “Phantom Thread,” which explores the intricacies of a twisted relationship between a 1950s London dressmaker and his muse.

‘Phantom Thread’ explores toxic love

January 31, 2018 0 comments

The toxicity of love can be strangely appealing — whether experienced directly or vicariously. Naturally, this does not hold true for all romances — indeed, it would not appear to hold true for most.

Brown Student Radio, one of the affiliated partners responsible for launching the new station, runs out of the third floor of Faunce House.

Providence organizations create new station

January 31, 2018 0 comments

AS220, Providence Community Radio and Brown Student and Community Radio acquired the local, Low Power radio station WBRU-FM 101.1 FM last month, after a process of several years. This new development in community radio comes in the wake of the sale of WBRU’s frequency 95.5 last year for $5.63 million.

The Orwig Music Building hosted the Brown Arts Initiative event last week. Students had the opportunity to hear from composer Kate Soper.

‘Music Now’ Forum presents guest Kate Soper

January 29, 2018 0 comments

Students passionate about composition listened eagerly as performer and composer Kate Soper discussed her experiences in the world of music last Wednesday.

The Granoff Center’s Cohen Gallery began featuring works from Brown-RISD Dual-Degree students last Thursday.  The tenth annual exhibition showcases art from the selective interdisciplinary program.

Brown-RISD students color Granoff

January 29, 2018 0 comments

For the next month, the walls of the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts will exhibit the unique skills, interests and talent of students in the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ has been showing at Avon Cinema on Thayer Street since Jan. 26 and will play until Feb. 1. While aesthetically pleasing, the film fell short in other respects.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ artistic, lacks depth

January 29, 2018 0 comments

“Call Me By Your Name,” which was adapted from a 2007 novel, directed by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, promises to pander to audiences with its premise of a gay love story, a theme that has yet to be fully developed in American cinema. But in reality, only the mesmerizing aesthetics […]

2018 Oscar nominations prove more progressive

2018 Oscar nominations prove more progressive

January 29, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 Oscar nominations came out early last week, firing the starting pistol for the final stretch of that has been one of the most tumultuous, industry-shaking years in Hollywood’s history.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings healthy options to Thayer Street

Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings healthy options to Thayer Street

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Catering to just about every frozen fruit fantasy under the sun, Tropical Smoothie Cafe opened in the once-vacant lot above the Soban Korean Eatery on Thayer Street on Jan. 14.