Arts & Culture

Katya Stambler ’21 talked with panelists about the importance of preparing for roles and their experiences working with famous co-stars.

‘Rising Stars’ discuss acting, industry

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Working with the biggest names in Hollywood has made young actors Logan Lerman, Danielle Macdonald and Callum Woodhouse realize that their famous co-stars are human, too.

Ivy Film Festival industry staff member Joe Suddleson ’22 spoke to MacLachlan about his role in “Giant Little Ones,” his extensive career in Hollywood and his relationship with friend and director David Lynch.

Actor Kyle MacLachlan visits University for screening of new film

April 15, 2019 0 comments

When actor Kyle MacLachlan stepped on the Martinos Auditorium stage, he was greeted with roaring applause and chants of “Twin Peaks!”

The advanced screening was bookended by Q&As with Simkin, who discussed the film’s look into Bundy’s manipulatively charming personality.

Biopic examines Ted Bundy from new angle

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” investigates the character of serial killer Ted Bundy  as well as the “vulnerability of humans,” according to Producer Michael Simkin.

The Jabberwocks, founded in 1949, are the University’s oldest a cappella group. The group hopes to increase inclusivity through measures like making the audition process gender inclusive and adjusting its uniform.

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Jabberwocks to accept all genders, all voices

April 10, 2019 0 comments

The Jabberwocks, the University’s oldest a cappella group, will begin accepting singers of all genders and all voices beginning fall 2019.

Talley (right), who has been interested in fashion since a young age, draws inspiration from his grandmother and going to his local church on Sundays.

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Vogue legend dazzles audience

April 10, 2019 0 comments

In 1974, André Leon Talley MA ’72 packed an overnight bag and left Providence for New York City, leaving behind unfinished doctoral work at the University for a life in the fashion industry.

Choreographer Brian Solomon '19, along with dancers of show, 
investigate real issues through fictional storylines and characters.

PW show ‘danceveil’ examines ancestry and identity

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Exploring trans identity, diaspora and mental illness, a Movement/Theater performance titled “danceveil” debuted last Thursday at the Upspace that examined the link between the physical body and the spiritual identity.

The play was written by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and translated by Aya Ogawa, the translator of over a dozen of Okada’s works. Several different actors portray the show’s two protagonists at the same time, which Ogawa noted made translation difficult. Sock and Buskin’s show will run at Leeds Theatre through Sunday, April 14.

Sock and Buskin play explores identity, technology with complex structure

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Sock and Buskin’s production of “The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise,” now showing at Leeds Theatre through April 14, uses a University setting and fragmented narration to touch on themes of alienation, technology, identity and the mundanity of everyday life.

Oing, a University alum, discussed the relationship between humans, puppets and cyborgs in the context of the late Middle Ages.

Alum studies medieval puppets, cyborgs

April 8, 2019 0 comments

The worlds of medieval Christianity and science fiction collided in a lecture by Michelle Oing ’07 last Thursday evening.

Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

Guerrilla Girl brings bananas, intersectional feminism to University

April 4, 2019 0 comments

A Guerrilla Girl, known by her pseudonym “Frida Kahlo,” strolled through the aisles of the Salomon Hall auditorium while handing out bananas to various audience members Wednesday.

The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosted media performances on humans’ relationships with the ocean, featuring student dancers. A collaboration between the Brown Arts Initiative, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of California of Irvine, made the show possible.

‘Your Ocean, My Ocean’ explores environmentalism

April 4, 2019 0 comments

Combining dance, music, media and visual art, performances of “Your Ocean, My Ocean” on April 1 and 2 asked audience members to reflect on humans’ relationship with the ocean.