Arts & Culture

Author Meg Wolitzer ’81 read from her most recent book, “The Female Persuasion,” at an event held in the First Unitarian Church. She spoke about the transformation both her career and the literary world have witnessed alongside changing technology and social movements.

Wolitzer ’81 reflects on writing as craft, practice

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Meg Wolitzer ’81 discussed the evolution of her decades-long career as a novelist at an event hosted by the Providence Athenaeum that filled the olive-green pews of First Unitarian Church Friday, March 22.

The Shake Shack on Thayer Street is the first in the state. The occasion was attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

March 22, 2019 0 comments

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St.

Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

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Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

March 22, 2019 0 comments

As Hollywood embraces social change through movements like Time’s Up, those same shifting tides will bring young, diverse and empowering stars to the University’s campus as part of the annual Ivy Film Festival Apr. 8-14.

Lisa Biggs, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, read an excerpt of her latest work, a book on the impact of art for incarcerated women. Audience members listened to Biggs' talk and conversed with her after the lecture.

Professor shares work on black feminist theater for incarcerated women

March 21, 2019 0 comments

While it is unusual for drama clubs and the crisis of mass incarceration to share ground in a line of inquiry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Lisa Biggs spoke about the nexus of the two during a presentation Tuesday.

The Lincoln Collection room’s guest book has a record of all visitors. One of the famous visitors’ signatures is Martin Luther King Jr.’s.

Hay Library’s Special Collections offer more than a human skin-bound book

March 21, 2019 0 comments

Home to a manifold of rare books, unique statues and special artifacts, the John Hay Library is the second oldest library on the University’s campus and a popular studying site for students.

Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

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Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Brown Concert Agency’s annual release party buzzed with energy as students anxiously awaited the names of the artists slated to perform in Spring Weekend 2019. Released at midnight March 20, this year’s lineup will feature seven contemporary artists known for subverting the conventions of their respective genres.

Jillian Davis, company member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, taught a masterclass last Wednesday as part of the Artists and Scientists as Partners 2019 Symposium.

Ballet masterclass unites people of different backgrounds, levels

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Wednesday, Jillian Davis of Complexions Contemporary Ballet led students and community members with mixed levels of dance experience through a ballet masterclass.

The Saturday concert featured music ranging from a 16th-century choral piece to a poetic song cycle composed by a Pembroke College alum.

Chorus, Chamber Choir sings across centuries of music

March 19, 2019 0 comments

The elaborate domed ceiling of Central Congregational Church lent the University Chorus and Chamber Choir an air of both visual and acoustic grandiosity during their performance Saturday evening.

Out of Bounds utilized multimedia, lighting design and original student writing to entertain audience in Macmillan 117.

Out of Bounds performs comedy sketch show

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday night, Out of Bounds, a student-run comedy sketch group that lists “The Office” actor John Krasinski ’01 among its alums, brought laughter to Macmillan 117 with sketches and short comedic videos that parodied the banalities of University student life.

Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

Shake Shack to open Wednesday, offering new shake flavors, local beer

March 15, 2019 0 comments

Shake Shake is set to open on Thayer Street Wednesday at 11 a.m., marking the burger joint’s first location in Rhode Island. The American fast-food chain will be located at 249 Thayer St., across from the Brown Bookstore.