Arts & Culture

Florence and the Machine will be going on tour with their fourth album, “High as Hope.”  They will be performing in Boston this Friday, Oct. 12.

Florence and the Machine’s new album gives raw account of healing

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Florence and the Machine’s “High as Hope” is an invitation to come closer.

The first Gigs on the Grass took place in 2016 and was held on Pembroke Field. This year, the music festival will  gather students on the Main Green for a day-long event which will also feature food trucks and art.

Gigs on the Grass to take on Main Green Saturday

October 11, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the Main Green will once again become music festival stomping grounds­­ — this year’s edition of Gigs on the Grass will be taking place on the campus’ largest quad. The third annual day-long festival celebrates student performances from a wide range of musical styles, complemented by food trucks and art. Gigs on the Grass is presented by the Brown University Class Coordinating Board and the Brown Concert Agency.

Yves Tumor releases Warp Records debut

October 8, 2018 0 comments

Italy-based artist Sean Bowie, more famously known as Yves Tumor, released his new album “Safe in the Hands of Love” to Warp Records Sept. 5, demonstrating his ability to unravel everything that we consider to be “experimental music.”

Christina Yang (left) and Shaun Leonardo (right) discussed Leonardo’s work and recent performance at the Guggenheim Museum.

Artist Shaun Leonardo investigates identity in performance-based work

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo and Christina Yang, director of public programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, drew a crowd to the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts last night for a conversation about Leonardo’s work and his recent performance at the museum.

Award-winning filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” is an atypical Chinese drama-romance. The films stars Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan and Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen, who portray forbidden lovers.

‘Foreign Flicks’ series screens romance drama ‘In the Mood for Love’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Center for Language Studies’ “Foreign Flicks” series screened “In the Mood for Love,” an atypical Chinese drama-romance whose brazen, erotic commitment to traditionalism prompts audiences to reconsider the role fidelity plays in modern love.

Lupe Fiasco’s new album “Drogas Wave” marks the artist’s break with Atlantic Records and emergence as an independent creative artist.  Lupe rose to fame 13 years ago after a feature in Kanye West’s  “Touch the Sky.”

Lupe Fiasco drops album steeped in social commentary

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Very rarely does an artist release a 20-plus-song album that is highly enjoyable front to back — no filler and no frills.

“Greedy Gari” is available at the Brown bookstore. It is published in two languages — English and Shona, an indigenous language of Zimbabwe.

Alum releases children’s book

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Improving childhood literacy rates is a daunting task, but recent Brown alum and entrepreneur Gwendolene Mugodi ’18 has already taken steps to address this problem in her first children’s book, “Greedy Gari.”

Chris Kraus’ recently published biography of Kathy Acker — “After Kathy Acker” — delves into the life of the 1970s feminist and iconic postmodern literary figure.

Writer Chris Kraus reads from latest work

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, the McCormack Family Theatre was home to author Chris Kraus as she shared excerpts out of her latest book, “After Kathy Acker,” a biography about punk poet and sex-positive feminist writer Kathy Acker, who found fame in the 1970s before fading from the limelight.

“Good Grief” highlighted the Internal Family Systems therapy method, which encourages engaging  with one’s “subpersonalities.”

Everett Company’s ‘Good Grief’ grapples with physical, emotional trauma

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Thursday evening, a bustling audience gathered in the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to see Everett Company’s “Good Grief” — a multimedia performance centered around trauma’s grip on both mind and body.

‘Bulrusher’ chronicles search for family

October 1, 2018 0 comments

In Leeds Theatre’s production of “Bulrusher,” race, family and forgiveness are seen through the eyes of an earnest and confused young woman as she struggles to discover herself.