Arts & Culture

Professors Colin Channer (top) and John Cayley (bottom) read their poetry and prose at the Writers on Writing Reading Series last Thursday evening in the McCormack Theater.

Professors of Literary Arts perform original works at department event

March 5, 2019 0 comments

As the lights dimmed and one sole spotlight shone down in the McCormack Family Theater, Professors of Literary Arts Colin Channer and John Cayley shared the podium for the Literary Arts Department’s Writers on Writing Reading Series.

Mezcla performed their Spring Showcase “24K Gold” this past Friday and Saturday. The show encompassed a variety of styles and included a collaboration with Badmaash, Brown’s South Asian fusion dance team.

Mezcla captivates crowd in Spring Showcase

March 5, 2019 0 comments

Twenty-something black silhouettes began to grind and twirl to “La Calle Linda” by Pirulo y La Tribu in front of a red-lit backdrop. They wore orange, red and beige ’70s-inspired high-waisted flare pants and crop tops as they moved perfectly in sync with one another, grooving to the bass of salsa.

Eric Nathan, professor of music, composed “Some Favored Nook,” which tells the story of the long friendship between Dickinson and Higginson.  The chamber opera, performed by two vocalists and a pianist, was presented by FirstWorks last Sunday in the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

University professor fuses Dickinson’s poetry with music

March 5, 2019 0 comments

In his lecture last Friday, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan said, “Emily Dickinson’s poems are perfect on their own, they don’t need music to become better … But I think music, in the context of a long story, can help us see and reflect more deeply and emotionally on what is being said.”

Jane Dickson’s paintings primarily focus on New York City’s underbelly. Many of her subjects revolve around nightlife and neon colors.

Jane Dickson discusses artistic career in 1980s New York City

February 28, 2019 0 comments

University community members gathered at the List Art Center Wednesday for a talk with Jane Dickson, an active artist in New York City in the 1980s. The talk was sponsored by the Visual Art Department and centered around Dickson’s work in the street, installation and digital art scene.

Youssef Arkhtarini, baker at Aleppo Sweets, previously owned bakeries in Syria, where he sold baklava by the stacks every day.

Syrian eatery Aleppo Sweets draws crowd to Ives Street

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Feb. 24 marked the one-month anniversary of Aleppo Sweets’ opening on Ives Street. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere: Copper Turkish tea sets decorate the front of the restaurant, a dozen plants and lamps hang from the azure ceiling and Arabic songs play softly in the background.

Archaeological illustrations by Flannery McIntyre ‘19 depict ancient artifacts from the Joukowsky Institute’s vault. The Archaeological Illustration Club trains students to meticulously draw objects from the past and present.

Archeological Illustration Club promotes observation, drawing skills

February 26, 2019 0 comments

Every Thursday, the Archaeological Illustration Club meets at the Joukowsky Institute to meticulously draw ancient and contemporary objects. Archeological illustration is the process of observing and drawing items in detail, a skill often used on archeological digs. “There’s something to be said for this quite old-fashioned method of paying close […]

Fusion, a student dance company, performed in Alumnae Hall for their 36th Annual Spring Show this past weekend. The show featured several styles of music and dance, including modern, hip-hop and jazz.

Fusion dancers perform in 36th spring show

February 26, 2019 0 comments

Despite a small fire during their final performance, Fusion Dance Company presented a stylistically diverse and unceasingly energetic 36th Annual Spring Show last weekend.

21st French Film Festival continues post-Cable Car

21st French Film Festival continues post-Cable Car

February 26, 2019 0 comments

When Providence’s Cable Car Cinema closed last May after 42 years in business, there was a possibility that the long-standing annual French Film Festival would be lost with it.

Filmmaker Kimi Takesue speaks about her documentary titled “95 and 6 to Go,” which follows her grandfather over the course of six years. Her film was screened at the Granoff Center last Thursday.

‘95 and 6 to Go’ explores memory, love, loss

February 26, 2019 0 comments

In her documentary “95 and 6 to Go,” Kimi Takesue illustrates a portrait of her Japanese-American grandfather, offering a moving and intimate perspective on memory, love and family. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America held a screening and a question-and-answer session for the film with […]

Comedians, both seasoned and novice, addressed an array of topics in their sets. The event was hosted by co-editors of The Rib, a humor publication written by women and people of other marginalized genders.

The Rib hosts comedy event at Underground

February 26, 2019 0 comments

The Underground swelled with the laughter of a large crowd of students as comedians took to the stage Saturday evening. The Rib, an on-campus humor publication that is exclusively run by women and people of marginalized genders, gathered comedy enthusiasts together on Feb. 23, packing the Underground with students eagerly anticipating […]