Arts & Culture

Mark Seto will lead the orchestra’s first concert of the semester Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. He comes to the University from Connecticut College.

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New orchestra director talks background, future projects

October 15, 2018 0 comments

Last May, the Department of Music announced that Mark Seto would serve as the new director of the Brown University Orchestra effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Seto was an associate professor of music and director of the Connecticut College Orchestra.

Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan (left to right, above) starred in the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which was the subject of a University panel last week. Professors and graduate students discussed how wealth, class and ethnicity were depicted in  the film, a romantic comedy that has sparked discussion since its release.

University panel discusses film “Crazy Rich Asians”

October 15, 2018 0 comments

he film “Crazy Rich Asians” has sparked discussions since its release. In efforts to create a space for open dialogue on how the film impacts and portrays both Asian American and wider Asian communities, student groups held a panel and critical discussion forum last Thursday in List Auditorium.

The John Hay Comic Book Collection includes roughly 60,000 comics viewable by request and is currently expanding its offerings. Six comics will be displayed during Family Weekend.

Hay Library invites class of 2021 to explore collections

October 15, 2018 0 comments

The John Hay Library held an open house for sophomores in the Lownes Room this past Friday. The room featured a variety of items drawn from the Hay’s major collections to showcase the manifold subject interests attended to by the library.

Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” celebrates 25 years of influence on indie rock

October 15, 2018 0 comments

English indie band Slowdive celebrates the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 LP “Souvlaki” this year.

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.