Arts & Culture

Kathryn Samp ’18, co-director of the Aerial Arts Society, dances in a hammock, a type of aerial silk, suspended above the stage in Alumnae Hall.

Aerialists perform spring show

April 23, 2018 0 comments

In a display of strength, flexibility, precision and courage, Brown Aerial Arts Society members performed for a packed Alumnae Hall Friday and Saturday nights.

DRAM, pictured above, is a Virginia-based rapper and producer who will perform on campus Friday. DRAM is best known for his single “Broccoli.”

Spring Weekend promises rich array of artists

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Students have waited eagerly for 2018’s installment of Spring Weekend since the Brown Concert Agency held its annual Spring Weekend lineup release party at Stout Irish Sports Pub March 20. This year’s Spring Weekend will take place April 27 and 28 and feature a rich array of artists.

Bo Burnham’s debut digitizes adolescent loneliness

April 18, 2018 0 comments

There is not a single memorable line in all of “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s divinely excruciating feature film debut, which screened at the Ivy Film Festival Sunday night.

Marlon James reads from “Brief History of Seven Killings.” His novel was awarded the 2015 Man Booker Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

Robert Coover honored at Literary Arts festival

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the literary arts department kicked off International Fiction Now, a three-day festival of readings and performances honoring the novelist and former Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts Robert Coover, who taught at Brown for 33 years and is widely renowned as a trailblazer in experimental metafiction.

Nigerian artist stages political performance

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Nigerian artist stages political performance

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Surrounded by confused students, Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku processed across the Main Green yesterday afternoon dressed as a ram with several red-tagged students crawling behind him.

B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Live music complimented the distinctive hum of The Underground Coffee Co. Saturday afternoon as the B-Side Magazine hosted its annual spring Coffeehaus show, which featured various student performers and groups.

The Providence Athenaeum, located on Benefit street, offers a unique collection of literature and art. A recent gift will allow for the expansion of the special collections, as well as new conservation efforts.

Athenaeum acquires rarities with anonymous gift

April 16, 2018 0 comments

The Providence Athenaeum, one of the East Side’s hidden gems, announced the reception of a large anonymous donation March 26 — marking a new era for the library’s special collections.

Seattle-based Sarah Galvin combines poetry, humor

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Critically acclaimed writer Sarah +Galvin turned her Thursday evening performance at McCormack Family Theater into a half-poetry reading, half-stand-up comedy show, pausing between every few pieces to ask a volunteer from the audience to share a joke.

Arts & Culture Roundup, April 12

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Join critically acclaimed Seattle-based poet, essayist and performer Sarah Galvin at the McCormack Family Theater Thursday at 5:30 p.m. as she reads from her work as part of the Writers On Writing Reading Series.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.