Topic: Review

“Hydrogen Jukebox” combines the Beat poetry of Allen Ginsberg with the stark music of Philip Glass to portray the trials and tribulations of youth in revolt in post-war suburbia.

Arts & Culture

‘Jukebox’ examines rebel youth in suburbia

March 14, 2014 0 comments

“Hydrogen Jukebox,” directed by Jonathan Adam ’16 and produced by Brown Opera Productions, turns opera into a caustic, countercultural mode of expression.

This weekend, Bryonn Bain will perform his one-man show, “Lyrics From Lockdown,” which deals with issues regarding racial profiling.

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Multimedia performance challenges justice system

March 14, 2014 0 comments

In 2002, Bryonn Bain was pulled over for an extinct left taillight. He was arrested for three outstanding warrants and spent three days in jail.

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‘Her’ examines romantic expectation, reality

March 7, 2014 0 comments

Spike Jonze’s new film is to the Encyclopedia Britannica what the average movie is to a pamphlet. In fact, it rewrites the Encyclopedia Britannica.

‘Medea’ brings ancient feud to Brown

Arts & Culture, Video

‘Medea’ brings ancient feud to Brown

March 7, 2014 8 comments

From the lofty parapet of Mount Olympus to the tortured currents of the River Styx, the gods have no fury like a woman scorned.

‘Hooligans’ pour raucous energy into imPulse show

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‘Hooligans’ pour raucous energy into imPulse show

February 28, 2014 0 comments

With strength and poise, the imPulse Dance Company takes the stage this week for their annual show in Alumnae Hall.

‘Youth’ in revolt dig into race, sex and rock-and-roll

Arts & Culture, Video

‘Youth’ in revolt dig into race, sex and rock-and-roll

February 28, 2014 0 comments

“Passing Strange” is aptly named. It’s bizarre and brazen, self-mocking and self-vindicating, loud and caustic.

Dawn Clements’ “Mrs. Jessica Drummond’s (My Reputation, 1946)” is part of the Alumni Anniversary Exhibition, which organizers posit is united by a broad theme of “cultural phenomena.”

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String of ‘cultural phenomena’ fails to tie exhibit together

February 25, 2014 0 comments

The unfortunate aspect of the Alumni Anniversary Exhibition is its lack of clear coordination.

Flatbread Company offers a wide selection of flatbreads with colorful names, such as Jay’s Heart, left, and Mopsy’s Kalua Pork Pie, top center.

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Hipster haven Flatbread Company falls flat

February 7, 2014 14 comments

It’s easy to miss Flatbread Company — tucked away at the butt end of a large parking lot behind CVS — but the space is surprisingly roomy

When life is in pieces, Esther Mills, played by Mia Ellis MFA’12, turns to her sewing machine in Trinity Repertory Company’s “Intimate Apparel.”

Arts & Culture, Photo Gallery

Corsets lace together in social commentary

February 4, 2014 0 comments

Play explores struggle of black women and other minorities in America at turn of the 20th century

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‘12 Years’ examines historical brutalities

November 11, 2013 2 comments

The film, playing this week at the Avon, follows the kidnapping of a black man in 1841.