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Articles by Aalia Jagwani (8)

Sally Rooney’s ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ hit the shelves on Sept. 7, matching the wild success of her first two novels.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Sally Rooney reluctantly creates a ‘Beautiful World’ on the brink of collapse

September 15, 2021 0 comments

“‘What are your books about?’” Felix asks Alice, a novelist and one of the two female protagonists in Sally Rooney’s newest novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You.” “‘Oh, I don’t know,’ she said. ‘People.’”

Vibrant production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by students, performed outdoors on Wednesday July 28 and Friday, July 30.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

After ‘Much Ado,’ live theater returns to College Hill

July 29, 2021 0 comments

On Wednesday, a group of first-year students performed Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Nightingale-Brown House, where they will perform again Friday. The production was directed by Josephine Miller ’24 and Emily Mayo ’24.

Black Widow was released on July 9 after the title character’s decade-long journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Black Widow is a nostalgic, action-packed eulogy

July 27, 2021 0 comments

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for a glimpse into the elusive Natasha Romanoff since her debut in Iron Man 2. After an 11-year long journey with the Avengers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her own movie July 9.

RISD Museum reopens doors to public

Arts & Culture

RISD Museum reopens doors to public

June 23, 2021 0 comments

The RISD Museum has reopened as of June 13, after being closed to the public for over a year since March 13, 2020.

Rodrigo’s first studio-length album, “Sour,” was released May 21 to widespread acceptance and popularity amongst Gen Z-ers.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘SOUR,’ the onset of the TikTok Era of Music

May 27, 2021 0 comments

Olivia Rodrigo has become a name that everybody recognizes — whether you’ve spent hours watching TikTok videos to her debut single ‘drivers license,’ released earlier this year, or you’ve heard the song playing on the radio. 

Sally Rooney's characters engage in political discourse relevant to today's society.

Arts & Culture

The cultural phenomenon that is Sally Rooney

March 28, 2021 0 comments

“Things matter to me more than they do to normal people,” says Frances, the protagonist of “Conversations with Friends.” Marianne, the protagonist of “Normal People,” frets in a similar pattern: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me,” “I don’t know why I can’t be like normal people.”

Beyond its books, Paper Nautilus also displays art exhibits that change frequently

Arts & Culture

Three independent Providence bookstores that persist against the digital age

March 11, 2021 0 comments

“I love seeing the bookshops and meeting the booksellers — booksellers really are a special breed. So, it has to be a love of readers and reading that makes them do it.” It is tempting to accept this quote from Mary Ann Shaffer’s historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato […]

Storytelling has always been at the heart of Swift’s music, but never has she constructed stories as sophisticated as those in “folklore” and “evermore.”

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Taylor Swift “comes back stronger than a ‘90s trend”

February 8, 2021 0 comments

In July 2020, Taylor Swift released her surprise album, “folklore,” which became the saving grace of an otherwise tragic year for many fans.