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Articles by Ben Hyman (44)

Arts & Culture

Sock & Buskin announces ’09-’10 line-up

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Sock & Buskin’s 2009-2010 season will mark the culmination of a retooled relationship between Brownbrokers — a group that produces student-written musicals — and the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance.

Arts & Culture

Snapshot reviews from a whirlwind weekend

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Living on Wriston Quad can be dingy and unpleasant sometimes, but not on Spring Weekend.

RISD exhibit mixes styles

March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled

There is a joyful, kid-in-a-candy-store quality to “Pulled Up,” an exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. The feeling starts with the first glimpse of the Farago Gallery’s makeover. Its fleshy pink walls, lined on the bottom by an undulating swath of brick-red paint, signal that the cheerful show is as much about the space itself as the works within it.

Alum’s play draws laughs, crowds Off Broadway

March 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“The story about the black boyfriends and the racist parents. Write that up and re-apply to Brown. You’ll get in.”

Novelist reads to intimate crowd

March 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Yesterday afternoon, the small crowd that showed up for a reading by Australian novelist Peter Carey in Salomon 101 was treated to a look inside two of the writer’s books with intersecting themes, published fourteen years apart.

‘Alcove’ to ‘Zymurgy,’ poet Ashbery delights

February 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Esteemed American poet John Ashbery probably echoed the late-February feelings of many members of last night’s sizable Salomon 101 audience with the first line of his poem “Alcove.” “Is it possible that spring can be once more approaching?” he asked. In a lecture presented by the Literary Arts Program, Ashbery read from his recent published and unpublished work.

For Lincoln bicentennial, Hay explores man, image

February 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday may have come and gone, but the festivities continue at the John Hay Library. “Abraham Lincoln: The Man, The Myth, The Making of a President,” an exhibition that draws entirely from the Hay’s impressive Lincoln Collection, will be open until March 6.

A ‘formula’ for success in PW show

January 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Some people have a natural gift for doing math. Then there are those who are less numerically savvy – they learn how to do other things, like write theater reviews for their college papers. But, as Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, “Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.

Moors and marauders at the JCB

January 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Poor Luis de Torres. In 1492 the Arabic-speaker sailed across the Atlantic with Columbus, who thought he would need a translator when he landed somewhere on mainland Asia. Obviously, things didn’t work out as planned, and de Torres found himself trying in vain to communicate with Cuban islanders in a language they didn’t understand.

For a few Brown students, a chance to redefine opera

November 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled

As she started up the red-carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Opera’s grand staircase on Friday, Audrey Chait ’11 slowed to an unhurried stride and took in the elegance around her with an air of calm. It was her first time at the Met, and she was determined to make an entrance.