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Articles by Ben Kutner (31)

Arts & Culture

Baritone portrays loneliness of lost poet

March 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Baritone Wolfgang Holzmair delivered a convincing performance as a wandering poet who had lost his way in a concert of Franz Schubert’s legendary song cycle “Winterreise” Wednesday night in the Martinos Auditorium of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Higher Ed

Higher ed roundup

February 28, 2012 Comments are Disabled

A new version of the Common Application set to be released in 2013 will increase the efficiency of the application process, according to The New York Times. The Common App has been in use in various forms for 36 years.

Arts & Culture

Love triangles abound in “Sparrow Grass”

February 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Love triangles are a tricky thing — and even more so when all sides are within the same family. Trinity Repertory’s latest production, “Sparrow Grass,” measures the toll incest takes on a family.


Big star to represent small state at Oscars

February 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Rhode Island could take home an Oscar this weekend, in the event that Central Falls native Viola Davis wins the statue for Best Actress for her role as Aibileen Clark in the film “The Help.”

Arts & Culture

Trinity Rep adds music to ‘Merchant’

February 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Anti-Semitism and light-hearted love stories are odd themes to share a stage, but the cast of Trinity Repertory Company shows why “The Merchant of Venice” still packs a centuries-old  punch.

Today in University History: Feb. 7

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Liberal intellectual speaks out against fraternities In a 1963 speech in Alumnae Hall, famed educator and liberal historian Henry Steele Commager said the Supreme Court was the “central conscience” of Americans and denounced fraternities as educationally irrelevant. Commager, then a professor at Amherst College, said that since 1938, the Supreme […]

Arts & Culture

Spring theater leaves Bard behind

January 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled

With uncertainty and tumult beyond the Van Wickle Gates, students can take solace in Brown’s thriving and healthy theater world this semester. This spring’s thespian offerings include student-written theater, as well as a drama by two of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. 

Arts & Culture

Trinity Rep greets season with seasoned favorite

November 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The ghosts of Trinity Repertory Company pack a light-hearted punch in the troupe’s 35th annual production of “A Christmas

University News

Nearly one-third of all athletes end up quitting

November 16, 2011 1 comment

Alex Lipinsky ’13 would not have come to Brown if not for the track and field team. On a recruiting visit in high school, Lipinsky fell in love with the school and decided to apply early decision. But three years later, he quit the team that brought him to College Hill. His story is far from unique.

Arts & Culture

Artist exhibit poses grand question

October 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Laurie Anderson spoke with the kind of voice one uses with babies — and a nearly full Martinos Auditorium listened with an infant’s delight.