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Sex week kicks off with ‘Kink’ documentary

March 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

As the images of lashing whips and spanking fill the screen, the showing of the documentary “Kink,” followed by a panel discussion on Sunday night, provided a kickoff for what promises to be a mind-blowing Sex Week. Using the film as a platform for discussing the intersection between race, ethnicity and sexuality, the event aimed to explore the different power dynamics that can surface in relationships.

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Fang Island doesn’t dwell on the past

February 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Born of an independent study at the Rhode Island School of Design, rock band Fang Island is preparing to release its debut album on Sargent House Records Feb. 23. The self-titled record is a jolt, a surge of energy. It’s a call to get up and dance.

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Curtain rises on PW’s thrilling ‘Wait Until Dark’

February 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“Wait Until Dark,” which opens Friday night at Production Workshop and runs through Monday, is an emotional thrill from beginning to end.Alone in her apartment, a recently blinded Susy Hendrix (Leah Cogan ’13) falls victim to a trio of con men. Believing that a heroin-filled doll is at her house, the men make Susy the target of their manipulative games and test her limits. 

Playwright alums dominate national drama scene

January 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s playwriting program stole the show. According to the October 2009 issue of American Theatre Magazine, it was a dramatic victory — Brown alums wrote four out of the five top-produced plays in the country.

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What Nic Cage and Handel have in common

November 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Thanks to Brown’s New Music Ensemble, the famous action scenes of the Nicolas Cage movie “Con Air” won’t be scored to the sounds of “Sweet Home Alabama” this weekend. Instead, John Cage’s avant-garde music will be the accompaniment in Saturday’s “Cage Match,” the ultimate face-off between the king of silence and the king of explosions.


Students see eye to eye in arts mentoring program

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Elizabeth Ryan ’12 smiled, remembering the day she helped a student from Vartan Gregorian Elementary School dress up as a superhero. Arianna didn’t want to settle for a mask and a cape, Ryan recalled — she wanted to play with plaster.

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One decade later, a dramatic return to ‘Laramie’

October 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A dramatic reading of Moises Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project,” part of a national effort to commemorate the death of Matthew Shepard, will take place in Leeds Theatre on Monday.

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RISD breathes new life into an old form

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As she picked up the magnifying glass with her right hand, Emily Peters took a couple of steps forward. She stood in front of the engraving of Henri de la Tour d’Auvergen and said, smiling, “I think this one knocks your socks off.”


Homelessness paper wins ‘most improved’

September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Street Sights, a newspaper that aims to shed light on homelessness in Rhode Island, won the North American Newspaper Association’s Most Improved Street Newspaper award last July.

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Students compose GISP for a second session of songwriting

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Along with 24 other students, Reed took the newly developed course MUSC 0450: “On Songs and Songwriting,” which Rovan and his wife, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron, co-taught last semester.