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Articles by Nicholas Michael (17)

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

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The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

April 23, 2020 0 comments

For the first time since Brown’s annual music festival was born in 1950, Brown Concert Agency’s highly anticipated Spring Weekend was canceled completely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving students wondering what their experience might have been. 

Students from Brown Esports hope that virtual tours on the Minecraft replica of the University can begin by late April.

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With Minecraft model of Brown’s campus, students cultivate community

April 8, 2020 0 comments

By constructing a scaled Minecraft replica of the University, Brown Esports and Geopipe — an alum-founded virtual modeling company — have kickstarted a novel way to experience College Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A Million Things" created by DJ Nash ’95, follows a group of friends as they attempt to cope with the loss of a member to suicide.

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Alum reflects on his life-inspired ABC series ‘A Million Little Things’

March 5, 2020 0 comments

When DJ Nash ’95 lost a friend to suicide a few years ago, he reflected on John F. Kennedy Jr.’s ’83 tragic death in his journal while on the way to the funeral.

From the archives: This day in Herald history

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From the archives: This day in Herald history

February 27, 2020 0 comments

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 26, 1987 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1987, Stacy Bereck Chernosky ’90 P’23 covered the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $95,000 grant for the University to study community-based AIDS care.

Netlix’s “the goop lab” delves into the wellness practices championed by goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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‘the goop lab’ is awesomely absurd

February 27, 2020 0 comments

“At the center of this glass bottle is rose quartz — the crystal of compassion, tenderness, and comfort,” describes an $80 water bottle on Santa Monica-based lifestyle brand goop’s web store. 

Fusion Dance Company, the University’s oldest dance group, paid homage to its founder, Paula Franklin, at its annual performance.

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Fusion dancers reaffirm company values

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Dancers moved with grace and fluidity in Fusion Dance Company’s 37th Annual Spring Show this past weekend, offering an emphatic and stylistically diverse performance.

From the archives: This day in Herald history

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From the archives: This day in Herald history

February 20, 2020 0 comments

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 20, 1977 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1977, Magee Hickey ’77 wrote “The Final Curtain At Trinity?” — an article covering the potential closing of Trinity Square Repertory Company, a theater organization known today as Trinity Repertory Company.

Folk-pop artist Okay Kaya explores personal trauma in her second studio album, “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself.”

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Okay Kaya bends genre to explore melancholic humor

February 13, 2020 0 comments

Okay Kaya’s second studio-length album is a cathartic recollection and release of intimate memory. “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself,” released Jan. 24, pushes Kaya’s genre-bending sound further than past experiments; here, she oscillates between moments of wistful, folkish R&B and bullish disco.

Surrounded by Cubist textiles, Claire Liu ’23, co-founder of The Muse Initiative, took to the piano to play Erik Satie’s “3 Gymnopédies.”

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‘Muse: Satie Reimagined’ reunites music, visual art

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Overcast light filtered into the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s Grand Gallery on Saturday afternoon to illuminate an interdisciplinary and contemplative performance by the Muse Initiative.

Each shadow box along the gallery wall in Rhode Island Hall contains miniatures collected, curated or created by students in the course.

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‘tiny’ exhibition meditates on might of the miniature

February 6, 2020 0 comments

From Lego figurines to silver spoons of varying sizes, “tiny,” open until April 13, showcases works that reveal the emotional, cultural and historical capacities of smallness.