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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.

070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil

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070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil

February 4, 2020 0 comments

In 070 Shake’s debut album, “Modus Vivendi,” the rising artist employs sanguine, dreamy studio production while lyrically reflecting on relationships. But, the 22-year-old still seems to be polishing how studio experimentation can serve her genre-less introspection. Released Jan. 17, the GOOD Music-produced record showcases the highly anticipated voice heard first […]

“You” season two characters Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn bring U. alum Kepnes’ second “You” novel to life in hit Netflix series.

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Alum reflects on ‘You,’ her novel turned series

January 30, 2020 0 comments

Saccharine narratives of love are commonplace in the romance genre. But Caroline Kepnes ’98.5 subverts the tired romantic cliche that we all love so much in her psychological thriller “You” — now adapted into the well-known television series.

Portraying main characters Nicole and Charlie, Scarlett Johannson and Adam Driver communicate the painful process of divorce in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix last December.

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‘Marriage Story’ examines the judicial arbitration of love

January 23, 2020 0 comments

In his characteristic imitation of the mumblecore aesthetic, director Noah Baumbach tackles the transformation of love in his most recent project, “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix in December.