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Articles by Nicholas Michael (22)

Boasting the rom-com power duo of director Darren Star and costume designer Patricia Fields, ‘Emily in Paris’ seeks for a French revival of the pair’s canonical ‘Sex and the City.’ But Lily Collins’ as Emily fails to bring the classic chicness of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Emily in Paris’ is a buttery bore

October 20, 2020 0 comments

French confections, frilly outfits from 2016 Pinterest boards and a naïve millennial American are the centerpiece of the new bingeable Netflix series “Emily in Paris.”

Brown student creators Molly Chambers ’21 and Ben Michals ’22 share their experiences building a TikTok following and shed light on the #FYP phenomenon.

Arts & Culture

Campus creators talk TikTok culture, celebrity

October 8, 2020 0 comments

As many students sat down in their childhood bedrooms in early March, confronted with remote classes or omnipresent families, they began to give in and download TikTok — the short-form video content platform first created in September of 2016 under the original moniker of Musical.ly.

Disney fumbles live-action adaptation of Mulan

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Disney fumbles live-action adaptation of Mulan

September 23, 2020 0 comments

In Disney’s 2020 attempt to resuscitate the 1998 animated film, much of the nostalgic charm of the original “Mulan” is deadened for the sake of aesthetic value and purported maturation — not to mention political controversy beyond the screen. 

Quarantine collection: seven albums produced during social distancing

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Quarantine collection: seven albums produced during social distancing

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Perhaps the isolationist existence provokes some sort of artistic intuition. Many famed artists have produced their most iconic works during periods of self-isolation: Virginia Woolf during depressive dazes, Edvard Munch after contracting the Spanish Flu, John Adams during a self-induced Californian cabin fever.

‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’ to be removed from Brown’s campus ‘over the coming weeks’

Arts & Culture, News, University News

‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’ to be removed from Brown’s campus ‘over the coming weeks’

August 17, 2020 3 comments

Urs Fischer’s 2006 sculpture, “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” one of campus’ most divisive and lurid examples of public art, is preparing to make its exit from Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle “over the coming weeks” after more than four years since its June 2016 arrival.  

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

Arts & Culture

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

Arts & Culture

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

News

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.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘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.