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Brains, blood, Bunnies at Brown

Mona Awad MFA ’14 was working at a bookstore when she decided to apply to Brown’s selective Literary Arts MFA program. She tried to write between shifts, but found she did not have enough time to dedicate to her craft. “I just applied to Brown and to one other school, and I got into Brown, ...

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Jonas Brothers: a band frozen in time

Few bands are as consistent and unchanging as the Jonas Brothers. Just go to one of their 2021 concerts and you’ll be immediately transformed into who you were in 2008 — maybe a kid who just got off the bus and turns on Disney Channel to watch Camp Rock, or someone who scours through their CDs ...



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Brown Arts Initiative debuts David Dornstein ’85 Grant

The Brown Arts Initiative introduced the David Dornstein ’85 Artist Grant on Jan. 4. The new grant will award a total of $50,000 annually to at least one graduating senior and graduating graduate student, with each being eligible to receive up to $25,000.  Applications for the grant, which are available ...


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Community science fair kindles curiosity in STEM

Golden embers flickered and twirled, darting out of the flames that leaned over the Providence River where crowds had gathered under an assemblage of white, pop-up tents for the second annual Big Bang Science Fair late Saturday evening. The fair, part of Providence WaterFire, featured lectures, workshops ...


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Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

Universities function as conduits for insular communities — your cohort, the other people in your concentration, your housemates and others. The further you commit to one course of study and the deeper you dive into a particular field, the more insulated these communities can become. While heavy specialization ...

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Mitski’s latest album offers listeners emotional complexity

Mitski’s latest album “Be the Cowboy” distills complex emotions; in her clear voice, the artist captures love and loneliness. The singer-songwriter performed at House of Blues Boston on Oct. 20 as part of her U.S. tour. The album opens with a burst of emotion. “Geyser” builds itself up, culminating ...


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Arts & Culture Roundup, Sept. 18

Point Street Readings The next iteration of the storied Point Street Readings series, headed and curated by bibliophile and Providence radio DJ Robin Kall, will take place at the Alchemy bookstore tonight. Writers performing include Nova Ren Suma, Suzanne Matson, Blair Hurley, Delia Owens and Professor ...


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‘Soccer Mommy’ charts sentimentality without cliche

Skeptics who have yet to listen to the music of indie-rock princess “Soccer Mommy,” the alias of 20-year-old New York University dropout Sophie Allison, might scoff when told the tracks of the facetiously named artist are landing on the “chill” playlists of culturally astute stoner teens everywhere. ...


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Arts audiences mostly white, non-first gen

With students’ eyes focused on the performers on stage, the audience is sometimes forgotten. The Herald’s spring 2016 poll found that those who attend arts events most frequently tend to be non-first-generation students and mostly white students. “I think that a lot more needs to be done by way ...


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Stand-alone performing arts center to be built

After receiving approval from the Corporation, a new performing arts center is slated to be built in the next four years, said Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, vice president for planning and policy. The Corporation’s Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning will select an architect for the center, ...


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Workshop links entrepreneurs, artists

The Brown Arts Initiative and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown collaborated to host a series of lectures called “Music, Tech and Entrepreneurship: A Creative Workshop” this Sunday. The series aimed to reflect the intersections between entrepreneurial ideals and the artistic ...


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Ivy Film Festival reaches campuses nationwide

The 16th annual Ivy Film Festival kicks off today with keynote speaker Jodie Foster at 11:45 a.m. at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The IFF, the world’s largest student-run film festival, expanded this year to include satellite festivals at all eight Ivies as well as New York University ...


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New Instagram account celebrates local artists

With the University’s newly activated @artsatbrown Instagram account, Brown and Providence community members will be able to showcase their work in a shared digital space. Luyuan Xing, program coordinator for the arts, created the account, which published its first post two weeks ago. Xing said Instagram ...





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