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‘Miss Americana’ sparks empathy for Taylor Swift

On Jan. 31, the release of Taylor Swift’s intimate documentary “Miss Americana” took Netflix by storm. Directed by Emmy-Award winner Lana Wilson, the documentary follows Swift on her long-winded search for “happiness without anyone else’s input,” highlighting her struggles against criticisms, ...

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CHRHS screens ‘The Uncondemned’ at Watson Institute

Before international lawyers, activists and Rwandan women worked to win justice at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, rape had never before been prosecuted as a war crime. “The Uncondemned,” a documentary screened by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Thursday evening, ...

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BMP screens alum’s new show ‘Briarpatch’

Brown Motion Pictures hosted an advance screening Tuesday night of “Briarpatch,” a new television series created by “The Watch” podcast host and screenwriter Andy Greenwald ’99.  The show, which premieres on USA Network tonight, is an adaptation of the book by the same title. It tells the ...

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String quartet brings global sounds to Granoff

On the evening of Feb. 1, community members streamed into the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to enjoy the Providence-based ensemble Musicworks Collective perform a series of string quartet pieces inspired by traditional music from the East to the West. The first part of the show featured pieces composed ...

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Alum reflects on ‘You,’ her novel turned series

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 — which was published in 2014 and released to Lifetime ...

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Croissants cart delights students with baked goods

Rain or shine, wind or snow, the city of Providence counts on up-and-coming bike-cart-based bakery Butterbang Croissants to grace its streets and uplift residents with famous flaky specialties. Founder and baker Brian Leosz says Butterbang is his way of “bringing joy to people.” The croissant “is ...

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