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StorySLAM spotlights tales from seniors

Last Thursday evening, performers filled the Underground with tales of jumping out of a plane into a field of cobras, a family of witches in the neighborhood and an exploration through an abandoned tunnel under College Hill. This year’s Fall StorySLAM, hosted by the Brown University Storytellers Club, ...


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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak. The album’s title alludes to the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene, who is one of Jesus Christ’s ...


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‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by the highly acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, also responsible for the dystopian movies “Snowpiercer” and ...


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Big Thief’s new album invokes earthliness

On Oct. 11, indie outfit Big Thief released their second studio album of the year, “Two Hands,” which they described as the “earth twin” of their critically acclaimed, celestial album “U.F.O.F.” In “Two Hands,” it is evident that Big Thief sets out to explore space and physical temporality. ...


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Documentaries explore life in rural China

A light flickers on in the darkness. A young woman’s face is lit up by the searchlight she holds, casting the room in a warm glow. As she moves forward, turning on more lights, a video plays in the background. An old man is asked to recall his memories, to which he responds: “I can’t talk about ...


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Arts and Culture Roundup, Nov. 3

RISD Museum workshop encourages teaching with objects This Tuesday, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum will lead “Museum as Object,” a workshop focused on teaching with objects. Considering questions like “What makes an object museum-worthy?” the workshop intends to provide participants ...


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Stuart Weitzman’s shoes evolve from staples to icons

Stuart Weitzman, the creative and entrepreneurial mind behind many famed shoe silhouettes, stepped onto the Martinos Auditorium stage in silver shoes last night to discuss his career’s trajectory. Hosted by Fashion@Brown and The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Weitzman’s talk offered students ...


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Lecture honors late professor, poet

Each year since the unexpected passing of C.D. Wright in 2016, the late professor of literary arts has been honored through a lecture in her name. On Tuesday, Harris Feinsod ’04, associate professor of English and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University, delivered the third annual ...


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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date. The 11-song album is comprised entirely of Christian rap — a completely new trajectory for West, breaking away ...


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