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Confronting social isolation through art

In the photograph, Lindsey Ponte stares into the camera lens wide-eyed, her brown orbs radiating surprise. She covers her mouth with a paint-smudged hand. In the next frame, the photo's duplicate still draws the viewer in, but it is now criss-crossed with color — purple, green, blue, black and ...


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At Steel Yard, cooking up sculptures at 6,000 degrees

A screaming came across the sky. It was the circular saw's squeal, settling into a ragged, mechanical snarl as it sliced through a steel rod, sending off a jet of orange sparks. There was the clank of metal hitting metal, the thud of a rusty gear dropped to the ground, the rattle of chicken wire and ...


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At Trinity Rep, a chilling 'Cabaret'

In Trinity Repertory Company's current production of "Cabaret," the gilded proscenium leans menacingly forward, jarring and topsy-turvy. It's a fitting choice: This classic musical, by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is set in the fragile fantasy world of Weimar Germany and overshadowed by the specter of ...


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Hassenfeld humanizes the hysterical

At the heart of the David Winton Bell Gallery exhibit "Kirsten Hassenfeld: Recent Sculpture" is a massive installation called "Dans la Lune." Artist Hassenfeld has said she associates the work with the French title's idiomatic meaning — it connotes "head in the clouds" or "daydreaming" — ...


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Sock & Buskin announces '09-'10 line-up

In addition to presenting four plays from three different centuries, Sock & Buskin's 2009-2010 season will mark the culmination of a retooled relationship between Brownbrokers — a group that produces student-written musicals — and the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance. Next season's ...


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Seniors' home-spun podcast spins its own story

The Ladies Village Improvement Society is the next logical step for the maturing MySpace generation. With their online podcasts, Rachel Blatt '09 and Lacy Roberts '09 aren't attempting radical moral "Improvement," but rather are transforming the traditional radio form to fit the do-it-yourself world ...


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AmCiv class studies local Cape Verdeans

Students in Professor Steven Lubar's AMCV1550: "Methods in Public Humanities" will unveil their collaborative final project –– an exhibit about the community of Cape Verdean immigrants that inhabited the Fox Point region in the 1930s –– on Saturday, May 9 at the John Nicholas ...


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Festival draws all kinds of folk to Sayles

In spite of the cold and the rain, the first Brown University Folk Festival brought an eclectic mix of musicians, Brown students and Providence locals to Sayles Hall on Saturday. The all-day music festival was organized by a group of folk fans in collaboration with the 2012 Class Board, the Creative ...



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