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SV, students partner on variety show

National art and entertainment company Small Victories partnered with a group of University student artists to spotlight the creative talents on College Hill. Last Thursday, Oct. 3, marked the team’s first joint event. The night combined student acts such as the band Orange Guava Passion, rapper Té ...

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Artist explores narratives of race, culture

Interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers shared the historical, cultural and personal inspirations behind his works with University students at the List Art Building Wednesday afternoon. Biggers is well-renowned for his multimedia work in film/video, installation, sculpture, music and performance art. ...

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Exhibit explores art as environmental advocacy

A new exhibition of photographs in Stephen Robert ’62 Hall invites viewers to contemplate the interaction between humans and nature through abstract renderings of nature at dusk. Artist and writer Pamela Petro ’82 opened her exhibit, “The Blink of Our Lifetimes: The Ecology of Dusk,” at the ...

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Rankine explores imagination, race

Acclaimed poet, essayist and scholar Claudia Rankine conveyed the multi-faceted cultural conception of race — equal parts abstract and material — during an Oct. 2 lecture at the University. “The ask I am making of everyone here, is that you begin to think of the racial imaginary, as that of which ...


Better WorldxDesign embraces tech, art

Collaboration came to College Hill this weekend when designers, educators and entrepreneurs gathered for Better WorldxDesign’s three-day conference. “I discovered that my interest in design was an interest in art, and my interest in art was an interest in culture,” said Brendan Ciecko, founder ...

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Colson Whitehead shares artistic journey

Colson Whitehead, author of nine novels including the #1 New York Times best-seller “The Underground Railroad” and his latest 2019 release “The Nickel Boys,” took to the pulpit of the First Unitarian Church Friday night to read, laugh and discuss the qualms and joys of a writer’s life with ...


Charli XCX releases new wave poptimism in 'Charli'

Charli XCX’s third studio album, “Charli,” released on Sept. 13, reinvents the pop artist’s identity and reinforces her knack for electronic nuance through innovative production and unique pop invention. Twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Aitchison, who performs under the moniker of Charli XCX, ...

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Yale Whiffenpoofs blend humor, history

“We are the Yale Whiffenpoofs,” tenor Hale Jaeger proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 4 to a crowd of over 100 people. “And we are so excited to be singing here — mostly because we are the first collegiate a cappella group in America, and this is the First Baptist Church in America.” Clad in black tailcoats ...

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Author Steven Dunn presents interactive reading

When the spotlight shone on Steven Dunn, a former member of the Navy, he was not alone; with him were Mike Malpiedi, event specialist at the University, Kendall Morris GS, MFA Candidate for Poetry and Shingai Kagunda GS, MFA Candidate for Fiction. Students from both sections of Writers on Writing, a ...

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Alums celebrate at 71st Emmy Awards

At the 71st Annual Emmy Awards, actors from acclaimed television shows shed their costumes to join writers, directors and other creatives — among them Brown alums — at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. University alums’ accomplishments were celebrated in numerous categories, including Outstanding ...

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Arts and Culture Roundup, Sept. 20

David Winton Bell Gallery announces Kate Kraczon as new curator The Bell Gallery appointed Kate Kraczon as its new curator August 1. She will manage the educational programs out of the gallery and will oversee “conceptualization and implementation” of the rotating exhibits, according to the Brown ...

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University partners with film studio A24

Starting this fall, the University will partner with film production company A24 — known for works such as “Spring Breakers,” “Ex Machina,” “Lady Bird,” “Moonlight” and “Euphoria” — to bring screenings and events to campus. Headquartered in New York City, A24 is one of the most ...

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Ceremony Tea to replace Tealuxe

Ocean State resident and business owner Michelle Cheng plans to open Ceremony Tea in the place of Tealuxe on Thayer Street this October. Her loose-leaf tea company, Leafy Green, has been servicing Brown’s School of Engineering and Blue Room cafes since April 2018, and Cheng is eager to open the company’s ...

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Exhibit reexamines Warhol’s curatorial style

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum opened its new exhibit, “Raid the Icebox Now,” on Sept. 13 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the museum’s original “Raid the Icebox,” curated by Andy Warhol. The original exhibit opened April 23, 1970, and has since been renowned for its innovative ...

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Taylor Mac pushes back on theater conventions

Before Taylor Mac’s artist-in-residence lecture began at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Thursday, photos from the artist’s storied career in theater flashed on a large screen above the podium. They showed bewildered audience members watching Mac dressed in extravagant drag, flanked by ...

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