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‘Rising Stars’ discuss acting, industry

Working with the biggest names in Hollywood has made young actors Logan Lerman, Danielle Macdonald and Callum Woodhouse realize that their famous co-stars are human, too. In the Ivy Film Festival’s Rising Stars Panel moderated by IFF industry board leader Katya Stambler ’21, the young celebrities ...

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Biopic examines Ted Bundy from new angle

Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” investigates the character of serial killer Ted Bundy  as well as the “vulnerability of humans,” according to Producer Michael Simkin. Simkin, Zac Efron’s producing partner at Ninjas Runnin’ Wild Productions, spoke to an audience ...

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Jabberwocks to accept all genders, all voices

The Jabberwocks, the University’s oldest a cappella group, will begin accepting singers of all genders and all voices beginning fall 2019. Founded in 1949 and traditionally an all-male group, this change comes as the group celebrates its 70th anniversary. “Every singer is welcome to participate, ...

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Vogue legend dazzles audience

In 1974, André Leon Talley MA ’72 packed an overnight bag and left Providence for New York City, leaving behind unfinished doctoral work at the University for a life in the fashion industry. He left a trunk of his belongings in Providence and did not return to the University until last Monday night, ...

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PW show ‘danceveil’ examines ancestry and identity

Exploring trans identity, diaspora and mental illness, a Movement/Theater performance titled “danceveil” debuted last Thursday at the Upspace that examined the link between the physical body and the spiritual identity. Choreographed by Brian Solomon ’19, the show shares the various and complex ...

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Alum studies medieval puppets, cyborgs

The worlds of medieval Christianity and science fiction collided in a lecture by Michelle Oing ’07 last Thursday evening. During the event, titled “The Medieval Cyborg: Performing Objects in the Late Middle Ages,” Oing examined the usage of puppets in medieval liturgy and compared them to cyborgs, ...

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‘Your Ocean, My Ocean’ explores environmentalism

Combining dance, music, media and visual art, performances of “Your Ocean, My Ocean” on April 1 and 2 asked audience members to reflect on humans’ relationship with the ocean.  The interactive media performance was presented by the Brown Arts Initiative in collaboration with Rhode Island School ...

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Wolitzer ’81 reflects on writing as craft, practice

Meg Wolitzer ’81 discussed the evolution of her decades-long career as a novelist at an event hosted by the Providence Athenaeum that filled the olive-green pews of First Unitarian Church Friday, March 22. She noted the way that changes in the craft of writing, the art of reading and her own understanding ...


Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St. The ceremony took place in front of an ever-growing line of customers waiting for their first ...

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Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

As Hollywood embraces social change through movements like Time’s Up, those same shifting tides will bring young, diverse and empowering stars to the University’s campus as part of the annual Ivy Film Festival Apr. 8-14. André Leon Talley GS ’72, the former editor-at-large of Vogue, will open ...

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Out of Bounds performs comedy sketch show

Last Sunday night, Out of Bounds, a student-run comedy sketch group that lists “The Office” actor John Krasinski ’01 among its alums, brought laughter to Macmillan 117 with sketches and short comedic videos that parodied the banalities of University student life. The showcase consisted of a series ...

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