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IMPULSE pops, locks, drops

This past weekend, Brown community members packed into Alumnae Hall to watch the contemporary hip-hop dance group IMPULSE perform its 16th annual Spring showcase “Cake.” The two-act performance — described as “incredibly impressive” by audience member Kaleb Hood ’21 — featured a dozen ...

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Nandita Das shares motivation behind ‘Manto’ biopic

“A story humanizes the other. … Suddenly you see that unknown, and it’s a person,” said Nandita Das, director and writer of the 2018 biopic “Manto,” last Thursday evening at the Center for Contemporary South Asia’s screening of the film. At the event, Das discussed questions of truth, ...

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Solange’s new album explores self, hometown

On March 1, singer and songwriter Solange Knowles, known mononymously as Solange, released “When I Get Home,” a follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album “A Seat at the Table.” In “When I Get Home,” Solange meditates on the vague, the ambient and the imaginary to invoke both her hometown ...

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Sock & Buskin performs Isben’s play ‘Hedda Gabler’

On Feb. 28, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies premiered its rendition of the play “Hedda Gabler” in a new version by Brian Friel, directed by Professor Spencer Golub. This psychological realist piece written by Henrik Ibsen is being staged from Feb. 28 to March 10 at the Stuart ...

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Panel, exhibition depicts Brazilian favela life

Images of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro tend to look alike. In a panel Tuesday, video journalist Nadia Sussman observed that the most common photographs of the favelas, or shantytowns, depict “red brick homes stacked on top of one another and hand-strung electrical wires.” But “Maré de Dentro,” ...

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Mezcla captivates crowd in Spring Showcase

Twenty-something black silhouettes began to grind and twirl to “La Calle Linda” by Pirulo y La Tribu in front of a red-lit backdrop. They wore orange, red and beige ’70s-inspired high-waisted flare pants and crop tops as they moved perfectly in sync with one another, grooving to the bass of salsa. Performed ...

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Syrian eatery Aleppo Sweets draws crowd to Ives Street

Feb. 24 marked the one-month anniversary of Aleppo Sweets’ opening on Ives Street. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere: Copper Turkish tea sets decorate the front of the restaurant, a dozen plants and lamps hang from the azure ceiling and Arabic songs play softly in the background. The restaurant ...

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Fusion dancers perform in 36th spring show

Despite a small fire during their final performance, Fusion Dance Company presented a stylistically diverse and unceasingly energetic 36th Annual Spring Show last weekend. The show’s performances ranged from thoughtful to light-hearted, including several short comedic interludes. Fusion also utilized ...

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21st French Film Festival continues post-Cable Car

When Providence’s Cable Car Cinema closed last May after 42 years in business, there was a possibility that the long-standing annual French Film Festival would be lost with it. But thanks to a joint effort between former Cable Car owner Daniel Kamil and various University departments, the Festival ...

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‘95 and 6 to Go’ explores memory, love, loss

In her documentary “95 and 6 to Go,” Kimi Takesue illustrates a portrait of her Japanese-American grandfather, offering a moving and intimate perspective on memory, love and family. The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America held a screening and a question-and-answer session for the ...

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The Rib hosts comedy event at Underground

The Underground swelled with the laughter of a large crowd of students as comedians took to the stage Saturday evening. The Rib, an on-campus humor publication that is exclusively run by women and people of marginalized genders, gathered comedy enthusiasts together on Feb. 23, packing the Underground ...

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University student's documentary short wins Oscar

In just twenty-five minutes, the student-produced Oscar-winning short documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” draws attention to a global problem — the lack of access to supplies for and education about menstruation. “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject ...

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Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

Updated 7:52  P.M Feb. 25, 2019. “Period. End of Sentence.,” executive co-produced by Charlotte Silverman ’22, won the award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards last night. In addition to Silverman, multiple alums and a professor were nominated for Oscars. “I can’t ...

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Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones. The film, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2019 Academy Awards, ...

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Alum’s ‘RBG’ nominated for Oscar

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unshakable grit and present-day persona imbue the opening minutes of Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG.” Donning a navy-blue sweatshirt that reads “Super Diva!” the octogenarian Supreme Court Justice lifts weights, lunges and holds a plank for longer than thirty seconds. ...

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