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‘The Chair’ is Netflix’s love story in disguise

By now, you should have heard of “The Chair.” Starring a blazer-clad Sandra Oh, the Netflix original released Aug. 20 caters to the bookish, academic, higher ed-obsessed niche of the American population. If you’ve heard a lot about it, chances are you fit into that niche. And if you fit into that ...


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After ‘Much Ado,’ live theater returns to College Hill

On Wednesday, a group of first-year students performed Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Nightingale-Brown House, where they will perform again Friday. The production was directed by Josephine Miller ’24 and Emily Mayo ’24.In the intimate garden space outside the ...


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Black Widow is a nostalgic, action-packed eulogy

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been waiting for a glimpse into the elusive Natasha Romanoff since her debut in Iron Man 2. After an 11-year long journey with the Avengers, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her own movie July 9. The film begins in 1990s Ohio, following Natasha’s ...


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‘Home Video’ shows Lucy Dacus at her best

For years, Lucy Dacus has been one of indie’s best kept secrets. After bubbling under the surface as a member of the group boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker and after the release of her first album "No Burden," Dacus’ sophomore record “Historian” garnered her a reach she’d never ...


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RISD Museum reopens doors to public

The RISD Museum has reopened as of June 13, after being closed to the public for over a year since March 13, 2020. Although some museum programs will continue to be offered in virtual formats in light of the pandemic, the museum staff is enthusiastic about offering the community an in-person experience ...


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'Cruella,' the Disney villainess with a fashionable backstory

Directed by Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya”), “Cruella” is a dazzling crime-comedy, villain origin story with a vampy flair distinct from the standard Disney live-action feature. Despite an untrimmed run time of 2 hours and 14 minutes, its plot contrivances and questionable character motives are ...


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Brown music community adapts during COVID-19 pandemic

Last year, many lives were upended as the world went into lockdown. For the music community, however, the sting of the shutdowns was particularly harsh. When classes shifted to Zoom and club meetings were canceled, students and professors alike had to quickly figure out how they could continue engaging ...


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Five films, TV series celebrate AAPI heritage

After a pandemic-ravaged year in which waves of anti-Asian sentiment frothed and boiled into violence and tragedy, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month serves as a timely, if not defiant, celebration of AAPI individuals. From up-and-coming youth to seasoned auteurs, here is a list ...


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Restaurant Map

The Herald made this map to provide University students with a resource for eating around College Hill. This list is non-exhaustive and intended to be built upon; if you have suggestions or corrections, please reach out to herald@browndailyherald.com. The map was made at no cost to the establishments ...


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Lana Del Rey’s outdated image of America

If Phoebe Bridgers is the Twitter music star — outwardly moody and unsatisfied; “ghosting” friends and effusively crying; favoring words over decoration — Lana Del Rey is the alternative darling of Instagram. In her newest album “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” released March 19, Del ...



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