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Reimagining of ‘The Witches’ brings a forgettable charm

Film journalists and movie buffs alike buzzed with anticipation when news arrived announcing that Robert Zemeckis, director of “Back to the Future” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” was slated to adapt the 1983 classic story, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.”  No doubt all those excited to watch ...


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Review

Oneohtrix Point Never muses in “Magic OPN”

A shattered mirror of sounds materializes in experimental composer and musician Oneohtrix Point Never’s ninth studio-length album, “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never.” The sonic self-portrait coalesces in a series of 17 tracks — vignettes that are collaged into a pillowy collection that oscillates ...


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Review

‘Red Scare’ and the Politics of Trolling

For those who have three backup plans to vote, for those who phonebank every weekend and for those who are tracking Iowan statehouse races, political disengagement is a luxury in which they can’t indulge. For podcasters Dasha Nekrasova and Anna Khachiyan, making a mockery of any genuine commitment ...


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Arts & Culture

The phantoms of Providence past, present, future

Providence might just be the locus of hocus pocus; the spooky city boasts bounteous emblems of the ghastly and supernatural. These have served as the inspiration for many storytellers — from H.P. Lovecraft to Providence Ghost Tours, the fictional and historical narratives of the undead and otherworldly ...


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Review

‘Rebecca’ remake falls flat

Though director Ben Wheatley claims to offer a new interpretation of a well-loved classic, his version of “Rebecca” pales in comparison not only to the story’s 1938 source material but also to the famous Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation from 1940. “Rebecca,” based on Daphne du Maurier’s ...


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IN PHOTOS: Brown students around the world

This semester, many undergraduate students remain scattered across the globe. Some are studying, attending class and participating in extracurriculars remotely. Others are pursuing personal projects at home or elsewhere. To capture the diverse Brown experience of current undergraduates, we asked our ...


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Review

‘Emily in Paris’ is a buttery bore

French confections, frilly outfits from 2016 Pinterest boards and a naïve millennial American are the centerpiece of the new bingeable Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” The new MTV-produced, Netflix-streamed show was released Oct. 2 and stars Lily Collins as the eponymous Emily: an American entry-level ...


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Review

The short-lived, lighthearted allure of ‘On the Rocks’

The latest drama-comedy ‘On the Rocks’ reunites writer-director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray, as he takes on the role of Felix, a seasoned debauchee and wealthy art dealer. Rashida Jones joins Murray as Felix’s daughter Laura, a writer troubled by the disinterest of her husband Dean (Marlon ...


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University News

Brown libraries welcome back undergraduate students

As the University welcomed back undergraduate students into classrooms Monday, it also allowed students back into three of the University’s libraries as part of the school’s move to a Level 2 Campus Activity Status.  Starting on Oct. 5, undergraduate students were able to reserve two-hour time ...


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Arts & Culture

Campus creators talk TikTok culture, celebrity

As many students sat down in their childhood bedrooms in early March, confronted with remote classes or omnipresent families, they began to give in and download TikTok — the short-form video content platform first created in September of 2016 under the original moniker of Musical.ly. Though these ...


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