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String of 'cultural phenomena' fails to tie exhibit together

In List Art Center hangs something of a college reunion — Dawn Clements ’86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ’87 and Kerry Tribe ’97 were all invited back to their alma mater by the Department of Visual Arts in anticipation of the University’s 250th anniversary celebration. The unfortunate aspect of the ...

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New publications feature diverse voices

Two new student-run publications, OBSIDIAN and Vagabond Magazine, have established presences on campus this semester. These online outlets each fill a niche, providing multimedia platforms for students to present work that might not have a place elsewhere.   Raising awareness, raising voices “When ...

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Off-beat ramen bar opens downtown

Barely larger than a dorm room, Ken’s Ramen disappears into Washington Street, hiding behind a blockade of excited college students and locals and a series of papered-up windows. The noodle bar is hosting a pre-soft opening Feb. 12 through March 1 with a limited menu and reduced hours. On a weekend, ...

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Fusion delivers inventive student choreography

The Killers’ song “Human” was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s reputed claim that America was “raising a generation of dancers.” Though this was not intended as a compliment, the sharp-tongued gonzo journalist might have revised his thesis after seeing Fusion Dance Company’s 31st annual ...

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Student portrays Arab Spring in opera

If you think you’ve read enough analysis on the Arab Spring, maybe it’s time to see it staged as an opera. Filtering the score through a political lens, Ben Kutner ’14 has attempted to present just that. Bolstered by a Royce Fellowship and a creative force of 51 collaborators, Kutner, a former ...

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Tammy Cheung: Exploring Hong Kong through film

The work of filmmaker Tammy Cheung often revolves around questions of identity in her native Hong Kong. Prior to the screening of her documentaries “Speaking Up” and “Village Middle School” this week in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, organized by the Department of ...

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At AS220, local songwriters challenged creatively

A guitarist plucks out a rapid staccato. People wander the room with salty snacks and cold drinks. Songs about lost love and adventure. Songwriters in the Round, founded by guitarist and singer Ryan Fitzsimmons, is a monthly event held at AS220 that features a diverse collection of talented musicians ...

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Scholars gather to honor Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet

The life and work of Nazim Hikmet, the most prolific, influential poet of modern Turkey, were honored Tuesday in a conference hosted by the Middle East Studies Initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. The conference, largely the brainchild of Professor of English Mutlu Blasing, ...

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Warhol photography exhibit captures everyday magic

Glamorous Polaroid portraits and intimate black-and-white photos line the walls of the Andy Warhol photography exhibit, which opened two weeks ago at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. The show, which runs until June 29, includes over 150 previously unseen photographs from Warhol’s oeuvre. These ...

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Public art project illuminates cemetery

“Emma A. Ellis. 1860-1918. We miss you most who loved you best.” Tucked away in a back corner of Grace Church Cemetery, this epitaph is elusive by day and even more so by night. But last Friday night, the touching remembrance was activated once more in shining blue light for all of Providence to ...

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Illusions, alchemy occupy Rock lobby in alum’s exhibit

Aspiring wizards still reeling from not getting into Hogwarts would do well to pay a visit to the John D. Rockefeller Library this weekend. Selections from the H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana are currently on display in the Rock. The collection features books and objects associated ...

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Master of lieder delivers with Schubert swan song

Schwanengesang: a swan song, a last performance before retirement, a final deed before dying. The swan song originates from the Greek mythological belief that a swan sings a unique farewell once in its life, just before its death. “Schwanengesang” is also the title of a cycle of 14 poems set to ...


In PW Downspace, a ‘Godot’ worth waiting for

The occupants of Samuel Beckett’s  theater of the absurd — dithering and defunct ­— vacillate in and out of uncertainty. They search in vain  for validation and reprieve.  A new production of his juggernaut “Waiting for Godot,” directed by Patrick Madden ’15, opens tonight in the Production ...

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On an unlikely road trip, a dose of lyricism

Toto, we might be back in Kansas. Cornstalks? Check. Roads that stretch to the horizon? You got it. Days spent with beer and football? All there. While maybe not set in Kansas, “Nebraska” demonstrates director Alexander Payne’s familiarity with small-town America. The prospects of channelling ...


Hipster haven Flatbread Company falls flat

It’s easy to miss Flatbread Company — tucked away at the butt end of a large parking lot behind CVS — but the space is surprisingly roomy. The decor can best be described as a rustic, vegan-friendly ski lodge, with large windows overlooking the monochromatic landscape of the parking lot. It’s ...

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