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Gluten-free lifestyle more than just a fad

Juice cleanses, vegetarianism, veganism. Atkins, Dukan, Paleo. Fad diets — trendy eating patterns that often involve cutting out specific food groups — have come and gone over the years. Though not always strictly designed for weight loss, most are a part of efforts to attain superior health through ...


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Fashionable aliens, robots invade runway

A hush fell over a crowd of Providence fashionistas Tuesday night as a bug-headed creature strode across an empty runway and took a seat in the front row. She was a fashionista in her own right, wearing a sparkling red and gold number and carrying a handbag, square and plastic, imprinted with a photograph ...


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Spring theater to present new works and old favorites

Theater aficionados and newcomers alike will have plenty to see and talk about this semester as students, faculty members and visiting artists stage an ambitious spring lineup with performances of a vast thematic range. From Neoclassical tragedy to contemporary devised work, the next few months in drama ...


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U. staff members display artistic flair

Though most students know him for his long golden hair and post at the entrance to the Sciences Library, few are familiar with Steve Gervais’ second career, which showcases his more creative and artistic side. “I like to call my two pieces ‘Strange Bedfellows,’” said Gervais, who in addition ...


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Alums collaborate on mixed media exhibit

After four years as visual arts concentrators, Cecilia Salama ’12 and Jill Silverberg ’11 are no newcomers to exhibiting their artwork at Brown. This winter they collaborated on a mixed media installation, “ssided,” at the List Arts Center. “Though the approach may be sculptural, in my eyes ...


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Fashion showcase opens downtown

Emerging fashion designers will flaunt their new pieces in runway shows, showcases and a competition at StyleWeek Northeast, which started Monday at the Biltmore Hotel downtown. Rosanna Ortiz Sinel, president and founder of StyleWeek, started the event in 2009 with hopes of “connecting buyers and ...


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Ivy Film semester opens with ‘warm’ zombie rom-com

The Ivy Film Festival is kicking off the new semester with an advanced screening of the film “Warm Bodies” followed by a question-and-answer session with director Jonathan Levine ’00 Sunday. Levine’s film is a romantic comedy with a twist — the drop-dead gorgeous protagonist is replaced with ...


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Orchesta promotes dialogue for peace

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a youth orchestra uniting young Israeli and Arab musicians in a spirit of open dialogue and international cooperation, has returned to campus for the first time since 2006. Led by acclaimed conductor, pianist and activist Daniel Barenboim, the musicians will be on campus ...


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Trinity Rep play explores female reproductive system

Evolutionary biology and contemporary theater are not obvious bedfellows. Even for life science enthusiasts, the idea that two women should spend the entirety of a two-act play discussing the intricacies of the female reproductive system is, to say the least, unexpected. But it works in "The How and ...


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Family antics amaze in 'Next to Normal'

Musical Forum's production of "Next to Normal" premieres tonight, and there is only one thing to do about it: go see it. It's free, it's filled with talent, and it's this weekend only, so take the opportunity while you can and go see a musical that will make you laugh, cry and want to punch something ...


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Med School musicians take talent to stage

United by their joint passions for medicine and music, a select group of Alpert Medical School students and faculty members traded their white coats and stethoscopes for musical instruments Friday, showcasing their talents at the seventh annual BioMed Concert to a nearly full Martinos Auditorium.


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Concert celebrates Guthrie compositions

Continuing the theme "Musical Voyages" begun earlier this semester and in celebration of the Woody Guthrie centenary, the Brown University Orchestra performed music by Beethoven, David Amram and Leonard Bernstein in a concert in Sayles Hall Nov. 29 and 30.


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'Bluest Eye' traverses trauma and memory

It begins with a voice, a sweet soprano humming in the darkness. Then a girl begins to read from a children's primer: "Here is the house. It is green and white. It has a red door. It is very pretty." Soon the audience hears about little Jane and her happy, laughing mother, her red dress, her big, strong ...


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Concert mixes beats, Beatnik literature

The ensemble group Aurea put on a concert Thursday evening in a show featuring a collaboration with composer David Amram, who scored films such as the 1962 version of "The Manchurian Candidate." Held in Grant Recital Hall, the concert included pieces composed by Amram interspersed with readings of works ...


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Experimental 'Old Queen' reigns at PW

When audience members file into the Upspace to see "The Old Queen," running at Production Workshop this weekend, they will see Anna Muselmann '14 dressed in tattered rags and sitting on a wooden platform facing away from them. Muselmann, who plays an imprisoned Marie Antoinette, is the force behind ...


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Novelist enchants in rhythmic reading

Author Pamela Lu's calming aura filled the small McCormack Family Theater Thursday night during a Writers on Writing Series event hosted by the Department of Literary Arts. Lu, a fiction writer, has authored "Pamela: A Novel," "The Private Listener" and, most recently, "Ambient Parking Lot."





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