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Artist enhances everyday objects

Ever heard the phrase "make love not war"? How about the almost-as-popular phrase "make tacos not war"? An exhibition of works by Alejandro Diaz, who coined the latter term, opened last Friday at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and will run through June 9. The exhibition kicked off with a free ...


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Photo exhibit showcases duality in nature

"Until the Kingdom Comes," an exhibit by Norwegian artist Simen Johan, opened Saturday at the David Winton Bell Gallery in the List Art Center. Showcasing 17 photographs and two sculptures, the exhibit features images of animals in unnatural or primordial circumstances. The artist, who began work on ...


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Play hosts blissful wedding of comedy, history

"The Golem ... or Get These Nazis Out Of My Wedding," Production Workshop's new play, revolves around a wedding. Rivka and Mendel are in love and about to be married. They are the perfect young couple, but there is one problem - they are Jews living in late-1930s Prague. After the passing of the Nuremberg ...


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Author aims to evoke 'wonder and magic'

"If you are here to find your fate you will be sorely disappointed." So began fiction writer Lily Hoang as she read from her novel, "Changing," yesterday for the Writers on Writing Reading Series at the McCormack Family Auditorium. The semi-autobiographical novel is a re-interpretation of the Chinese ...


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'Carol' brings Christmas cheer

It may be a little early to bust out the eggnog and twinkle lights, but I've been listening to Bing Crosby all evening after the Trinity Repertory Company's 36th production of "A Christmas Carol" swaddled me with warm and wintery spirits.


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Alum startup caters to consumers' tastes

"What are you in the market for?" NMRKT (pronounced in-market), a startup website founded by Julia Jacobson '07, focuses on this question. Jacobson spoke Saturday in the Metcalf Chemistry and Research Laboratory auditorium in front of a crowd of fashion-savvy students, explaining her website and her ...


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Acoustic artists showcase solo skills

Harmonies echoed over the steps of Faunce House Thursday and Friday nights as musicians armed with acoustic guitars played in the Brown Unheard Acoustic Showcase in the Underground, advertised with the slogan "Because only music brings sound." 


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Lecturer explores cross-cultural film and visual art

Considering subjects as diverse as Turkish space exploration and women who wear wigs, cinema and visual art provided a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue at the hand of artist and filmmaker Kutlug Ataman in his lecture Tuesday night at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.


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Exclusive: Q&A with Lois Lowry

Herald: Since its publication, "The Giver" has faced multiple bans. "Son" could be seen as equally controversial. In general, how have you approached the controversy, and what is your answer to people who are trying to ban the books? Lowry: Public libraries are well-known for their defense of freedom ...


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Lowry's new book wraps up 'The Giver' series

Since its publication in 1993, "The Giver" has become one of many simultaneously beloved and banned books of children's literature. But nearly 20 years after her first foray into the colorless and emotionless world introduced in "The Giver," author Lois Lowry, a former member of the class of 1958, returns ...


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Concert features Baroque masters

The Brown University Chorus transported nearly 200 audience members in Sayles Hall back in time to the Baroque Era through a concert this Friday that incorporated the music of Orlando di Lasso, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Telemann. 


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'Kiss of the Spider Woman' dazzles audience

In the dark of a Brazilian prison, a woman's voice faintly echoes. Supple and alluring, it grows louder. She is singing - but what? The prisoners are all around, dressed in rags, miserable. Suddenly, wearing more sequins than Lady Gaga, out steps Aurora. The Spider Woman has arrived. Haunting and dazzling, ...


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'As You Like It' production updates old world comedy

William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" could easily be a romantic comedy on television today - rustic setting and Old English prose aside, the play's convoluted love polygons and musical accompaniment seem only a stone's throw from modern favorites like "Glee." It's in that spirit of modern adaptation ...





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