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Exhibit obscures popular cultural images

Walking into the David Winton Bell Gallery, located in the lobby of the List Art Center, visitors are immediately confronted by a barrage of brightly colored pop-art pieces, photorealist prints and politically relevant montages. These pieces make up the featured exhibition, "Optical Noise: American ...


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Spring theater leaves Bard behind

With uncertainty and tumult beyond the Van Wickle Gates, students can take solace in Brown's thriving and healthy theater world this semester. This spring's thespian offerings include student-written theater, as well as a drama by two of Shakespeare's contemporaries. 


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Red Stripe well worth the walk

There are few places worth a 20 minute walk in the bitter cold of a dark December night. But Red Stripe, a self-described casual fine dining spot in Providence's East Side, definitely tops the list. The best part about Red Stripe, located on Angell Street near Wayland Square, is that it has all the ...


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Italian cuisine falls short at Siena

Few college students can afford to spontaneously jet off to Italy, but at least they can spend an evening at Siena. The restaurant, which was voted "Best Restaurant in Rhode Island" in 2008 and 2010, is appropriately located on Federal Hill, Providence's Little Italy, and bills its fare as Tuscan soul ...


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'Stinky cheese' and coziness at Farmstead

When I read that Farmstead, the cheese shop-turned-restaurant near Wayland Square, pledges to teach its costumers to "enjoy and imbibe in the once lost, yet re-discovered art of crafting true, artisan foods," I was a little wary. It is a promise that sets the stage for some killer gastronomy, but whether ...


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Lackluster Mediterraneo offers view and little else

Walking into Mediterraneo Caffe on Federal Hill, diners are greeted with qualities of the most high-end Italian restaurants: a warm atmosphere, an array of wine bottles and pictures of Italy displayed around the room. On the walls are photographs of the impressive number of celebrities who have visited ...


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Pastry chef discusses the power of flour

"This might be overkill," said baker and author Joanne Chang as she waved a large rolling pin over a tiny lump of dough on the table beneath her, "but when you're rolling dough, you don't want to be tentative." With that, she spun and rolled the lump into a finely wrought pate brisee before an audience ...


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After life on the streets, Mama Kim's settles down

By the time students start trickling onto campus after winter break, Mama Kim's — the Korean barbecue truck that usually sets up shop near Thayer Street and serves hearty, savory portions of beef bulgogi and homemade kimchi — will have expanded to a second truck and a sit-down restaurant. One truck ...


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Tazza Cafe glitters, but not all is gold

Superb wine, a trendy atmosphere and perfect portions come together for an excellent gastronomic experience at Tazza Cafe in downtown Providence. The restaurant —  coffeehouse by day and restaurant and bar by night — is centrally located near the popular Trinity Repertory Company and ...


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At Pastiche, sweet treats tease the palate

From a top shelf behind the display cases, the faces of several painted teacups wink down on Pastiche, a casually elegant dessert shop tucked behind the inviting, if touristy, Italian plaza on Federal Hill. The cups are a quirky indicator of what is to come — a delicious blend of whimsy and tradition ...


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With lessons and carols, tradition lives on

Sayles Hall was transformed last night into a hub of holiday cheer for the University's 95th annual Service of Lessons and Carols. A traditional Christmas celebration that rose to prominence in the early 20th century at King's College of Cambridge University, Lessons and Carols began at Brown in 1917 ...






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