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Liszt makes comeback in Sayles concert

While the average Brown student might be more familiar with the Phoenix song "Lisztomania" than Franz Liszt's classical compositions, Saturday's "Listztomania! A Bicentennial Festival Concert" proved that nothing beats the original.


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Twee, emo, tweemo: a culture of contradiction

St. Anthony Hall is home to several Brown stereotypes taken to their extremes, and thus offers fertile ground for exposing their contradictions. Items I have at one point stumbled upon in the lounge include: a unicorn head above the mantle, a stuffed puppy with a sword stuck in it, children's books ...


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Eiko & Koma transcend dance

The heap of black feathers stands out among sand and dry reeds. It takes seconds after the lights come on in the studio for the woman, dusted in chalk, to materialize in front of the pile. As a bird's caw sounds in the room, the woman's limbs shift and turn over before she finally sits upright, takes ...


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Steinbach delivers spooky midnight concert

Portraits of former University deans and professors adorn the walls, and the space flickers with the eerie glow of camera flashes. Students with laptops, sleeping bags and tired expressions fill the cavernous Sayles Hall. Strange costumes abound, and couples scatter the floor, looking for the best place ...


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Occupy music fest draws small crowd

With the threat of eviction looming, Providence Occupiers spent the weekend at Occustock, a three-day concert organized by Matt Weisberg '12, Sarah Grimm '12 and Providence resident Jay Wills. Over 20 different artists played at three locations Friday through Sunday in support of the Occupy movement. ...


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Cult horror film lacks thrills

Students whose pumpkin cravings were not satisfied by the muffins from the Blue Room certainly got their fill Friday evening. To kick off Halloween weekend, the Arkham Film Society and Malachi's cafe presented a screening of the 1988 horror flick "Pumpkinhead" in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for ...


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13 spooky sights, spirited sites for the 31st

1. Shades Plus is the perfect place to buy last-minute Halloween widgets like whiskers, wings and masks guaranteed to obstruct your ability to breathe, see and hear. The other day, as I was intently examining a plaid top hat, a fox mask on the wall turned to look at me. I'm not even kidding.


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Richard '09 founds 'NPR of India'

Thane Richard '09, a self-proclaimed "NPR Junkie" was sitting in a crowded train from Bandra to South Mumbai, listening to downloaded podcasts, when he was struck by a realization. "Why am I listening to shows about Chicago and Boston when I am in Bombay?" he asked himself. "Why aren't there these kind ...


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'Cole under pressure' makes diamonds

Hip-hop died in 2006. Some of you may have heard Nas' eulogy. The emcees from my childhood — the Jay-Zs, DMXs and Wu-Tangs of the world — remained mostly relevant but lost some of their luster as they struggled to reinvent themselves in a musical world thirsting for corporate beats and catchy ...


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Dance scholarship program expanded

In collaboration with Northwestern and Stanford universities, Brown announced Oct. 11 the creation of a new dance studies program that incorporates doctoral fellowships and summer seminars for the expansion of research and scholarship in the field of dance studies.






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