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Film fest spotlights Ibero America

A year-long collaboration between staff and students brings the first edition of the New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema to campus this week. The festival features a variety of films, documentaries and short movies from directors around the world. The festival is being held at the Avon and ...


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Waldrop on writing and the alphabet

Students and faculty packed into McCormack Family Theater Thursday evening for a special poetry reading by Keith Waldrop, professor of literary arts. "The more we look at his poems, the more the enchantment," said Forrest Gander, professor of literary arts and comparative literature, as he introduced ...


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Student occupation pushes performance-reality boundaries

On Dec. 17, 2008, over 100 students barricaded themselves in a New School cafeteria in protest. Their goals: the resignation of unpopular President Bob Kerrey and other head administrators, more student participation in university decisions and more student space, among other reforms.


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Religion and spirituality collide in PW's 'Judas'

Set in the courtroom bowels of purgatory, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" opens Friday at Production Workshop. Exploring controversial issues of religion, forgiveness and spirituality, "Judas" invites audience members to continuously question the paradoxes and contradictions that characters face, ...


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Critiquing self-consciousness in Trinity's 'Camelot'

"Camelot" is a self-conscious musical, the characters constantly referring to themselves and their predicaments in the third person — take the number "I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight," sung by none other than King Arthur (Stephen Thorne) in his introductory scene, as an example. Trinity ...


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'Mi Tigre, My Lover': love, obsession & tigers

"Mi Tigre, My Lover," a collection of drawings by Naoe Suzuki currently on display at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center Gallery, explores the complicated relationship between a circus performer and her tigers through the interplay of mineral pigment and graphite on white paper.


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Dust and dirt as art in 'Divisibility'

Is wallpaper a mere decorative background or one of the fine arts? Providence artist Alison Owen takes up this question in "Divisibility," a new show in the David Winton Bell Gallery. Using found objects arrayed in rectilinear geometries, Owen plays off the gallery's architecture to create a delicately ...


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Folk festival aims to recreate the magic

The sounds of acoustic guitars, harmonicas and soft melodies will fill the air by Lincoln Field on Saturday. Featuring 16 performers, including both bands and solo artists, the second annual Brown Folk Festival is bound to be a day of good music on College Hill.


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Spring awakens artistic talents

Silk scarves, glass bead jewelry, furniture, paintings and hairy "Nightmare Snatcher" journals are just a few of the many items to be featured and sold in the Rhode Island School of Design's annual Alumni Spring Art Sale on Saturday.The spring sale is one of three main sales featuring alums' work that ...



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