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'The Trip to Spain' follows trite format, falls flat

“The Trip to Spain” runs exactly like one would expect from the third installment of a comedic culinary travelogue — a cheeky but tired retread that cheapens the artistic and gastronomic richness of the series’ first two chapters. Following the format established by their 2010 film “The Trip” ...


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Unearthed Fitzgerald story offers new insights

“It fulfills all the requirements of fiction: it is one long sweet lie,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in “The I.O.U.,” a previously unpublished short story that came out posthumously Monday in the New Yorker. The quote comes from a conversation between two of the short story’s central characters ...


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‘Sweet/Vicious’ grapples with campus sexual assault

“People are just getting away with awful things. I’m trying to make some of that right,” says protagonist Jules Thomas on MTV’s ongoing series “Sweet/Vicious.” “Sweet/Vicious,” which premiered last November, tells the story of two typical college students — Jules , portrayed by Eliza ...


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Providence coffee shops offer unique atmospheres

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Coffee is the favorite drink of the civilized world.” These words still ring true — there is perhaps no drink as ubiquitous in the life of the college student as coffee. It can be a morning ritual, a classroom accessory, a social stimulant or a late night savior. Luckily, ...


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Race, gender define Oscars’ best picture race

The Golden Globes, affectionately known as the little (and drunker) brother to the Academy Awards, aired with much fanfare Jan. 8. Yet despite all the conversation and attention that the awards ceremony generates, the Golden Globes themselves provide relatively little insight into who will collect Oscar ...


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The 1975 releases aesthetically risky breakup album

The 1975 released its latest album, “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” Feb. 26, combining a sense of the old, the new and the unusual. The album starts with the band’s customary sound of frustrated lyrics mixed with an upbeat tune and purposeful, innovative ...


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Dance groups join together at Fall Dance Concert

Student dancers from groups including Attitude Dance Company, Dance Extension, Fusion Dance Company, imPulse Dance Company and Brown Ground Breakin’ united this weekend on the Fall Dance Concert stage. The concert, which took place in the Ashamu Dance Studio, featured all student-choreoghraphed dances ...


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Austrian thriller film will have you crying for ‘Mommy’

Sitting down in the Cable Car Cinema to watch “Goodnight Mommy,” audience members should prepare themselves to be immersed in a goosebump-evoking psychological thriller. The film delivers a horrifyingly engaging plot — impressive considering the film is in German with English subtitles. The storyline ...


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‘Slow West’ reimagines Western genre

The artfully absurdist reformulation of Western film cliches is sure to confound anyone who expects a typical Western from “Slow West,” a film directed by John Maclean. Students were treated to an early screening at Avon Cinema Thursday as part of the Ivy Film Festival. The film’s premise is ...


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‘End of the Tour’ starts off Ivy Film Festival

“The End of the Tour” kicked off the Ivy Film Festival to a packed audience in the Martinos Auditorium Monday. A dramatic subversion of the usual road trip comedy, the film follows a journalist tasked with profiling author David Foster Wallace on the final leg of a book tour. Jason Segel breaks ...


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Witch trial-inspired film enchants IFF audiences

Exploring the relationship between paranoia, exclusion and the perilous terrain of adolescent friendship, “The Sisterhood of Night” kept audiences in suspense in its premier Wednesday, the third day of the Ivy Film Festival. The film, written by Marilyn Fu and directed by Caryn Waechter, is set ...


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‘Comedy Tonight’: Musical transports crowds to Rome

Light, punny and packed with satire, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” presented by Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan is sure to send audience members home chuckling. Directed by Paul Martino ’17, the musical features a comically absurd plot, a lively set and talented actors. Set ...


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Modest Mouse’s new album: From nostalgic to novel

In the music scene of 2015, Modest Mouse is indeed a stranger. The indie rock band’s latest album is its first in eight long years. Where has the group been and what has taken so long? Touring is part of the answer to these questions. Starting with a North American circuit in 2008, Modest Mouse has ...


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