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Arts & Culture

The Brown Arts Initiative’s new David Dornstein ’85 Grant honors an alum who was one of 270 victims in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988.

Brown Arts Initiative debuts David Dornstein ’85 Grant

January 20, 2021 0 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative introduced the David Dornstein ’85 Artist Grant on Jan. 4. The new grant will award a total of $50,000 annually to at least one graduating senior and graduating graduate student, with each being eligible to receive up to $25,000.

Winter Break wonders: five films from the final days of 2020 

Winter Break wonders: five films from the final days of 2020 

January 20, 2021 0 comments

Fast-forwarding seven decades from the World War I setting of 2017’s Wonder Woman, the highly anticipated sequel is set in the brightly colored ‘80s, an era of bulky TVs, aerobic wear and parachute pants.

Jessica Rothe (fourth from the left) and Harry Shum Jr (seventh from the left) with director of photography Russ T. Alsobrook (fifth from the left) and director Marc Meyers (sixth from the left) on the set of All My Life.

“All My Life” actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. discuss new film at virtual roundtable

December 20, 2020 1 comment

Actors Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr. reflected on the importance of living in the moment after starring in the new film, “All My Life,” at a virtual roundtable Thursday afternoon. 

Contract Tracing: The Herald’s COVID-19 loveline

Contract Tracing: The Herald’s COVID-19 loveline

November 20, 2020 0 comments

With College Hill’s foliage saturated in crimson hues and Uniqlo HEATTECH fabric materializing on the student body, temperatures dip below the 50s and midterm exams vigilantly march on by. 

Sophie Elgort ’08, Nicholas Picchione ’86 and Robert Geller RISD ’01, all who work in the fashion industry, spoke to The Herald about what the future of fashion might look like.

Brown alums talk future of fashion

November 19, 2020 0 comments

To synthesize the luxury fashion industry feels a fruitless task, for it is in many ways a field emphatically characterized by the four changing seasons.

Both Johnson’s classes and her activism at Brown, urging the University to divest their money from South Africa due to apartheid, informed her documentary filmmaking career by opening her eyes to the larger world.

Documentarian Kirsten Johnson ’87 reflects on Brown’s influence on her career

November 18, 2020 0 comments

When an 18-year-old Kirsten Johnson ’87 arrived at Brown in the fall of 1983, she had never even picked up a film camera, let alone imagined a future where she would travel the world for her career as a filmmaker.

Film and TV industry leaders encouraged students to find their passions, make connections, and take advantage of all opportunities presented.

IFF Hosts Film Industry Leaders in Weekend of Career Chats

November 15, 2020 0 comments

This weekend, the Ivy Film Festival held a “Weekend of Career Chats”: a series of webinar workshops and conversations on entry points and opportunities in the film and television industry.

The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel “The Witches,” which premiered this past month, succeeds in some aspects but falls short of the original movie.


Reimagining of ‘The Witches’ brings a forgettable charm

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Film journalists and movie buffs alike buzzed with anticipation when news arrived announcing that Robert Zemeckis, director of “Back to the Future” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” was slated to adapt the 1983 classic story, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” 

While the Babish Culinary Universe includes videos of quarantine favorites like sourdough bread, it also turns food into a game through recreating pop culture’s most famous foods, like the Krabby Patty, and TV-inspired gastronomy.


‘Babish Culinary Universe’ turned underworld

November 11, 2020 0 comments

Python. Rum-soaked ham. The ratatouille from Ratatouille. Prison sauce. Bison. “Pizza Crepe Taco Pancake Chili Bag.” Dessert pasta. Julia Child’s beef bourguignon. Acorn cookies. Broiled Cornish game hen sandwich. And, of course, sourdough.

Despite its magical, upbeat nature, “Over the Moon” is still effective in exploring darker themes of sorrow and loss.


‘Over the Moon’ brings audiences to spectacular heights

November 10, 2020 0 comments

Brightly lit bakeries, mouth-watering mooncakes and felicitous festivities mark the beginning of Netflix’s latest animated feature, “Over the Moon.”