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Ben Stewart’ 20, known artistically as folk-pop singer Tetrapod, plays guitar on the steps of the Stephen Robert '62 campus center.

‘Not Quite Spring Weekend’ broadcasts musical artists, raises money for COVID relief

June 5, 2020 1 comment

Not Quite Spring Weekend, a virtual benefit concert organized by a group of University students, rocked the screens of many via BeLive and Facebook on May 30. The festival comprised 12 student performers and 10 professional acts, which altogether provided students and the public with over 10 hours of original music. 

‘I had a chance on something random’: Benjamin Moser’s journey from Brown to Pulitzer Prize

‘I had a chance on something random’: Benjamin Moser’s journey from Brown to Pulitzer Prize

May 19, 2020 0 comments

Amongst the thousands of diaries, essays and film scripts in the University of California at Los Angeles’ archive of the late literary giant Susan Sontag, there is a photo of Sontag’s mother and grandmother  posing during an early Hollywood production about the Armenian Genocide.

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

April 23, 2020 0 comments

For the first time since Brown’s annual music festival was born in 1950, Brown Concert Agency’s highly anticipated Spring Weekend was canceled completely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving students wondering what their experience might have been. 

‘Swallow’ stands out with a chilling portrayal of domestic isolation

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‘Swallow’ stands out with a chilling portrayal of domestic isolation

April 23, 2020 0 comments

Writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ directorial debut, the psychological-thriller “Swallow,” reveals the horrors of a woman’s alienation from her marriage, struggles with mental illness and battles with an eating disorder. 

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

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‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

April 22, 2020 0 comments

When Esther Shapiro, known as Esty, jumps in the taxi for the first time, she can’t help but gaze out at the sky through the window as tears begin streaming down her face. She has escaped her past and is ready to start anew.

Ivy Film Festival to screen Official Selection, speaker series virtually

Ivy Film Festival to screen Official Selection, speaker series virtually

April 17, 2020 0 comments

How do you execute the world’s largest student-run film festival amidst a global pandemic? Like many things these days: Move online. The Ivy Film Festival announced Monday that this year’s festival will take place digitally from April 24 to April 30.

Joe Exotic, otherwise referred to as the “Tiger King,” is at the helm of Netflix’s new series, which features music supervised by Randall Poster ’84 P’23.

‘Tiger King’ music supervisor Randall Poster ’84 P’23 discusses the documentary series’ rise

April 10, 2020 0 comments

Since its March 20 debut, Netflix’s “Tiger King” has taken the United States by storm. Receiving over 34 million views within its first ten days on the streaming platform, the seven-part documentary series tells the story of three eccentric private zookeepers and their dangerous, alleged secrets and crimes.

Alum musical duo, Sofi Tukker, leaned into social media to keep their performances going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Show must go on: Sofi Tukker brings live performances online

April 9, 2020 0 comments

“It’s important to lean on friends, lean on music and lean on us for once a day,” said Tucker Halpern ’14 before he turned toward his DJ set to perform a remix of “Lean on Me,” originally by Bill Withers, with musical partner Sophie Hawley-Weld ’14 on an Instagram Live stream April 8.

The BAI’s new “Bring Art In” initiative will support student and faculty creators’ collaborative works through funding and partnership with the organization.

Brown Arts Initiative introduces creative, collaborative support opportunities

April 8, 2020 0 comments

On March 30, the Brown Arts Initiative announced the roll-out of a new “Bring Art In” initiative, which hopes to further the BAI’s mission of fostering creative expression and art across and between interdisciplinary faculty and students. 

Students from Brown Esports hope that virtual tours on the Minecraft replica of the University can begin by late April.

With Minecraft model of Brown’s campus, students cultivate community

April 8, 2020 0 comments

By constructing a scaled Minecraft replica of the University, Brown Esports and Geopipe — an alum-founded virtual modeling company — have kickstarted a novel way to experience College Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic.