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Arts & Culture

Sister Spit explores queer expression

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The interdisciplinary queer feminist performance group Sister Spit held workshops at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design last Thursday and Friday, followed by a presentation of their poetry, fiction, film and tour anecdotes in List Art Center Friday night.

Swine flu inspires, not infects, at art show

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

This fall has the masses anxious about “the swine,” with college students in particular trying to avoid the H1N1 flu. But for the Hillel Gallery Project — a committee of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students responsible for organizing art exhibitions at Hillel — the looming flu season turned out to be a source of inspiration, not just rattled nerves.

Horror film festival offers nightmares on Bell Street

October 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Things are definitely going bump in the night as the Rhode Island International Film Festival unleashed its 10th annual Horror Film Festival last night. The festival continues through Sunday night for a hair-raising cinematic experience.

‘Anna Bella Eema’ tells much, shows little

October 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The problem with “Anna Bella Eema” isn’t exactly that it’s a bad play, but rather that it isn’t exactly a play.

‘Anna Bella Eema’ tells a supernatural tale

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Perishable Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season tonight with the regional premiere of “Anna Bella Eema,” a musical with a great deal of Brown artistic muscle behind it.

Campus journal brings together students, writers

October 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The publication of the first issue of The Round adds a new magazine to the University’s collection of literary and artistic journals. The magazine — a collection of poetry, prose and visual art — includes work by Brown undergraduates, graduates, students from other universities and several pieces by professional writers.

In PW’s ‘Clean House,’ love, death and untranslatable jokes

October 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The term “catharsis” invokes a particular combination of purification, purgation, insight, clarity and cleansing that cannot be reduced to any one of those sensations. Aristotle used the word to describe the feeling of emotional release at the end of a good tragedy, but catharsis is also surprisingly close to the rush of recognition that comes with the punchline of a really good joke.

Installation marches to its own (heart)beat

October 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“Let us imagine a straight line,” a new multimedia installation, opens today at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The work, by Joseph “Butch” Rovan, an associate professor of music and the co-director of Brown’s computer music program, combines cinema with a 19th-century machine aesthetic.

Alums play Avon homecoming show tonight

October 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Eight years ago, as freshmen, Jeff Prystowsky ’06 and Ben Miller ’06 were jazz DJs for WBRU’s graveyard-shift jazz show, 2:30-5:30 a.m.

One decade later, a dramatic return to ‘Laramie’

October 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A dramatic reading of Moises Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project,” part of a national effort to commemorate the death of Matthew Shepard, will take place in Leeds Theatre on Monday.