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Arts & Culture

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.

Founder discusses theater company’s future

October 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

For theater companies during an economic recession, the drama isn’t just in the plays, as Donald King ’93, artistic director of Providence Black Repertory Company made clear at a public forum in Rites and Reason Theatre on Friday.

Deep listening, walking with a master

October 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As part of this year’s Pixilerations, the FirstWorks Festival’s new media showcase, accordionist and composer Pauline Oliveros visited Providence to give a concert last Friday and lead classes on her work and her unique artistic process.

Beckett brought to life in virtual reality art piece

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

At times, in the multimedia installation “To Begin,” there is just darkness. But sometimes the ever-present voice reading Samuel Beckett becomes a thunderous roar, and typeset words jump from the walls, swiveling through the air. Sometimes they burn.

Students, artists connect behind the texts

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Jen Bervin’s soft but steady voice fit perfectly in the intimate setting of the McCormack Family Theater in a reading Thursday that featured her and fellow poet Joshua Beckman. Bervin read from her work “The Desert,” which combines visual art and poetry through a technique she calls erasure.

RISD breathes new life into an old form

September 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As she picked up the magnifying glass with her right hand, Emily Peters took a couple of steps forward. She stood in front of the engraving of Henri de la Tour d’Auvergen and said, smiling, “I think this one knocks your socks off.”