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Designer Jonathan Adler '88 opened his first store in 1998, ten years after graduating from Brown.

Jonathan Adler ’88 finds success in impracticality

March 31, 2020 0 comments

Designer and author Jonathan Adler ’88 — founder of the namesake furniture design company with retail locations worldwide — was once a young, soon-to-be Brown graduate “intimidated by the whole prospect of leaving studentia.” 

This year’s performance was titled “Reign.” The show, which was accompanied by energetic music ranging from trap music to K-Pop, featured highly varied choreography by the thirty-one members.

Impulse Dance Company captivates audiences

March 12, 2020 0 comments

Raucous cheers and applause echoed through Alumnae Hall as Impulse Dance Company’s 17th annual showcase came to a close Sunday night. Presenting the theme of “Reign,” the company performed over 20 dances over the weekend of March 6-8.

On "The Raspberry Men," Emerson discusses his teenage years split between Taipei, Hong Kong and New Hampshire.

Chance Emerson ’23 debuts album, ‘The Raspberry Men’

March 10, 2020 0 comments

Sporting summery attire despite the unexpected snowfall outside, Chance Emerson ’23 and the Clementines turned Andrews Commons into a makeshift concert hall on the night of March 6. The band enlivened the large crowd that turned up with songs from Emerson’s new album, “The Raspberry Men.”

‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

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‘The Invisible Man’ haunts audiences with modernization of classic tale

March 10, 2020 0 comments

In an era of large-scale Hollywood reboots that too often collapse into a cesspool of critical disdain and overwhelming disappointment, writer and director Leigh Whannell offers a sophisticated adaptation of H. G. Wells’s classic novel “The Invisible Man.”

Krasinski resisted calls for a bigger and scarier sequel to his film, “A Quiet Place,” by focusing on a more personal story.

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ almost did not exist

March 9, 2020 1 comment

Actor and director John Krasinski ’01 originally declined the studio’s request for a sequel to “A Quiet Place,” his mainstream directorial debut.

Director Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” opened at Avon Cinema Feb. 28. It explores themes of love, beauty and the power of memory in a tragic eighteenth-century love story between two women.

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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ depicts beautiful, heartbreaking love

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Director Céline Sciamma explores and celebrates the tender but tragic love between two women in her fourth feature film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which opened at Avon Cinema last Friday, Feb. 28.

On Mach 2, students and faculty gathered in the Sarah Doyle Center for the celebratory event marking the beginning of Women’s History Month, and the start of the Center’s Women’s History series.

Sarah Doyle Center celebrates Women’s History Month

March 5, 2020 0 comments

On March 2, the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender celebrated the start of Women’s History Month and their Women’s History series.  With the theme of “Radical Roots,” this year’s event series is comprised of lectures and workshops taking place across campus.

"A Million Things" created by DJ Nash ’95, follows a group of friends as they attempt to cope with the loss of a member to suicide.

Alum reflects on his life-inspired ABC series ‘A Million Little Things’

March 5, 2020 0 comments

When DJ Nash ’95 lost a friend to suicide a few years ago, he reflected on John F. Kennedy Jr.’s ’83 tragic death in his journal while on the way to the funeral.

With cultural content for the whole family, the Providence French Film Festival brings comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations and children’s shorts produced in French-speaking areas to Providence.

Providence French Film Festival connects Brown with Providence community

March 4, 2020 0 comments

The PFFF kicked off its 22nd year of bringing Francophone cinema to Providence Feb. 28. The festival hopes to “showcase a richness of voices, perspectives and insights from established filmmakers and emerging directors of Francophone cinema from all parts of the world,” according to the event’s press release.

Mezcla, which was founded in 1995, seeks to represent varied Latin styles ranging from Afro-Caribbean to contemporary hip-hop and urban techniques in their dance performances.

Mezcla celebrates 25th anniversary with spring show

March 3, 2020 0 comments

The University’s Latinx dance troupe, Mezcla, hosted two high-energy, sold-out shows Friday and Saturday night in Alumnae Hall. The shows celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary as a campus organization.