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Arts & Culture

Sally Rooney's characters engage in political discourse relevant to today's society.

The cultural phenomenon that is Sally Rooney

March 28, 2021 0 comments

“Things matter to me more than they do to normal people,” says Frances, the protagonist of “Conversations with Friends.” Marianne, the protagonist of “Normal People,” frets in a similar pattern: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me,” “I don’t know why I can’t be like normal people.”

Gwenyth Paltrow's Goop is often a trend-setter, but in the pandemic, it reacted to new consumer wants and needs such as kitchenware and fast meal prep.

Gwyneth Paltrow talks wellness company Goop in final installment of Fashion Week speaker series

March 23, 2021 0 comments

Actress, model, entrepreneur and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow joined  Fashion@Brown’s Fashion Week as the fifteenth and final speaker of its series Monday evening. 

Oscar nominations offer several long-awaited historical moments for underrepresented groups

Oscar nominations offer several long-awaited historical moments for underrepresented groups

March 23, 2021 0 comments

Pushing blockbusters and big names aside, small-scale films and directorial debuts are given rare visibility among couch-bound movie-goers. 

The acting, writing and cinematography fail to impress in "Operation Varsity Blues." It instead relies on a bet that most viewers will flock to stories about the dealings of the American elite.

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“Operation Varsity Blues” documents our fascination with elitism

March 23, 2021 0 comments

On a fateful March day two years ago, Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and a number of other established professionals were implicated in an elaborate college admissions scandal.

Renee Andam ’24 said she was “not surprised” by the allegations of colorism towards Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the couple’s son who was born May 6, 2019.

Disappointed but not surprised: Meghan’s interview with Oprah reveals royal bigotry

March 18, 2021 0 comments

The highly-anticipated interview of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry sent shockwaves through the British and American media after the couple revealed Meghan’s experiences of racism and exclusion within the royal family. In the two-hour special with Oprah Winfrey Mar. 7, Meghan — who is biracial — explained […]

If "The Bachelor”’ is about love, then "The Bachelor”’ is also about politics

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“The Bachelor”: the politics of desire

March 16, 2021 0 comments

Matt James, the first Black man to lead the dating show “The Bachelor,” started the 25th season with a record number of contestant applications and love. The fantasy was cut short, however, when pictures of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell at an “antebellum-themed party” in 2018 surfaced. 

“Raya and the Last Dragon,” spectacular addition to Disney’s pantheon of non-princesses

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“Raya and the Last Dragon,” spectacular addition to Disney’s pantheon of non-princesses

March 16, 2021 0 comments

Since 2013’s “Frozen,” Disney has demonstrated a conscious attempt at steering toward material with greater socio-political significance, shedding the archetypal characters of Western medieval romances and diversifying their stories.

Balmain creative director Olivier Roustening was interviewed by members of the Fashion@Brown design team Lynn Hlaing ’21 and RISD senior Kasia Hope.

Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing visits Fashion@Brown from France

March 15, 2021 0 comments

Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing joined Fashion@Brown for a virtual Fashion Week conversation Sunday afternoon. The discussion, which covered topics ranging from Rousteing’s career trajectory to the future of fashion.

Emma Chamberlain has 9.96 million subscribers on YouTube and 12.4 million followers on Instagram.

Emma Chamberlain talks self-confidence, business ventures at virtual visit to campus

March 14, 2021 0 comments

YouTuber and Gen-Z sensation Emma Chamberlain joined Fashion@Brown for a virtual Fashion Week talk Friday afternoon, discussing her meteoric rise on the platform and the value of authenticity in a saturated field of content creation. 

“The World’s A Little Blurry” shows Eilish’s world for exactly what it is: crazy and complex but punctuated by moments of normalcy.

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‘The World’s A Little Blurry’: Billie Eilish releases new documentary

March 14, 2021 0 comments

The artist documentary appears to be a deceptively simple concept. It’s all too easy to assume that if you follow a superstar around with a camera for long enough, you’ll stumble upon depth and greatness.