Arts & Culture

The play titled “kemps” drew on Horwitz’s own experiences at summer camp playing the card game kemps. The play aims to explore womanhood and depict the unique, unspoken understanding of close friends.

Original play ‘kemps’ celebrates womanhood, sisterhood

November 6, 2019 0 comments

On the evening of Oct. 31, audience members crowded into Leeds Theatre to see the debut of “kemps,” an absurdist experimental play written by Emma Horwitz ’20 MFA and directed by Josiah Davis ’20 MFA.

Arts and Culture Roundup, Nov. 3

Arts and Culture Roundup, Nov. 3

November 3, 2019 0 comments

This Tuesday, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum will lead “Museum as Object,” a workshop focused on teaching with objects.

On Thursday, designer Stuart Weitzman detailed the moments that defined and reshaped his decades-long career in the fashion industry.

Stuart Weitzman’s shoes evolve from staples to icons

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Stuart Weitzman, the creative and entrepreneurial mind behind many famed shoe silhouettes, stepped onto the Martinos Auditorium stage in silver shoes last night to discuss his career’s trajectory.

In “The Politician,” high schooler Payton Hobart strives to become class president in hopes of getting into Harvard and one day becoming president of the United States.

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Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ glosses over complex, intricate social issues

October 31, 2019 0 comments

Using cynicism splashed with bouts of humor, Ryan Murphy ambitiously takes on a swath of social issues in his newest project, “The Politician,” but this ambition ultimately leads to the show’s downfall.

“The Art of Embedded Histories” seeks to present Haiti in its own terms with complex and mixed media pieces split into two sections.

‘The Art of Embedded Histories’ seeks to redefine Haiti

October 31, 2019 0 comments

When walking through the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, students will notice a new collection of vibrant and communicative works.

Feinsod, a professor of comparative literature at Northwestern, spoke on how poetry can give voice to common crises of our time.

Lecture honors late professor, poet

October 31, 2019 0 comments

Each year since the unexpected passing of C.D. Wright in 2016, the late professor of literary arts has been honored through a lecture in her name.

In a sharp turn toward the gospel genre, Kanye West embarks on an exploration of spiritual humility in his ninth studio album, eliciting a divided reaction from fans and critics alike.

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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date.

“Modern Love” attempts to focus on the tribulations and joys of various New Yorkers’ experiences with love in modern-day society. The star-studded cast includes Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.

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Comedy-drama series ‘Modern Love’ falls flat

October 28, 2019 0 comments

Based on the popular New York Times weekly column of the same name, “Modern Love” was released Oct. 18 on Amazon Prime Video, boasting the faces of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel. The column Modern Love began in 2004 and continues to feature personal sagas of love, empathy and intimacy in all forms.

Fairey rose to fame as a result of his 2008 “HOPE” portrait of President Barack Obama and has continued to engage with social justice issues and political movements.

World-famous street artist Shepard Fairey joins RISD board, paints 100th mural

October 28, 2019 0 comments

“Brilliant, original, thorough, quirky and funny.” Rhode Island School of Design Senior Lecturer Tom Roberts read to audience members his evaluation of then-college sophomore Shepard Fairey, who took his “Social Commentary and Propaganda” course in 1991.

MoMA holds roots in Providence

MoMA holds roots in Providence

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Ninety years ago, three passionate, enterprising women came together with the idea to create a space devoted exclusively to modern art.