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Bieber seems to fall into the celebrity-fueled practice of treating social justice as part of his brand, or a trend, rather than an actual political commitment.

Reviews

‘Justice’ as injustice: Bieber’s newest album’s disconnect between message, content

March 31, 2021 0 comments

In his sixth full-length studio album, “Justice,” Justin Bieber reveals vulnerabilities and maturity in a way we have not yet seen from him, but he falls short in making the connection between the album’s purported message of social justice and its actual content. 

Because of the budget cut, BCA has decided to scale Spring Weekend back to one day with three artists.

Brown Concert Agency to release Spring Weekend lineup April 3

March 29, 2021 1 comment

Though this year’s Spring Weekend will take a virtual format for the first time in University history, Brown Concert Agency is set to bring back the treasured College Hill event April 10. The lineup for this year’s festival will be released April 3.

Fashion@Brown Fashion Week culminates with 11th annual Fashion Show “Body. Cloth. Motion”

Fashion@Brown Fashion Week culminates with 11th annual Fashion Show “Body. Cloth. Motion”

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, usually the home of Fashion@Brown’s annual Fashion Show, was quiet Friday evening. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the group to hold all of its Fashion Week events, including its Fashion Show, online. In order to still share the designs and talents of Fashion@Brown’s members, […]

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.

Reviews

“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

Reviews

“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

Reviews

“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.