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Arts & Culture

The Ivy Film Festival welcomed renowned writer and director Aaron Sorkin and acclaimed actor Jeremy Strong for a conversation on their latest film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on the evening of Oct. 21.

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Aaron Sorkin and Jeremy Strong discuss ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ at virtual IFF event

October 22, 2020 0 comments

The Ivy Film Festival welcomed renowned writer and director Aaron Sorkin and acclaimed actor Jeremy Strong for a conversation on their latest film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on the evening of Oct. 21.

Avon Cinema resumes showings after ‘brief intermission’

Avon Cinema resumes showings after ‘brief intermission’

October 22, 2020 0 comments

Since Aug. 28, film buffs have been able to return to the Avon Cinema to watch the latest motion pictures in person. The 80-year-old independent theater recently opened its doors to the public after a five-month hiatus.

Boasting the rom-com power duo of director Darren Star and costume designer Patricia Fields, ‘Emily in Paris’ seeks for a French revival of the pair’s canonical ‘Sex and the City.’ But Lily Collins’ as Emily fails to bring the classic chicness of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie.

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‘Emily in Paris’ is a buttery bore

October 20, 2020 1 comment

French confections, frilly outfits from 2016 Pinterest boards and a naïve millennial American are the centerpiece of the new bingeable Netflix series “Emily in Paris.”

U. Department of Africana Studies and Rites and Reason Theater is accepting 90s performance art submissions from students to add to the collaborative protest event (R)esponse (I)n (O)ur (T)ime through October 26th.

(R)esponse (I)n (O)ur (T)ime: a call for students to reflect on today’s political climate artistically

October 19, 2020 0 comments

The University’s Department of Africana Studies and Rites and Reason Theatre are currently accepting performance art submissions to incorporate into (R)esponse (I)n (O)ur (T)ime, a weekend long virtual event beginning Oct. 30.

An otherwise half-hearted film far from her best, Sofia Coppola’s newest dramatic comedy ‘On the Rocks’ relies heavily on Bill Murray’s effortless charm.

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The short-lived, lighthearted allure of ‘On the Rocks’

October 15, 2020 0 comments

The latest drama-comedy ‘On the Rocks’ reunites writer-director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray, as he takes on the role of Felix, a seasoned debauchee and wealthy art dealer. Rashida Jones joins Murray as Felix’s daughter Laura, a writer troubled by the disinterest of her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans).

Brown articulated: student podcasters in the time of COVID-19

Brown articulated: student podcasters in the time of COVID-19

October 14, 2020 0 comments

The pandemic has done little to stop the outpouring of creativity from Brown students. During this period of remote learning, a number of students have turned to podcasting — telling audio stories or simply engaging in recorded conversation.

University libraries opened on Monday as part of Brown’s transition to level two of the reopening plan, providing students the ability to book a two-hour study slot on the library website.

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Brown libraries welcome back undergraduate students

October 8, 2020 0 comments

As the University welcomed back undergraduate students into classrooms Monday, it also allowed students back into three of the University’s libraries as part of the school’s move to a Level 2 Campus Activity Status. 

Brown student creators Molly Chambers ’21 and Ben Michals ’22 share their experiences building a TikTok following and shed light on the #FYP phenomenon.

Campus creators talk TikTok culture, celebrity

October 8, 2020 0 comments

As many students sat down in their childhood bedrooms in early March, confronted with remote classes or omnipresent families, they began to give in and download TikTok — the short-form video content platform first created in September of 2016 under the original moniker of Musical.ly.

Clubs have used Zoom meetings, the virtual career fair and taped video auditions to recruit new members in spite of restrictions on in-person meetings.

On-campus organizations at Brown transition to virtual recruitment for fall 2020

October 7, 2020 0 comments

The University’s extracurricular organizations have approached recruitment in different ways this fall in light of COVID-19.

Pandemic pop-ups: five podcasts produced during the global pandemic

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Pandemic pop-ups: five podcasts produced during the global pandemic

October 6, 2020 0 comments

During the COVID-19 pandemic, podcasting has managed to provide a sort of creative emulation of social experience. The disruptive, isolating public health crisis has been the source of inspiration for many artists, musicians and authors.