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Beyond its books, Paper Nautilus also displays art exhibits that change frequently

Three independent Providence bookstores that persist against the digital age

March 11, 2021 0 comments

“I love seeing the bookshops and meeting the booksellers — booksellers really are a special breed. So, it has to be a love of readers and reading that makes them do it.” It is tempting to accept this quote from Mary Ann Shaffer’s historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato […]

Moxie. Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie.  Cr /NETFLIX © 2020

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“Moxie” empowers, but falls through in broadcasting intersectionality

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Earnest but often unrealistic, Amy Poehler’s “Moxie” misses the mark on its attempt to communicate revolutionary feminism within a modern high school.  Based on the young adult novel by Jennifer Matheiu, the recent Netflix original film “Moxie,” released March 3, tells the story of Vivian (Hadley Robinson), an introverted high […]

Frances McDormand's acting and Chloé Zhao's directing helped elevate "Nomadland" beyond a typical melodrama, earning it accolades at the Golden Globes.

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“Nomadland,” a poignant portrait of grief and healing

March 9, 2021 0 comments

Written and directed by Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” is a simultaneously intimate and effusive meditation on the stratum of unsettled Americans. These nomads are often flippantly deemed the outcome of some sort of failure, be it economic dissolution or domestic upheaval.

Parker has worked in the literary, wine, fashion and acting worlds throughout her extensive career.

Sarah Jessica Parker kicks off Fashion@Brown’s star-studded Fashion Week

March 7, 2021 0 comments

Fashion@Brown kicked off its Fashion Week ’21 with entrepreneur and actress Sarah Jessica Parker Thursday evening. The virtual event, which was free and open to the public, was hosted by Fashion@Brown President Sasha Pinto ’21.

Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, a scammer that has managed to convince courts to entrust seniors to her care.

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‘I Care A Lot’ and the sociopathy of corporate America

March 7, 2021 1 comment

Why do we love to watch sociopaths? The ordinary couch potato would likely run for the hills if they were to knowingly pass by one on the street, and yet we can’t seem to look away from them on-screen.

The collection features authors like Jia Tolentino, Curtis Sittenfeld and Justin Torres, focusing largely on “currency and sex”

Amazon’s newest venture: publishing

March 4, 2021 0 comments

“Inequality. Influence. Fraud. Sabotage. These are the themes of great fiction and our modern economy,” says Amazon, the retail giant currently pressuring employees to go against unionization.

Actors Edi Gathegi and Tayler Buck discussed their methods of getting into character and researching for their roles in this movie about a foster child who runs away to live with her mentally ill and homeless father.

“Princess of the Row” actors Edi Gathegi, Tayler Buck join Ivy Film Festival for virtual talk

February 26, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy Film Festival welcomed actors Edi Gathegi and Tayler Buck for a conversation about their film “Princess of the Row” Wednesday evening.

Minari represents writer-director Lee Isaac Chung portrayal of the semi-autobiographical tale of a Korean-American family living in Arkansas.

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“Minari” is a modest American tale universal in tenderness

February 25, 2021 0 comments

“Minari” opens with the American heartland flitting past the inquisitive faces of 6-year-old David (newcomer Alan S. Kim) and his older sister, Anne (Noel Kate Cho).

Lauren Oyler’s debut novel, “Fake Accounts,” is an incisive exploration of the internet era, exploring self-awareness and cynicism about the world of social media that the writer and readers can never fully be extricated from.

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Our Own “Fake Accounts”: a debut novel for the internet era

February 22, 2021 0 comments

Virginia Woolf wasn’t very online. Neither was Jane Austen, nor Joan Didion. Even Zadie Smith, who started writing after the internet’s inception, has sworn off Twitter.

Toronto-based Tamara Lindeman grew up feeling connected to the natural world, incorporating it into her music today.

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The Weather Station releases new album Ignorance

February 21, 2021 0 comments

From the opening notes of Ignorance, the album is a culmination of Tamara Lindeman’s musical efforts. Using an avant-garde blend of jazz and folk, Toronto-based Lindeman has produced a piece of work that perfectly encapsulates the often harsh realities of present-age climate anxieties.