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‘#Alive’ falls short as the perfect quarantine movie

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‘#Alive’ falls short as the perfect quarantine movie

September 16, 2020 0 comments

Among the many apocalyptic films introduced in the wake of COVID-19, writer-director Cho Il attempted to deliver an alternate perspective on the usual action-packed zombie survival category with his debut film, “#Alive.”

Underground Thursdays returned in the form of a two-part Zoom series in place of their in-person format (pictured above). From spoken word poetry to Chinese harp, student performers joined from around the world to showcase their talents to the Brown community.

Underground Thursdays: Back from Quarantine unites performers, audience members over Zoom

September 15, 2020 0 comments

Underground Thursdays returned to the Brown community with its online showcase, Underground Thursdays: Back from Quarantine on Sept. 3 and 10. The two-part series included performances from locations scattered throughout the world. 

Quarantine collection: seven albums produced during social distancing

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Quarantine collection: seven albums produced during social distancing

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Perhaps the isolationist existence provokes some sort of artistic intuition. Many famed artists have produced their most iconic works during periods of self-isolation: Virginia Woolf during depressive dazes, Edvard Munch after contracting the Spanish Flu, John Adams during a self-induced Californian cabin fever.

Talley, who has worked throughout his career with figures such as Andy Warhol and Michelle Obama, discussed his roots and the fashion industry’s reckoning with race.

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André Leon Talley MA’72 speaks on racism in fashion industry

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Fashion@Brown welcomed influential alum André Leon Talley MA’72 for a Sunday afternoon webinar and conversation on his many years of experience as a Black man in the fashion industry and his hopes for its future. 

Where does the beginning end and where does the end begin: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ contemplates the fragility of reality

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Where does the beginning end and where does the end begin: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ contemplates the fragility of reality

September 9, 2020 0 comments

“I don’t even know who I am in this whole thing anymore, where I stop and Jake starts,” Lucy thinks to herself as she paces up and down the stairs.

The David Winton Bell Gallery, located on the ground floor of the List Art Center, will remain closed until the Spring semester. But the gallery staff has developed a series of online programs beginning with an online exhibition by Raymond Hood opening September 11.

Bell gallery to remain closed for remainder of 2020

September 8, 2020 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing museums and art galleries worldwide to shutter, leaving the University’s David Winton Bell Gallery closed until January 2021, Gallery Director Jo-Ann Conklin announced Aug. 24.

‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’ to be removed from Brown’s campus ‘over the coming weeks’

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‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’ to be removed from Brown’s campus ‘over the coming weeks’

August 17, 2020 3 comments

Urs Fischer’s 2006 sculpture, “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” one of campus’ most divisive and lurid examples of public art, is preparing to make its exit from Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle “over the coming weeks” after more than four years since its June 2016 arrival.  

Ben Stewart’ 20, known artistically as folk-pop singer Tetrapod, plays guitar on the steps of the Stephen Robert '62 campus center.

‘Not Quite Spring Weekend’ broadcasts musical artists, raises money for COVID relief

June 5, 2020 1 comment

Not Quite Spring Weekend, a virtual benefit concert organized by a group of University students, rocked the screens of many via BeLive and Facebook on May 30. The festival comprised 12 student performers and 10 professional acts, which altogether provided students and the public with over 10 hours of original music. 

‘I had a chance on something random’: Benjamin Moser’s journey from Brown to Pulitzer Prize

‘I had a chance on something random’: Benjamin Moser’s journey from Brown to Pulitzer Prize

May 19, 2020 0 comments

Amongst the thousands of diaries, essays and film scripts in the University of California at Los Angeles’ archive of the late literary giant Susan Sontag, there is a photo of Sontag’s mother and grandmother  posing during an early Hollywood production about the Armenian Genocide.

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

The ghosts of Spring Weekends past

April 23, 2020 0 comments

For the first time since Brown’s annual music festival was born in 1950, Brown Concert Agency’s highly anticipated Spring Weekend was canceled completely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving students wondering what their experience might have been.