Arts & Culture

Community MusicWorks plans to use their $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music toward the development of an alumni fellowship program.

String quartet brings global sounds to Granoff

February 4, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 1, community members streamed into the Granoff Center for Creative Arts to enjoy the Providence-based ensemble Musicworks Collective perform a series of string quartet pieces inspired by traditional music from the East to the West. 

The Netflix docuseries "Cheer" follows the Navarro College cheerleading team as they prepare for the National Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Daytona, Florida.


‘Cheer’ redefines, challenges existing stereotypes of cheerleading

February 4, 2020 0 comments

“Five, six, seven, eight, one!” That’s the cue for Navarro cheerleader Morgan Simianer to hurl herself thirty feet into the air, flip twice at the top, then land back in the arms of four of her teammates. She groans upon impact but hops out of the stunt nonchalantly, clearly used to the pain.

070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil


070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil

February 4, 2020 0 comments

In 070 Shake’s debut album, “Modus Vivendi,” the rising artist employs sanguine, dreamy studio production while lyrically reflecting on relationships. But, the 22-year-old still seems to be polishing how studio experimentation can serve her genre-less introspection. Released Jan. 17, the GOOD Music-produced record showcases the highly anticipated voice heard first […]

“You” season two characters Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn bring U. alum Kepnes’ second “You” novel to life in hit Netflix series.

Alum reflects on ‘You,’ her novel turned series

January 30, 2020 0 comments

Saccharine narratives of love are commonplace in the romance genre. But Caroline Kepnes ’98.5 subverts the tired romantic cliche that we all love so much in her psychological thriller “You” — now adapted into the well-known television series.

Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch and Stephen Kinzer discuss inspiration and complex history behind the new documentary “Coup 53” at a screening of the film in the Granoff Center Tuesday night.

Watson kicks off documentary initiative with screening of ‘Coup 53’

January 30, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs kick-started the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress with a screening of “Coup 53” at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Tuesday evening.

Avo Samuelian and Manuel Gonzalez hope their contributions will further art historical education at RISD for students’ benefit.

RISD Museum collection expands with 33 gifted works from collectors

January 30, 2020 0 comments

In December, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum was gifted 33 works of art from collector Avo Samuelian and his husband Manuel Gonzalez, in addition to the 33 works previously given by the couple in 2017.

Literary Arts professor Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, director of BAI, hopes to promote interdisciplinary discourse through her new role.

BAI appoints Field ’88 MFA ’95 new faculty director

January 27, 2020 0 comments

Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, Adele Kellenberg Seaver professor of creative writing, was inaugurated as the new faculty director for the Brown Arts Initiative on Jan. 1, according to an announcement from Provost Richard Locke P’18.

The popular bike-cart bakery Butterbang Croissants was first established in Denver by baker Brian Leosz, whose passion for baking originated in childhood. His personal favorite menu item is the Almond croissant.

Croissants cart delights students with baked goods

January 27, 2020 0 comments

Rain or shine, wind or snow, the city of Providence counts on up-and-coming bike-cart-based bakery Butterbang Croissants to grace its streets and uplift residents with famous flaky specialties.

At the opening of the 12th annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition Thursday night, visitors to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts viewed student works responding to the theme “Many Years Later.” The works spanned many mediums, including paper cutting, stop-motion animation, textiles and sculpture.

Brown/RISD dual degree students explore time, memory in annual exhibit

January 24, 2020 0 comments

The 12th annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition welcomed the public Thursday night with a lively opening reception at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Portraying main characters Nicole and Charlie, Scarlett Johannson and Adam Driver communicate the painful process of divorce in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix last December.


‘Marriage Story’ examines the judicial arbitration of love

January 23, 2020 0 comments

In his characteristic imitation of the mumblecore aesthetic, director Noah Baumbach tackles the transformation of love in his most recent project, “Marriage Story,” released on Netflix in December.