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Puppetry, painting, performance collide in ‘Erratics’

Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire” is a series of five paintings from the 1830s that depicts the rise, peak and eventual destruction of civilization. There is an anxiety underneath the art — a fear of the negative consequences of empire’s excess coupled with a nostalgic longing for a pastoral ...

Arts & Culture

St. Vincent’s fifth album combines anxiety, chaos

Annie Clark is making a statement. If it was not clear from the eye-catching album art or all-caps titling of “MASSEDUCTION,” Annie Clark’s anxiety-wrought fifth album as St. Vincent says everything it wants to say in a taut 41 minutes. The album’s first track, “Hang on Me,” forces the listener ...

Arts & Culture

Theater performance reaches new ‘Heights’

“Hamilton” — the musical that shook the world of Broadway — has become so ubiquitous that nowadays, people often think of the play before the political figure. Thanks to this stratospheric success, Lin-Manuel Miranda has achieved international fame and a renewed interest in some of his earlier ...

Arts & Culture

‘Art of Dining’ brings theater to Ratty

Dry chicken breasts weren’t the only thing being cut in the Ratty this weekend — but scenes were, too. Shakespeare on the Green theater troupe put on Tina Howe’s 1979 “The Art of Dining,” directed by Paul Martino ’17. The play was performed not on stage but in the Sharpe Refectory, in one ...


Providence coffee shops offer unique atmospheres

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Coffee is the favorite drink of the civilized world.” These words still ring true — there is perhaps no drink as ubiquitous in the life of the college student as coffee. It can be a morning ritual, a classroom accessory, a social stimulant or a late night savior. Luckily, ...

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