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Senior Column | Liyaan Maskati '21: Brick by brick

Standing on the threshold of graduation, the path ahead seems rife with uncertainty. In our years at Brown, we’ve spent our time building ourselves into a community that supports, challenges and encourages us. That’s a hard thing to let go of as we leave College Hill behind.  Four years ago, I ...

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Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

In 2017, Taylor Swift unveiled a darker, angrier side of her personality through her sixth album, “reputation.” The controversial album lived up to its name and challenged the way people perceive Swift — both musically and personally.  Following “reputation,” Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” ...

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Remembering Edgar Allan Poe’s Providence romance

One hundred and seventy-one years ago, a valentine kindled an ill-fated Providence romance between two star-crossed poets. In 1848, Providence-based poet Sarah Helen Whitman crafted a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe for a Valentine’s Day poetry salon. Although Poe was not present at the salon, Whitman’s ...

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Booker Prize winner talks literary nuance

Monday night, the Department of Literary Arts hosted Irish novelist John Banville, author of Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sea.” Though small in size, the audience present in Salomon Center 001 listened with rapt attention as Professor of English Paul Armstrong opened a conversation with Banville ...


New orchestra director talks background, future projects

Last May, the Department of Music announced that Mark Seto would serve as the new director of the Brown University Orchestra effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Seto was an associate professor of music and director of the Connecticut College Orchestra. He also holds the position of Artistic ...

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Artist decodes studio, curatorial work

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Providence community gathered in List Art Building 120 to hear Yevgeniya Baras discuss her experiences as a studio artist and a curator. Originally from Russia, Baras immigrated to the United States in her youth and is currently based in Brooklyn. She teaches art ...

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Paul McCartney takes fans on emotional journey

After half a decade of waiting, fans of former Beatles star Paul McCartney can finally revel in his new solo album “Egypt Station.” Released Sept. 7, this collection of 14 tracks — and two instrumental bookends — marks the 16th album of McCartney’s largely underwhelming solo career. While ...


Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd. “It ...

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B-Side Spring Coffeehaus adds to Underground hum

Live music complimented the distinctive hum of The Underground Coffee Co. Saturday afternoon as the B-Side Magazine hosted its annual spring Coffeehaus show, which featured various student performers and groups. “Sometimes at Brown if you’re doing something that’s not quantifiable in terms of ...

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