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John Lee Beatty ’70: Brown to Broadway

Tony-award winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty ’70 could not tell you the number of Broadway sets he has constructed. He thinks that “Tales from Red Vienna,” his ongoing project with the Manhattan Theater Club, is his 107th or 108th production — nothing’s definite.  Beatty graduated ...


String of 'cultural phenomena' fails to tie exhibit together

In List Art Center hangs something of a college reunion — Dawn Clements ’86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ’87 and Kerry Tribe ’97 were all invited back to their alma mater by the Department of Visual Arts in anticipation of the University’s 250th anniversary celebration. The unfortunate aspect of the ...

Arts & Culture

Student portrays Arab Spring in opera

If you think you’ve read enough analysis on the Arab Spring, maybe it’s time to see it staged as an opera. Filtering the score through a political lens, Ben Kutner ’14 has attempted to present just that. Bolstered by a Royce Fellowship and a creative force of 51 collaborators, Kutner, a former ...

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Lee ’00 combines art and craft at Offerman studio

RH Lee ’00 has carved up the artistic and philosophical stratosphere of Los Angeles. An independent commissioner of woodcrafts in California, Lee manages Offerman Woodshop, established by the Hollywood-famous Nick Offerman, of “Parks and Recreation” fame. In a saga that began when she was seven, ...

Arts & Culture

An invitation to the unfamiliar

Ethnographer Alfred Schutz was not the first to champion cultural estrangement. As the trope goes, he  was not the last, either. Dadaist provocateurs and postmodern theorists would also demand that life be made “anthropologically strange” and “objectified” in pursuit of cultural reevaluation. ...

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Arts & Culture

Chekhovian comedy soars in Trinity play

Onstage, pity can be tedious. Self-pity — even more ghastly. Nostalgia, discontent and regret are all feverishly personal — and for an audience there is often a disconnect. Amid generational collisions and a disarmingly heartwarming emotional release, Trinity Repertory Company’s “Vanya and Sonia ...

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Students thank Annual Fund contributors

The Brown Annual Fund hosted a Gratitude Night last Tuesday, inviting students to thank Annual Fund donors through letters or film cameos. An intermittent stream of students flowed into a side dining room in the Sharpe Refectory, where a buffet of class T-shirts and photos was laid out alongside a ...

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Arts & Culture

Kincaid explores narrative style in reading

“Life — real life — as the way life enfolds, is never as you imagine it,” award-winning author Jamaica Kincaid told a packed auditorium in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. “And all that must come must contain right now.” Kincaid spoke Thursday on topics ranging ...

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Local school field trip sparks controversy

A Portsmouth Middle School field trip last week has spurred tense debate on the issue of funds contributed by students' parents donated to a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, a group that has previously received negative press for its discriminatory policies. The school’s seventh- and eighth-grade ...

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