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Topic: arts and culture

In a sharp turn toward the gospel genre, Kanye West embarks on an exploration of spiritual humility in his ninth studio album, eliciting a divided reaction from fans and critics alike.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date.

“Modern Love” attempts to focus on the tribulations and joys of various New Yorkers’ experiences with love in modern-day society. The star-studded cast includes Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Comedy-drama series ‘Modern Love’ falls flat

October 28, 2019 0 comments

Based on the popular New York Times weekly column of the same name, “Modern Love” was released Oct. 18 on Amazon Prime Video, boasting the faces of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel. The column Modern Love began in 2004 and continues to feature personal sagas of love, empathy and intimacy in all forms.

Fairey rose to fame as a result of his 2008 “HOPE” portrait of President Barack Obama and has continued to engage with social justice issues and political movements.

Arts & Culture

World-famous street artist Shepard Fairey joins RISD board, paints 100th mural

October 28, 2019 0 comments

“Brilliant, original, thorough, quirky and funny.” Rhode Island School of Design Senior Lecturer Tom Roberts read to audience members his evaluation of then-college sophomore Shepard Fairey, who took his “Social Commentary and Propaganda” course in 1991.

MoMA holds roots in Providence

Arts & Culture

MoMA holds roots in Providence

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Ninety years ago, three passionate, enterprising women came together with the idea to create a space devoted exclusively to modern art.

bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

Arts & Culture, Reviews

bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

October 24, 2019 0 comments

Rising pop singer Megan Bülow, who is known by the stage name bülow, delighted fans with the Oct. 4 release of her five-track EP “The Contender.”

RISD Craft, an annual juried art sale, featured works from student artists and alums this past weekend.

Arts & Culture

Annual RISD Craft supports over 100 RISD alums, student artists

October 16, 2019 0 comments

RISD Craft, the juried art sale organized by the Rhode Island School of Design every fall, showcased the artisan talents of RISD alums and student artists last Saturday on Benefit Street.

This year’s  Better WorldxDesign three-day conference was themed “NOISE,” and included speakers who had made noise for change.

News

Better WorldxDesign embraces tech, art

October 1, 2019 0 comments

Collaboration came to College Hill this weekend when designers, educators and entrepreneurs gathered for Better WorldxDesign’s three-day conference.

Taylor Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” is far from her last album, “reputation.” Her latest album features 18 tracks on the central theme of multi-dimensional love.

Arts & Culture

Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

September 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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. 

The recent exhibit at the Bell Gallery featured numerous collaged pieces, as well as a three-dimensional video installation, all of which challenged social conventions of gender and environment.

Arts & Culture

‘Fertile Ground’ exhibit challenges gender roles

September 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

“Fertile Ground,” an art exhibit showcasing the complex and layered works of artists María Berrío, Zoë Charlton and Joiri Minaya, opened Aug. 31 at the David Winton Bell Gallery in the List Art Center. The collaborative exhibition was largely orchestrated by Heather Bhandari, guest curator and adjunct lecturer.

Following Sofi Tukker: A journey from College Hill to Coachella

Arts & Culture

Following Sofi Tukker: A journey from College Hill to Coachella

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Earlier this month, while students eagerly awaited the arrival of Spring Weekend’s rising stars, Sophie Hawley-Weld ’14 and Tucker Halpern ’14 brightened a different, grander arena: Coachella’s Mojave stage.