Arts and Culture

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the everyday beauty of ballet

capturing unstaged moments with festival ballet

These photos were born out of a collaboration with Festival Ballet Providence, Rhode Island’s premiere ballet company. I initially reached out because ballet was an unknown art form to me and I wanted to learn more about it through photography. At first, I didn’t really know what moments I wanted to capture, and I shot…


playing at the movies

wilbury theatre group’s the flick at the cable car cinema

Annie Baker’s play The Flick, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014, is being performed on-site at the Cable Car Cinema through March 25 by the Wilbury Theatre Group. The strengths of this condensed version of the play (the 2015 Off-Broadway revival ran for three hours and 10 minutes; this version runs…


vape delusion

The brief popping of the juul bubble

A few weeks ago, I received an anxiety-inducing text message regarding a vice that I am not particularly proud of. It is a vice concealed by sleek metal, by powerful marketing. It is a vice that has achieved some degree of cultural omnipresence—always between someone’s fingers, in someone’s pocket, used discreetly in class, on buses…


shrimpy medicine

losing yourself in a cambodian secret recipe

***Disclaimer*** According to Yelp, Angkor Restaurant does not accept Bitcoin, as of the date of publication. You are in Providence, Rhode Island. You are at Fox Point. There are a lot of coffee shops over here (see Vol 21, Issue 1’s “Browntown Beans and Brews”). It’s pretty cold, or maybe not at all. In fact,…


The Shape of Hollywood

A post- conversation on the Oscars

Josh Wartel: We’re here to talk about the Oscars ahead of it happening on Sunday. James, I guess, starting off, do you have an Academy Awards category that’s particularly important for you? James Feinberg: Well, I’ll tell you, what I’m going to end up being disappointed by is the Best Actor category because the way…