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emma marguiles tell tale tweet feb 10 2016

The Tell-tale Tweet

how nine words erected one direction’s gay empire

 “Always in my heart @Harry_Styles. Yours sincerely, Louis.” With over 1.85 million retweets, the above words constitute the second most shared tweet in the history of Twitter. Sent from Louis Tomlinson, eldest member of English-Irish boy band One Direction, to bandmate Harry Styles, the message is a rallying cry for a subset of 1D fans who…

emily reif renwick gallery feb 3 20161

Wandering Through Wonder

Exploring the Recently Renovated Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Wonder is a place you can go, if you have an afternoon to spare. Wonder is a handful of rooms in the Renwick Gallery of Washington D.C. Wonder is a place where a lake spills across the floor in celadon green marbles. Wonder is a place where an enchanted forest grows indoors. Wonder is a…

Katie Cafaro listen to your artbeat color nov 18 2015

listen to your artbeat

a club, and its creative impulse

At Brown, it’s simply impossible to join all the clubs or participate in all the events. We have to prioritize how we spend our time, no matter how much we’d like to experience every interesting thing happening on campus. Yet, in the claustrophobic bustle of the fall activities fair, I was still able to find…

Emily Reif jw turner color nov 18 2015

by the light of the sun

the paintings of j.m.w. turner

Once: I stood in front of a painting for longer than usual, blinking, because I was blinded by the sun. Beside me was a person I loved, and who also loved art, and he turned to me and whispered, “This is the most amazing painting I have ever seen.” One of the perils of studying…

bev johnson bob ross color nov 11 2015

happy accidents

in memory of bob ross

The music is slow, low, in a blissful major key. The sky is a lavender that even my cynical eyes concede is pleasant, and the arms of trees embrace a river that lazily meanders its way toward me. The painting pulls me in, convincing every atom in my body, one by one, of the brilliance…