• arts and culture

    Making Bank From Facebook

    the unanticipated financial fate

    April 30, 2010
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    Perhaps you’ve heard of “the Facebook.” You may know it as “the poor woman’s Prospect & Meeting.” We kid. Calling Facebook a social phenomenon is like calling Russian Lit easy: it’s a bit of an understatement. The Web site is currently the second most visited in the world. It has revolutionized not only the Internet, […]

    Melancholy Play

    uncle vanya at brown/trinity consortium

    April 30, 2010
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    Forget that old train tunnel. Stop trying to get up the bell tower. The best-kept secret in Providence is just a 15 minute walk away: one of Brown’s graduate theater programs (officially, the “Brown/Trinity MFA Consortium”), based in the Pell Chafee Performance Center of the Trinity Repertory Company. Let’s get the important stuff out of […]

    The Show Must Go On

    spending spring weekend on another stage

    April 20, 2010
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    Springtime at Brown. A season of iced coffee, Frisbee on the Main Green and Ratty take-out, culminating in the debauchery-fest known as Spring Weekend. I arrived as a freshman full of expectations about this quintessential part of the Brown experience, preparing myself for an epic marathon of parties, concerts and sunshine. I did not anticipate […]

    Activist Acting

    off of the stages & into the streets

    April 20, 2010
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    Today marks the opening of “The Cook,” a powerful play that critiques Cuban political and social movements by portraying how they affect a family. Seeing as this is Brown, chances are you’ll leave the performance inspired to express your own political views on the stage.  If so, consider dabbling in guerrilla theater—surprise street performances intended […]

    Anisha Sekar’s Food Revolution

    the plight of culinary crusaders

    April 20, 2010
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    Almost every Brown student cherishes romantic notions of taking off for some exotic corner of the world, sleeping in hostel after hostel with only a backpack. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, a memoir by Susan Jane Gilman ’86, could have been the fulfillment of those fantasies: Two Brown graduates, fresh from the New […]