Arts and Culture

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The Show Must Go On

spending spring weekend on another stage

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…

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Activist Acting

off of the stages & into the streets

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…

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Anisha Sekar’s Food Revolution

the plight of culinary crusaders

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…

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A Heightened Pitch

soccer as culture at the world cup

The young genre of “soccer studies” is a bit of an odd marriage: an academic approach born in ivory towers applied to a game so base and populist you can play it without hands. It attempts to trace the histories, politics, and identities of nations through their feet, whether it be American isolationism, German efficiency,…

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Spring to the Stage

coming this break to a theatre near you

With offerings as diverse as bite-sized musicals, opera, and Chekhov, the Brown theatre scene has been on fire these past few weeks. But, alas, as March draws to an end, theatre-enthusiasts all over campus will be packing up their bags and bidding the stages a tearful farewell, fearing a dull and drama-deprived week ahead. But…