Arts and Culture

Dance, Dance, Dance

Repetition and Regeneration

Eiko and Koma’s performances begin slowly, so slowly that the viewer has trouble detecting movement but cannot shake the feeling that something—someone (the state of the dancers during their performances lies in question)—must have moved. When the movement picks up—sometimes after seconds, sometimes after minutes—it does so deliberately and almost painfully. Eiko and Koma adapt…

Everybody Frieze

a glimpse at contemporary art in london

A lump of raw chicken meat on the floor. Misplaced clowns wandering the halls. The soft, barely perceptible clicking of projectors. Grouped, these scenes illustrate a few of the—albeit, odder—works at this year’s Frieze Art Fair in London. Though each art fair is unique, they all follow a general formula. At a prestigious and widely…

Same Ostrich, Different Color

Alex Schaaf’s Pleasant Surprises

When Alex Schaaf took the stage at The Met on a Tuesday night in early October, you could tell the experience was not new for him. It wasn’t the venue that was familiar—he had never been to Rhode Island before, an announcement that gathered a “woo!” or two from the crowd as it began to…

Out of Left Field

the unlikely ascension of a dj

“Awww, yeah! 88.1 BSR Live.  DJ Lefty: Hitz From Da Left Field!” Lefty is speaking into a microphone in the small, cramped space that is the Brown Student Radio studio. Having changed out of his Dining Services uniform just hours ago, the tall and husky 37-year-old is wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and navy…

Our Old Love for New Girl

TV Recasts Our Love for Zooey Deschanel

People love Zooey Deschanel. This is love strong enough to provoke amnesia when someone mentions her less-than-stellar role in The Happening and instead focuses on the kooky, independent-woman type characters she played in films such as (500) Days of Summer, Almost Famous, and (my personal favorite) Elf. As a musician, she forgoes the nonsensical lyrics and souped-up sounds that define many…