• arts and culture

    Everybody Frieze

    a glimpse at contemporary art in london

    November 6, 2011
    article by Cassie Packard

    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

    October 29, 2011
    article by Ben Resnik

    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

    October 29, 2011
    article by Anita Badejo

    “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

    October 29, 2011
    article by Rachel Reeves

    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 […]

    Sex in Front of My Professor and 18 Peers

    and other weird tales from drama kids

    April 25, 2011
    article by Lauren Neal

      And here we are, taking the final curtain call at the end of a season that has been described by one of Brown’s preeminent bespectacled theatre practitioners as “rough, with some unanticipated high points, like a Purdue chicken breast baked in a toaster oven but stuffed with three gourmet truffles.” This week’s article channels the similarly […]