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The Metaphysics of John Emigh

Sometimes History is Deeply Personal

Last Saturday, an intimate group of artists, scholars and friends gathered in Leeds Theatre to honor John Emigh’s retirement, after 42 years of teaching and directing at Brown. Many of the participants, mostly former colleagues and students, shared stories regarding the tremendous impact John has had on their life journeys. While each tale was unique, the…

Stomachs United

how food became something to watch and read

It’s summer 2009, and you’re looking for a movie. Not just any movie, but a high-grossing, low-brow movie rife with at least one of the following: grandiose special effects, scantily clad chicks, drunken buffoonery, Sacha Baron Cohen. Perusing the spread, you nod in approval: Terminator 4. Transformers 2. The Hangover. And, wait, there’s that new one, Julie…

Stark Reality

no sugar-coating at this cabaret

* * * out of 4 In the Trinity Repertory Company’s latest musical performance of Cabaret, the audience is taken on a delightful-turned-dark ride behind the scenes of Berlin’s most seductively sultry nightclub. The theater company’s version of the 1966 Broadway play stays close to the original book by Joe Materoff and maintains the imaginative score…

Feel the Rush

the schrecking ball

“spoiled, rotten little skulls full of mush with brains that represent the arid expanse of the Sahara Desert” –Rush Limbaugh, on Brown students after they supported the faculty’s decision to stop observing Columbus Day. Mush— (n.) pulp: any soft or soggy mass Arid — (adj.) dry, without moisture, parched, withered Yesterday on the Rush Limbaugh Show Rush:…

Not Preaching to the Choir

justin vernon makes music for the season

After 2008’s widely acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon, sole member of the group Bon Iver, could have easily resorted to some laurel-resting.  Instead, he toured extensively and put out an EP at the beginning of 2009 that, while clearly recognizable as a Bon Iver creation, marked a significant departure from the hermetic recording process…