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In Deo What?

post- talks postchristianity

At some point during four years on College Hill, nearly every Brown student briefly wonders about the origins of the university’s unquestionably theistic motto, In Deo Speramus. For a notoriously liberal school where religion hardly plays a visible part in campus life, it is a bit jarring to see the Big Man get a front-row…

Sweet and Low

Alums take it to the Avon for a folk show tonight

It’s always great to have a home team worth cheering for, and seeing them ascend quickly through the ranks only serves to further galvanize support. Only a few years after being teammates in a summer baseball league, Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky formed the Low Anthem, a musical act worthy of Providence’s loyalty.  Both…

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…