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Views from the Movie Box

the peaks and pits of summer cinema

Brüno In this follow-up to Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen once again turns his critical eye to the American South, which at this point should be putting up “Wanted” signs of the British comedian if it wishes to be spared further embarrassment. Many of the film’s gags, particularly those involving Brüno’s attempts to “convert” himself to…

The College Hill Dining Dictionary

dude.food.

Dear Freshmen, As you prepare for four-plus years of writing the same paper on the relative agencies of women and womyn in colonial and/or post-colonial and/or neo-colonial (or neo-post-colonial) Wisconsin, always remember that the closer to deadline you turn something in, the lower the chance it gets edited in any substantive manner. Also, remember that…

In Search of Lost Venues

A Guide to Finding Live Music in Providence

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards may have been arrested at T.F. Green Airport on charges of assault and obstructing police, and the Talking Heads may have first met while students at RISD, but the Providence music scene isn’t just about history. With a number of quality venues and many opportunities for local musicians, the Renaissance…

End of Summer Lit

There was a time when summer reading lists were not such a chore, back when my town library still had funding and used it to decorate the children’s section with construction paper dragons and cardboard Harry Potters. It was a time before literary guilt set in, before I worried about tackling lists or canons, and devoured everything in my sight.

Proud in the Audience

For some, even the slightest prospect of performing in public causes hidden sweat glands to open up and suddenly dispense themselves in places one would never expect to perspire. Up until the age of fifteen, I was not one of these people. I held various lead roles in elementary school theatre, and performed Christina and…