• narrative

    Two Track Mind

    One Man. Two songs. Who knows what might happen.

    October 22, 2009
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    Junk Culture: “West Coast” The name of this one-man mash-up machine is certainly appropriate.  Like a Collyer brother, Deepak Mantena hoards samples from a vast array of sources. Unlike a Collyer brother, he actually puts his collections to use.  In compositions that might initially seem like Garage Band whims, Mantena, from Oxford, Mississippi, frustrates expectations […]

    Spin Doctor Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the College Application Process

    the schrecking ball

    October 22, 2009
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    Spin Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the College Application Process Brown’s early admission deadline is November 1st. Let’s take a look at how the class of 2014 is coping. —– A nondescript suburban bedroom. Late night. A young man stares at a Word document. A flash and a bang. […]

    In Deo What?

    post- talks postchristianity

    October 22, 2009
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    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

    October 15, 2009
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    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

    October 10, 2009
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    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 […]