• Anna Semizhonova

    growing pains

    little shop of horrors at the westside theatre

    October 17, 2019
    article by , illustrated by

    Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 stage musical Little Shop of Horrors, a clever and funny—if surface-level—dissection of American consumerism in the decades after World War II, generally works because of the man-eating plant. The 1960 Roger Corman B-movie on which Little Shop is based is a mannered farce; Ashman, lyricist and librettist, expanded it […]

    escaping the brown bubble

    your guide to exploring providence

    September 27, 2019
    article by , illustrated by

    If there’s anything I wish I’d done differently my first year, it would have been exploring more of Providence. It’s easy to get trapped in the Brown bubble and forget that an entire quirky city lies below the hill. Fortunately, my four semesters and two summers here have led me to discover Providence in a […]