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Why You Need To Go To The RISD Museum

Over the summer of 2014, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum underwent numerous renovations and reorganizations, in order to improve upon its unique collection of pieces from an inspiring breadth of artists and genres. The collections Providence residents have grown to love still remain—such as the galleries for...

The Dirndl, a.k.a. “That Oktoberfest Outfit”

BY JACQUELINE PHILLIPS ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARGARET BARRY Your first encounter with the dirndl may have been watching the Sound of Music or admiring a beer maid costume during Halloween, but there’s much more to a dirndl than what you can find in American costume shops. /// Although the dirndl is...

Marina Abramović: What does it mean to re-perform art?

BY ALEKSANDRA LIFSHITS Marina Abramović is a Serbian performance artist known for testing the boundaries of performance art and human endurance. During her performances, she tends to endanger her body by inflicting pain on herself to feel spiritual transcendence, which she describes as a state bordering life and death. Her...


The Business of Language

BY ELIZABETH STANFIELD For many college students, and Brown students in particular, summer internships are of the utmost, make-it-or-break-it importance. For the months leading up to the summer, students go above and beyond to set up temporary employment, hoping to gain enough insight and credentials from these brief experiences to...

The Summer I Discovered Italian Music

BY CAROLINE BOLOGNA Fun fact about me: I once spent an entire summer speaking only Italian…in the middle of Vermont. During the summer of 2012, I enrolled in Middlebury College’s Italian language school, La Scuola Italiana. Offering a wide variety of courses in Italian culture, art, cinema, cuisine, literature and...

The Spectacle of the Chinese Historical Drama

BY BAILEY HU Flip through the channels on a TV in China, and you might come across something like this: attractive women and men dressed in the elaborate costumes of the Chinese imperial court, speaking in riddles and plotting against each other. On a recent evening in Shenzhen, China, I...

Nazim Hikmet: A Loving Revolutionary

BY KUTAY ONAYLI Nazim Hikmet Ran is an imposing figure for the aspiring Turkish poet: more than fifty years after his death, his country still remembers him as a literary giant who managed to defy convention yet invent a poetic voice rich in its ties to tradition. His body of...