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Performing Gender: Providence’s Drag Scene

Most areas that interest me I tend to approach from an aggressively intellectual perspective that borders (or is firmly on the wrong side of) pretension. Drag shows are no exception, which is why it was particularly interesting to compare my thoughts about drag in general to those I had when...

Fight Night in New York

While we adjust our eyes to the darkness in the room and lift our phones as periscopes, behind the glass wall the best chess player in the world parries the advances of a challenger to the throne. From our distant vantage points, a phone brings the opening position into greater...



Video: Paris, a Piece of Identity

Paris is many things to many, many people. Paris may be the most loved city. . . Perhaps because its rich culture and multiculturalism is celebrated and shared on such a significant scale. I am at a loss for words about the senseless crisis that took place on November 13,...

Together, We Commence

BY ELIZABETH STANFIELD Brown is a strange place to call home. Students commence their time here fully aware that they will leave, mindful that after four years they will be strangers to these familiar spaces. They dive as deep as they can into classes and activities and friendships, yet they...

Protests in Venezuela (Part 2): Many Problems, One Solution

BY JOSE FRANCISCO MUCI The wave of protests and civil unrest that is sweeping over Venezuela began on February 4th in San Cristobal, a city in the state of Táchira. That day, university students gathered to demand improvements on campus security after a case of sexual assault went unresolved. Police...

Milestones at the Oscars

BY LINDA NAVON CHETRIT Little by little the Academy Awards is following the film industry’s path in embracing diversity. This year’s Academy Awards ceremony marked a milestone as more foreigners than Americans won Oscars for the first time in history. This shows that both Hollywood and the Academy Awards are...

Rising from the Ruins

BY ELIZABETH STUDLICK In 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The quake struck in February, ripping apart the country’s second-largest city and killing 185 people. The center of the city, which is home to much of New Zealand’s cultural heritage, was decimated by the...