September 23, 2019

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.02, 2011

    A History of the World …in 100 Objects

    Ever wonder how our history might look to an outsider? An exhibit in London has an answer. Neil MacGregor’s new book, A History of the World in 100 Objects, explains the objects included in the exhibit and what it means to have a history of humanity told by objects found around the globe. I’ve been curious about the exhibit for a long time, but I’m glad the book has been released so that I don’t have to travel to London to see what is truly considered history….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.02, 2011

    London Calling: Anonymous Stirs the Pot

    Enough has been said on the air and in print about Roland Emmerich’s penchant for apocalypse. I won’t crack another joke about the 2012 director deciding to put aside destroying major cities and instead deciding to destroy Shakespeare. I won’t pull the Master of Disaster’s leg about his need to go back in time to burn down the Globe Theater….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.27, 2011

    Neon Indian & Kreayshawn

    Artists like Neon Indian and Kreayshawn don’t stop by Providence College that often. Looking back on last year’s Spring Concert, it’s pretty easy to mark the differences between that event’s performers—Jack’s Mannequin and Jason Der

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.27, 2011

    London Calling: Britain offers the Best (and Worst) in TV

    For many college students, watching television has become an escape from the stresses of schoolwork and job searching, an opportunity to tune in and drop out for a couple of hours. Maybe you have a show you follow devoutly, like The Walking Dead or Community, but we can all admit that at the end of the day most television is garbage. In the case of Britain, it seems that one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.27, 2011

    Top Ten Quickie Halloween Cosutmes

    Fran, Janina, Dot, or Ann: This is intended for girls, but if any guys are willing to try this then I can’t think of anything better. Wear a gray polo and make a nametag with one of the lovely ladies’ names. Then make sure to get the most volume possible out of your hair. Before your night starts, tie all your friends’ PC IDs around your neck and then try to grab strangers’ PC IDs all night. Extra points if you tell everyone who walks by to “have a great night,” Dot style.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.20, 2011

    Is An iMovie In Our Future?

    You’ll shell out $199 for an iPhone and wait three hours while iOS5 downloads, but would you spend $10 to see a movie about Steve Jobs? In the wake of Jobs’ passing, the rights to a movie about his intriguing and monumental life have been snatched up by Sony to the tune of three million dollars. But in the scheme of things, three million is pocket change if this movie does half as well as the similar picture, The Social Network, which grossed over one billion dollars to date. With Jobs’ biography, iSteve: The Book of Jobs sitting at the top of the bestsellers list more than a week before its release date, it’s clear that interest in this visionary is quickly rising.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Rapper Refugee Comes Home With Hope

    Those familiar with the spectacle of soccer that enraptures the world every four years have likely heard this artist’s most famous work. Yes, I am speaking of the World Cup, and that uplifting anthem that played over sports montages of Ronaldo and Pique leading their teams to glorious victory (alright, maybe I’m partial to Spanish soccer teams, but that is beside the point). “Wavin’ Flag” enraptured a global audience, drawing people together with a song as uplifting and energetic as the World Cup itself. But who is the man behind the anthem? Surely not a one-hit-wonder that stumbled upon an opportunity to lead a global musical endeavor. No, the artist K’naan has a story much more interesting beneath the montage….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    The Leading Ladies of TV

    If you have ever held a conversation with me, you probably know that my favorite show on television is TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles. It’s the best show you’ve never heard of. The series is based off novels by Tess Gerritsen, which feature homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) as she makes her way through chilling cases with medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) by her side. Jane and Maura are polar opposites. Jane is a tomboy who follows her instincts after a good boxing session, while Maura refuses to address a “reddish brown stain” as blood until the lab confirms it and prefers to spend her time shoe shopping….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Concert Highlight

    How should an artist act on stage? Are there any set rules? If their recent performance at The Met was any indication, Das Racist seemed not to care. The rap collective—made up of Himanshu Suri, Victor Vazquez, and Ashok Kondabolu—arrived an hour before the concert was supposed to begin, walked through the same doors as its fans, and made a beeline for the venue’s adult watering hole. Here, they struck up conversation with a few concertgoers before slipping backstage; while Suri sipped on a mixed drink, a few “groupie”-looking girls gave their numbers to Vazquez.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.06, 2011

    Five Shows That Should Kick the Bucket

    Jersey Shore

    Remember when Jersey Shore was so bad it was good? Well, now it’s so bad that it’s just plain terrible. After three seasons of “smushing,” fist pumping, and grenades, we have come to realize that the cast is truly as dumb as it appears. Not one of them is being mildly intelligent or using the show to his or her advantage…

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