February 20, 2020

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Jan.31, 2013

    Too Good for the Wind

      “Boone, I swear to God if you throw one more rock at me I will throw you off of this mountain.” Burke had been hiking all day, and his patience was wearing thin. The mountain wasn’t trying on his attitude, but the day itself was. Storm clouds threatened overhead, and the wind picked up as the two boys climbed skywards. “I’ve got enough to worry about aside from getting knocked unconscious if by some miracle your aim improves enough to actually hit me.” “Hey, sorry man, I was just

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Jan.31, 2013

    La Femme de Folie

      Iggy followed a smoky alleyway towards the north end of town and held her coat about her small, fragile body. She tried with little success to deter the incessant catcalling that found its way to her from inside dilapidated bars or behind the stinking dumpsters that veiled the drugs and arms deals of

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Jan.31, 2013

    NW: Zadie Smith’s Latesta Literary Product

      NW, published in 2012, is the newest novel by British author,

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Jan.31, 2013

    The Lumineers Illuminate The Music Scene

      There is a short list of successful things that have come out of the state of New Jersey. I cannot actually think of any off the top of my head right now, aside from The

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.18, 2012

    BEYOND WHITE NOISE: PAINT&SensatioN

    At around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5, a crowd of thousands covered in neon paint emerged from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and flocked the local streets. As house music blared from cars speeding away while perplexed (if not slightly begrudging), taxi drivers picked up the color-covered youth, it was clear that the night was a success. The event, Life in Color, was

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Editor vs. Editor

      Sarah O’Brien Favorite Guilty-Pleasure TV Show: Phineas and Ferb Her Views: Did I go there? Yes, yes I did. Guilty-pleasure TV means something you would not necessarily bring up in conversation…so I am going to publish mine in the paper instead. This summer, I shared a room with my younger sister, Meghan. We bonded over this show, which actually has solid jokes and entertaining musical numbers (the music has earned the series four Emmy nominations overall). Not to mention that it is the only show on television that stars a platypus spy. Co-creators Dan Povenmire (who has worked on shows such as Hey Arnold! and Family Guy) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (The Simpsons, Rocko’s Modern Life) aimed to establish a show with humor that would appeal to adults and children alike. Filled with pop culture references and (a personal favorite) puns, Phineas and Ferb is not one I would roll my eyes at (Candace-style) while babysitting or hanging with Meg. The one downfall of the show is being left to wonder, WHY CAN’T I EVER HAVE SUCH EPIC SUMMER VACATIONS?

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Let’s Rant

    Let me preface this with the fact that I love SNL, and I love Tina Fey more. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin was pure, comic genius:­­­­­­­­­­­ a script that wrote itself, if you will. However, what I find less-than-kosher are pictures of the President of the United States emerging from the ocean in his swim trunks all over People Magazine.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    MUMFORD & SONS: BABEL

    Last week, almost three years after the release of their first album, Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons released their sophomore album, Babel. The English folk rock band toured this past summer, stopping in Providence in early August.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    once upon a time………….

      Once Upon a Time, there was this show… It has been almost a year since ABC’s Once Upon a Time first aired. This past Sunday marked the beginning of the show’s second season, watched by approximately 11 million viewers

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.04, 2012

    Street Spotlight

      Just a quick walk up from Kennedy Plaza, Westminster is one of the hidden gems of the Downcity area. The road is flanked with old brick walkways and curtained by stringed lights that make the street glow each and every evening. The combination of small boutiques, historical buildings, and looming financial buildings make this pocket of downtown a wanderer’s paradise. Its location near Thayer Street, Kennedy Plaza, and the State House also make this spot key for people-watching.

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