Category: Variety

Enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit?

Meet the Real-life Female Stars of the Chess World The Queen’s Gambit, a Netflix mini-series adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, carried a new wave of players into chess, players who had little to no prior experience with the game or the community surrounding it. In March 2020 alone,, the […]

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Recap: Six Gents’ Thanksgiving Show

Recap: Six Gents’ Thanksgiving Show Student Performers Make Audience Thankful for Laughter Grace Whitman ’22 On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Providence College students made the trek down to the Smith Center for the Arts for Six Gents’ second show of the semester, “A Six Gents Thanksgiving.” Since auditions for the comedy group were held last month, […]

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Paul vs. Askren: Boxing Match or Money Grab?

Triller Fight Club Puts on Entertainment Circus by Dave Argento ’21 A&E Staff If you blinked, you probably missed it. The highly anticipated boxing match between YouTuber Jake Paul and retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren was quite the spectacle to behold, but not because of the fighting. With over three and a half hours […]

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In Memoriam: Paul Ritter (1966-2021)

Legendary Film, Television, Theatre Actor Passes Away at 54   by Grace O’Connor ’22 A&E Staff Paul Ritter, a Tony-nominated actor in theatre, passed away from a brain tumor on April 5 at 54 years old. Ritter’s agent stated in Mirror, “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last […]

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Popular Halloween Costumes from Popular Culture

How Television, Film, and Music Can Inspire Your Outfit by Madison Palmieri ’22 A&E Staff As the leaves start to fall and the days grow shorter, one of Providence College students’ favorite holidays rapidly approaches: Halloween. Whether they prefer spooky movies or handing out candy, students from freshmen to seniors get into the spirit of […]

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TikTok: The Fruit of the Vine

Social Media App Fame Leads to International Controversy by Julia Vaccarella ’20 A&E Staff Some of the biggest advocates for the popular video app, TikTok, have gone so far as to equate it to Vine. While such a statement may seem far-fetched, the platform has increased its exposure in the past year and has been […]

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Artists Show Support for Global Climate Strike

Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers, Lizzo Advocate for Change by Anne DeLello ’20 A&E Staff This past week on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27, 150 countries participated in two global strikes for climate change. Citizens around the world rallied behind 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the Swedish activist who initiated the strike, banding together to “demand an end […]

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