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Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros

Ever have days when you're just not yourself?
Following the herd
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 01, 2013

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros

Fairy tales seem to have an enduring appeal — especially when they're tweaked to look just a little bit less rarified.

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 01, 2013

Simen Johan at Brown and Maralie at Yellow Peril

Weird stuff is happening in Simen Johan's photos in the exhibit "Until the Kingdom Comes" at Brown University's Bell Gallery (64 College St, Providence, through Feb. 17).
Animal instincts
By GREG COOK  |  February 08, 2013

Brown's Patterson on 'The Eve of Destruction'

James Patterson, professor emeritus of history at Brown University, has emerged as a premier chronicler of the momentous and explosive politics of the '60s.

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 07, 2012

The whistleblower in the ‘American Taliban’ case returns to Brown

John Walker Lindh, better known as the American Taliban, was in US custody in Afghanistan in December 2001. And counter-terrorism prosecutor John DePue had a question: could he be interrogated without a lawyer present?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 25, 2012

Brown’s “Building Expectation” showcases architectural visions

One of the curious things about the future, as Nathaniel Robert Walker observes, is that "nearly everyone can recognize the place where no one has been." It's all clean, efficient, gleaming metal and glass skyscrapers; pervasive digital technology; and
Back to the future
By GREG COOK  |  September 10, 2011


Emotions run high at the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep

Summer brings the annual trio of productions by Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. Love is the common theme of this year's plays — love and its soulmate misery, it goes without saying.
Love and misery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011
conservative elephant

Big conservative funders are making a new push at universities

Funders are working through official university channels to underwrite lecture series, conferences and colloquia, and centers geared for the general-interest student, all carrying university imprimatur.
Right turn on campus
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 15, 2011

Angel Taveras on design, technology — and his theme song

With the New Year rapidly approaching, Providence's mayor-elect Angel Taveras has been busy assembling a ginormous transition team and fending off a small army of job-seekers.
Urban Affairs
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 03, 2010

The word ''brown'' has been replaced in Arizona

Reasonably suspicionies
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  April 30, 2010

Myth understanding

Trinity Repertory Company has been developing and is staging Shapeshifter , by Laura Schellhardt, which will have its world premiere May 1-31.
Searching for self in Trinity's Shapeshifter
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2009

Losing a Brown basketball legend

On the sadness front, while P+J missed our chance to say the sporting old boys hereabouts were grieved to learn of the passing of former Brown basketball star Eddie Morris on March 5.
Plus a mad money man, off-color comics, and a Laffey-Chafee gaffe
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 11, 2009