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At the intersection of film, music, technology and mass media, there is South by Southwest (SXSW)--a week-long festival of arts and culture in Austin, Texas. Austin is a great hub for it, being a city known for its cultural aspects. As someone who dedicates his life to ingesting every...
The exhibition “Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Slavery in Rhode Island, 1783-1850s” ran in the University of Rhode Island Main Gallery from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17, as part of University of Rhode Island’s commemoration of Black History Month. Two of the URI staffers that put together the gallery were...
For true cinephiles, the calendar year doesn’t end until late February. That’s when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the best in film from the previous year at the Academy Awards. Unfortunately, this means film buffs, including yours truly, have been forced to stay in the...

Film Review: The Founder

I was infatuated with the concept of John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder”, the story of Ray Kroc and the beginnings of McDonald’s, since it was first announced in 2015. This is partly because I’m a rabid consumer of the fast food giant, probably to my overall detriment, but also...
Here’s a few random things that I generally have a lot of appreciation for: actress Emily Blunt, actor Justin Theroux, and thrillers released in the month of October based off novels that have the word “Girl” in their title. At the intersection of all these lies “The Girl On...
Currently on display in the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Gallery is an installation called “Alignments” designed by URI’s own Barbara Pagh, a professor of printmaking and two-dimensional studio at the university since 1983. "Alignments” is the last in a trilogy of installations interpreting European megalithic sites and the...
The penultimate movie of the Tournees French Film Festival, “The Painting,” was shown in Edwards Auditorium on Tuesday evening. The Painting (Le Tableau) is a 2011 animated film directed by Jean-François Laguionie.  The film begins in an unfinished piece of art. The denizens of the painting are divided into...
The University of Rhode Island welcomed rapper Common to Edwards Auditorium on Saturday night when he gave the keynote speech that concluded this past weekend’s DIVE RI 2016 Conference. Common, whose real name is Lonnie Lynn Jr., is one of the most respected rappers in the industry today. In...
  For the second year in a row, the Academy Awards, airing Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, will be mired in a storm of controversy. Even after last year’s uproar, there isn’t a single person of color nominated for an acting award, causing Hollywood’s elite and regular...
  The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department will be putting on its first show of 2016, starting this weekend with “columbinus,” written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli and directed by URI’s Joe Short. Originally premiering in Maryland back in 2005, the play made its off-broadway debut in 2006...

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