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A closer examination of the movie “Music,” the controversial directorial debut of singer Sia. Photo from firstshowing.com. “Music,” the directorial debut of singer-turned-filmmaker Sia, has received backlash for its offensive and insensitive portrayal of a character on the autism spectrum. The film follows a newly-sober drug dealer Zu, played by Kate...
While the “Harry Potter” book series is still (rightly) considered to be one of the greatest literary achievements of all time, the reputation of its author has not fared as well in recent years. Photo from theguardian.com. J.K. Rowling, world-famous author of the “Harry Potter” series, has faced a lot...
Brown Bag Series speaker covers the importance of connecting research to self Afua Ansong, a Ph.D. student in the University of Rhode Island’s English department, spoke about her research on theories of home represented by African woman writers at last Wednesday’s Brown Bag Series event. The Brown Bag Series is put...
“I simply recognized a grave injustice was occurring and I felt so deeply compelled to respond to it that I was willing to be arrested over it,” Bree Newsome said. On Tuesday, the Multicultural Student Services Center hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration featuring Newsome as a guest...
New York singer and songwriter David W. Jacobson combines humor and history in his newest release, “POTUS”. Photo from sbstatesman.com. While this most recent presidential administration saw an abundance of great politically-inspired music, one musician drew his inspiration from presidents of the past. “POTUS,” the latest album by New York-based singer-songwriter...
The Academy of Music have announced this year's nominees. Photo from NPR.com. This November, there was an announcement of voting results that divided a nation, with many calling out accusations of fraud, corruption and an outdated system which has left many Americans feeling underrepresented.  Of course, I am talking about this...

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Aaron Meredith and Jamal Shipman, former participants of the show “Survivor,” share their experiences in the competition. Screenshots from Evan McAlice.  Last Thursday, The University of Rhode Island gave a whole new meaning to “the tribe has spoken.” URI’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology hosted a panel discussion featuring two contestants...
Today, listening to vinyl is making a comeback. Photo by James McIntosh. While the music industry is currently being dominated by streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music, physical album releases like vinyl and cassette tapes have made a significant resurgence among many music fans. Once a staple of...
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