Beth Comery

Education and professional experience/science and the law. Likes metal.

Entropy And The ‘Piano-Shaped Object’

This former practice piano sits beneath the towering maples and hemlocks behind the Orwig Music Building, slowly becoming one with the universe. Prior to the intervention of Ph.D. candidate Devanney Haruta, the Brown University Music Department had it slated for a trip to the dump, but inspired by Australian composer Ross Bolleter’s work with “ruined …

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Happy Thanksgiving

At the time of colonial settlement, the wild turkey (Melleagris gallopavo) was abundant across Rhode Island. Due to habitat loss and overharvest, turkeys were extirpated from the state in the early 1900’s. Rhode Island biologists conducted turkey reintroduction efforts in the 1980s and 1990s; today wild turkeys are found in virtually all areas of the …

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Veterans Day

We should all gratefully honor our veterans — not just today, but every day — for their incredible sacrifices in defending our country and the United States Constitution. What baffles me is the 63 Republican members of the House of Representatives, themselves veterans, who support the presidential candidacy of a man who not only avoided …

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‘Modernist Expression In Africa’ At Haffenreffer

The current exhibition at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology presents late 20th-century art from Ghana and Nigeria alongside related traditional objects. “A Verry Drunk Hunter’s Dream”: Modernist Expression in Africa, is part of an ongoing collaboration between the HMA and the Rhode Island School of Design; the title refers to one of the textiles featured …

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