Race

‘Get Out’ At St. John’s

(4.5) The Center for Reconciliation, the Providence Center for Media Culture, and the Cable Car Cinema present, “Science on Screen: Get Out — the Psychology of White Liberal Black Fantasies.” Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science …

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‘The Art Of Race’ At RISD

(2.15) The RISD Museum has three events planned for this month’s Third Thursday: The earliest ‘The Art of Race’ runs from 6pm to 7:30pm. This joint program was designed by the Center for Reconciliation with the help of RISD Museum staff to explore slavery, the slave trade, racial identity, and reconciliation through the Museum’s extensive …

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Time To Retire “The Mikado”?

I will never ever see Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado.” My reasons however have more to do with mental health than cultural politics, in that I once shared a small apartment with a man who was learning, and diligently rehearsing for, the lead role of Bunthorne in the G&S opera “Patience.” The relationship did …

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Africana Film Festival Starts Today

Starting today, filmmakers from Jamaica, Ghana, Cameroon and Cuba will arrive on Brown’s campus to discuss their films and life’s work with Providence audiences. The 2010 Africana Film Festival features a retrospective of work by The Black Audio Film Collective. John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK) and Lina Gopaul (Jamaica/UK), founding members of the collective and current members …

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Mangos With Chili Kicks Black Lavender Experience Tonight at Brown

The Black Lavender Experience kicks off with a Brown Pride Month convocation performance by Mangos with Chili. Founded in 2006 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ms. Cherry Galette, Mangos with Chili is a touring cabaret of queer and trans people-of-color performance artists, offering unforgettable performance in celebration of their lives, stories, survival, and the legacies …

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Aziz Ansari: Sexy As A Bollywood Movie About Elephant Gods Working In A Call Center

The Phoenix has just released its annual list of the 100 Unsexiest Men of the year, and while the list is mostly made up of people who are unquestionably unsexy (The Pope, Jay Leno, the toad from Owl City) there are a few surprises on there. Like Aziz Ansari, 25-year old actor/comedian who plays Tom …

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