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Sackler Documentary — Columbus Theatre

(3.16) Oscar nominated feature documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” follows the life of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty largely responsible for the opioid epidemic’s unfathomable death toll. The film relates the photographer’s struggle with OxyContin and her protest against the art establishment that took money […]

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Brown Sued Over Collusion To Limit Financial Aid

How does the joke go? “In God we trust, all others pay cash.” Maybe Brown should change its motto from In Deo Speramus to Caveat Emptor. In a recently filed federal lawsuit, Brown University has been accused of colluding with several other universities in making admissions decisions “with regard to the financial circumstances of students

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‘Acquire, Neglect, Obscure, Demolish’

Brown University’s relentless march to the sea continues with Brook Street in the crosshairs once again. The Fox Point Neighborhood Association has been rallying opposition to two proposed dorms on either side of Brook Street. Seen here is the Bagel Gourmet plaza and (below) the buildings on Charlesfield Street, all of which will be razed

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Dear Brown: Masks Are Mandatory

Brown University has announced the launch of Brown Takes Care, an initiative aimed at providing guidance to its incoming students regarding Covid-19 that “. . . will directly engage students, faculty and staff as storytellers and influencers to promote essential health practices to fight COVID-19, both on campus and in the greater Providence community.” Storytelling?!

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‘Rhody Love Notes’ At Doors Open RI

Doors Open RI has launched a photo sharing site for people who like taking and sharing photos of places they love around the state. Go to Rhody Loves Notes to find out how and where to join in. Not much to it really; just share your Love Note using the hashtag #rhodylovenotes on Facebook, Instagram,

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Vote On Brown University Demolitions Delayed

Suppose you had to tear down one of these buildings, which would it be? Don’t worry, the Sci-Li Building is not actually on the chopping block . . . that we know of. But Cushing House is. We wrote about the proposed demolitions last February when the threat to Brown’s Urban Environmental Lab first sparked

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Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street between Thayer and Brown Streets. According the petition at that

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Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood that students find so appealing. Alumni returning with their teen-aged

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Bach Marathon At Manning Chapel

(11.7) Community MusicWorks presents Bach to the Future III — an all-night marathon of Bach and experimental Bach performance — this Friday night at Brown’s Manning Chapel. (Facebook event page.) Many of your favorite local musicians, not normally linked to Bach, will be taking part. Check Facebook for schedule. Bevin Kelley & Luke Moldof/Brendan Glasson

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Bat Week

(11.2) And what better way to celebrate Bat Week than with this image of a bat wake taken over at Brown University’s Breuer Lab, part of the Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology Lab. Somewhere in the BioMed Building an eclectic team of undergrads, grad students, post-docs, and visiting scientists are flying bats through wind tunnels and

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Slavery Memorial Dedication Saturday

The sculpture is challenging and bold; the text, cringing. A formal dedication of the recently installed Slavery Memorial at Brown University will take place Saturday, with remarks by African-American sculptor Martin Puryear. The installation consists of the memorial itself — a half-buried 4.5 ton cast-iron ball and chain — and, standing separately, a short inscribed

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