lectures

Lecture — Mad Men

Yay, let’s talk about Joan’s boobs. . . I mean, let’s explore “how Mad Men’s multiple media positions intersect with the program’s treatment of various social positions of race, gender and sexuality. . .  and issues of media, identity and consumer culture.” The annual Gender and Sexuality Studies lecture — Media Madness: Multiple Identity (Dis)orders […]

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The Wooster Group Visits Brown/RISD

Wooster Group Visits Brown/RISD February 4, 7:30-9pm Metcalf Auditorium at the Chase Center, RISD 20 N. Main St. Providence, RI Free and Open to the Public Influential multimedia theater troupe The Wooster Group visits Brown/RISD as part of The Brown Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) department’s Visiting Artist Series, “Taking Stock: The Challenges and

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Gus, Who’s Coming To (A) Dinner(time Chat At RISD)

Fourteen years ago, Gus Van Sant made To Die For, one of my favorite movies.  In it, Nicole Kidman plays a New Hampshire weathergirl whose affair with the underage Joaquin Phoenix leads to all sorts of suburban bloodshed and hilarity.  It also features Matt Dillon, the mob, a scene that makes me not hate “Sweet

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‘Jews and American Comics’ tonight

To open the student-curated exhibition Jews and American Comics: The New Generations, noted comic artist and director of the Center for Cartoon Studies, James Sturm, will give a keynote address and participate in a panel discussion that will explore Jewish themes in comics strips and comic books, and the ways that Jews have shaped this

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David Macaulay at RISD Tonight

Oh my God, cracked-out old people.  SHUT UP.  So your kids are trampy!  We get it.  You don’t need to tell the whole effing library about it… Anyway,  David Macaulay’s going to be at the RISD Auditorium at 6:15 tonight.  Get there early if you want an aisle seat (which, if you’re taller than 5’2″,

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This Week @ the RISD Museum

Which I feel like an ass for not visiting more often. There’s a lot going on: Tuesday, December 11 Tuesday Talk: Daniel Harkett 1pm Harkett, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at RISD, explores 19th-century French paintings in the galleries. This is the final talk in a three-part series of art-history

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Pataki to give Brown lecture

Projo News Blog:  Former New York Governor George Pataki will deliver this year’s Noah Krieger Lecture on “A House Divided: An Insider’s View of the State of National Politics” at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Brown’s Salomon Center, room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public. Governor Pataki served as New York’s governor

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REMINDER: AFL-CIO organizing director at Brown

  On Tuesday, the Student Labor Alliance, RI Jobs with Justice, and others will be hosting Stewart Acuff. List 120 (64 College St.) at 8pm. Acuff is an awesome speaker, and the way-left national director of organizing for the AFL-CIO. With elections on the horizon, and the recent split in the AFL-CIO — because of

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