May 30, 2017

Posts from "Arts & Entertainment"

  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.30, 2011

    Games Night

    If I said “party game,” you’d probably say, “pong.” There is, however, more to life than red cups and one’s aptitude for accurate aim while impaired. Remember the days when a “shot” was a scary thing doctors gave and “whine” was what you did to get your way? (Okay, getting shots still terrifies me and I still attempt—in vain—to whine for what I want, but that’s beside the point). I think it is about time we pay tribute to the underrated entertainment of our upbringing. I am proposing a revolution: Bring back board games! This weekend, instead of grinding in a dirty basement, gather your gang and play some of these childhood—make that college—classics.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.30, 2011

    Twilight: Breaking Dawn

    At 10:30 p.m. last Thursday, the theater was already packed. Some girls talked and laughed in excited anticipation of what they were about to see, while others were intently focused on the laptop screen that they brought with them, completing that Civ essay and not letting school get in the way of their experience of Breaking Dawn‘s midnight premiere.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.30, 2011

    Editor Vs. Editor

    Sarah Dombroski Favorite Christmas Movie: Miracle on

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.30, 2011

    Event Spotlight: Tacky Prom

    Providence College understands thrifting. With all of our theme nights and whatnot, who doesn’t need a little bit of Savers every once in a while? Fortunately, for all of you frugal fashionistas out there—you are in luck, TWOFOLD! First and foremost, the Board of Programmers will be shuttling eager individuals to and from Savers from 5:00-10:00 p.m. tonight. Speaking from the perspective of a discount retail guru, I am personally excited about this expedition and more excited about its purpose. Yes, my friends, that’s right, the intent of the shuttling is so eager, clashing, and atrociously gaudy Providence College students can purchase fabulously, dare I say it, tacky clothing for PC’s first annual Tacky Prom.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.17, 2011

    The “C” Word

    I know what you’re thinking. No, “C” is not for cookies; get your mind out of Cookie Monster’s trashcan. The “C” I am referring to is one that everyone has heard, and most likely has a very strong hatred toward— Cancer. It’s estimated that 3,400 Americans are diagnosed with cancer each day. Unfortunately, almost all of us have had some kind of personal experience with the disease. This past week, two cancer-related events were held on campus. There was a showing of actress and photographer Kris Carr’s documentary film Crazy Sexy Cancer last Tuesday, and on Thursday, Nov. 10, breast cancer survivor and writer Dzvinia Orlowsky did a poetry reading. I found these events poignant, inspirational, and thought-provoking. I realized that cancer is often fought with another “C” word, other than chemotherapy: creativity.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.17, 2011

    Twilight

    I will admit it right now: I am a die-hard Twi-hard. The obsession began Christmas break of my junior year of high school when I completed the first two books in a matter of a few days. Embracing my inner vampire (and not sleeping for the next two weeks as I completed Stephanie Meyer’s exceedingly famous saga), I developed a tragically unrequited love for Edward Cullen and waited for the day a dangerous vampire would sweep me off my feet with his devilish grin (while also developing a slightly masochistic fear that he would eat me for dinner one night).

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.02, 2011

    A History of the World …in 100 Objects

    Ever wonder how our history might look to an outsider? An exhibit in London has an answer. Neil MacGregor’s new book, A History of the World in 100 Objects, explains the objects included in the exhibit and what it means to have a history of humanity told by objects found around the globe. I’ve been curious about the exhibit for a long time, but I’m glad the book has been released so that I don’t have to travel to London to see what is truly considered history….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Nov.02, 2011

    London Calling: Anonymous Stirs the Pot

    Enough has been said on the air and in print about Roland Emmerich’s penchant for apocalypse. I won’t crack another joke about the 2012 director deciding to put aside destroying major cities and instead deciding to destroy Shakespeare. I won’t pull the Master of Disaster’s leg about his need to go back in time to burn down the Globe Theater….

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.27, 2011

    Top Ten Quickie Halloween Cosutmes

    Fran, Janina, Dot, or Ann: This is intended for girls, but if any guys are willing to try this then I can’t think of anything better. Wear a gray polo and make a nametag with one of the lovely ladies’ names. Then make sure to get the most volume possible out of your hair. Before your night starts, tie all your friends’ PC IDs around your neck and then try to grab strangers’ PC IDs all night. Extra points if you tell everyone who walks by to “have a great night,” Dot style.

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  • Arts & Entertainment | Oct.27, 2011

    Neon Indian & Kreayshawn

    Artists like Neon Indian and Kreayshawn don’t stop by Providence College that often. Looking back on last year’s Spring Concert, it’s pretty easy to mark the differences between that event’s performers—Jack’s Mannequin and Jason Der

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