Time-waster of the day: April 18, 2012

Maybe they were jealous that they didn’t take part in last year’s flash mob, but the class of ’15 did good things at the ADOCH Activities Fair. The voiceover in the music subtly indoctrinates prospective prefrosh that “Brown is like the token cool mom of the Ivy League. It’s cool, laid back, and lets you do whatever you want.” Sure, why not? Not totally false. At all.

Weather you like it or not: 5 days out

Not ideal.

Memorial Service for Trayvon Martin tonight

There will be a Prayer and Memorial Service for Trayvon Martin tonight at 6 p.m. in Manning Chapel. It will be a time to honor his family and to observe the continued search for justice in our community. Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African-American boy who was killed in Florida at the end of February. He was targeted for his “suspicious behavior,” characterized as his wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. People have since protested his death by wearing hoodies in his honor.

The guest speaker will be Andre Willis, assistant professor of the philosophy of religion at Yale Divinity School. He is a visiting professor this semester, currently teaching RELS0820: “African American Religious Strategies: Martin and Malcolm.”

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David Sedaris at PPAC, tonight!

David Sedaris is speaking at the Providence Performing Arts Center tonight at 8 p.m. He will be reading and speaking about some of his past stories, as well as highlighting some new pieces. Sedaris is best known for his snarky humor and engaging stories about his past, his childhood, and other experiences, many of which have been featured on NPR’s This American Life. Some of his most well-known books are Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Were Engulfed in Flames, and his topics are as diverse as his former smoking addiction, his experience at a mental asylum, and the mental games he puts himself through for sheer entertainment. His unmistakeable voice and tongue-in-cheek humor make him an awesome comic presence.

Tickets are on sale, but prices are steep, ranging from $28.00-$58.00. They are available at the PPAC Box Office, by phone at 401-421-2787, or online at PPACRI.org.

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Our Pic(k)s: The week before Spring Week

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Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 38

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on April 13, 2001.

A diamond to Friday the 13th. Sure, it’s supposed to be scary. But we think we’ve seen it all already. Then again, we can’t be too harsh on good ol’ Josiah Carberry. May he rest in peace.


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