Chris Brown ’91 Gears up for Record Store Day 2016, Nine Years After Launching Now-Global Event

Chris Brown '91

Chris Brown ’91

Chris Brown ’91 set up Record Store Day in 2008, nearly two decades after helping fellow Bowdoin grad Brett Wickard ’90 set up Bull Moose Music in Brunswick – now a chain of 12 record stores across Maine and New Hampshire. Since then Record Store Day, which is billed a celebration of independent record stores everywhere, has grown into an international event featuring live concerts and record releases from some of the top names in musical entertainment. This Saturday, April 16th, marks the ninth annual event. Read more about Chris Brown and Record Store Day 2016.


Faculty Collaboration Reassesses Chekhov as a “Thinker” As Well As “Dramatist”

chekhovBowdoin’s Russian and Theater departments are collaborating for a pair of events Friday and Saturday designed to re-examine the work of Anton Chekhov. Alongside his role as a renowned dramatist, the Russian playwright will be considered as a philosopher. The program gets underway Friday afternoon (4/1) when guest lecturer Yuri Corrigan, from Boston University, is delivering a lecture to “explore Chekhov’s work as a guide to the world of Russian philosophy.”

Read more on this weekend’s Chekhov program.

Actor Paul Adelstein ’91 Reprises Role in Fox’s ‘Prison Break’ (#Maine)

Paul Adelstein '91

Paul Adelstein ’91

Paul Adelstein ’91, known for roles on ABC’s Scandal and Private Practice, and Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, will be reprising his role in the drama Prison Break, which returns to Fox following its original run from 2005 to 2009.

The Bangor Daily News blog #Maine has more, including mentions of other alumni — Hayes MacArthur ’99 and Sean Kleier ’09 — and their TV gigs.

Things You Said You’d Never Do as a Parent and Now Totally Do (The Ugly Volvo)

children watching television together

From putting your child on a leash and parking your little one in front of the television to thinking about cooking meth—these are the things you swore you’d never do, but now, as a frazzled and protective parent, you do regularly without a second thought. Except for the part about the meth; that’s mostly off the table.

A playful look at these lapses in The Ugly Volvo.